Thursday, February 28, 2013

Socks on the needles

Socks on the needles...again! I cast on Zazzles using my red skein of Happy Feet. The pattern is intended for dk weight yarn, but I am using fingering. A quick glance at the pattern revealed a 12 stitch repeat, so I'm starting with 60 stitches, instead of my usual 64. Two pattern repeats done. This pattern requires you to shift the starting point of each pattern repeat... remember to move the marker! I love the color, but the lighting in our living room makes it hard to work on at night. So it is now my purse project :) Happy Stitching!

Zazzles socks - WIP

Monday, February 11, 2013

A hat to match the mitts - DONE!

Oh,yeah... I'm on a roll... I finished the hat to gift with the mitts. See -
Hat done! Hat

I used the lace repeat from the mitts a few rows above the ribbing. Basic hat pattern starting with 80 stitches. You can find my notes here.
I hope the hat and mitts help keep Kellie warm when she goes back to the East Coast.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Reading Mitts - DONE!

It's been so long since I've been able to say - DONE! Fresh off the needles! Just a bit longer than the week I thought it would take, I am happy to report that Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts is DONE! I used Knit Picks' City Tweed DK in Larkspur.
Reading mitts

I have a week left before I will give these away and some yarn leftover... so I cast on a "matching" hat... okay, matching because I am using the same yarn. I am planning to do a simple hat, somehow incorporating the lace repeat from the mitts in the hat. I have one ball and two partials left over from the mitts. I guessing there is about 200 yards total ...IF I get it done in the week, it will be wrapped up with the mitts...
  Hat in KP city tweed