Monday, October 20, 2008

Creepy Cute

Crochet buddies
I love the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden.  All the patterns are basically the same boddy , head and arms.  How you detail them is what gives each creature its unique personality.  I am "hooked" on amigarumi any way.  Above is picture the Ninja and Cthulhu.  Time permitting I am wanting to make the bride and groom.  

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sign me up

I'm such a joiner, now I have to wait and see if they will let me in the 2008 Holiday KAL/CAL

Off my needles #1 sock from the Ram club kit August order.  The men's toe-up work sock with a twist.  I am really enjoying the pattern and knitting with the yarn.  YOu knit the pattern with two different yarn held together and worked as one.  For a ginormous is going pretty quickly.  I learned the Sewn bind off the other night as I bound off the sock...pretty cool!  I'm one sock closer to completing Socktoberfest

Toe- up work sock part 1

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fetchin' some yarn


On Ravelry I posted a picture of the Fetching I made.  I didn't care for the thumb in the pattern so I "riffed " put in a gusset.  Here are the changes I made:

After the third cable twist on the cuff,  ( K 4 p1) four times, K2,pm, m1, pm k2, p1, (k4,p1)four times

( K 4 p1) four times, k5, p1, (k4,p1)four times

( K 4 p1) four times, K2, sl marker, m1, k1,m1, slip marker k2, p1, (k4,p1)four times

( K 4 p1) four times, k7, p1, (k4,p1)four times

then continued in that manner increasing between the stitch markers every other row until I had 15 stitches between the markers. On the row after finishing the increses I put the stitches between the markers on waste yarn,, finished the rest of the hand as written in the pattern. Picked up the thumb stitches knit four rounds before binding off  I’m going to try incresing eveythird row on the next pair. With the Malabrigo 15 stitches makes for a big thumb

gussett close up

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Knitting Blog?

Im not sure if this is a knitting blog or a place for me to babble-write. So for some knitting content today.
On the Needles
Toe-up Work Sock With a Twist from the Unique Sheep Ram Sock Club. A lot of firsts for me.
  • first sock club
  • first toe-up sock
  • first short row toe
  • loving the yarn and pattern its what is distracting my from....

Hemlock Ring Blob

Hemlock Ring #2 pattern by Jared Flood aka Brooklyn Tweed.
It is the second time I have knit this blanket.  
 yarn: is Cascade 220
Color: Lake Chatelaine
Needle: #8US
I am using the Jared's chart that has symbols and stitch counts added which is available along with the errata for row 35 on the Rainey Sisters Weblog.  Its golden

I started this as an informal KAL with Coggietm and Sydney .
I hope to get better at inserting links and adding buttons as I learn more about the blog.