Sunday, January 20, 2008

I have moved

This is to let everyone know who reads my blog (all 4 of you) that I have moved.

My new blog is at See you over there.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Easy 2 Needle Baby BootieConstruction Process

Here is some help with the construction of my 2 Needle baby Booties. I will be putting a link to the pattern here soon.

This first picture is when you finish your regular knitting, before the decrease rows (the last 3 rows). No matter what size you're making, your piece should look something like this, just smaller and less eyelets.

This photo was taken after the last row was knitted (row 11). You'll notice I've not bound off the stitches, but left them "live".

Now I've cut the yarn, leaving about 12 inches, threaded the yarn onto a yarn needle and slipped the stitches to the yarn needle.

Now I've pulled the yarn tight. You'll see that the sides pull up, naturally, along the line of stockinette stitches. You can now see the beginnings of the bootie.

Now I've sewn up the open seam to the top. This is a personal choice. You can stop where the "bound off" stitches begin, leaving the front cuff of the bootie open. This could be helpful in putting on and removing it.

This is the back seam. You take that cast on tail, thread it on a needle and sew this up.

Monday, January 07, 2008

A couple FO's

So, I started these socks at the beginning of December. Normally, it does not take me that long to knit a pair of socks, but on size 0's, and planning on making a long leg, these just took forever! I even had yarn left over! 10 grams from each ball. What can I do with 20 grams of Alpaca Sox? So, the details. Classic Elite's Alpaca Sox yarn with size 0 needles. Done toe up, in the 2 circ method. Men's size 10.5 shoe size. I love knitting with the Alpaca sox. These are unblocked and unwashed, as my son will not take them off!
This is a lovely little project from 101 One Skein Wonders called "Cabled Headband". Took less than a skein and less than 3 hours! I used Lamb's Pride worsted weight. The owner loves it.

Friday, January 04, 2008

I think I knew this already

You Are a Creative Gift Giver

Your gifts are one of a kind, special, and well chosen.
Whether you've made it yourself or searched all over town...
There's really no one who has more of a personal touch than you.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

And once again, you were going to do what?

Do we have to have this conversation yet again? When are you going to learn that even new toys are not more important than me?

Monday, December 31, 2007

My "I love Yorkie" Post

This post is in honor of a Knitty friend. She went through something really horrible last week and is in the process of grieving. I keep telling her I love her on the board, but I wanted to say it here too. I don't know if she reads my blog, probably not, but I thought, anyone else who knows her, post that you love her too on your blog. Let's not only get the Knitty world loving our Yorkie, lets get the Blogging world too.

I'm not going to link to her blog, because I don't want any kooks (and you know who you are) going to her blog, finding out what happened and being mean.

Yorkie, just know, I love you, I support you and I'm here for you.

This one's for you, dear.

Friday, December 14, 2007

You wanted to do what?

Umm..yeah, didn't do much reading.