Monday, December 19, 2011

Hunting Socks for Tom

Zitron Trekking 6 fach 6 ply yarn
My own pattern:  Cast on 56 and then did 2 inches of ribbing before changing to stockinette. He wanted them tall for boots so started the heel when the leg was 10 inches from cast on. His foot is 10.5 inches so started toe when foot was 8.5 inches. First one is done and fits perfectly! 
Details here

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

He's TWO!

My wonderful grand-nephew is turning TWO already!  Happy Birthday handsome!

Tilden Hat by Jared Flood
Brown Sheep Wildfoote Sock Yarn
Details here

I'm getting better at this... even the inside is pretty!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Simmer Dim completed

Love this silky yarn and adore this pattern.  The bind off took some time but I think it's worth it.

Details here

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for creating this crazy wonderful family Grandma, Great-Grandma, Great-Great Grandma!  We love you very much!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some finishing!

We were done with hockey for the WEEKEND today at 1:00 pm and it is wonderful!  I took the opportunity to finally finish up some projects that have been waiting for some attention.

Fingerless mitts were finished and I adore the ziggy zaggy-ness of them!

 I also finished the last 6 rows of the thumb of these beauties! to decide what to do with the rest of my weekend!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

North Shore Hat

I made this Frog Tree Alpaca hat from yarn I purchased on our North Shore trip using a pattern written by one of my roomies.  What are the odds of there being a yarn shop right across the street from our resort?  
Hat details here

Friday, July 01, 2011

North Shore Trip

The last week of June some friends and I spent some glorious days relaxing on the north shore - it was chilly weather but we had a blast.  It was 52F when we left our lodgings that late morning and 92F when we returned home!


Sunday, June 05, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Dude

Great sweater pattern for the sweater in the The Big Lebowski

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Adorable bib!

Here's a link to an adorable bib pattern - this would be great as an addition to a baby hat for those Sibley East babies I knit for.... or for my favorite grand-nephew!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finished - Cap Sleeve Vest

I finished the Cap Sleeve Cardigan vest I was working on and wore it to work on Tuesday.  Love the fit of it, definitely glad I shortened it from the written pattern and copied another vest I liked.  The Berroco vintage chunky yarn will gladly be used again!

Here's details:

Monday, April 11, 2011

my how he's grown

Excellent weekend of hockey where our team managed to make it to the Championship game and win in sudden death overtime.  MN Hockey Hub even wrote an article about my favorite goalie  ;-)

"Strapped into his goalie skates, Amsden transforms into a one-man skyscraper. Hockey’s version of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."

Monday, April 04, 2011

afternoon naps


Drake and I worked so hard on projects during our "mini-vacation" that we decided to reward ourselves on Sunday.  He took the love seat and I got the couch  :-)

Friday, April 01, 2011

Buzzbee hat

GREAT pattern from Wooly Wormhead called the Buzzbee hat.

This one was made with some Cascade 220 Quattro superwash wool I got at The Tangled Skein and is adorning the head of a new baby in the SEHS district.

Ravelry details here

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I got to SPIN!

I was thrilled to attend an all-day Spinning workshop at the Minnesota Textile Center.   (Definitely recommend their classes)

They introduced us to the spinning wheel, gave us some pointers and then gave us fiber and let us play.  They even let me use a wheel that is exactly the same as the one I have at home so I could get some practice.

I am so pleased with my results.  I can't believe it was my first - definitely not perfect but I made it!  ;-)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spiral Hat addiction

Here's a spiral hat for me that I finished out of some Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Chunky this winter.  It was the first time I had knit the spiral hat pattern from Tangled skein and it wound up being very addicting!

I started this on February 2nd and finished it on the 3rd... details are here

It turned out really well and both my teen age sons said I could wear it in public so it must look half way decent on me as well - yipee!

This is another spiral hat I made out of one skein of Berrocco's Borealis yarn that was new at The Tangled Skein.

It was a valentine gift for someone...

...and guess what - ANOTHER spiral hat!

This one for a valentine for a spunky blonde in our life that totally rocked it.

This one was made with part of a skein of Berrocco's Vintage Chunky in black to match her black and gold Gustie mittens.

Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of the finished hat.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Garter Cowl

Bonnie is the inspiration for this garter stitch cowl that shows off the lovely Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky yarn.

Ravelry details are here

Cast on 30 stitches and knit every row.
Slip the first stitch of each row purlwise.
Bind off when the yarn is almost out and sew ends together offset.
Top half of one side to bottom half of the other side to form a circle.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Knitty's Quest and some bulky mitts

This is the Quest hat from the most recent Knitty magazine.... made with hand painted cascade 220.  The actual image is not sideways so I'll have to figure out why it is turning it.
You can see more details here
This is the Tangled Skein's bulky mitten pattern made with Misti Alpaca handpainted chunky.  
You can see more details here

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Gustie mittens - a success!

I may be a little nervous that this needle felting business is just as addicting as knitting but we shall see.... details on ravelry here

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I want to do these coasters!

... maybe I can find some time this summer to create these great coasters?

courtesy of the website linked above

Olek and the Charging Bull

... all I can say is .... WOW


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

These jokes will leave you .... 'in stitches' - HA!

These fiber related jokes showed up in my inbox today and I couldn't resist sharing (I hate to groan alone!)

Why did the hog farmer give up knitting?
Answer: He didn't want to cast his purls before his swine!

What did the knitter use to make a suit of armor?
Answer:  She used steel wool!

What did Puff Daddy say when 50 Cent gave him a hand knit scarf for Christmas?
Answer: " Gee, you knit?!"

 "G-Unit" is the name of 50 Cent's rap group.