Monday, September 17, 2007

Woolgirl Sock Club Part 1

I joined ANOTHER sock club.....Wool Girl Sock Club. This club will be various Indie dyers chosen by Wool Girl to be sent out to all the members. This was such an awesome package. In the first shipment there was a skein of Miss Babs Sport weight yarn, a pattern, a journal, mint lip balm and stitch marker! Good grief.

And another umbilical cord hat :)
Pattern: Umbilical Cord Hat
Source: Stich n' Bitch
Yarn: Print 127
Made for: My baby stash
Needle Size: Size 8
Date Started: September 2007
Date Completed: September 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


This weekend I whipped up this hat for a friends baby who was born on Friday. Sadly though, the little guy went in for a heart surgery and didn't make it. Why? Why? Why?

This is in Jojoland Wool using the Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch n' Bitch....

It was such a quick mindless knit i made another yesterday using Lorna's Laces Worsted....

Yarn Pirate Calamity in the Tidal Wave pattern...

Socks that Rock Flower Power in a basic sock pattern....

And my Rusted Root after decreases....

Friday, August 31, 2007

Socks that Rock Firebird

I didn't like the colors of this yarn and I didn't like the pattern. When the shipment arrived, I had already made up my mind that I was going to to use the yarn for the pattern that came in the mail. One Solstice Stitch Sock got done but it didn't flow for me. Instead, I made a mismatched sock by using the Monkey Sock Pattern from Cookie A! I knew I wouldn't wear these out and about because they were just too dang bright! Kind of fun, right?
Here is the Solstice Stitch Sock. I like the way it looked, it just seemed to drag on forever!
Different heels......
Pattern: Monkey and Solstice Slip Sock
Source: Cookie A and Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Yarn: Socks That Rock Firebird
Made for: Me!Needle
Size: Cuff Size 2, Foot Size 1
Date Started: July 2007
Date Completed: August 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

First pair of Monkey Socks

This is the first pair finished. I'm knitting another pair with the yarn I got from the Socks that Rock club. I frogged the Solstice Slip sock to knit another pair of Monkey socks.

Pattern: Monkey
Source: by Cookie A
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill, Foxy Lady
Made for: Me!
Needle Size: Cuff Size 2, Foot Size 1
Date Started: May 2007
Date Completed: August 2007

Star Hat

Just an FYI, this is my nephew. Not a girl. My sister wanted to pass that on. William doesn't wear purple but I volunteered him to model this finished hat for a friend's baby girl to be! This pattern and yarn is from the LYT Tour I blogged about previously. This is the 3rd pattern/yarn used/finished from the tour.

Pattern: Star Hat
Source: Main Street Yarns
Yarn: Classic Elite Star
Made for: Friends baby to be
Needle Size: Size 8
Date Started: August
Date Completed: August 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Flower Power

Here is the fourth shipment of Socks that Rock from the sock club. I don't know if anyone else is part of the both this club and Yarn Pirate's club, but I opened this package and immediately thought to myself how similar this is to the Yarn Pirate's Rum Runner!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Here's a another Newsboy Cap from Stitch n' Bitch. Simple pattern with a pleasing end result!

Pattern: Headline Newsboy Cap
Source: Stitch n' Bitch
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
Made for: Little friend of mine. She loved the other one I made so she requested one for herself!
Needle Size: Size 8 Size 10.5
Date Started: July 2007
Date Completed: July 2007

The following is the Ruffles and Ridges Wrap from Fiber Trends. This was my first "garment" although I'm not sure if it counts as one. I hate it.
Pattern: Ruffles and Ridges
Source: Fiber Trends
Yarn: Crystal Palace Merino Stripes
Made for: Me!
Needle Size: Size 10
Date Started: Jan 2007
Date Completed: Feb 2007
The back looks cool but since the wrap is edged with ruffles it doesn't lay right in the front. And it's too big! I want to frog this but do you know how many stithces I had to cast on with?? Over 1000! It took me hours to even start this project!
I've been looking online to see if anyone else has used this Merino Stripes from Crystal Palace so I could get some pattern ideas. No such luck. Any suggestions? I was thinking just a basic rectangular shawl or maybe a Clapotis.

And the following are from Knitty. The fuzzy feet pattern. If you want to practice making socks, these are a good start. All you do with these is make a big sock on bigger needles with wool, felt them and these are the end result. You'll never know if you dropped a stitch or didn't turn the heel properly.
Pattern: Fuzzy Feet
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted Wool
Made for: Me!
Needle Size: Size 10 I think
Date Started: Jan 2007
Date Completed: Feb 2007