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

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Yarn Pirate Booty Club #2.....

has a arrived in the color called Calamity. It's beautiful! The colors are green, blue, purple and white. 420 yds Superwash BFL. Can someone tell me if I'm right in thinking that this well be self striping??? Pattern ideas? Jaywalkers will work but I'm already making a pair of those. I just got it today so I still have a day or two to decide what pattern to use.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yarn Pirate Rum Runner

Here are the Rum Runner socks I finished the other day and I love them! This color is part of the Yarn Pirate sock club. The intention was to knit kneehighs but they wouldn't go past my calf!! Oh well.

Pattern: Plain Old Sock
Yarn: Yarn Pirate Rum Runner
Made for: Me!
Needle Size: Size 2 for cuff, Size 1 for foot
Date Started: July 2007
Date Completed: August 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Retro Redux Shrug Part One

Finally here are some pictures of the Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style.

I love this one so much, I'm making a second one in black! It's an easy knit using mutltiple needle sizes. It's a tad tight in the arms but I think the yarn I used wasn't the right gauge which was my fault for not swatching! Pattern: Retro Redux Shrug

Source: Lace Style

Yarn: Cascade 220

Made for: Me!Needle

Size: Multiple

Date Started: Sometime in May

Date Completed: June 2007

And here's the second one almost finished using Cascade Cotton Rich in black!