Monday, August 20, 2018

Hey!  Let's hear it for the aliens!  I recently finished this pair of socks for a friend after he saw me knitting a pair for my hubby.  Jim's pair of alien socks have more subtle colors, but either way, the socks look cool and were very fun to knit.  I got the alien pattern from the Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel.  I love stranded knitting and there are many creative, out-of-the ordinary patterns in this book.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Socks Again

I think Kaya is tired of being the spokesmodel for my socks.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cabled Beanie

Green Dragon Steward Beanie

I really liked this pattern. I can't tell if the yarn looks like a green dragon or just camo.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Santa Barbara

My husband and I went on a mini getaway to Santa Barbara last weekend. We went to a Farmers Market where we found this yarn bowl made by a local artist. Apparently, he had been commissioned to make two bowls for a woman, so he made two extra ones. He said he was having trouble selling the other two so he gave us one for $20. Not too bad.

Sock Love


Friday, February 3, 2017

First... and Last Pair of Mittens

I knitted these mitten two at a time using Magic Loop. I started them during my Christmas break from work and stopped when the thumbs started bugging me. This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and could not go back to sleep, so I finished my thumbs. Not the most enjoyable project, but I will have warm hands now when I walk my dog around the neighborhood.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fleesensee Hat

This was a very intricate pattern with lots of new stitches to learn. A lot of counting and sore fingers!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Rainy Day Hat

Knox Hat

This pattern was challenging! I usually am not a fan of hats with a purl background, but I liked the mountain-looking detail in this pattern.  I think I had to unravel all my stitches at least four times before I got the count right. When it was time to decrease and switch to double-pointed needles it was difficult with the purls. I would definitely use magic loop if I make it again.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Knitting Care Package

I had a lot of fun gathering and assembling this care package for my knitting friend. I especially love the knit 1, purl 2 spoon I found on Etsy.

Thursday, December 8, 2016