January 02, 2010

2009 Lists



1. 0112809_BlueLaceRibbonScarf, 2. 112209 DenimBrownRedBag, 3. 091509_DenimDiagonalRib, 4. 103109_TrekkingXXL, 5. 102409SunflowerBag01, 6. Modified Gentlemans Sock heel, 7. Negan's Purse, 8. Elegant Rib, 9. DropsCardigan, 10. Crazy Socks March 2009, 11. Chevron Scarf Detail March 2009, 12. ChocolateHedgerowSocksHeel02 

Started in 2008 and Finished in 2009
Drops 68-8 Lace Cardigan in rowan glace (if don’t want a zipper) (1250 yds)
Started and Finished in 2009
Hedgerow Socks from Knitters Review in Hazel Knits Sock in Chocolatier (400 yds)
Chevron Scarf from Last minute Knitted Gifts in Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 6-ply / 6-fädig (408 yds)
Toe up Plain socks in Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 6-ply / 6-fädig (272 yds)
Modified Gentleman’s socks from Interweave Knitting Vintage Socks in Sundara Sock in Green over Lime (400 yds)
Elegant Ribbed Socks from Interweave Favorite Socks in Louet Gems Sport Weight, Cement colored (200 yds)
Diagonal Rib Socks from Interweave Favorite Socks in Hazel Knits Sock in denim (400 yds)
Ribbed socks in Trekking XXL leftover from broadripple socks (230yds)
Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty Spring 2008 in Sundara Sport Silk in Cobalt over Caribbean (337 yds)
Total yardage: 2650 yds + 1250 for cardigan = 3900 yds
Totals: 6 pairs of socks, 2 scarves, and 1 cardigan
Started in 2009
Lace Ribbon Scarf II from Knitty Spring 2008 in Sundara Sport Silk Ruby Port (450 yds)
Tangled Yoke Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 07 in Rowan Rowanspun 4 Ply (1620 yds)
Dotty Felted Bag from Mason Dixon Outside the Lines in Noro Kyreyon and Patons Classic Wool Merino (890 yds)
Still did not finish in 2009
Install Zipper in Cable Yoke Jacket from Debbie Bliss in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Plan and execute Felted Design on already knitted and felted Sophie Bag from Mag knits in Patons Classic Wool
Plan for 2010
Finish 5 items listed above in Started in 2009 and Still Did Not Finish in 2009
Start and Finish at least 4 pairs of socks (~300x4= 1200 yds)
off the top of my head I would like to knit
fruit loop
Stained Glass Scarf from Holiday Knits in Feb Hazel Knits Sock Club Yarn  (~600 yds)
Use remaining Feb Hazel Knits Sock Club Yarn to knit spiral striped socks (~200 yds)
Paper Crane cardi with Habu Merino wrapped stainless paired with habu bamboo lace aka Metal Crane (~2000 yds)
Eco wool cardi  (~1200 yds)
Noro Cash Ihora top down raglan cardigan (~1000 yds)
4 pairs Felted Slippers for guests using patons classic wool



April 11, 2009

Crazy Socks


these socks are perfect for easter. I made most of these socks on vacation. Easy and very comfy. Here is my procedure:

3x1 Ribbed Socks: used toe up cast on using this tutorial: Turkish cast on from Yarnivorous
kfb at the sides of each round for 6 rounds then increases at the sides of each round every other row until i had 64 stitches.
Knit until two inches before heel then do hourglass heel (I use better than baby booties for the instructions from interweave knits).
Legs are knit in K3P1 until almost no more yarn was left.
Cast off using grumperina method.

Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 6-ply / 6-fädig
2 skeins = 272.0 yards (248.7m)
Colorway 5404
US 0

April 02, 2009


We went away for a week to Sedona, AZ. Never been, never thought about going there, but a great time-share came up to trade (my mom's time share) with two bed rooms at a nice place. Then it turned out Sedona has a lot of mtn bike riding and hiking and of course the weather at the end of feb is nice. So we went. The four of us. me, husband, son (2.5 yrs) and and my mom. The van was packed with bikes, clothes, food and a large bag of knitting.

Here is what I brought to knit:

Drops Cardigan to finish seaming: Magic Stripes Chevron Scarf: Magic Stripes Socks: Louet Gems Sport Sock Project: RowanSpun 4ply for Tangled Yoke Sweater and just in case I ran out a left over bit of Treking XXL for some small socks. three knitting books and one magazine. All Options needles + addie Turbos for socks.

Here is what I was able to work on:

Magic Stripes Chevron Scarf and Magic Stripes Socks.

There was, not surprisingly, very little time to sit around and knit. We were able to bike and hike a little and while I was unaffected my husband, mom and son all had allergies the whole week.

This bit of construction in front of one of the resturants was one of the many opportunities to see big machines in action. the little guy was very happy to watch this while we ate.

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