Scarf

   
 
This scarf stitch pattern got old really fast. I probably should have made it longer. It is so pretty though. I did mess up twice, and I didn’t realize it until I bound it off. Oops. I did decide to not put a fringe on it. It doesn’t roll on the sides though, which is pretty cool. 

Monster Pants

  

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I’m working on these Monster Pants for a handsome little man in Colorado. I think it will fit him for a while.

I need to finish the second leg, graft the crotch together, and sew in the eyes and teeth into the tush area. I started out with a small circular needle, then I switched to double pointed needles when I started the leg. I’m using a silver grey, neon green and navy.

I’m using this pattern on ravelry. Here’s the link to my project on ravelry.

Scarf is finally done

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I finally got this scarf done for my husband to his approved length. The last two times I went to the store to buy the yarn for it, it was sold out, so I drove across town to the west side store to buy it.

Somehow my scissor handles broke. I guess I should stop leaving my knitting bag on the ground.

Projects In Progress

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This is a hat I’ve started in an all over 2×2 rib. I love this color- bright blue. It should work up quickly.

DSCN0969 DSCN0971I finally got my husband to agree to wear something I knit for him. I pulled it out 3 times because it wasn’t wide enough. It’s just a 2×2 rib. It’s not curling – which is something that happened the last time I tried knitting him a scarf. It might take a while to actually get this long enough. At least it’s a mindless knit that I can do when watching TV or reading a book.

 

Custom Fair Isle Hat

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I finished this hat last night. It’s definitely big enough. It might be a little too big, but the recipient can still wear it and keep wearing it for a long time.

I decided to use size 4 needles, and I added a stitch repeat, just to make sure that it wouldn’t be too small. The yarn was a charm to work with – DK Superwash Merino.

You can read about my first try here. And this post explains my inspiration.

I’m pleased with how it turned out.

 

Fair Isle Custom Order

 

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This is a sweater that was purchased in the Shetland Islands. I was asked to use it as inspiration for a child’s hat. I’m using DK Superwash Merino Wool. It took me about 45 minutes to work out the chart and figure out where I was going to use these three colors. In the original there are 7 colors. Now I need to figure out what size needles I need to use and make sure my gauge works out. I really love working on these types of things. It takes much more thought than just knitting from a pattern that’s already worked out.