Sunday, January 30, 2011

Headwarmer/earwarmer-complete....pretty cute!

I am extremely pleased at how cute this lil project turmed out. It was a quick, little knit and results were great. I've started a second one in red and just need to add the button and flower to that one. Here it is


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Small project...but very motivating!

This is a project that I have had over in Ravelry for months now and I have been just itching to try it.
So far it's going really fast and I love the look of the rib pattern, especially on the yarn I chose. It's Bernat Soffee, fresh out of my stash. It's squish-alishish!

Tah-Dah! Destroyed Cowl #2-conquered!

Well I finally conquered the dilemmas I was encountering with my second Destroyed Cowl. I am soooo happy with the results of the second one. My kitchener Stich connection came out almost perfect. You'll have to take a peek and see for yourself if you can tell my graft starts!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Destroyed Cowl-not yet, but almost!

I started this second Destroyed Cowl well over a week ago, but ran into some major "problemas" when I tried to do the Kitchener stitch connection. So I had to unravel quite a few rows back and redo at least a quarter of the scarf. Just wanted to let you know that it's still progressing, but I'm still not quite ready to finish it yet. I'll let ya know. BTW: If you are reading this and know how to do the connection I'm referring to; the problem I'm referring to is that when I did the Kitchener stitch in made the purl side on my knitting side. I've done it a few times now and it keeps coming out that way. Argh!!! I'm putting it down for tonight and will pick up again tomorrow. BTW #2 SNOW DAY tomorrow....6 inches and counting....still coming down full force.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Something fun from Yorkshire.....

My mom sent me a little something extra for Christmas, it was ca$h, so I perused several stores and boutiques in this area but never did find that lil' something-something that I really wanted until I was browsing blogs on my dashboard and came across this lil' ditty from Marmaladerose. I jotted her an eager email and "viola" thanks to paypal and the Royal's new home is in Kansas with me.

I also started a second destroyed cowl. This pattern is quick and satisfying. I think this green color will be versitile and look fresh for the gray days of winter ahead.

I'll leave you with this pic of our chow surveying her snowy paradise that is our backyard. In her mind's eye she's thinking...."Ahhhh..perfect, now go find a sunbeam place to flop down in the snow and relax!"

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Destroyed Cowl

I guess I'm into cowls now, this one should be finished up this weekend. It's a free Ravelry pattern here.I'm off to go dress shopping with DD, the oldest DS has just gotten wisdom teeth out yesterday, but is doing really well. The youngest DS came home with high temperature from school yesterday afternoon; seems to be doing ok, but still running a low-grade temp.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chunky Cowl

While perusing the 'ville over the weel end I happened upon a free pattern for a chunky cowl. You can find it here. I used Lionsbrand Wool-ease Thick and Quick in a brown color-way.(Stash-busting here , so the label is lost! LOL) This pattern is fun and easy, took me all of an hour, maybe. Using the "P" hook is a blast, what a satisfying project.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Felted hat

My sister came up and visited me right after Christmas and wanted to try a felting I decided to join in. We found a simple beret pattern on Here is my before picture:

Here is the after:

I used Paton's Classic Wool and it couldn't have been easier. Now I'm currently browsing more felting patterns!