Friday, February 29, 2008

wrap around sweater, charity, knit

my wrap around sweater, this one, is done finally, after bout 6 attempts. i'm happy with it now! now that i have 3 different one i'm all set for myself for another year or so.
got pattern from mason/dixon bok, pattern: after dark robe very easy to convert into a wrap around sweater. using simply soft from caron it just drapes perfectly.
will work on charity things this weekend : hospital booties and prayer shawls, maybe start an afghan for navy relief.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

knit, prayer shawl, charity

this is the start of a prayer shawl using k3, p3 pattern, reversed on opposite side.

finished shawl, not sure if you can see the columns of pattern here.

a woman on the island, Edna Conrad who wasn't able to knit any longer but attended the knit and sewing groups once a week gave the donation of money to the head person to find someone who would knit shawls and the money was to go to pay for the yarn. i had just bought a bunch to make poncho's but the order hasn't been paid for so i thought i'd use some of the yarn. Edna just recently was taken off the island by ambulance and was hospitalzied and died a few days later. She will be missed by all on the island :{

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

progress on projects, new projects

knitting on wrap around sweater, its slow going as each front section starts out with 96 sts. up to decreases now but thats' just below the waist.

working on some booties for charity=newport hospital.

gotta make a 'fred' cuckatoo for the top of an afghan.

elephant afghans, have made a bunch of these, now we concentrate on a teddy bear shape but having a problem with a round shape for ears. so easy if i was to crochet it.

checked out numerous sites on round dishcloths, potholders, etc.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Charity, wrap around sweater

Booties for local hospital.
to left is wrap around sweater, slow going due to size of the needles used.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

knit irish fisherman, wrap around sweater

gregs hat to match his sweater, this is the back

this is the front, also made a braided cable hat for gregs mom while visiting with her on sunday.

re-re-re-restart of wrap around sweater

worked on this at docs on monday. there were 2 other women sitting there knitting on their projects.

back section is all done now

Thursday, February 14, 2008


scallop edging along baby afghan.
start with * 3 dc in one space, skip one space, slip st in next, skip one space, rep from across, work corner according to pattern

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

baby afghan, layette finished

baby afghan and layette with extra mittens all done

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

finished project

one poncho finished, 5 more to go with hats.
Listened to a book on tape: Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels the tale of a quilt as it's traced through the century to the owner and maker. Cool mystery, only 2 hour book.

finished projects

added a knit meter so you can see how many miles i've knit alllready this year. i started late and will not back track to jan 1.

also have 10 of the 14 angel dishcloths done.
also have the baby layette done, working on the afghan that goes with that order.

back view

side view of the irish fisherman sweater.

yep it fits.

gregs sweater almost done, just not neck, til he tries it on again.

one side of reverible poncho

other side of reversible poncho

knitted cap with sun visor, done

projects finished

got cap with visor done,

gregs irish fisherman sweater done

sunday i finished a yellow baby layette but left it on the island for this summers craft show.

started on a knit poncho, as i have 6 of them to make. this is a reversible poncho, can be turned to either side.

Monday, February 4, 2008

progress on projects, new projects

irish fisherman afghan is done, and more yarn to make 6 poncho and hats.
gregs sweater is on hold :{
ripple afghan using white, navy and varigated.
also Kathy ordered 14 angel dishcloths besides the above items.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

progress on ongoing projects, new things, tools, pattern

ok get ready for the novel, it's been SO long so i've updated the site.
Jaunt around town: Mom came to the mainland on Wednesday and we went to drop off things I had made at senior center for their craft sale in December. We found out that they did not want them, nor do they want us to make anything more for them, nor can we take yarn due to not making items for them any longer. What a major disappointment, now what do I do with afghans, shawls, covered hanger and kitchen things.

I keep a lot of my knitting tools in this loose leaf binder.

First the needle guides, they tell me exactly which US/English needles I'm using.

There are many envelope clear plastic sections, one for each size needle that i've marked with black marker in bottom right hand corner.

The Land line method

shown here with white yarn threaded through each stitch, but continue knitting along incase you have to revert back you won't lose any stitches. This is the black knitting tote bag someone ordered recently.

This picture shows 6 crochet angel dishcloths from a recent order.

Knitted tote bag, front, back sections.

Idiot cord used for the tote bag shoulder length straps. I'm using my size 14 needles, these needles should be screwed into a cable needle but i just wanted to make the cord so i need the real short needles only. To make the cord, co 3 sts, * k 3 sts, push sts to other end of the needle and k3, rep from *, you are getting yarn from behind the sts on the needle and it will be pulled together to form a braided appearance.

tote bag completed.

gregs irish fisherman sweater with one landline, back section here, almost up to the armhole decreases.

the IF afghan in background it's an order i recently got. 3 skeins of yarn from hospital for booties. Also Joanne dropped off bags of yarn for Navy relief afghans also yesterday. That and an order for 2 afghans will keep me busy while completing Gregs sweater. No way can I have it done for our anniversary but I did manage to make his favorite oatmeal raisin cookies.