Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
You will be able to see how to change colors in knitting , whether it is on one line, in the middle or at the beginning. You can also use bobbins of colors. You will also see the work in progress of my Adult Surprise Jacket! This is a fun project and Let me tell you I discovered that the Knit Picks' Harmony needles have a plastic base that goes into the metal. Yes you bet I already pull them apart, it is my carelessness and roughness lol! It is, I was too rough on them and pull them apart, but have no fear crazy glue them back in place. Since then I have not had any problems, plus I am extra careful not to pull on them as hard as the first time. Thanks fro stopping by and enjoy the video and the picture!
Monday, June 23, 2008
In the beginning there is yarn and I have lots of left over Wool and silk yarn and it may end up being a Harry Potter Style Cardigan lol! Nevertheless with the lot of nice hand dyed wool and some of this Sari Silk Yarn, I believe this is the perfect project for all these yarns. I also have some yarn from knitpicks and some wonderful Lamb's Pride.
This notes will make sense to others who follow these Patterns, but you have to make your own numbers make sense. I am testing the Harmony Options needles # 8 US and a 60 inch cable, front Knit Picks.
1. My Jacket is 21 inches wide, my gauge is 6 stitches per inch. 21 * 6 = 126.
2. K = 126/3 =42
3. Total Cast on # Stitches is 9 * K 0r 9*42 = 378 stitches.
4. Putting my markers around A and B Stitch Points which are at 2 * K from each end or 84 stitches from either end.
5. Continue until I am have decreased 84 Stitches on each End and have 210 in the middle, then I start to M 1 on each side of the Marked Stitch. This will reverse the angle .
6. When there is a total of 378 stitches again, we are at the neck sides.
IT WILL BE CONTINUED!
I am also in the Summer Of Socks 2008 KAL and making my what I call the Taurean Sock which if I am lucky I will be done this week with sock number one. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
This is a great pattern and I made it in cotton. I enjoyed the color combination and the way the white softens the green! This was a very fun pattern to make, very easy, it is amazing the texture that a slip stitch followed by a single crochet is able to make. I hope you enjoy the view.!
This will be put together with the Summer in Kobol Blanket below for a Baby Welcoming Party. I was going to make the booties, but I will leave it like this. It is a fast crochet pattern once you get over the changing colors. This colors get left on a stitch holder and picked up after you get done using the other color, then you leave the other color on a stitch holder as well. It can be adjusted and I may say it can be designed a bit easier and better, but the overall rating from 1-10 for this pattern is a 9.5! If you want to see the Summer in Kobol Afghan you can click HERE and it will take you to the post. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I call this Afghan / blanket Summer in Kobol aka Dragonfly dreams by Michelle Wilcox. It is a nice small afghan that will allow you to learn the FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet and Bobble stitches . You will be using them constantly on the project. When you are making this afghan you have to take into consideration that there are 35 Columns and 41 Rows, so when you join them together as the diagram explains , some squares are perpendicular and thus the rows and the columns will be touching. I would use 6 single crochet decreases to yield the illusion of 35 rows. Once I got done with that I did the same on the border. The Pattern calls for 2 rounds, I made three. Two rounds of single crochet, the first round is used to give the afghan the evenness that it requires by making the appropriate decreases where the go and the second row is just to make it firmer. It ends with a nice 5 double crochet shell, sk one st, sc in next all around. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, June 06, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
The hat came out very versatile as it can be used from a Baby size to a Toddler to a small Child by just rolling the brim. The crown was an after thought. I tried to do decreases as I thought would make sense. All in all with the little braids, it can be worn in many ways, Leave it to the mother or the child to fine a Vogue way of wearing the hat lol!
I will have to say that Elizabeth Zimmerman and Meg Swansen have a way of inspiring people. As I go more into having DVDs to teach me, I get the magic of having two wonderful teachers over and over again. A sweater class will go for at least $150.00, so when you purchase a video for $ 40.00 something , you have the advantage of looking at it over and over again until you get what they are trying to learn. Even though there is nothing like a personal lesson, I have learned to appreciated having this 2 gals in my living room for classes that I would otherwise not be able to take. In the future this may inspire me to create my own DVDs for teaching lol! Thanks for stopping by!
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