Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me 2014

This was the best Birthday that I can remember I have had in many years. I was completely at peace and did exactly what I wanted all day. I ate what I wanted, I got laundry done, and had my favorite cake. I also dotted some i and crossed some tees that needed crossing.
Andy Birthday 2014 (12)

Some great Tauron Wine, in reality wine from Spain, Rioja Tinto, great for dinner.
 Andy Birthday 2014 (1a)
The Vegan German CHocolate cake is delicious. Thanks for stopping by! Andy Birthday 2014 (3)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Artemis" reversible slouch hat

"Artemis" reversible slouch hat.

Artemis Collage (2)
Artemis /ˈɑrtɨmɨs/ was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter.

You may honor the divine in you with this beautiful artsy hat. It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. A completely reversible hat with a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. This pattern inspired and adapted to be knit in the round for a hat, from “Crowns” by Barbara G. Walker, 4th Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

Materials: Yarn: Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise Colorway Safran
                             Fingering / 4 ply 80% Merino, 20% Nylon ; 510 yards / 150 grams
                            (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 45 grams, 170 yards)
Needles:              US 3 3.25 mm for ribbing, US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or
                            a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: US 4 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch
                              (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed).

 $ 6.00

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Hermes" a unisex hat.

Hermes Collage 2

Hermes is a unisex hat. An Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries.

 It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker “Fancy Cable Check” from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns Book. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the round. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

 Materials:

 Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Colorway Spring Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams or 175 yds)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

 Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get gauge.

$ 6.00


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Heracles" a lace scarf

 "Heracles" a lace scarf 

Heracles Collage ver 2A

Heracles name comes from Hēra, “Hera”, and kleos, “glory”, born Alcaeus, was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, and the ancestor of royal clans.

A lace scarf in my series of Men lace attire. It is a unisex item and a timeless piece. It has strong, yet delicate, lines to appease the muses. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.
This project may be any size. You may use different yarns and different size needles. It is a fun project. I have found that it is always good to count your stitches. Whenever I am missing a stitch it is usually a yarn over that fell off. You will always have 41 stitches.

Materials:

Yarn: Wollemeise Lace Garn (75 gms) , 435 yds.

Needles: US 6 4.0 mm
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Gauge: 12 stitches and 14 Rows = 2 inches

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended)

Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Blocked to 74 inches by 13 inches. At 19 repetitions of main pattern.

$ 6.00

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Old Fashion Selfie

Selfies April 2014 Daniel Hat (1)
What this is an old fashion #selfie and this is the Daniel Hat, a Fair Isle hat. It is done in Paton's Canadiana for a friend. It is a great test of Acrylic resilience. I actually enjoy knitting with it. My friend needs big hats and I love making them for him. I have modified the pattern to include this modification for those who want to make it.
 Daniel Lima 2014 (2)
So why not have a bright colored hat that enhances your day.  Thanks for stopping by!
 Daniel Lima 2014 (6)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Icaro a Lace Hat

Icaro Hat Collage (3)

 Icaro is a unisex lace hat. In Greek mythology, Icaro (Spanish spelling), Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ancient Greek: Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare[1]) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Often depicted in art, Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. This hat made of wool will keep you protected from the Sun and the cold wind. It can be a tam, a slouchy of plain beanie, I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker Flame Ribbing Stitch Pattern. 

 Materials: Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 45 grams)


Needles: US 2, 2.75 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge:   2 “ = 12.5  Sts  and 16 Rnds in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

Finished Dimensions:  Rib band measures about 16( 18, 20, 22) inches if you get gauge.  (It has negative ease of about 2 inches.)Finished Dimensions:  Rib band measures about 16( 18, 20, 22) inches if you get gauge.  (It has negative ease of about 2 inches.)


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Make 1 Left and Make 1 Right

The picture below shows you the end result of making two stitches by using the horizontal bar between stitches and knitting one and purling one. This will give you two stitches in a ribbing of 1 x 1 without changing your pattern.
 Make 2 at a time K1 P1
The second picture is showing you a M1L or Make one left and a M1R or Make 1 Right.  You will be using the vertical bars of the stitches.
M1L and M1R
The third picture is showing you the possible outcomes of this combination.  On each side of a stitch and between two stitches.
 M1R and M1L 2 styles
Here is a small video as a demonstration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Estonian - Lace - Knit - Cast On VIdeo



This is the video for the "Scairf Lasa" that I have made to assist you in the making of the lace scarf.
Thanks for stopping by!

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