Saturday, April 18, 2015

A little wurm experimenting

If you follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well as reading the blog, I'm sure you were feeling all the love I had for my Wurm hat with all the updates I was sharing as I was knitting. If you missed the  Wurm blog post you can find it here along with the link to the pattern.  If something is so fun to knit and wear why stop at just one?

I wanted to see how it knit up in sock yarn.  I used the same size needles, cast on 90 sts, worked k1, p1 ribbing for an inch or so then increased up to 100 sts and continued on with the pattern. The resulting hat used up a full 50 gram ball of sock yarn and it fits a 2yr old perfectly!  The 2yr old was having way too much fun playing outside to stand still for a photo shoot so pictures on my dining room table will have to do!

back view, I like how the top finishes

side view, that was all the yarn left over
Needles - 3mm for ribbing, 3.5mm for hat body
Yarn - Patons Kroy I think the colour is Lilac Jacquard
Mods - Knit 8 1/2 pattern repeats then decreased

To tell the truth I was aiming for another adult sized hat and I had intended on casting on 100 sts and increasing to 110 sts.  Ooops! I'm not sure if I was starting this too late at night or if I was talking and counting at the same time! Anyways that's the beauty of knitting hats.  Whatever size you end up with it will fit someone!

So, you know what this means right?  Yes, I'm sure you guessed. I'll just have to try again :)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stripes of course

If you have been reading for the last while, you'll know that I've had this obsession to reduce the amount of dishcloth cotton I have in my stash.  You might also remember this picture from a few weeks ago when I was organizing a basket of finished shawls, scarves etc. and I found this yarn in the bottom of the basket.

 If you look closely at the picture above, right in the middle, what do you see?

Yup, more dishcloth cotton!!  You know that saying one step forward, two steps back.  That's how I'm feeling.  I'm starting to think these balls multiply on their own lol!  So, how do you go about knitting up four part balls? 

A variety of stripe patterns was my choice and I was able to use every inch of all four balls.

After giving away all the other dishcloths I've knit, I decided to keep one for myself and promptly put it to use :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Weekend

It has been a great Easter here with some family time, some quiet time and of course some knitting time.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Finished Easter Knit

I finished the Easter dishcloth/spa cloth last night.  I think it turned out wonderfully!

 Once I fixed a little mistake.  I don't think there is a mistake in the pattern.  I'm sure it was just me not paying attention, lol!  But it was an easy fix and I'm really happy with the finished result.

The link to the pattern is on a previous post that you can find here.  I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A cute, fun Easter project

I started a small Easter knitting project; a cute spa cloth.  The original pattern (it's free) was released as a mystery kal by the designer Kris Knits.  If you want to knit along with me the link to the all the pattern clues can be found here.

mine in progress

finished project by Tezsocks
Cute isn't it?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yup, totally jinxed the weather

If you read yesterday's blog you'll remember that I tempted fate by bringing out my light weight Spring shawls.  Bad idea.  This is what we woke up to this morning.  More snow.

Since I had no plans first thing in the morning I bundled up and decided to go for a morning walk and enjoy the snow.

Last night on my walk I was excited to see signs of Spring with these flowers starting to grow.  This is the same picture taken this morning.  No flowers in sight.  It's amazing how the weather can change so drastically in 12 hours.

There is something to be said for getting out before everyone else and being able to enjoy the quietness, listen to the birds and watch the snow fall.

And of course take some fun pictures


 Then it was time to head indoors to warm up my hands and sit and knit for a bit on a new project with this yarn.  I'll show you a picture and share the pattern link with you tomorrow.

Test Post

Good morning!

I haven't been able to post any blog posts from my phone in ages so today I'm attempting to sort this out.

I've got my fingers crossed that you all see a lovely mini skein of wool that looks like a little bit of Spring on another snowy day.