Tuesday, April 24, 2018
|Katie - Me|
|Can't you just SEE how soft these are!|
|These loops were made right in front of us!|
|Thanks Doralyn for these wonderful goat pictures :)|
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
One of my co-hosts on the Fibre Friends Podcast, Adrienne dyed these pretty tonal colours and put together a simple pattern to knit this scarf. Just look at these colours.
I started with 16 mini skeins, I put them into a project bag and I randomly picked a skein, I knit with it until I felt the urge to switch colours then I randomly picked another colour. This is how I knit the entire scarf - totally random with no rhymn or reason and I am so happy with the results.
I used a total of 278 grams of fingering weight wool from Old Oak Yarns and the finished scarf measures 7 1/2" wide and 82" long; perfect for keeping me cozy warm.
Yarn - Old Oak Yarns fingering weight tonals
Needle - Knit Picks 16" circular 3.25mm
If you have a stash of left over yarns in any weight, knitting this scarf would be a great way to use it up.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
For this week's cloth I decided to use the Diagonal Braid stitch and turn it into a dishcloth. I was so pleased with it that I wanted to share the stitch pattern with you.
Yarn 50 grams dishcloth cotton (Dishie or Berrnat Handicrafter)
Needle 3.75 mm or 4 mm or 4.5 mm (I prefer a smaller needle to make a tighter fabric)
Cast on 36 sts (or any multiple of 4 sts )
Row 1 - *k2, p2* repeat to end of row
Row 2 - *k2, p2* repeat to end of row
Row 3 - *p1, k2, p1* repeat to end of row
Row 4 - *k1, p2, k1* repeat to end of row
Row 5 - *p2, k2* repeat to end of row
Row 6 - *p2, k2* repeat to end of row
Row 7 - *k1, p2, k1* repeat to end of row
Row 8 - *p1, k2, p1* repeat to end of row
Repeat these 8 rows until desired length
Cast off in pattern
I hope you enjoy
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
|Thanks Mom, you make a great hand model :)|
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The class went well, the ladies were wonderful, they were double knitting and just as excited as me to be able to switch colours from one side of their knitting to the other making a cushy, reversible fabric. We all went home looking forward to this coming weekend when we would get together again to learn more.
|two samples from the class|
Then, this happened. I fell, had my first ambulance ride, had an X-ray, bought this fashionable cast and crutches and was told the X-ray showed my knee cap was broke in half.
|waiting with my knitting|
I am back him now sleeping on the couch with my leg in its cast unable to put any weight on it waiting to hear when my surgery will be.
|no belly dancing anytime soon|
The good news is that for the near future I have unlimited knitting time. The bad news is that all classes in the next few weeks will need to be postponed. I will be checking and post on instagram, Facebook and ravelry regularly so if you have any knitting questions feel free to ask away. I will keep you all updated on my progress and will work on rescheduling classes as soon as I can.
Until then, happy knitting and be careful!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Adrienne has written up a simple pattern for us to use Knit Sister Tube Scarf
And Caroline and I filmed a short video showing one of the ways to do the jogless join when you are working stripes in the round tutorial
I started my scarf on Monday night (unlike Caroline who started hers earlier and I am resisting calling her a cheater, lol!! ;) using a collection of minis from Old Oak Yarns. I literally closed my eyes and picked a colour to start with and then just knew that I wanted the brown to be next; so I made these two colours into cakes and cast on using a 3.5mm 16" circular needle.
The kal runs until March so there is lots of time to join in. To knit along with us, stop by our Ravelry Group - Fibre Friends Podcast- and join in the chatter as we all knit along.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Can you believe we are halfway through January already?! Really, where do the days go?
I have spent the beginning of January finishing a shawl that I am very happy to have off the needles. So......of course when one project is cast off, one must be cast on :)
My first cast on of 2018 is a new pair of socks with a new colourway that I am in love with. Within hours of being on the store shelf it was on the needles. No stashing this yarn for me!
Yarn - Patons Kroy Landscape Stripes
Needle - 2.25 mm, 9" ChiagoGoo circular
Pattern - Wildflower Wool Super Simple Socks
What was everyone elses new cast on for the new year? I would love to know what you are working on :)