Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Beret and Scarf!!!

Just another quick post to show off my super quick hat and scarf, small and very quick but nevertheless pretty. And Warm !!!!
Pattern: Speedy Cabled Beret by Paulina Chin
Size: Extra slouchy
Needle: US 10 / 6.0 mm and US 19 / 15.0 mm
Yarn: Sirdar Bigga
Amt Used: 44.0 yards
Modified to knit in round and added and extra cable rpt to make it extra slouchy. Co 48 sts on 6mm needles inc to 79 sts changed to 15mm needle and follow paterrn, changing k to p and p to k also did 3 rpt of cable rows instead of 2. It took less than 2 hrs to finish. :)

Pattern: Winter Scarf
Size: 6ft
Needle: US 35 / 19.0 mm
Yarn: Sirdar Bigga
Amt Used: 176.0 yards

Happy Knitting however small it may be :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bits and Pieces !!!

These are some of the things I have knitted over the holidays for my friends and family.

Project info
Pattern: Hemlock Flower Tam by Robyn Wade Craft
Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm, US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn: Forsell Touch of Silk Cone Aran
Amt Used: 175.0 yards (160.0m)
The yarn I used was thicker than the yarn the pattern suggest so I started with the larger needle and graded down to the smaller one for the rib section of the hat.
I think it's a very pretty hat will make one for myself.

Project info
Pattern Dashing by Cheryl Niamath Craft
Needle: US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn:Forsell Touch of Silk Cone Aran
Amt Used: 175.0 yards (160.0m)
Small mod did a longer thumb because dh has long fingers and did a chain link to seperate fingers gives a snug fit and keeps out cold air.

Project info
Pattern: Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur
Needle: US 7 / 4.5 mm
Yarn: Forsell Touch of Silk Aran
Amt used: 105.0 yards (96.0m) Colorway
Yarn: Sirdar Peru NaturalsStash
Amt Used 49.0 yards (44.8m)
Using a thinner yarn so made the largest size for a 5 yr old and added pom pom.

Project info
Pattern: Golden Compass Hat by Renee Sparkes Needle: US 19 / 15.0 mm and US 35 / 19.0 mm
Yarn: Cygnet Seriously Chunky
Amt used: 104.0 yards (95.1m)
LOOOVE this pattern so easy ans soo quick I finished this in less than 1 hour :-)
Mods: used a larger needle to bind off and did a 3 strand braid 6 when folded. Also added pom poms at end of braids and a lazy daisy flower on the side of hat.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hemlock !!!!!!

Here it is after talking about it for so long and wanting to knit this for what seems like forever, is finally done. Measuring at 5ft it's the Hemlock Blanket. It was such a nice knit the center motif knitted up pretty quick but as it went along and stitches increased it took a while to knit each row, that is not a complaint that's me just saying. I can see me knitting another one in a super chunky yarn to wrap in during the colder months.Overall a satisfying project.

Project info
Pattern Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood
Needle US 10½ / 6.5 mm and US 10 / 6.0 mm
Yarn Forsell Touch of Silk Aran
Amt Used 875.0 yards (800.1m)
After deciding which pattern to use as so many other have done mods on the original pattern I choose to to use the Rainey Sisters version. I stopped at row 106 and BO using original Bo which took 8 hours to complete.The color is a deep ruby red color but it was hard to photograph it.

Before Blocking:

After Blocking:

Merrry Christmas !!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Shetland Triangle

Four days till Christmas, YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Christmas I am like a child at this time of year, and honestly it has nothing to do with gifts I just love what it represents and how it seems to even make the grumpiest person seem even happy :-). And all the lights and decorations and seeing friends and family you have not seen all year, and we can't forget the food; yummy dishes we probably cook once a year and the looks on other faces as they eat it. Decadent desserts luscious hams and stuffing ohhh my mouth is watering LOL. But for me this Christmas will be a bit sad being away from my mum and dad, and close family, but I know I'll be seeing them for Easter so I have that to look forward to.

I posted my Ishbel last week I think which I so so love it is so beautiful, so this week is the turn of my Shetland triangle. here she is.

Project info
Pattern:Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark Craft
Needle:US 8 / 5.0 mm and 10 / 6.0 mm
Yarn:Shepherd Baby Wool 4 Ply
Amt used:460.0 yards
I did 10 rpts of lace motif and also 2 extra rpts of edge to give sharper points. Also added beads to edge.

Seasongs greetings!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Once again I need to apologise for the bad pics but this is the best I can get from my mobile camera.

Here is my Ishbel she is so beautiful and beaded you would have to see it for yourself as these pics do her no justice. These pics where taken in haste to take advantage of the sun which doesn't stay in the sky for any long period, so hence the uncut yarn lol.

Project info
Pattern Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Needles US 6 / 4.0 mm US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn Wild Fire Fibres BFL Sock
How much? 0.8 skeins = 320.0 yards
My first time reading a chart which I found so much easier than the written instructions. I knitted the small st st and the large lace section using about 75g or 320 yards of yarn. 8/0 size Beads placed on the knit stitch between the yo on chart D and E. Cast off with a 5mm needles. :)

I do hope you enjoy looking at her as much as I have enjoyed knitting her. :)