More Winter Knitting

My 4 year old is at this fabulous age where he really loves to wear things that I’ve made him.. He asked me if I would make him yellow mittens and a yellow hat. It is freezing where we live, so I made him a double-knit hat, 1st layer is all black, 2nd layer is black with yellow circles.

I am totally in love with the Turkish cast on, which I used here as a type of provisional cast on:  I was able to pick up the bottom and knit the patterned part once the all-black was complete.

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Hats! Scarfs! Sweaters! Oh MY!

Curled Snake Scarf Green Hat StandingHats! Scarfs! Sweaters! Oh MY!

Let’s Get Some Knitting Here!

Wow…it’s been a long, long time. I’m gonna try to start this up again.

Since my last post, my DH and I got lucky and added a beautiful, healthy baby boy to our family. If I manage to keep this thing going, you’ll see lots of knitting for him. Well, most of my knitting is for him, but really I’ve only started to pick up my sticks again in the last year. The first two years of being a mom kept me too busy to knit much. 

So, let’s get this thing going…..

Starve the Landfills

Am I Blue is coming along nicely- I’ve knit up to the armholes and will think how I want to go from here. I have a good idea about it, but was sidetracked.

As frequently happens, my attention was drawn to a new idea due to necessity. Today is Cleaning Day in our house. We’ve tossed the old kitchen scrubbie into our recycle bin, and I’m left without one currently.  What I do have is a shamefully large collection of plastic shopping bags.   I thought to myself- hmm…the old kitchen scrubbie was made of Plastic.  I liked it because I could scrub away and not scratch the pots or kitchen sink.  Here I have a whole collection of soft, pliable Plastic.  I grabbed a bag, scrunched it up, dumped some Comet into my sink, and started scrubbing away.  It worked! The stain that my soft cotton cloth couldn’t take off was suddenly gone. Hurrah! Surely there had to be a pattern for a nice plastic kitchen scrubbie?

I did a quick Google Search for “knit a kitchen scrubbie” and didn’t come up with much.  Most of the patterns knit or crochetted tulle or the netting from onions into cotton- which is a great idea! However, I like to machine dry my cotton dishclothes (along with all my towels), and I am not putting plastic into my dryer!

Instead, I cut a plastic bag into strips and started knitting- viola! Fabulous scrubbie!!!

Am I Blue?

I’ve had this yarn for years. I knew from the get-go that I wanted to make a cute summer top with it.  Time to get knitting!

Yarn: Adriafil Navy

Needles: size 7 metal Addis

Gauge after machine wash & flat dry: 3.5 stitches/inch.

Width: 40″ around

Length to arm holes: 16″

Cast on: (40 * 3.5=) 140 stitches

Seed stitch boarder for 1 inch

Purl 1, knit 69 stitches, purl 1, knit 69 stitches.  (Purls will create a seam.)

Knit in pattern for 16 inches.

I will separate the front and back at the armholes. I want to get started now; if I like how this is working, I’ll write out the rest of the pattern. 🙂

Time to get started!

New Project!

OK, time to resurrect this blog!

I am starting a new project. My plan is to use this as my knitting notebook. I always have my laptop for my work travels- this way I don’t have to try to carry a kitting notebook (I always lose them!!)

So, next post: Am I Blue?

Still Knitting, Not Blogging It

Seriously! I really have been knitting. Here, look:

Basket Weave Baby Blanket

Basket Weave Baby Blanket

This is a rather large baby blanket for my BF’s little sister’s new bairn. I made a hat to go along with it out of the remaining yarn:

Baby Hat

Baby Hat

 

I got the hat off Ravelry and this link: http://aproudusafwife.blogspot.com/2007/11/baby-hat.html

There’s more! Here is a cute baby sweater  (another pattern found on Ravelry from http://stitchdcblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/free-pattern-easy-baby-yoke-sweater.html) that’s still in progress:

Easy Yoke Baby Sweater

Easy Yoke Baby Sweater

 

I have nearly completed my Spring into Summer socks. I’ll post pics once they are complete. I’ve spent at least 5 x the time it took to knit this suckers just trying to unravel the yarn in the 2nd skein. Misery. So now the Summer Socks will be my DownFall socks, apparantley. Well, the receipient of these socks has a birthday coming up, so it they’ll be just in time for something.