Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pink Knit Socks

I knit a pair of socks every year for my sister for Christmas. This year I made these gorgeous socks that I am going to have a hard time parting with. Every time I look at them I just want to slip them on my feet. They came out so perfect. 

Sister's Socks:
Yarn: Couleurs Mouton's Kargil in Souris Rose
Needle Size: US 1 (2.25mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source:  My Cup of Tea socks by Robin Lynn (free Ravelry download!)

Look at how gorgeous that pattern is!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yarn Clean-Up

My WIPs basket was getting really messy. To the point where I could not find projects I wanted to work on. There were balls of yarn from old projects, lots of loose paper and bags from random stores that I hadn't thrown out yet. Please excuse the horrible picture quality, it was late at night when I started on my clean-up adventure.

Now it looks nice and clean and I am ready to knit again! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Broken Rib Slouchy Hat

Another Christmas present finished. I have been crossing things off my list quickly and at this pace, I will be finished with lots of time to spare.
This hat is intended for my sister's boyfriend. I made him a beer mitt for his birthday and I made this hat to match it. 

Yarn: Berroco Vintage in Cast Iron
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0 mm) & US 8 (5.0 mm) 16" circular needles
Pattern Source: Graham by Jennifer Adams (free Ravelry download)

I made the larger size of the hat. I modified it by changing all the *k1,p1* to *k1tbl,p1*. This gave the ribbing a more distinct look. I think it is supposed to be worn inside out, but I like the way the ribbing looks

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Burgundy Knit Headband

Blocking all the items I made last week took forever. The weather has been wet and cool this past week so it took a while for everything to dry, then I wanted to wait for some sunnier weather to get some nice pictures of the finished pieces.

This headband is a Christmas gift for my sister. It won't be a surprise since she picked the pattern and the yarn for it. I want to knit people things that they want, so I went through Ravelry patterns with her and she picked out what she liked. 

Anthro-tastic Headband:
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids in Claret (I don't think I even used half a ball)
Needle Size: US 13 (9mm)
Pattern Source:  Anthro-tastic Headband by Vera Sanon (free Ravelry download)

This was such a quick project. It only took me a few hours from start to finish. I think I may have to make myself one!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blocking Party

I finished a whole bunch of projects over the weekend and I was able to wash and block them. I feel like I accomplished a lot. These are all Christmas presents and I am glad to be checking them off the list. 

When they are dry I will be able to get some nice pictures of all the finished projects.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The journey of one sock

I started a new sock project on the train while on my way to visit my family for Thanksgiving. Unlike my last journey with a sock project, this one was way more productive and I was able to get a lot of progress shots of it.
On Friday night on my way to Dorval,  Quebec I casted-on and knit the cuff of the sock (after finishing the toe of another sock ). 

Then Saturday I started on the leg, and got about halfway through. 

 Sunday I was able to finish the leg and turn the heel and finish the gusset.

Monday was my return trip on the train and I was able finish knitting the first sock and I casted-on the second one.

Now I just have to finish the second sock and I have another Christmas present finished.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Christmas Knitting

I have just started my Christmas knitting. I am not panicking yet but I am sure that I will start soon.  My sisters gave me quite the wishlist and I hope to get most of it done but I don't think I'll be able to do everything.

Here is the first sock of a pair that I made for my youngest sister. I think that I will have a hard time parting with these socks, they are turning out beautifully.  The pattern is My Cup of Tea socks by Robin Lynn (free Ravelry download!) and I am using my  Couleurs Mouton's Kargil in Souris Rose yarn for this project.