Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Really Long Update

This is what happens when I fail to post as I complete or do stuff. It backlogs and I feel bad. So get your adult beverage of choice and enjoy the post.

September Baby Hats

I wanted to do some baby hats for Hats for Alex. I managed eight! The yarn used was Lion Brand Baby Soft in Pastel Yellow and Candy Print. Here they are...

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Ribbed Baby Hat
Ribbed Baby Hat - pretty typical ribbed pattern - single strand

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Lattice Baby Hat
Lattice Baby Hat - alternated rows of stockinette and rib - double strands

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Sprial Eyelet Baby Hat
Spiral Eyelet Hat - single strand

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Raindrops Baby Hat
Raindrops Baby Hat - a combination of single and double strand - when stretched there is a faint pattern.

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Rolled Brim Baby Hat
Rolled Brim Hat - double strand

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Subtle Strip Baby Hat
Subtle Strip Hat - alternating yarns for a striped effect.

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Sprial Eyelet #2 Baby Hat
Spiral Eyelet V.2 - single strand

Lion Brand Baby Soft - Seeded Childs Hat
Seeded Hat - double strand - alternating k1p1 to create the seeded pattern

So that is it for the hats. Aren't they cute?

The Bag

I wanted to create a felted hand bag, and embellish they hell out of it. Here is the bag felted:

Lavender Haze felted

I used a little over 2 skeins of 2 Cascade 220 colors (8912 & 5015). The fabric is dense and rigid, which is what I wanted. I will be lining it. I have finished beading it and adding some surface embroidery. Once it's lined, I will post and update. I wrote a pattern for this, and I want to do it again to see what I need to do to bring it under 4 skeins of Cascade. When I have it done, I will post the pattern.

All Scarfs Should Be Made from Alpaca Blends

I had two skeins of Cascade Bulky Leisure, which is a 50/50 blend of Alpaca and Cotton. OMG it is so soft! I had planned on this going to the Red Scarf Project, but I had already made two scarfs and they had asked for quality not quantity. The other two were machine washable, and this is most assuredly not. So I got out the stitch dictionary, and decided to use the Moss Stitch.

Moss Stitch Scarf - Cascade Bulky Leisure
The picture doesn't do it justice. The color is a much deeper red. I want it to get cold so I can wear it.

We're better than half way through.

Another Chemo Hat

I still have enough yarn for at least 10 more Chemo Hats, so I thought I would get another done. I have completed this pattern so many times, I now can get it done in one night.

Chemo Hat - Knit Pick Shine - Apricot

And Then There Were Socks

So here are three of the 4 pairs of socks I have done this month.

Mini Socks
A whole bunch of Mini Socks for my Sock Blocker Key Chain. I now have a mini sock for every pair of socks that I have made.

Broken Rib Socks
I call these Broken Rib. This is a pattern I wrote myself, and I am quite happy with it. I will be testing it again before I publish it. I used 2 skeins of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fasset #4252 on size 0US needles.

Heelless Sleeping Socks
Heelless Sleeping Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. The yarn is Super Socks Color, 2 skeins in #29 and knit using 2US needles.

I participated in Sock Wars this year, and I "died" today. I was able to "kill" my target, so I have that. It was brief, but fun. These are the socks that I knit:

Scar - Sock Wars
Lana Grossa Meilenweit 6fach Special, the pattern is Scar by Julie Gardner and I used 3US needles. There was enough yarn left over to make a pair of ankle socks. I will post that in a separate entry later this week, along with the other stuff I finished the last couple of nights.

Well, that's it for now. I will be posting again tomorrow or Thursday with some cool news. Come back and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by.


Mary Lynn said...

Wow, the hats are great.

and the socks are totally awesome, totally totally awesome.

Worsted Knitt said...

Oh how many lovely things you've knit! Respect!