Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kromski Sonata

I GOT IT!!!! I GOT IT!!!!! I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tis the Season!! I have the BEST husband EVER!!!!!

So Mike just couldn’t take it anymore and made me open my Christmas present tonight! I wanted to wait, but when I saw how eager he was and proud of himself, I just couldn’t resist :)

I CAN"T WAIT to try it out! But I think I'm gonna have to take a lesson from Jo before that happens.

He covered up the labels on the box so that I wouldn't know what it was until I pulled everything out of the box! So cute!!

My hunnie putting it all together for me :)

All put together with 3 bundles of Corriedale Roving!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Warren Cable Beanie

This beanie was inspired by my husband and a sweater knit for him. The sweater was knit in Rev St st with 3 cables running down the center. Not only did I find it aesthetically pleasing but also symbolic of our family’s heritage. Warren is our family name and for the last several generations, Warrens have been bred in 3s. As a very close knit family, I felt the cables were good representation of those solid family ties and each cable representing a member of every generation (and hopefully the next generation to come).

Difficulty Level
Adult One Size
Yarn: Lambs Pride Superwash (100% wool; 200 yds [183 M.] per 100g) 018 Charcoal Heather, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 16" circular (cir). and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn).
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle.
4 ½ stitches – 1 inch.
CF3= Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle (cn) and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn.
CF2tog= Slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in front, k2tog, k1, k3 from cn.

CO 112 stitches, joining in round careful not to twist.
Knit in 2x2 ribbing (K2,P2) until it measures 1.5 inches.
Rounds 1-5: *K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P6*
Round 6: *CF3, P2, CF3, P2, CF3, P6*
Rounds 7-30: Repeat rounds 1-6 (4 times)
Piece should measure 6.5 inches in length from cast on edge.

(top view)
Decrease Rounds:
Round 1: *K6, P2tog, K6, P2, K6, P2tog, P4*
Round 2: *K6, P1, K6, P2, K6, P5*
Round 3: *K6, P1, K6, P2tog, K6, P2tog, P3*
Round 4: *K6, P1, K6, P, K6, P4*
Round 5: *CF2tog, P1, CF2tog, P2, CF2tog, P2tog, P2*
Round 6: *K3, K2tog, P1, K3, K2tog, P1, K3, K2tog, P2tog, P1*
Round 7: *K2tog, K2, P1, K2tog, K2, P1, K2tog, K2, P2tog*
Round 8: *Slip 1 to cn, K2tog, K1 from cn, P1*
Round 9: *K2tog, P1*
Round 10: *K2tog*
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight, tie knot, and pull through center. Weave in ends.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Recent Projects

So I've decided I'm temporarily addicted to crocheting hats. It's SO much faster!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My CS3 Package

So I participated in a Color Swap Package through Ravelry. My color was pink!!
I still LOVE the color pink, it will always be my favorite. :) No matter how many times I try to change things up I’m always drawn to pink.

My entire box and the card smelled of chocolates and mint! :) I received everything in a pink (silk?) Della Q drawstring bag.
I recieved:
“lace & eyelets 250 stitches to knit” by Interweave Press
2 skeins of Cascade Yarns Indulgence - 70% alpaca, 30% angora
A bag of Milk Chocolate M&Ms in pink!
Brocade Frog: Skinny Frog Fruit Dip Mix
Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee (mmmmmmm!!!!!!!!)
Seattle Chocolates
Salmon Mint Tin says “Don’t get vaught with fish breath!” lol
Earthly body Hemp Lip Balm with a heavenly scent (I’m totally addicted to chapstick. seriously, Mike says I have a problem :D lol)
And I got a beautiful handmade cowl!!

I love love love my awesome package with pink everything! Oh and by the way, I just came home from the gym and I just inhaled about half those calories that I burned off! :) haha! I had to really hold back on the almond roca so that it could make the picture. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Toe-Up Sock

One of the ladies in our local knitting group taught me how to make a toe-up sock!! It's actually my first sock ever, so I'm totally excited about that :) YAY!

The Who Hat

This was the project I made for my swap partner. I could have sworn I sewed those buttons on straight!! lol It drives me nuts to see them crooked!

Those are supposed to be owls, in case you couldn't tell.