Category Archives: Finished Objects

I love my Flower Cowl!

I know it looks bulky but that is only because I was trying to show you as much surface as possible. And, I like pulling it up by my ears. It is warm, cushy, comforting and it knit up so quickly. You also have to imagine it with a winter coat rather than a lightweight summer top. I did make it a bit more challenging than necessary. The pattern from Milano Hilados suggested using the yarn to stitch the two ends together. But, I chose to start with a Provisional Cast-On so I would be able to weave, or Kitchener Stitch, the ends together. With Size 17, straight needles, it was a very clumsy way to begin. I had to start several times but once I finally got things going, it did only take about an hour to knit. And, I love that there isn't a visible seam.

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The best words a knitter can hear

A while back, I posted about the sweater I was knitting for my hubby for our anniversary. It had some issues: the shoulders weren't quite right, and the motif was puckering. Well, after a hasty finish, I presented it to him on our anniversary trip with a rather cool reception. I had no idea if he actually liked it or if he was being nice. I knew it was too warm to wear at that point, so I figured I'd have time to fix the issues and throw a zipper in before he could wear it. So, fast forward a few months. We had a trip to Crater Lake looming, and he needed a warm sweater.

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Pomp, Circumstance; Sweaters!

Congratulations, KP Sweater Class of 2010, you are now sweater knitters! I didn't print up diplomas for you but you have something better than a ceremonial sheet of paper today. Today you have great sweaters, made with your own two hands, that actually fit (or, will once they are done!) There's just so much beauty on display here; read ahead for a closer look at all of these wonderful projects!

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Overdyeing socks

I finally finished the socks I've been knitting from the sock blanks I dyed with Kool-Aid. My husband and I are adopting 3 teenaged siblings from Russia, and one likes pink, and two like red. I had dyed 3 sock blanks: pink for Liza (watermelon cherry), red for Dasha (cherry), and dark red for Max (black cherry). Three sock blanks. Three kids. No problem, right? And here are the finished socks!  

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My Crochet Goldfish

Learning to crochet has actually been pretty fun. I made a little goldfish cat toy that I saw on Ralvery and thought it might look good made in our Canary Cotlin yarn. It was so fast to learn how to crochet. After looking though a few books and watching crochet video tutorials, I managed to pick up the single, double, and half double crochet stitches pretty quick. I was able to crochet the body of the goldfish on the plane to Palm Springs.

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I am wearing my Classic Lines Cardigan!!

I absolutely love it!! I am one of the few people in the office who is not complaining about the air-conditioning! My Gloss and Shimmer combination is warm and soft! What I don't understand is why it took so long for me to finish something that I truly enjoyed knitting and appreciated the design. When I saw Alison's design, I was so enthusiastic that I started a Classic Lines Cardigan Knit-A-Long. I knit along quite nicely, finished my body, finished my sleeves, joined body and sleeves and then......just......slowed.......down. Once I finally secured the steek with Kerin's wonderful backward stitch method and then cut the steek during a staff meeting (how's that for a blase attitude) I was back on course. A fake button band (no button holes), and it was finished!!!

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Not-so-granny granny square

My quick baby blanket project is finished! I saw a cluster of a few pastel shades of Simply Cotton Sport together in the office and thought they'd make a great baby blanket. My first crochet attempt is one of my favorite blankets on our couch, so I decided to use the same basic oversized granny square but change up the colors and stripe sequence.

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As Promised, my Rainbow Socks

When I finished dyeing up my Rainbow sock yarn that I last blogged about, I was really really excited to start knitting with it RIGHT AWAY! But you know how it goes with socks..I had to get one of my billion sock projects finsished before I could think about casting on another one. So while I waited for a free set of needles, I wound up the hank, to better admire the color combinations:

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Sock-Like

 Sock, meet Jenna. Jenna meet sock. I was intimitaded by the thought of knitting socks, and frankly, the heel scared me the most, all those weird turns and such…I’ve picked up the book Sensational Knitted Socks and gave a go at their practice sock. So, after my baby went to bed and with my chamomile tea and DPNs in hand, I dove in trying to interpret the anatomy of a sock. I had to have some help on ...

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