Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Bethany Sweater

Project Name: Bethany
Description: Girls Sweater
Type: Knitting
Start Date: 2006
End Date: 10/2007
URL: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/bethany.html
For: Esther-Daughter
Yarn: Galway
Notes: The sizing on this sweater is really large so I made a smaller size. There's still a lot of room to grow and I plan to add on to the sleeves and bottom if need be.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sweaters for Twins

Project Name: Lion Brand Hooded Sweaters
Description: Baby Sweaters
Type: Knitting
Start Date: 2/2007
End Date: 3/4/2007
URL: Pattern no longer at Lion Brand site.
For: A friends Twins
Yarn: Acrylic
Notes: I would like to make these in the cotton yarn suggested by Lion Brand

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Family Circle 8/23/1977 Hooded Cabled Pullover

Project Name: Family Circle 8/23/1977 Hooded Cabled Pullover
Description: Bulky Pullover with Hood and Pockets
Type: Knitting
Start Date: 2/10/2006
End Date: 2/26/2006
KAL: Knitter's Olympics
For: Me
Yarn: Lion Brand Kool Wool
Notes: I plan to make at least one more of these sweaters. I'll follow the directions exactly and add pockets. If I use a darker color I don't think the pockets won't make my hips look bigger and it will be comfy. I'm not sure I'd use this yarn again. It is wonderful to work with and looks lovely but like many blends it is starting to pill and I've only worn it a few times to model. There is a KAL for this sweater at

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Felted Hat

Project Name: Felted Hat
Description: Blue Felted Hat, Adult size, even though Esther is wearing it.
Type: Knitting
Start Date: 12/24/05
End Date: 12/27/05
URL: http://knitting.about.com/library/blfeltpat.htm
For: Me
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Med Blue.
Notes: Very quick Knit. I plan to make a few of these throughout the year for Christmas presents next year. The Patons yarn felts really fast and is so nice!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Mystic Poncho

Project Name: Mystic Poncho
Description: Cabled Poncho that drapes like a sweater
Type: Knitting
Start Date: 08/30/2005
End Date: 01/09/2006
KAL: Selfish KAL
For: ME
Yarn: Briggs and Little Regal Light Grey
Notes: I had some serious issues with the yarn. Even though the dyelot was the same between all three skeins the yarn was significantly different between all 3 skeins. The shoppe owner I purchased it from is following up with the company. I ended up dyeing it in the washing machine with Rit Dye. To keep the dye bath warm/hot I boiled water on the stove in pots and kept adding to the washer. I started on a med/low setting with about 3 times as much dye as recommended and kept it in the dye bath for almost 1.5 hours with as little agitation as possible. I also had turned our water heater up to the very highest setting in the morning.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fuzzy Feet and Wine Cozy's

Project Name: Fuzzy Feet and Wine Cozy's
Description: Christmas Gifts, 2005
Type: Knitting
Start Date: October 2005
End Date: December 2005
For: Friends and Family
Yarn: Each takes about 1 skein of Worsted Weight Yarn. Fuzzy Feet are felted.
Notes: Fun to Make! Fast, Easy, great for watching TV

Fuzzy Feet

I've knit 12 pairs of Fuzzy Feet (Felted Slipper Socks)
I found a pattern for the fuzzy slippers very similar to fuzzy feet but in 3 sizes at Knitting at Knoon Designs.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


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"Ugg" Booties

Project Name: "Ugg" Booties by Candi Jensen featured on DIY Network
Description: Cute Baby Booties
Type: Knitting
Start Date: 10/01/05
End Date: 10/20/05
URL: DIY Network "Ugg" Booties
For: Nephews (Twins) with one extra just in case bootie
Yarn: Berroco Suede and Red Heart Plush
Notes: I revised the directions to knit in the round. The last bootie I even did the sole in one piece to avoid more sewing. (Is that lazy or what) The booties were easy for me, but I think if I hadn't had the experience of turning a heel (in this case the turning shapes the instep) I may have had difficulty. The gauge was difficult as I used needles two sizes smaller. Email me if you'd like my notes on this project which includes revisions for knitting in the round and row counts.