Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Feb. Mid-KAL

I belong to Monthly KAL and this the dishcloth that we just completed. I'm not too sure of the name of it, but it was By Sue Schaefer for Harvest Moon Designs. I didn't use the suggested colors, but I used whatever colors I liked in my ever-growing stash. I really liked the way it turned out & it was a fun & relaxing pattern to knit.

I like to work on dishcloths in between all my other other WIP.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cabled Knit Hat

I didn't have the heart or the right mind-set to try & repair the toe of my knit sock. (Please see previous blog.) I felt like I needed to take a little break from socks anyway, so I worked on the Cabled Knit Hat: http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt11.htm

This was a lot of fun & it knitted up pretty quickly, esp.; because I did this entirely via the Magic Loop Method. This was such an easy way to knit this hat, esp. when it came to time work all the decreases for the crown, because I didn't have to switch to DPN's! Yay!

I used my Knit Pick Options, US size 7 & Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Black. I think I got it on sale for under $3.

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I didn't make this hat for anyone in particular in mind, but it doesn't fit me at all. It's supposed to be a women's meduim. I guess this confirms it.....I have a big head! My DD liked the hat & I thought that she was going to wear it to school this morning, but then she changed her mind. She said that it made her feel like a Cone-Head! (SNL Cone Heads were before her time!) Kids..........

Back to socks..........

Monday, February 25, 2008

My First Sock Came Un-Done!

Yesterday morning I grabbed a pair of knitted socks out of the drawer as I was getting dressed for church. Opal blue denim striped...my very first socks! Well, my toes went straight through.....oh no!

About a year ago, I made my very first socks for myself. The first sock I finished the toe w/the kitchener stitch...another first. I thought that I knew what I was doing. My mom always says, "Well, you know what thought did, don't you?" LOL!

I moved on to the second sock and I closed the toe by gathering the stitches & drawing them through the center & pulling tight. I didn't want to do the kitchener stitch. That sock is still intact. I don't know what to do. Is the un-done sock done for good, or can be repaired somehow? Or, is its mate destined to be orphaned? Any ideas?

Camo & Pumpkin Hats