Friday, February 24, 2017
I knit this blanket with no one in mind. It will be held in reserve for use as a gift for either a baby or an adult lap blanket. It was knit using the pattern Elven Pixie Baby Blanket by Tall Gal Knit. The yarn is Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly in colorway "candy pink." It measures 37 in X 40 in.
Friday, February 17, 2017
I knit this cowl (or infinity scarf) at a friend's request (a gift for her daughter). She wanted a hot pink color which I had some trouble finding. I ended up using Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in color #478 Neon Pink. The pattern is GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigle. I had to knit the scarf using two strands held together with size 10.5 needles. Finished measurements: 51 in circumference, 10 in wide.
Friday, February 10, 2017
I recently bought a Husqvarna Huskylock s21 serger. I've made three dog shirts (two from knit T-shirt fabric and one from an old flannel shirt) as part of learning to use the machine which is way more powerful, has more extra feet, and more stitches than the serger I had years ago (broke it making a bag for a niece, sewing through too many thicknesses). I attempted to draft my own patterns. This first one I drafted using an old Simplicity pattern #9520, dog patterns for large dogs like my old Labradors. It's a little big.
The next two shirts I made using a pattern I drafted from a purchased shirt that fits Lizzy.
This one I made using the flannel shirt. I choose to put the buttons along the back to facilitate putting it on Lizzie. I took the collar/band unit apart and resewed it. The collar was split in the middle with the once back collar sewn so that the button on the band ended up in the back. The front of the collar was sew so it sits at the front of Lizzie's neck but at the back of the collar band.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
During the past year I knit several hats that were deliberately made for Knitting for Noggins or just weren't gifted to friends/family. These are some I have not featured in prior posts like the Illilouette Hat. I sent them a total of nine hats this time. This first one was knit using the pattern Sirle by Suvi Simola. The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK in the color Lauraville.
I actually gave the larger of the two (a slouch version) in this next photo to a friend. The smaller one I donated. The pattern is Milanese Lace Topper by tante ehm. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the color Heather.
Tombreck by Ysolda Teague. Unsure what yarn was used.
This one was made using left over yarns. The pattern is based on the Messy Bun Hat II by Isela Phelps but no opening was left at the top.
Friday, January 13, 2017
I have a friend going to Washington DC to participate in the Women's March on Washington. She is meeting a few of her friends there who are also participating in the march. There is a group (Pussy Hat Project) encouraging the knitting/wearing of pussy hats. I knit three hats for my friend to take with her. I knit all of them using the pattern KitKat Hat by Andre Sue. I modified the body on hats the first and third hats. This first one used the Milanese Lace Topper for the body. The yarn is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in raspberry.
This second hat was knit using Loops & Threads Facets yarn in the color ruby.
For the third hat I just continued the ribbing in the center of the front and back. The yarn is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in rose.here (both for knitting and crocheting).
Friday, January 6, 2017
I knit this sweater for a friend's dog who feels the winter cold in his old bones. It was knit using the pattern The Ozzie large dog sweater by Jenna Greer. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in two colors (527 Abalone and 155 obsidian).
Friday, December 30, 2016
I made these three messy bun hats using the same yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Tweeds) and pattern (Messy Bun Hat II by Isela Phelps) which I modified slightly -- one for my brother's girl, one for a cousin, and one for a friend.
Used needles US size 10 and 11. Cast on 56 stitches using the smaller needles. Join to knit in round, careful not to twist. K1,P1 for 8 rounds. Switch to larger needles. *Purl 5 rounds. Knit 4 rounds.* X two. Begin decreases with next round. P5, p2tog, repeat around. Purl all. P4,p2tog; repeat around. Purl all. K3, k2tog, repeat around. Knit all. K2,k2tog. K1,k2tog, k3; repeat around. Bind off.
Happy New Year to you all
Friday, December 23, 2016
Recently finished this hat which I plan to keep for myself. It was knit using the pattern father cables by Veronika Job. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in gray heather color. I really like how it turned out.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
This scrappy baby quilt was made for my medical school roommate who's first grandchild (a boy) was recently born. It is machine pieced and quilted. It measures 42 in square.
Friday, December 2, 2016
I drafted a pattern for a pullover shirt for my dog Lizzie. I used these notes as a reference which are quite helpful.
Here's my first one using an old T-shirt with the words "dog rule" on the front.
I did a bit of tweaking to tighten and raise the neck a bit as well as tightening the torso a bit too for this one. It was made of left over fleece. I used sock cuffs for the sleeves as I didn't have quite enough fleece. The socks worked really well.