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 (http://www.barlowscientific.com/technotes/home/sweater.html) 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.