Monthly Archives: June 2008

Dusky Bethuen Shawl

Bethuen shawl

I love this yarn and this pattern!!
This will be my first triangle shaped shawl, and I am loving this one – all garter stitch – no purling!…just yo’s on the edges and in the center…a wonderful simple pattern that looks very nice. I would recommend it to anyone…very well written, with row number totals as you progress. I am almost half way done – had to frog back a few rows a few times but only because I wasn’t paying attention. Duh…
and the yarn – anyone who has knit with Dream In Color knows why I’m so pleased with this project so far. yummy yarn.  I got it at the Loopy Ewe.

Yarn:  Dream In Color – Dusky Aurora (2 skeins)

Pattern: Bethuen – Oceanwinds knits pattern

Size 5, 32 in circular needles

After the SnowFlake Sock fiasco, this is a welcome pleasure to knit. I will definately do another one of these…maybe in the Oceanwind yarn…love the one called Ahoy.



Chicken or Egg?…


Which Came First?…

These are knitting needle tops – came today in the mail from Carissa. She has a shop on Etsy called The Cupcake Factory.

They are happy hangin out in my kitchen now. I just love ’em – so cute!

Wake Up! – – Snowflake Sock

Well, I started this WAAAYYY last October and didn’t know how to do two color knitting…so I got as far as the cuff.

At our last knitting group, Betts (a fabulous designer and knitter extraordinaire!) showed us all how to do two color knitting. She was videotaped and will be on YouTube soon.(?) I’ll post a link on this blog.  I now feel I have gotten the BEST instructions there could ever be – so we’ll see if I can finish these some time this year.

This is what I have done so far in two days of occasional knitting.  One nice day out on the deck, and the next day while babysitting my grandson (while he was sleeping).  It’s fun! I love it!
 Chrissy Gardiner’s SnowFlake Sock – Interweave Knits, Fall 2007.  Chrissy has added a tutorial on her blog site – thank you- thank you!

To see Chrissy’s great pictures and added instructions CLICK HERE             

Lorna’s Laces – green and white             Size 2 needles(changed to 3)         Size Large (added side rows – see her blog)

Note:…added June 21….OK I ripped it back to the cuff and started again with size 3 needles. The gauge was wrong and knitting up too small. Drat

Note again:  added June 25….I totally ripped it back *!# The cuff was too small should have ripped all the way on June 21 right?   *!# and if you add the stripes on the side to make it bigger, when you get to the heel flap, two of the stripes stop abruptly and don’t continue along the side of the foot like in the picture. *!#   Next time ? maybe I’ll do those extra”stripes” in the background color that will match the heel…or do a two color eye of the partridge heel, so I can continue the stripes. Right now I’m too busy to fuddle around with this…I’ll do it later…Instead of the Wake Up sock…it’s DEAD!!!

Added Note: June 30…After thinking about this, I really had alot of fun learning how to do two color knitting – it really doesn’t matter that it only went as far as the heel – I’m excited to know how to do two hand color knitting and I will retry this pattern now that I know the needle size and the side stripe alteration. Later…SnowFlake Sock! dun dun dunnnn

Pacific NW Sunscreen

It\'s Raining!

First Cleopatra Toe Done…Wheee

I did it!!…My first Crocheted Provisional Toe Up Toe. Last year I attempted a toe up and ended up frogging it.

So what do ya think….huh…huh??

I had to ask for help on the Rockin Sock blog and got some very helpful advice. Thank You …Thank You. I did alot of mumbling and talking to myself.
Cleopatra Toe

Three Flannel Baby Quilts Done

I’ve been busy sewing baby quilts…and knitting…I’m done with these, so I can get back to and catch up on my knitting.  These are little crib size lap quilts. Quick and fuzzy.

First Quilt is for my sweet Grandson – his birthday is next week. He will be 1 year old. Sports Theme Flannels.
SportQuilt SpQ

Second Quilt is for some friends new Grandson

Third Quilt is for a baby girl that was born in May…