Made for Mermaids Mama Nina dress in double brushed poly from So Sew English. So fast and easy. I'm getting better at setting up my twin needle for hemming and using the wash away hem tape. For the bobbin thread I use stretch serger thread wound by hand.
I didn't realize this was a directional print when I ordered it (the upside down skulls are smaller), but I was still fine with 2 yards for size green because there wasn't any stripe matching or anything.
Knit on the bias with an eyelet border, this mid-length scarf can be worn in multiple stylish ways. I was looking for something classy but a little rustic & funky for a small skein of handspun yarn. I was well into knitting this scarf when, thanks to Cecil B. Demented, I realized how the eyelet border reminded me of perforations on movie film. Ravelry details here
Finished Measurements 3.5" wide, 42" long Materials 84 yards handspun merino (on the light side of worsted)Size 7 US needles (4.5mm) Crochet hook (I happened to use a K, but H is more commonly used for worsted yarn) Tapestry needle
Gauge 10 sts per 2", 14 rows per 2" Exact gauge is not important, so feel free to experiment with different yarn weights and needles. Pattern CO 19 sts using long tail method. (WS): K2, P to last 3 sts, K3 (RS): K2tog, YO, K2tog, [YO, K2tog] tolast st, YO, K1 Scarf body- Row 1 (WS): K2, P to last 3 sts, K3 Row 2 (RS): K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to last st, YO, K1 Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work m…
Apparently I have a thing for knitting things for my feet out of Noro Hitsuji. I almost used this colorway for my felted clogs, so I decided to use it for these Mukluk slippers that are quite popular at the shop right now. Most people go for the low tops, but I thought the neon color and high tops had a nifty 80's legwarmer thing going on, especially with the two-piece suede bottoms that make them look like dance shoes. They are slightly ridiculous, but they make me smile and no one outside the house who's not a knitter will probably never see me in them. :) They are really comfortable and warm and will stay on my feet while I sleep, unlike the clogs. The construction is interesting to knit and I love the result, but to be honest the process of knitting chunky yarn on size 7 needles is a little intense. Definitely more of a "little bit every day" project than something to be worked on for hours at a time.
One of my X-mas gifts for Bryan was this knitted Adipose f…
Whoops! I accidentally a whole year!
Here's some stuff I made. Unfortunately I don't remember all the exact details of issues I may have had/modifications I made.
Seaglass Shell from Interweave Knits Summer 2012, design by Daniela Nii.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in Norway Spruce, 3 skeins for 3rd size.
I ran into some problems that required some minor fudging at the shoulders for my size. The serious problem was how enormous the hips run in this design. I was devastated when I tried the FO on and it looked horrible. I had to unseam a few inches of the front and back and then rip them out from the cast on edge for several inches to get rid of the excess fabric, then knit straight down and cast off again. It worked and looks great now. For anyone who isn't extremely pear-shaped, just cast on fewer stitches on all pieces to begin with and skip most of the decreases.
Low Tide Cardigan by Tincanknits
Yarn: SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Tourmaline, 2 skeins for 40" size (…