Friday, May 26, 2006

I'm learning how to knit cables because I have never attempted them before. I knitted the purse without a cable needle.
Yarn: Wool Ease (I think) -- the blue color- I got that at a garage sale for a quarter and some orange "tutu" yarn.
The purse looks kind of Mediterranean, I think.

-the button is a gold colored rose shank button.
-The cables are made by slipping three, knitting three, taking the stitches off, putting the knitted stitches back on, and then knitting the slipped stitches.
-2 cables running throughout the purse, and the front is tapered off by k2 together on every other stitch.
No pattern.

I also decided to make this planner cozy with some of the yarn I bought a few weeks ago. It was amusing to knit with 5 alternating colors.
No pattern
Yarn: Red Heart super saver
-Light Fuchsia
-Frosty Green
-Cherry Red
and Red Heart classic
-Off White

Saturday, May 13, 2006


These are the slippers that I have made today! Let me break it down for you.

-TLC Essentials (Red Heart) Color: "Falling Leaves" and
-Red Heart~Super Saver Color: "Dark Sage"

less than one skein was used from both (slippers knitted double-stranded)

Needles: Size US 10.5 umm.. size 7 mm.

Pattern: Here

Level: really easy -this could be a beginner project for someone who knows knit/purl

Time: I would say about 3 hours total maybe

Feeling: comfy

Probability of making these exact slippers again: 99% (I'm thinking of trying another pattern)

Monday, May 08, 2006

Calculator Cozy/Cozie/Caddy

After visiting the town craft shop up north, I came back home with a boat load of yarn. I thought that my calculator needed a better caddy than what it had, so I decided to knit one up. As well as knitting, I also did little crochet things on the caddy. There is a special technique (not really) that I used at the bottom of the bag. I chained 3 and did a double crochet through each stitch, along the bottom. The handle is also crocheted. It's a single crochet row, I think (I really stink at crochet terms, sorry!) The symbol in the middle is *supposed to be* a pi symbol. I think I made the pi "legs" too long, but it looks alright. All of the yarn that was used, except for the black, is of the Red Heart brand. It was really fun to make.

Sparkley Knitting Needles

This is my set of sparkley knitting needles (excluding the pair currently being used). I bought them at JoAnn's as a set. They came in a little cylindrical tube. There is a set of sparkley crochet hooks available too, if anyone is interested. I believe the needles are about $9 or so. It is really fun to knit with them, especially outside in the sunlight.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting