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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wip Wednesday

It's been a long time and I actually have Fo's also, but I will post those on Friday of course. I have been knitting socks like crazy. I finished the duckies just like my mom's and it got me in the mood for more handknit socks. I guess that's inevitable, right? Well then my mom asked me to teach knitting and touch on sock knitting at her Relief Society meeting, so that got me thinking of the different ways to knit socks. I started a cuff down pair and a toe up pair, it's funny I started this project of comparing the two methods then about a week or two later I saw on facebook a post by Craftsy on "The Great Sock War". Well I'm not sure which side I'm on. I learned while preparing with my mom to teach the class that I'm not loyal to styles when it comes to knitting. My mom taught me the European way to knit (what some people call left handed knitting), I learned when I was probably 8 or so and then didn't do much because I didn't have any decent patterns at the time and I had no use for hot pads. Fast forward into my twenties when I had my first son and I was ready to knit again. I saw a knitting magazine at the store full of cute patterns for my baby. I looked at the pics of how to cast on, knit, etc and it just came naturally, I thought I was doing it the way my mom taught me. So just because I learned to knit socks cuff down first doesn't mean I have to keep doing it that way if I happen to like the toe up method better. It may depend on the fit of the socks in the end.

I am also doing a favor for my sister, a couple of years ago she had my knit socks for here whole family (all 8 of them plus my nephews fiance). Well now my nephew has 2 sons and my neice got married so 3 more stockings have been requested. I started my nieces hubby's cuz I had the right colors in my stash.

So here come the pics

Cuff Down

Toe Up

Christmas Stocking

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Vow

First off I loved this movie!  My Honey was so sweet to take me to it last night even though it was clearly a chick flick through and through. The story was great, inspired by true events and all, but the what I kept thinking the whole time was that Channing's character Leo wore the most awesome sweaters! I just kept thinking oh ahh my Honey would look so hot in that one too, and that would be so fun to knit. I guess I wasn't the only one: . I totally recommend this movie even if it's just for the knitwear.

Friday, November 18, 2011

FO Friday

I know it's not Friday anymore ( it's actually 12 am as I type), but since I haven't gone to bed yet it's still Friday to me. I didn't have time to post earlier today, it was one of those one thing after another days. Then it was GNO and we can't miss that especially when it's ogling over love-struck vampires and werewolves on the big screen. Enough about that here's what I finished this week:
Tracy's(my bff)slippers
I actually finished knitting and felting a while ago, but it took a while for them to dry and then I got doing other stuff and I couldn't decide what color of buttons to do I hope she likes the yellow.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes worsted
Colorway: Fairy Tale
Needles: US 15

Bootees for Emma
My neighbor just had a baby girl, her 6th child WOW! I feel every baby should have something new even though they are sure to get hand me downs.
Pattern: Saarte's Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: Stash yarn I bought a long time ago and I don't have the label, 
but I'm sure it's pima cotton.
Needles: US 3
This pattern is really easy once you figure it out. If you plan on making them watch this video on youtube for a tutorial on the button holes on the straps it will make the process much nicer than trying to guess by the pics of the tiny bootees.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I've had these booties on my ravelry queue for a long time, 
but I just haven't gotten around to making them. My neighbor just had a baby girl 
so I decided what a good excuse to do some baby knitting. 

Pattern:Sarrtje's Bootees by Sarrtje de Bruijn
Yarn: Left-over yarn that I lost the label to. It's pima cotton if I remember right.Sport weight
Needles: US size 3
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