Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013!

Wishing everyone a Good new year!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Here we go again...

Today I am trying to knit a pair of fingerless mittens.  I have made numerous pairs of Fetching.  Love the pattern.  Of course, I have usually altered the pattern to compensate for longer fingers and arms, by adding cabled rows.

This pair of mittens is being made with Woolease, (forest green heather), with size 6 dpns.

I cast on 40 stitches and have used a k4p1 ribbing pattern.  I knit this for 4".

Thumb gusset:

I started the gusset on the 3rd needle (the one with only 10 stitches).

  1. The first row: knit 4, pm, m1r, p, m1l, knit 4, p1, continue pattern
  2. knit pattern
  3. (between markers) m1r, k, p, k, m1l
  4. knit pattern
  5. m1r, k2, p, k2, m1l
  6. knit pattern
  7. knit pattern
  8. m1r, k3, p, k3, m1l
  9. knit pattern
  10. knit pattern
  11. m1r, k4, p, k4, m1l
  12. knit pattern
  13. knit pattern
  14. m1r, k5, p, k5, m1l
  15. knit pattern
  16. knit pattern
  17. knit pattern
  18. knit pattern

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Only a few rows added to sock today.  Trying to decide which patterning to use once the toe is complete.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

More knitting!

Continuing the sock. (still on the toe)

Continue to add 4 stitches to each round as described previously until there are 60 stitches.
Knit without increasing stitch count every other row.
So far I am at 72 stitches. (Yes its a slow process!)

I've been trying to knit a minimania scarf. I've ripped it out three times! Just not getting it right. And it is going to be a long time knitting project. I really need some quick gift ideas. Which means I'll be going down the rabbit hole known as Ravelry.

I'm accepting suggestions!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Its been a long time

I am going to try to use my blog for helping me remember what I am knitting and how I am doing it. I have too many single socks done and can't recall how I started them. I hope to add some additional updates.

Trekking Maxima Colour 911 (lot 18623) I have 2 skeins.

Started sock toe up.
Using Susan Bates sock needles size 1 (silver color)

Figure 8 cast on with two needles, 10 'stitches' on each needle.
First row, knit all stitches
2nd row: knit 1, knit fb, knit 3, start 3rd needle, knit 3, knit fb, knit 1, (next needle) knit 1 knit fb, knit fb, knit 3, start 4th needle, knit 3, knit fb, knit 1 (total 24 stitches)
3rd row: knit all stitches
4th row: add 1 stitch to each needle as in 2nd row (total 28 stitches)
5th row - continue as with row 4.

That's it for now. Have to take Oscar to get groomed and a few more errands.

Have a good day everyone.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Price of Free Speech

Please join the Blue Ribbon Campaign.  Others have described this effort more clearly and eloquently than I can.  You can read some of those here and here.  

Sunday, June 03, 2007