Sunday, January 01, 2017

FOs of 2016

85 FOs in 2016:

mittens - 8
hats - 8
socks - 37
baby cardigan - 2
baby hat - 3
baby blanket - 2
finger puppet - 17
dishcloth - 2
cowl - 3
scarf - 1
slippers - 2

Links to FOs of 2016:

Sweet Stripes Socks
Slate Jacquard Socks
3 Pairs Work Socks
Non-Felted Slippers
Rudy Got Sole
February Lady Socks
Two Syrian Wurms
First Spring Roll Brim Hat
Two Pairs Women Work Socks
Orange Striped Broadripples
Sole to Sole, Big and Small
Two Pairs Ankle Socks
Bramble Socks
Baby Blanket and Hats
Turquoise Jacquard Socks
Mulberry Stripes Socks
Celestial Socks
Prairie Grass Socks
Sunshine Kitten Blanket
Charcoal Tweed Hat
Hermione's Cable and Bobble Hat
Hedgerow Socks
Alpaca Boucle Cowl
Canyon Colors Socks
Work-Style Ankle Sock Slippers
Fiery 5th Avenue II
Two Boxy Dishcloths
Simple Yet Effective Cowl
Be Simple Variations Scarf
Girl Next Door Hat
Exeter Hat
Magico Socks 1 and 2
17 Finger Puppets
Deep End Socks
Sunset Socks
Rainbow Socks
Fall Looking Socks
Austermann Socks
Green Striped Socks
Green Thuja Socks
Mexiko Socks
Heavy Work Socks
5 Pairs Trigger Finger Mittens
Thin Work Socks x2
Berroco Socks
Fabel Socks
Eclipse Socks
Little Coffee Bean Cardigan
Basic Toddler Cardigan with Hat
Exeter Hat and Mittens
2 Pairs Trigger Finger Mittens

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Final FOs of 2016

These two baby sweaters were finished for quite awhile, but I hadn't washed and blocked them or photographed them.  The first one is Little Coffee Bean Cardigan, the yarn is Patons Canadiana in winter white and grape jelly.  Ravelry details here.

The next one is Basic Cardigan from the book Cabin Fever.  The yarn is Diamond Merino Superwash DK in a mauve color.  I had enough yarn to make a hat as well, I used this pattern, details here.

I made an Exeter hat and trigger finger mittens for Hubs with Briggs & Little Heritage in dark grey. One of the dollar stores in town carries B&L, but only Heritage and Tuffy.  They sell a lot of it.  It's only $4/skein, good deal.  There's another place in town to get it, but they sell it for $5.49, I think, but they have a bigger variety.  Details here.

I whipped up two more pairs of the mitts with B&L Heritage in seafoam and brown heather.  Details here.

Happy Knitting and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Catch Up

Always playing catch up, lol.  I know I've still got a couple of things that have been done for awhile now, but they still need to be photographed.  But in the meantime there are some others.  First is a pair of heavy work sock made with Briggs & Little Tuffy. Ravelry details here.

Trigger fingers mittens made with Briggs & Little Heritage, the pattern is an old Patons pattern.  Details here.

The last couple of pairs of socks for the friend that gave me a bunch of yarn to knit up for her.  This pair was Garnstudio Drops Fabel, details here.

This pair is Berroco Sox, details here.

Christmas socks for Hubs, Patons Kroy coal cuff, heels, and toes, eclipse stripes for the main part.  His feet are too big to get a whole sock out of one skein of Kroy.  Details here.

More Trigger Finger mittens for Christmas gifts, same pattern, same yarn, details here.

And lastly, thin work socks made for a friend who gifted them for Christmas gifts, the yarn is Sandnes Garn Sisu Solids, details here.

Happy knitting!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting!!! Update soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

More Stuff

The children's hospital put out a call for more finger puppets, so some of the local knitting group answered the call.  I made 17 Hare Finger Puppets out of one skein of Patons Astra with some odds and ends for the faces and tails.  Details here.

Next up are some vanilla socks.  The first pair is Patons Kroy in Deep End.  Details here.

Then some vanilla socks made with Kroy again in Sunset with red heels and toes.  Details here.

And one more pair in Kroy in Rainbow Stripes with red heels and toes.  Details here.

Got someone who knits but has no time, so she was looking for a knitter to whip up some of her yarn into socks.  She gave me enough for seven pairs to start.  I am on the last pair now.  I have five pairs to show, the sixth pair hasn't been washed and blocked yet, so no pictures.  They were all vanilla socks except for one pair.  The first pair is Lana Grossa Magdalena Neuner Champion.  Details here.

More Lana Grossa Magdalena Neuner Champion, but I didn't care for this skein.  Don't know if it was the dye or what, but it definitely felt different than the pair above.  It was rough and stiff but did soften up some with washing.  They still don't feel as nice as the other pair.  Details here.

Berroco Sox done in the Thuja pattern.  Details here.

And the final pair (for now!), I love the colors, Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Mexiko, always one of my favorites anyways.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Finished up a few more things.  First up is Girl Next Door Hat, this one is for me, the yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Fat Cat Chromacolour in green bean.  Did it exactly like the pattern minus the i-cord.  Details here.

Next is a hat destined for the Christmas Gift box, Exeter, knit with Briggs & Little Heritage in blue heather.  I like the way the decreases on the top look, very neat.  Details here.

The yarn isn't the best to show off the fancy looking decreases.

And two more things destined for the Christmas Gift box, socks knit with Lana Grossa Meilenweit Magico II, details here.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Catch Up

I finished up some items that I've been slack in posting.  I still have two more that aren't washed and blocked yet.  But here goes with the stuff that IS done.

First up a plain roll brim hat destined for the Christmas gift box.  The yarn in Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed in charcoal tweed, Ravelry details here.

Next up is a pattern I bought eons ago, I have the mittens pattern, too, but haven't gotten around to them yet.  Hermione's Cable and Bobble hat in Briggs & Little Tuffy in red mix, details here.

A pair of socks for the Christmas gift box, Hedgerow Socks in Lion Brand Sock Ease Solids, details here.

An alpaca boucle cowl for me, the pattern is here, the yarn is Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Boucle, details here.

These socks are like night and day.  Yes, they are the same color, and yes, they are the same dye lot.  It's hard to believe looking at them.  Thank goodness they're for me. The yarn is Patons Kroy FX in canyon colors, plain old vanilla socks, details here.

Since I wear slippers out so incredibly fast, I made myself a pair of work-style ankle socks out of some leftover Briggs & Little Tuffy I had, hoping the nylon will make them last longer once fall weather, slipper wearing weather hits.  Details here.

I haven't bought yarn in a LONG time, I'm tyring to use up some stuff I've had for ages and ages.  I made one of these before and gave it away, this one is for me,  It's 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, made with yarn I bought years ago when there used to be a Zellers store around, dirt cheap, 4 skeins, $4.  It's an acrylic/wool blend, bagged like mill ends.  Horrid feeling to knit with, but it washes up nicely.  Details here.

I needed some easy knitting, so I made two dishcloths out of leftover Bernat Handicrafter.  The pattern is Boxy Dishcloth, details here.

Another cowl for me, Simple Yet Effective, the yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Twinkle Cat DK in Sprite.  Details here.

Lastly - for now - is Be Simple Variations, for me, out of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), details here.

I soon have to break my yarn diet and buy some.  I am running out of things I really want to knit, there's just not much left anyways, and I need some simple knitting for car rides and stuff.

Happy knitting!