Friday, January 31, 2014

Catch Up

Long time no post.  I've tried off and on over the past couple of weeks, but Blogger would NOT let me upload any pictures.  I've been fiddling around tonight with it, and I finally got it to work.  Since there are a few things to show (basically everything I've completed so far this year) I will link to my Ravelry page so you can see more detail if you want.

First up I made three pairs of felted slippers.  The top pair are mine, the other two pairs are whoevers.  The pattern is my old faithful Felted Clogs from Fibertrends.  The yarn is Patons Classic Wool except for the salmony colored slippers, that's one strand of PCW and one strand Galway.  Details here.

Also completed this month is an infinity scarf.  The pattern is 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, the yarn is some cheapy cheapy worsted weight yarn I bought at Zeller a few years ago, dirt cheap, 70% acrylic, 30% wool.  It's really quite pretty.  They yarn is kind of splitty.  It said machine washable and dryable.  I did machine wash it in cold water, but I air dried it.  I don't machine dry hand knitted items even if it says it's machine dryable.  I think it they items stay nicer if they are air dried.  Details here.

I also made a couple of pairs of plain vanilla socks for my Dad.  His birthday was December 30, but I didn't get these finished until January 21.  He knew he was getting them, though.  The yarn is Mary Maxim Step It Up.  I won't buy this again unless it's dirt cheap.  I didn't care for it, kind of splitty and twisty.  Reminds me somewhat of the Noro sock yarns buy not as thick/thin and twisty.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, 68sts, heels over 34sts, toe to 24sts, details here

I have another infinity scarf on the go as well right now, and I also joined this KAL.  I noticed a boo-boo in it last night and had to rip back two repeats.  I doubt T would ever notice, but I saw it and knew it was there, so I had to fix it. Details on my project here.

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Missed 2013

One item I forgot to post that was finished in 2013, a pair of ankle socks started December 24, finished on the 28th.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, the yarn is Patons Kroy in green ragg stripes.  Details here.
Happy knitting!

PS  Scroll down to my previous post for a list of complete FOs of 2013.  Happy New Year!

FOs of 2013

FOs of 2013:

child socks -- 10 pairs
adult socks -- 25 pairs
baby blankets -- 2
hats -- 3
felted slippers -- 2 pairs
dishcloths -- 2
scarves -- 3
felted bag -- 1

Total finished items for 2013 -- 48

FOs of 2013:
Two Pom Pom It! Hats
T's Austermanns 9
Mock My Socks Off 10
Picot Ankle Socks 11
Summery Broadripples 12
Picot Ankle Socks II 13
Sunshine Socks 14
Blue Lagoon Scarf
Country Nephew Blanket
Calypso Queen Socks 15
My Dishcloths
Hederas 16
Thuja 17
Charity Socks 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Harris Tweeds 2
Ruth's Slippers x2
3 Pair Baby Socks 1, 3, 4
Christmas Socks 5
Jeck Socks 6
Garter Rib Baby Blanket
Charity Socks 7
Stripey Felted Bag
Sea Weed Socks 8
Reef Socks 9
Candy Cane Socks 10
Sugar Plum Socks 11
Blue Ice Socks 12
Burnished Sierra Socks 13
Fern Rose Socks 14
Summer Moss Socks 15
Shreky Thorpe
Blue Ice Socks Again 16
Tyler's Warm Woolies 17, 18
Two Irish Hiking Scarves
Flip Flop Socks 19

Melisa's Ankle Socks 20