Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sneak Peeks and Outtake




 My sister and I are starting an Etsy site!  Last week we had an Esty shoot and I think the outtakes were some of the best pictures we took.  Here is a sneak peek at what I hope to have online later this week!






And an outtake!






Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Joy


 If you happen to ask my siblings what it is like to be an Auntie or an Uncle, they will tell you it's the best job around.  While I would have to say that being a Mama is the best job going, being an Auntie is pretty stellar.  My youngest brother and his wife gave me that role in April, and what a joy Fi-Chan is. 



As Fi's arrival approached, my knitting needles started clicking a lace blanket tune. 


Knit with Louisa Harding Azalea and Rowan Summerlite DK, this cotton blanket is a soft, cuddly knit.  Knit vertically, Fiona starts with a garter stitch edging, then has three separate lace sections, before finishing with another garter edge. After the main body of the blanket is finished, stitches are picked up and knit along both sides to finish the blanket’s edging.


You can buy the pattern here.


Monday, November 30, 2015

A Gift for Anna




 


My niece, Anna, had a birthday at the end of October, for her present, she requested a new hat. After I made her the hat, I made another (due to the fact that I didn't write down the pattern), then made my sister stand out in the cold to have her picture taken.  Thank you Ellie!



A cozy knit, this soft squishy cabled hat is a quick project to make.


Materials:

1 skein Lionbrand Heartland, color Yosimite
Size US 8 double pointed needles
Size US 8 16 inch circular needles
Cable Needle
Marker

Finished Measurements

Height: 9 inches
Circumference: 22 inches

Gauge: 20 stitches by 20 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern

Abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
m1: make a stitch
1x1 rib: knit one stitch, then purl the next, repeat k1,p1 across the entire row.
C4F: Slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold at the front of the work, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle.
 k2t: knit 2 stitches together






Instructions:
CO 76

Join in the round, placing marker between the first and the last stitches.

Rows 1-5 :1x1 rib

Cable Pattern:

Row 1: [C4F, p2] Repeat from [ to ] until there are 10 stitches before the marker.  [C4F, p1, m1] 2x (there should now be 78total stitches)

Row 2: [k4, p2] around the row

Row 3: as row 2

Row 4: as row 2

Row 5: [C4F, p2] around the row

Row 6: as row 2

Row 7: as row 2

Row 8: as row 2

Repeat rows 5-8 five more times.

Decreases:

Change to double pointed needles when needed.

Row 1: [k 4, k2t] repeat round row

Row 2: k

Row 3: [k 3, k2t] repeat round row

Row 4: k

Row 5: [k 2, k2t] repeat round row

Row 6: k

Row 7: [k1, k2t] repeat round row

Row 8: k

Row 9:[ k2t] around the row

Break yarn leaving a long tail.  thread the yarn through all the remaining stitches, pull tightly, weave in ends.

Enjoy!