Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Look what they've done to my shawl, Ma or Nina as Baby Blankie
The first picture is in an earlier stage of development and it appears to be suitably conservative, (right). Well, here we are now, adding BLUE to a baby girl blanket (hey, no sexists here!)
So far, it's a bunch of fun:)
More to come as I progress with this thing,
Joan in Ellicott City, MD
Monday, January 29, 2007
Pretty in Pink!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
It's rug for just inside my back door. With the snow and all up here in Canada, it was getting sloppy there. Calamari rug to the rescue! Started it and finished it last night!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Bubbly in Progress
I'm about 3/4 of the way through my first Bubbly curtain and I'm so happy with how it's turning out! It's actually longer now than in this photo, and it's coming along quite quickly. I think I only have 1 more of the repeat sections to go before I'll be done. I'm using the Euroflax sportweight on size 5 needles exactly as recommended. Can anyone recommend the best way to wash this in preparation for blocking? I understand the linen "relaxes" after washing. Does this mean it needs a soap and water wash by hand? With any particular type of soap? Or will a thorough wetting down do?
Friday, January 26, 2007
Log Cabin Dishcloths, Absorba
Again, #7 Denise and SnC in Midnight Magic, Dark Pine, and Sage Green. I have a vision of drawers full of mini Log Cabins, each one unique. Details and my position on dishcloth requirements are available on my blog.
Also on the needles, my new bathmat. I'm using Denise #15 and Peaches & Cream Double Worsted. I'm really liking the colors: Hunter, Bright Navy, and Blue Swirls.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Why is everyone leaving the KAL for the new Blogger? I just updated to the new version and I had no trouble and didn't have to leave any blogs behind!
EZ Ribwarmer -- the final lap
Almost done! But I have some issues ....
First, the I-Cord edging. I love it, but it seems 2 rows look better. And it's taking almost as long as it did to knit the darn thing!
Second, and more seriously, what I call POOCHING. What the hell are these bumps? They're at the end of the short row shaping for the back. I haven't blocked yet, but am doubtful they'll flatten out. Should I cut, unravel and graft? Or be content with breast-like bumps right above my bum?
Garter Stitch Engineering Question (lm)
row one- one ridge
knit row- two ridges
cast off- last ridge
row on- one ridge
knit row- two ridges
knit row- last ridge
cast off (Doesn't count)
Another Finished Mitered Square
I just finished a mitered square blanket thats been in process for awhile now. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, more pics and the details on my blog. Thanks for such a fun knitalong!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
How much would you charge for a ballband?
A few months ago, I gave one to my friend as a housewarming present. And the other day she asked me how much I would charge if I were to knit a few more for her. What do y'all think? If you knit 4 ballbands and sold them as a set, how much would you charge? It's so hard to put a price on handknits...
New Log Cabin Project
Inspired by a photo at Ann and Kay's blog, I bought some Jojoland Rhythm yarn and started knitting it into Log Cabin squares. The yarn changes color gradually, and I'm thrilled by the results! Each square was knitted from a different ball of Rhythm.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Finished Miter square
I am thrilled with the finished project. I salute those of you who make an entire blanket!
Check out my blog http://imaginknit.blogspot.com/
Log cabin design question
Can I when I bind off the log I am on now then start(seperately and when complete whip stitch it to it) the smaller log cabin squares and make 2 or 3 per side and add them on to make smaller log cabin squares around to frame the log cabin big square that I have done so far.
I think it would look neat I am just not sure how it would work out so I thought I would toss in the idea for opinions before I try so what do you think?? Thanks ahead of time for any ideas on whether this will work or not or ideas on how to make it work.
First FO of 2007!
It's a Baby Genius Coaster! Love the pattern, needed new coasters, had leftover yarn...it was a no brainer! Details on my blog.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Nature Wool Log Cabin Blanket
Finally, a finished 2007 project. I love this blanket but it's a gift. So off it goes. I have enough Nature Wool left to make another, but I think I'll save those for some matching pillows. It's a good sign that as soon as I finished this project, I wanted to cast on for another log cabin blanket. It's a great project for knitting in a dark movie theater, where the bulk of this was knitted.
More details at my blog.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Curve of pursuit in progress...
And here is my other gloom buster for the cold weather (which I did today)... please ignore the hideous face below the hat :-)
Log Cabin finished!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
geometric hanging - 1/4 done! (well, sort of)
1/4 of the knitting is now done. For more info, please see my blog. Please note the blue centre is quite a bit deeper in "real life" (as opposed to cheapo digital camera life, that is...)
The part that I've sewn together...
... and sewing yet to come! (agh)
Thanks to Pat and Steve from Woolly Thoughts for the pattern and for otherwise feeding my blankie fetish!
This was made with six colors, one skein each give or take a little, all Malabrigo. I started sometime in August, so I am really glad to have this ready. My freind is due in February, so I'm just in time!
Believe it or not - it's hard to see - this is the back.
I could wish for some sun, to make these photos pop more...Anyway, I am still working on an adult-sized baby Moderne in Silky Wool, but it goes much slower on those tiny needles, and I'm not sure I'm lovng my colors. I really want to steal the yarn for a sweater...
I really want to knit kimonos for them b/c apparently, it's the cool thing to wear to ballet class!
Any help is MUCH appreciated. You can e-mail me if that's easier than leaving a comment at email@example.com.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Please remove me
Please let me know when this blog converts to the new format!
Kimono w/Built-in Ties
Solid white Peaches & Creme from a one-pound cone I had & a ball of pink/purple/white variegated for which I've lost the ball band.
Details of the ties on my blog.
The only changes I made to the pattern are the same ones I made the first time--a knitted cast-on (instead of backward loop) and a sloped cast-off when shaping the sleeves.
As you can see, the sloped cast-off makes such a nice smooth edge on the sleeve.
There is a little more info about this kimono on my blog, and I invite you to stop by sometime. Have a great day, everyone!
P.S. I love seeing everyone's finished MDK stuff! I'm sure this knitalong is going to be around for a long, long time.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
We call this look the babushka.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Do you wash and block?
Do you wash/block your bibs O love before gifting them?
More baby knitting on my blog.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Fun with Photo Shop
I spent the good part of the morning sewing together mitered squares for a baby blanket. I am planning on adding a border, but wanted to take a couple of photos pre-border. When uploading the photos I decided to use a fun crop and came up with this mitered flower. I guess I am just wishing for spring.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
More Advice Needed!
Thanks so much for your help!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
My first dishcloth of the new year
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ~3~
Thanks for the enthusiasm & inspiration you all have shared through the KAL so far.
As you may have noticed - Blogger has made some updates to the site. This effects the KAL because our site is HUGE.
This is what it means:
1. The Mason Dixon KAL is on the OLD Blogger version
2. If you are a member of the KAL you will NOT be able to migrate over to the NEW version. You will need to "unsubscribe" to move your blog over to the new version.
3. If you are a member of the NEW version - you will not be able to become a member of the KAL because we're too big (bummer, I know!!)
4. At this time, because the new vs. old blogger version has become so complicated, I will only be able to honor requests to "unsubscribe" so that you can migrate over to the new version if you choose.
5. The KAL is closed TEMPORARILY to new members. I'm sorry I have to do this, I tried my best not too, but this new Blogger has created a very time consuming task of keeping up with "unsubscribe requests" for me & I'll have to take a break from adding new members for a little while .
6. I will announce a re-opening for new KAL members as soon as I'm able to. Keep in mind that to join, you need to be a part of the old Blogger version.
Thanks for understanding, & I'm sorry it has to be this way ~ it wasn't my choice.
You can read more about this and other knitting adventures on my blog. Happy Knitting! Bobbi
Monday, January 08, 2007
It is currently in use and every bit as squishy-soft as the pattern claims!
Specs: I have included my ladies size 10.5 feet in the photo for scale. I used a hodge-podge of yarn...this was a stash-busting project. I used 5 strands of worsted weight cotton--2 strands Peaches & Cream cream color, 1 strand P & C white, 1 strand Sugar & Cream white, and 1 strand white-ish recycled yarn from my cotton sweater from a mass retailer I will call O.N.
Christmas Knitting a Hit!
and all the ladies loved the Warshcloth Sundaes!
You can read all about the pain and suffering on my blog at http://nautiknitter.wordpress.com. Thanks for all the support and encouragement on the darn blanket!
More Log Cabin Fun
These are log cabin panels that incorporate my grandmother's crochet work. I have only three of her crocheted squares, but I'm making the most of them. The log cabin panels might grow later on, but in the meantime I'm planning to make more of them in this size and turn them into a blanket. I don't know how to crochet, so the other center squares might just be a sampling of various knitting stitch patterns. We shall see!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Finished Log Cabin
I love this. It's a nice little throw, just the right size if I want to keep my lap and knees warm while I'm hanging out at home (and knitting, of course). I put a thin, one-row "cro-Kay" edging on it, à la Kay from Mason-Dixon Knitting.
Next up: another log cabin, incorporating squares that my grandmother crocheted many years ago. She sent the squares to me after I learned to knit a couple of years ago, saying, "Maybe you can do something with these." And how! Pictures to come soon.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
plan for geometric squares blanket
Am dying to start but am currently working on a sweater which I promised myself I would finish first. SIGH.
Here is the yarn I'm using...
... and here is the proposed design:
Please wish me luck. Counting on good blankie vibes!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Mistakes Become Design Element