Wednesday, November 26, 2008

lots of FO's.....

I may not have been blogging much lately, But I sure have been getting a lot of knitting (and some crocheting) finished.

First, we have some crocheted snowflakes. The pattern for all three is HERE. They were quick and easy, I did 4 snowflakes (3 above and 1 below) in one day. I used basic white size 10 crochet thread and a 1.80 mm crochet hook for all 4.

This Snowflake pattern is called Aunt Lore's Snowflake. I blocked mine out a little differently than the one on the website was.

These Elegant Crocheted Ornaments (free pattern but you have to register to download) were a little trickier than the snowflakes, but were still pretty fun and quick to work up. The pattern is for a set of 6, and I only have the 3 in the pic done. I'm not sure If I'll be doing more or not. We'll just have to see where to mood takes me. I used basic size 10 crochet thread, and on the gold and red balls I used a 3.5 mm hook and on the silver I used a 1.80 mm hook. I did that just to see the difference in the fit on the ball. I think you can see in the pic that the silver one in A LOT tighter, but I like the look of the other 2 better.

This bag is Via Diagonale from I wanted a new purse, so I knit this one up in under a week. It does have a sewn in fabric lining, but I didn't get a pic of that. This was a pretty easy knit, and I enjoyed knitting it. It was also my first time lining a knit purse. The yarns I used were Wool-Ease worsted in Black, and Valley Yarns Northampton in Amethyst. I also decided against sewing on the handles and I attached them with D-rings. I'm debating about going back and adding on the i-cord top border.

My Oldest sister asked for a hat for her Christmas gift, she wanted something thick and ribbed, so I double stranded some worsted (wool-ease in dark rose heather and black) and did a 2x2 rib. In the pic the hat is being modeled by my 3 year old.

Here we have Thuja Socks from I knit these for a friend of mine, and he has big feet. Well, when knitting socks, anyone whose feet are bigger than mine has big feet. I used (again) Wool Ease in Black.

And, finally, here we have the last project in this post. These mittens I knit for my other sister's Christmas gift. The pattern is NHM #1 from the book 'Selbuvotter' by Terri Shea. I used knitpicks Palette yarn in Blush and Ash. My row gauge was off, and I needed to add a few rows of length, so I added in the 3 dot things at the tips of the mittens. These still need a good blocking, but I'm calling them finished :)


Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma said...

Wow! You have been super-productive. Love the snowflakes. Instant gratification is oh so nice. How did you starch/block them?

Jackie said...

Thanks! To block/stiffen the snowflakes, I dipped them into a 1/2 water 1/2 white glue mixture, squeezed the excess out, and then pinned them out on wax paper so they wouldn't stick to my blocking board. I let them dry overnight and by morning they were dry and stiff :)