Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New yarn! <3

Fleece Artist - Trail Socks

I've taught myself how to knit socks in the past few weeks. I am overly excited about socks, I will not lie.

Malabrigo Worsted

I'm gonna use this to make myself a sweet hat. I just need to go out and buy the proper sized needles tomorrow... and then hopefully not knit and write an essay :D

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mosey, Snowboarder Hat

Opps! I've been so busy with school I forgot to update!

Mosey [RA][Knitty]
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino, Natural Mix
Needles: US7(4.5mm)
Notes: The only changes I made was to do one extra repeat of the back panel, since I knit them for Amie and I knew she would want them to be long and still have some slouch. The only thing I found annoying was making the damn pom poms circular, lol! I had a ton of fun knitting these, and I think I’ll definitely knit a pair for myself at some point… maybe in black :D

Snowboarder Hat That Rocks [RA][We Do Not Have a Knitting Problem]
Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky, Black
Needles: US10.5(6.5mm)
Notes: I double stranded the yarn and knit loosely to see how thick/stiff I could make it. In the end it turned out too snuggly for me to add lining, but I still enjoy it. I used 16 20” strands for each ear flap and attached them in groups of 4 before braiding them. If I ever made this again I'd still double strand for the sturdiness, but I think I'd go up a needle size or two so I could line it and have it be a tad more flexible.

I also finally finished blocking the Meseta Alta shawl, but I'm still debating on what to do with the tassels. I don't have enough yarn to tassel the way it is in the original, so I either have to buy more or just space them out a bit better. I should decide soon, this was a Christmas present after all!

Currently working on socks... I wasn't expecting it to be this complicated with the gauge! Knitting socks is waaaaaay easier than I suspected it would be, I'm even beginning to like dpns... but for whatever reason I get itty bitty stitches using recommended yarn and needles.. I think I'm just going to have to math it up every time I knit socks. That's not so bad I guess, it's really fun to knit them in any case.

Sock Measurements


Calf Circ: 14.25
Ankle Circ: 10.25
Heel: 2.5
Foot Circ: 10.25
Foot Length: 10


Calf Circ: 11.5
Ankle Circ: 7.5
Foot Circ: 8.75
Foot Length: 9.74


Calf Circ: 12.5
Ankle Circ: 10
Heel: 2.5
Foot Circ: 11.5
Foot Length: 11