Sunday, November 23, 2008


This was a very fun & fast knit... I have to say the fastest scarf I've ever done!.... The alpaca is VERY soft. So much so, that I'd recommend using bamboo needles as using addi's or options was a little 'too' slippery...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


That's the last of the xmas mitts for gifting...  These were VERY fun to knit.. I would definitely make these again...

Palm side of hell!.. no really.. I just used a cable needle.. b/c well.. I'm a knit-tard when comes to twisting stitches or cabling w/o a cable needle.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Aran Island Mitts

Almost there...I made some mistakes .... but the non-knitter recipients of pretty much all my gifts would never know it... and they still shall do their part on keeping the hands warm... I may just keep these for myself and make ANOTHER pair... They are really fun to knit..THANK GOD the chart is all-in-one for the front and back, so that I may knit two at time and not completely mess it up..And I think I may have dipped into this skein prior from the dog sweater.. so I'm not entirely sure if I'll have enough to finish.. stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another one of Those Mitts

Last year, one of my friends received a pair of Fetching for Christmas. This year, she had asked (ok, begged/whined/stalked) for a pair of longer-ish (cover more of my wrists) fingerless mitts...  This year, she's getting Leslies' Those Mitts.... 
I made a slight change where I extended the thumb gusset just to give her more of the coverage she was looking for...
 On the flight down to Texas, I started some Toast and promptly finished.

 I started on a hat to match my nephew's mitts while there.. and promptly ran out of yarn.

 I picked up the Aran Ruffles and put it down... B-O-R-I-N-G.... I guess I'll pick it back up...
Have a good week all..!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Howdy paht-nah

I finished lil Sydney's sweater.. 

I can't wait to give to my Aunt and Uncle..
 I'm so pleased with it. I have to say the pattern is wonky.. The US version is flat out - WRONG.. so I ended up following the UK version...quite frankly, having to follow 3 separate charts... well. just plain sucks... but the outcome was worth it.

It's so soft and squishy and cuddly... Cables in the UltraAlpaca just transform it to another level. If I could stretch this over a 100lb. Dakota head ...I would...

And I did make both Filet Mignon and Chicken Cordon Bleu for my boys who became official teenagers yesterday!... and they ate BOTH and ALL of it....I'm off to Texas (Dallas area) for the next 6 days.. Have a good week and see ya in one!