Saturday, January 31, 2009

The epitomy of cool socks!

Finished my socks last night! Wore them to work today. LOL





If you are going knit socks then using 2 circular as opposed to 4dpn's is the way to go. I might even make another pair. ;o)

Have you ever knit black??

Now, this may not be exciting to most people...unless...you have ever knit black. This is the back of my nephew's sweater. Worsted weight Moda Dea super wash wool. Size to fit a 42".
He is going to have to come to the old folks home and read to me after this...lol

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just for Fun

Here are some of the things that I completed last month. The mobius bag was fun to knit, and still has to be felted.





And the tattoo kimono shrug was easy the whole thing was done in garder stitch. I left out the picture on the back. The colour of the wool was enough interest for me. Thank you for the pattern daughter #1.

My knitting buddy, Maple








~Daughter #2

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Final Reveal

All finished and wearable.
It's all about the details.

Am I pleased or what?
~MuM


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blocking the Mystery Shawl

This took me about a half and hour to block. I pulled the double bed into the middle of the room so I could walk around it. The shawl was soaked in warm water for about 15 min. to make sure it was well saturated. Then I squeezed out the water, rolled it in a towel and stood on it while Carl fixed the drain plug I broke.....lol
One pile of warm soggy knitting. I have woven the ends in but will not trim the tails until it is dry. just in case it draws in more yarn when stretched.
Threading the edges onto the blocking wires. I can not feature doing this without wires...shudder
Threading on the top edge. Hmm I always liked these sheets...lol

Working on the edge and top corners...not straight yet. Yank some more.

Tug, pull, smooth, pat around and around the bed. almost there.

O.K. I am finished. Note the point detail, sometimes I am so smart I can't stand myself. I did this out of my head as I rounded the corner...short rows..
If I was entering this in a fair I would have threaded another set of wires along the base of the edging then pulled out the points. geeze Louise it's for me lighten up already! This I can live with.
I think it looks pretty spiffy.
~MuM

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm in "finishing up mode."



I have finished the Mystery Shawl #10 complete with a wide lace border. It is smashing!

This weekend I will get it blocked. Promise. Pictures of the process to follow....

Next on the agenda is the Celtic Knot Shawl in cherry Malabrigo Lace Weight. This is a quick little edge..start with 8 sts and 12 rows. Easy Peasy..except as usual I had to go overboard and now I an knitting the edging ALL around the shawl...sheesh I never learn.

When this is finished I HAVE to finish the Queen Anne's Lace ( circular shawl) then I can move on.

Now because I have finished the mystery Shawl and the edging on the Celtic Shawl is on it's way I have started the next sweater.

For my mephew Matt who has waited for years for a sweater from Aunt Susan. Some how a photo of a black sweater isn't too exciting..lol Wait till I get to the front! Gotta love the Domiknitrix!


Counting rows on black is nigh unto impossible. Everytime I finish a row I toss a marker into the dish. 10 markers = 10 rows. Ta Dah every 10 rows I add a marker to the knitting.
BTW : This is my favourite ribbing K3 P1
~ MuM

Monday, January 12, 2009

Little Christmas Stockings



Tiny decorations.

~Daughter#2