Monday, January 25, 2010

scarf exchange

so on Ravelry were doing a scarf exchange...and on my LYS-the knitting bee-'s website they have advertised their yarn of the month--fresco! and along with this they have a free pattern for a basket whip cowl, so im making a heather grey cowl for my secret partner...and then im going to go get myself some more fresco yarn and make one for me!! i LOVE this yarn!!
i lied, im too in love with this cowl to give it away, i found some other yarn that i think is perfect for my swap partner and am making a lace scarf out of it...picture below

socks making my first socks and well, they are taking all my through the heal turning (the hard part which really wasnt hard) and on now on the decreases to get to the foot...the problem? well im using mochi plus and i keep making mistakes (and not noticing them until im rows beyond them...and i have to tink back to fix it...the mochi plus DOES NOT TINK WELL! will post pictures when im done
oh ya the pattern im using is the basic socks from I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks

Friday, January 22, 2010

Knitted felted knitting bag!

so im in the process of designing/knitting this bag, but i need somewhere to keep my notes, and eventually the pattern i develop so here it is!

yarn using: wool of the andies from KnitPicks, worsted weight
needle size:13" needle on 24"circs

knit using double strands-or maybe use the bulky weight instead of worsted?

CO 200sts

round 1: Knit
round 2: purl
round 3: knit
round 4: purl
round 5-:knit

im using 2 colors, black and orange--i knit with one color till i run out then switch to the other color and on and on until the bag is the desired length.

for a rectangular base: use double stands CO 75sts, knit 25 rows
attach to bottom edge of bag using your prefered method of attaching

alternative base otption:
seam bottom of bag together
decrease stitches to 10 or increase from 10 up to 200
for a strap knit a strap 1.5-2x's your desired length 4 sts wide (also using double strands) graft/attach to bag