Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

wham bam thank you Spud & Chloe

Note from Janet:  I made a hat last weekend that turned out to be way too small for me and needed something quick to redeem myself! I don't know how I didn't notice how small the hat was until I was done, but it was supposed to be for me and it barely fits my 10 mo old niece! So, I was at The Yarn Basket the next day, picked up a skein of Spud & Chloe outer and had no idea what I wanted to make w/ it. This was perfect! It barely took me 2 hrs and I love it! I don't want to take it off!! I even have some yarn in my stash that is varigated almost this same color and browns... maybe a hat or some fingerless mitts?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Carrie's scarf

Note from Carrie: Here's my scarf I figured out like a big girl :)  I really like it and may make myself one but I would make it two times longer.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Swirl Hat

Note from Heather:  I saw a cupcake hat on Etsy where the base was brown ribbing and the top was the frosted swirl of a cupcake.  I found this hat pattern on Ravelry and wanted to try out the swirl pattern.  It worked!  I gave this hat to a 2 year old girl.  It is made from Cascade 220 Superwash.  I didn't care for the yarn - scratchy and it dried out my hands.  I suggested to the mom that she wash it but it didn't bother her.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rock Star Sweater

Note from Heather:  My cousin requested a newborn sized Aurora Borealis colors sweater.  This is what I made her.  Her husband plays the base in a band and I couldn't do traditional pastel colors.  She had already knitted 3 newborn sweaters and I need space for the guitar.  So the little guy is due at the end of December and he should be rocking this sweater next fall.

Cocoon for Megan's baby

Note from Heather:  I have a cousin due with a baby boy at the end of December.  She wanted a bright blue cocoon.  The photo doesn't show it but this Homespun yarn is bright blue.  I followed the directions and was able to knit the cocoon with 1 skein!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sock Monkey hats

Note from Heather:  I made the hat with the earflaps for my nephew.  I was thrilled when he texted me and asked if I could make him something.  He gave me 3 weeks notice before Halloween that he'd like it for his costume but that he'd understand if I couldn't get it done in time.  I was on a mission and sent it to him well ahead of time.  I then made a hat for Shad's uncle as I didn't want him to get jealous.  He was thrilled to get it and he wears it in public!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Porter's hat

Note from Heather:  The main portion of Porter's hat is Malabrigo.  The stripes were thrown in as the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran scraps were sitting on the fireplace in the room that I was knitting in.  They were a great addition.  He gets lots of compliments on his hat.  The only problem is it is hard to find.  I sometimes want to make him a bright orange version.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mittens for Me

Note from Heather:  I made myself something!  I had only 1 skein of the striped yarn as that is all the store had.  And it was $16 a skein!  I used leftover Cashmerion Aran for the wrists and I'm glad I did otherwise I wouldn't have had enough yarn for the thumbs.  I did have to use some of the Cashmerino Aran for the thumbs.  This is Janet's Warmest Mitten pattern.  This also happened to be the 50th completed project for 2010.  My goal was achieved!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Brown Sweater for a Baby

Note from Heather:  I saw Sara knitting this pattern and I wanted to try it.  I bought undyed English wool and it worked great for the sweater.  I gave it to my cousin for her baby.  I knitted a 3-6 month size.  Her baby looks to be peanut sized so I'm hoping he'll be using it before winter ends.

Ethan's Cocoon

Note from Heather:  My cousin wanted a green cocoon so her baby could be a pea in the pod.  She was excited to use it.  She put it in her hospital bag.  She said it was useful.  The nurses swaddled Ethan to warm him up and my cousin slipped him right in the cocoon.  My cousin said she then had a parade of nurses in her room to check out the cocoon.  It was made from Lion Brand Thick and Quick so it should be snuggly warm.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gray Lace Scarf

Note from Janet: I will not be making another one of these any time soon!! I love the pattern and the yarn (it's Malabrigo, so that goes without saying!) but it took me forever, or at least it felt like it! Since it is lace yarn on small needles (although I used #5 which is 2 sizes bigger than the pattern called for) I felt like I wasn't making any progress when I'd work on it for short amounts of time. I'm happy to be done and now I can just enjoy wearing it!

Noro Scarf

Note from Janet:  I love this pattern and the yarn! It went really fast for me (10 days) with those triple wraps. I made one for my sister for her b-day and I'm pretty sure my MIL will be buying some Noro for me to make one for her, too :) 

Capelet by Janet Potter

Note from Janet: I saw something like this capelet in a catalog and figured it would be so simple to make and it was! I love the Berocco Cuzco - it is so soft and squishy and warm! I was so close to getting it done with 2 balls of yarn, but needed the 3rd one for about 6 rows and the "surprisingly stretchy bind off."


Note from Janet: This was a fun and easy pattern! I used a little bit heavier yarn, but it is so soft and warm! I bought the yarn on a girls' trip to Cedar Falls w/ Heather and Addison, then I had to find the store a 2nd time (thought they were moving a week after we were there, but they were still in the same location over a month later!) to get more yarn. I only used the last ball of yarn for the pocket, but it was so worth it!!

5th Avenue Cowl

Note from Janet: I got a free ball of yarn from Caron Country yarn on Facebook and how well they must know me -- they sent me charcoal! Yeah!! I bought a second ball of it to complete this and I love it! It was super easy (4 row pattern) and knit in a round - my favorite! I really like how it looks wrapped 3 times and will probably wear it like that most often.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin hats for Brothers

Note from Heather:  I knitted a pumpkin hat for a newborn baby.  I decided his big brother needed one too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Chicago Scarf

Note from Heather:  The majority of this scarf was knit in the van on the way to Chicago and on the way back home.  I had to order another skein of Spud and Chloe yarn as I felt it was too short.  Sometimes I think I should make it even longer.  Janet made this pattern and I just had to try it.  I like what the cable does to the edge.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Scrap Hat for Addison

Note from Heather:  I used leftover Violets Malabrigo yarn from Addison's sweater and leftover Spud and Chloe yarn from Addison's butterfly hat to make this basic hat with stripes.  This is her everyday hat that she wears to school.

Monday, September 13, 2010