Thursday, January 28, 2010
Note from Heather: I used Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn. I bought 2 skeins of the green "grass" yarn in WI. I used my stash to add some stripes because I was nervous that 2 skeins wasn't enough for the sweater. I was right. I sent my mom back to her Michaels store and I ventured to 2 stores. My friend Diana finally found the yarn in Minneapolis. I was hoping the thicker yarn and larger needle size would work on this pattern that I like so much! It didn't.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Note from Janet: Here is my Hermione hat that I made with Aran (which was a Christmas gift) to make a perfect gray hat for myself! The pattern was simple and knit up quickly, and the yarn is lovely! I wish I had done a twisted rib for the ribbing, but I didn't check out other peoples' projects and comments until I was ready to decrease. Doing an alternate cable cast on was enough to think about at the time! Maybe I'll make another one sometime. Now I need to get to work on my husband's Harry Potter scarf, hat and mittens :) Cashmerino
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Note from Heather: Addison enjoys her red hat. She wears it in the house. She won't let me take it off her. She wore it to church on Sunday with a red and black outfit. She got tons of compliments on her hat. I was sure to give Janet all the credit.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Note from Janet: I got this lovely yarn for Chirstmas and knew this was the hat I wanted to make with it! It is a few rows too long, but I made it while I was sick and wasn't that I was on my 3rd pattern repeat, where I planned on taking out a few more rows. I still love it - the yarn, the pattern, the finished hat!
Note from Janet: I followed the pattern exactly, but used a different brand of felting yarn and after 1 wash, it was the size of a container! Maybe Heather's little girl can wear it. I'm sure she'd look adorable! I'll try again and make some modifications...
Note from Janet: I got this yarn a while ago for my birthday and knit them up pretty quickly, but for some reason didn't start wearing them right away... maybe I finished them in the spring or summer? Anyway, these are now my favorite socks to keep my feet warm! I don't like knitting on tiny needles (I call them toothpicks) but these were done on a #3, so not bad for socks, and I do love small projects and knitting in a circle. I think there will be more flat feet socks in my future!
Note from Janet: I got away with only making one sweater this year since Luke could wear one of Eli's from a previous year that my sister had made. I thought I was so on top of things finishing it 2 weeks before this first Christmas program (last year's vests for both boys were completed 2 hrs before their first program!) but I failed to try it on him before we went to the auditorium and it would not go over his head!! After some screaming (Eli, not me, but I was close) I got out my and cut it. Just loosening up the BO row did the trick. Okay, okay, I get it, I BO too tightly!!!