26 February 2014
25 February 2014
24 February 2014
23 February 2014
All but that middle blue, it seems.
I've pinned each little tuft to the corresponding ball. This will be a long process and this is the easiest way I can think of to keep track of which is which.
A couple of years ago, my friend Hilde K. worked on a project with my man, Kenneth, to produce a felted cushion. The project, as a whole, didn't fly, but I was left with bundles of wool, which Hilde graciously said I could keep.
The organisation drive yesterday unearthed these two skiens from Sirri yarn. They are almost too beautiful as they are to be adulterated by first winding into balls, then knitting into a garment/project. I know how ridiculous that sounds. If I could somehow wind them into beautiful ball, I don't think I'd mind so much, but they will be of the perfect sphere variety which hand winding invariably produces.
I might have to borrow these two babies from work...
Meahwhile, click on the image below to have a butcher's at their website... and drool.
22 February 2014
21 February 2014
I've just finished my favourite new hat! I need to document a few things, because, as usual , I didn't take any notes of any kind.
CO 5stitches, super bulky, 8mm needles.
Knit every row, until work measures 17cms (17 bumps of garter stitch)
Join work and switch to 6mm circular needles.
Work K1, P1 for 10 rounds. The odd number of stitches produce moss/seed stitch.
Work crown (8 stitch decrease)
*(K1, P1) 3 times, (6 stitches) P2tog. Repeat from * to the last 3 st, P3tog.
Work a row of moss, every other row.
Keep working the decrease rows in moss - this is just a matter of paying attention to the stitches.
At first I worked K2tog for every decrease, then I did P2tog... next time I'll try staying in pattern.
When there are 21st left, P2tog until 10 st remain.
Cut yarn and finish hat.
Sew up seam and weave in ends.
More pictures to follow.
Stocking and Garter hat - designed by Karn, created by Marnie.
Using super bulky yarn and 8mm needles, CO 60 stitches, using the long tail cast on method.
There are two options for this hat. Your choice will depend on how you feel about working purl rows.
Join work and knit one row.
Place a marker and purl the next row
Next row, Knit to marker
Next row, Purl to marker.
Repeat these two rows until work measures 12cms.
Knit every row, until work measures 12cms.
Options one and two are the same form here on:
Join work. Knit every row, until work measures 21cms.
Place marker, *K8, K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
Knit the next row and every alternate row.
*K7, K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
*K6, K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
*K5, K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
*K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
*K1, K2tog, K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
*K2tog. Repeat from * to Marker.
Finish the hat crown.
Cut yarn, thread onto a darning needle. Thread through live stitches and pull tight.
Option two only:
Now you need to sew up the garter stitch section, which you can do using the method demonstrated here.
Tidy up the loose ends and you're done!