Wednesday, November 4, 2009


After all the knitting techniques I've learned in the past few years, scarves are STILL my favorite thing to knit. I finished up three recently.

"close to me" by the arthritic knitter
I knit this on size 13 needles and c/o 160sts. It came out wayyy longer than I wanted, but I really like it. I made it in just two hours, too. Everyone loves a quick knit!

"ogee lace scarf" by Susanna IC
This is SUCH a beautiful pattern. I couldn't get a good detail picture :( The scarf is super warm and thick.

"mustard scarf" by jane richmond
I've made this pattern before, but decided to turn it into a scarf this time instead of a neckwarmer. Also a very quick knit.

all patterns available on ravelry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

baby items

As of today I am 3 days past my due date (blah!!)

It's been a long time since I posted so I thought I would show all the baby items I made for little Anna this Summer. They have already been wrapped and given to the adoptive parents... hopefully they will bring some to the hospital for her to wear :)

All patterns available on ravelry!
Lily Hat and Page 81 Baby Booties
I LOVE this hat and booties, I made the little rosebuds to match.
Spring Fling Hat and Rowan Baby Socks (altered to match hat)
Still no pro at colorwork, but it looks decent. Messed up on the heels on the baby socks. Oh well.
Improvised hat pattern and Two Needle Cable Knit Baby Booties
I was way proud of myself for making up this hat pattern to go with the booties. But I ran out of blue yarn and I'm afraid it will be too short. I guess we'll see! I also ended up adding little purple bows to the booties, but didn't take a picture after that.

I also made a baby blanket (using the 'knit garter stripe baby blanket' pattern by maggie pierce, which is not all garter stripes but has some nice lacework in it, contrary to the title!) but haven't gotten around to taking pictures. All of the preceding baby items were made from leftover yarn from the blanket. I am bringing it to the hospital for when Anna is born so I'm sure I'll get some shots of it while being used :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Finished Objects

Being me, I like to make scarfs when it is 90 degrees outside. Anyway here are a few things I finished over the weekend...Pattern is 'sinful rib scarf' by Classic Elite Yarns (available on Ravelry). I am trying to get rid of all the icky red heart yarn in my stash so I held together red heart and Lang Lido ribbon. Still need to add the two buttons.... eep.
Baktus scarf... I love the colors and it is very soft! I didn't realize it was on backwards until after I took the pictures. ha. Oh well, it still looks good if I do say so myself :-D
Pattern is Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond, available via ravelry. Another red-heart stash buster... held together brown and the deep pink color. Still needs button, of course!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Diagonal Rib Socks

Started on sock numero dos of my first pair of socks today! Pattern is Diagonal Rib Socks on Knitting Daily. Pretty pattern, I love the teeny diagonal ribs.
I bought the handpainted yarn from forestgreener's ebay shop. It is beautiful yarn, a bit bright and tacky, but it makes me happy so I love it! :) It's really interesting how it pools on the socks, it is actually creating a twist around the tube (except where the heel is worked).

new blog

Welcome to [kuh-nit], my knitting blog! I haven't kept a "blog" since I had a livejournal years and years ago, so we will see how this goes. Here's the current scenario:

I am presently 'preggo in my eggo' so they say... baby is due Sept. 20th. Boyfriend and I are getting closer and closer to finding the right adoptive parents for an open adoption.
I just graduated with my bachelors in music education, and will be starting my masters in viola performance... right around the time the baby is born (such wonderful timing)!
So, things will be getting crazy pretty soon, but at the present I am on Summer break, have a job at a pizza place that doesn't give me crap for hours, and therefore I have free time basically all the time. And how do I spend that time? KNITTING, of course (and watching too much Law & Order).

Anywho, this is the welcome post so I will refrain from going on and on about my knitting project(s) status(es?) until my next post :-D