Found His Mittens

three little kittens, they lost their mittens...

Moms Sweater

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 11:06 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Yep. It’s all done. Started in February, finished in June, I have completed the Reynold’s Rapture ribbon cardigan, without the ribbon. The yarn is half wool, half silk. After completing the sweater I soaked it in Woolite and ran it through the washer a bit and it looks smooth, shiny, and silky. It looked bulkier and thicker before. Unfortunately, it also makes the sweater larger and the sleeves longer. I don’t know how it will fit. Sandie at work tried it out for me.

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I also made two woolly mice stuffed with catnip for Bailey. He is quite pleased with both, but camera shy about playing. He always stops to look at me. This is the best picture I can get.

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I also made a stuffed, felted ball. This will probably be for Avery. I think Bailey likes mice better.

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And finally, I made some 6 X 6 inch afghan square samples, with cottentots yarn.

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As you can see, I had a busy weekend. Now I’m working on a baby afghan and a lacy scarf. I’ll probably start another pair of baby booties this week. The scarf is hard work! It’s like working with cobwebs.
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Father’s Day

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 6:33 pm on Thursday, June 22, 2006

I just made this hat from the Topi pattern on Knitty.com. It’s made with Rowan cotton in a worsted weight. It fits women but I think it will fit my dad too.
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Yarn Is Sorted

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 10:50 pm on Sunday, June 18, 2006

I did actually sort all my yarn this weekend, as I had hoped.  I had yarn in the living room, lane chest, bedroom, and office closet.  I’ve sorted it all into four huge ziploc bags and a couple of other smaller bags.  See?

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It’s not really so much. Really.  And I’ll start a yarn diet this summer.

I also cleaned house pretty well, including laundry.  Unfortunately Bailey is not a fan of clean laundry, especially when it involves changing the bed.  He had enough today and he stayed under the bedsheet for over 20 minutes.  He was not too happy.

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Plus he was pretty worn out making sure the house was ok.

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My brother sent me an email with a great picture of him and Avery.  I printed it off and put it in the perfect frame (which I already bought three weeks ago juuuust in case of such a picture).

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That IS pretty cute.

Things I Need to Do

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 3:17 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2006

I have so many projects to do.

These I have to do this weekend:
Finish Mom’s sweater. The last sleeve has 9 inches to go. DONE
Then work on baby squares for a blanket DONE
Finish one baby bootie. DONE

Projects I want to do:

An afghan for a gift in August–this is on hold
A baby blanket for a gift–1/4 done already
Sort all my yarns. I got some giant ziplock bags. DONE
Resort my Lane chest DONE
Another Charlotte’s Web.
Denim baby booties
Make my second Broadripple sock.
Make a wool mouse for kitty DONE
Baby ball/Baby blocks DONE

A pair of boy baby booties
A lacy scarf from Knitty.com
Write the pattern for the jewelry bag
Resort and resave on CD all my Picasa pictures DONE
Resort and save my Bookmarks DONE
Sort all my printed off the internet free projects into a three ring binder. DONE
Hats–I got a new book. JUST what I needed.
Mittens–I want to make koigu mitts. But I’ll have to make up a pattern. I can’t find any appropriate ones on the internet.
Sophie bag
Felted slippers!
More Noro silk garden one skein hats
Another booga bag

First Lace Project

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 9:58 pm on Friday, June 16, 2006

I made the Charlotte’s Web Shawl. I wanted so badly to make a real knitted lace project, and so many people recommended this one, that I couldn’t resist. And koigu yarn is so fantastic to knit with. My eyes are always happy to rest on koigu! I had a hard time finding a kit, but Kaleidoscope Yarns had several. www.kyarns.com. I wanted bold colors, with some reds. Not altogether satisfied with these colors, but it’s the best I could do by internet ordering. I wish I could have picked the colors out in person. As expected, the shawl was all crumpled up when I finished. It now has dimensions 76″ by 34″. A bit smaller than it is supposed to be, but not too bad. My downfall is that when I turn rows, I tighten them too much. I was careful to cast off VERY loosely and that part was perfect.

Here you can see the overall pattern:

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Here you can see the colors a bit better. They aren’t really that garish.

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Kelly was nice enough to model for me again. Thanks Kelly!!

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Bailey was so bored he wished he were somewhere else.

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