Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Update...socks done!

I have finally finished my Christmas socks. I don't know why these took me so long. They are my first finished project of 2010.
I also wanted to post a picture of the "Grand Poobah" plowing our driveway. The snow started Friday and hasn't stopped yet. I'm talking around a foot a day. Now we're using to getting a lot of snow. It's usually spread throughout the winter, but over 3 feet in 3 days is ridiculous and were supposed to get another foot overnight! AAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!
Okay, my rant is over.
About the socks.....
Pattern:-Rhodie Gus Socks by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn:-The Unique Sheep, Tinsel Toes. This was my first time using this yarn. It had a nice sheen but was a little splitty. I looked high and low for Christmas colours and this was the only yarn I could find.
These will probably become a Christmas gift for Christmas. (heehee)
Merry Christmas everyone and happy knitting and happy and prosperous 2010!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Silly mouse.

My daughter had a mouse run across her room the other day and her boys loved that she screamed and jumped on a chair.

I thought I'd knit her her own friend for her desk.

This little guy is knit on Sz#1 needles with a few strands of opal yarn.

I did an I-cord for his tail and feet.

I used broom bristles for his whiskers.

Black yarn for his eyes.

He is soooo silly.

I'm sure the kids will love him.

Happy knitting.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Wicked good slippers and a pair of socks....

I'm all caught up with my Christmas knitting...'woo hoo!
Pattern:-Felted Moccasins from the book 'Felted Knits' by Beverly Galeskas. This is an easy to follow and well written pattern and don't forget the slippers were felted which covers a multitude of mistakes. (heehee)
Needles:-Sz#10 circulars 29". I also used DP's Sz#10. The pattern calls for Sz#15 but I used the 10's and knit the small man's size to fit William's feet.
Yarn:-Patons Classic wool. Colour "Old Gold." Yarn was held doubled throughout.
I decided to add the leather ties to make the moccasin look really authentic.
I will use some anti-skid on the soles.
I also decided to needle-felt a deer on one vamp and a squirrel on the other. This was my first time needle-felting and it looks pretty good and was fairly easy.
I know William will be thrilled with the 'woodland' creatures on his feet!
Pattern:- Just a little 3x1 rib and a 52st cast on.
Needles:-Sz#1 DP's
Yarn:-Zoe Sock, colour Juniper Berry. James asked for blue but this is more a greenish blue.
Awwww, he'll love them anyway.
Now I'm working on my own Christmas socks and have on order some yarn for the "Leo" socks pattern, but neither of these is a priority. I will now just relax and enjoy the season.
Happy knitting everyone.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Stocking knit with fabric strips.

I picked up a free 'how to knit a fabric mitten' pattern from Jo~Anns the other day and thought...okay...what about a Christmas stocking. So....I bought a couple of yards of material and made myself some fabric strips.
My fabric knit stocking measures 16 1/2" in length and about 4 1/2" wide. (It really could hold quite a few goodies, if Santa would happen to stop by.)
To be quite honest I really don't know why I'm frittering away my time knitting stockings, but I may make another and give them to my 'wee' grandsons.
I have a couple of projects I must finish for Christmas plus cards to write, gifts to buy, my house to clean, cookies to bake.....choke!
Guess I'd better get busy.
Happy knitting everyone.