Friday, November 15, 2013


This is Sheldon...I used
Yarn:-Frog Tree Alpaca sportsweight. Color:-chocolate, green, gold and white!
Needles:- Sz # 1double points
Pattern:- by CID Hanscom. It includes wire that is inserted in the body, legs, feet, neck and head and safety eyes. Because he is wired he is poseable..hardly a toy...more like an ornament! Let me tell you it was the most awkward fiddly thing I have ever done! The pattern was a little vague in places and I made  quite a few mistakes!!  Aw and learn!
Shelly Sheldon is very cute but  before my Grandsons got a chance to see him and want one just like him I sent him off home to Leslie!!! You see I'll never, ever make another!! LOL
Happy knitting everyone!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mittens with all the bells and whistles!

These mittens are fresh from the needles they still have to be washed and blocked.
This was a "mystery" knit along given by the "I make Mittens" group on Raverly.
No, normally I don't participate  in these sort of knit alongs..too time consuming and then you're never sure what your finished object will look like! But...I decided to take a chance since the mittens were to be designed by one of my favorite designers and also Christmas is creeping up fast!
The mitten are nice but the knitting was a little intense  since I couldn't get the charts blown up large enough for my old eyes and I could only work in good  bright light!
My eldest Grandson howled with laughter when I said the knitting was intense...but another knitter would understand!!!!
I said they had all the 'bells' and 'whistles' because they do incorporate a lot of techniques!!!
They started with a 'provisional' cast on,  'picot' cuff  followed by a latvian braid and 'catching main color float' and also 'catching contrast color float!' I started these on Sz #0 needles but my knitting was too tight.
Pattern:-Quaternity By Rose Hiver can be found here 
Needles:-Sz #1
Yarn:- Hazel Knits sock color Nickel (grey) and Vamp (red)
I am glad I joined this group and the mittens are dense and very pretty and finished in a little over a month. If I am lucky my name could be drawn for a that would be a lovely bonus!!! LOL!
I am off to do a little mindless knitting now!
Happy knitting.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sparkly brioche scarf..

Pattern :- 
Rodekool by Nancy Marchant is a free pattern and can be found here
This pattern is doubleknit lace chevron and I have always wanted to knit this little reversible scarf.
02 Grays
03 Blues
Needle :- 
US 4 
I bought this sparkly sock yarn when I first started knitting socks! It has been in my stash forever! Have always wanted to knit this pattern and although it almost killed me to learn ‘brioche’ and to figure it out, after probably a gazillion tries I got it to work!! It did require a bit lot of concentration or I would make silly mistakes and my only option was to tink back stitch by stitch. I learned so much from this pattern. The Italian cast on and cast off...thank goodness for You-Tube!!
I have to say it was all worth it…and I loved the challenge!!
Thanks to my grandsons for modeling it for me!
Happy knitting.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Despicable Me! Knitted "Gru"...villain or hero?

You know, although I have been knitting on and off, it has been a long, long time since I posted anything. I hope if I have any readers at all'll be kind and forgive me! I will try to do better! 
I couldn't resist the challenge of  knitting "Gru" after all I had knit his "minions" a long time ago!!
Once again I am in awe of the people who see a movie and write up an amazing pattern!
This one is free and can be found here........
This pattern is by Sarah Chandler and as I said, is free! Thanks Sarah.
Gru's details....

I used sz# 4 double points
Instead of worsted weight yarn I used Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash Black and Gray! For his face I used pink that I had in my scrap bag! So I have no idea what it is!!
The pattern was easy enough to follow..however it was a bit fiddly!
The little fella is about 7 inches tall and is so cute and definitely not hero!
Hope you all make one!