Archive for November, 2004

…on Burnout

I’m still alive. I finished the slipper socks and haven’t picked up needles since, my fingers are feeling a bit burnt out. Instead I’ve been doing a bit of stash enhancement at a local shop that just opened up. I’ll have a more exciting post coming soon, promise.

On Edge

R asked for a closeup of the edging of the beanies, so here it is.

This is little brother’s hat. Unfortunatly for me the skien was tied together and threw off the blending of the colours. Even worse was the fact that the splice showed up at the end of the ribbing. Everyone swears they can’t tell but anal-retentive knitter in me can.

I’ve been working slowly on the slipper socks. I’ve been DPN’d out which isn’t good when I have another pair to knit still. However I am loving the way the dyed Lambs Pride looks when knit up which helps a bit.

Beanie Madness

Colourway #39

Colourway #203

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden in #39 and #203
Needles: Brittany Birch Sz 6 8″ DPNs
Pattern: Silk Garden Beanie from And She Knits Too!

Quick and easy, my kind of knitting. Beanie #1 has already found a home on my husband’s head, and beanie #2 is going to my little brother for Christmas. I was left with more yarn than I expected when I finished, but that probably has to do with the fact that I never bother to knit a gauge swatch. The horror, I know.

Fuzzy Feet

Dig the PJ bottoms!

Yarn: Cascade Pastaza hand-dyed by moi
Needles: Crystal Palace Sz 10.5 8″ DPNs
Pattern: Fuzzy Feet from

I dyed the yarn using Kool-Aid earlier this summer and it’s been sitting at the bottom of my stash ever since. It felts wonderfully and rather quickly too, these were done after one 12 minute cycle. I need to pick up some puff paint and add non-skid pads to the bottom of these, walking across the floor in them could be dangerous. Otherwise they’re done and will make a wonderful present for one of the Grandparents.

To Dye For

There’s been lots going on at Casa K2P2. The first pair of the fuzzy feet are blocking, I’ve got a good start on the first Silk Garden Beanie, and I was able to dye the yarn for fuzzy feet numbers two and three. At this rate I may have a snowballs chance in hell of finishing my holiday knitting. That is, of course, if I don’t poke my eyes out with a pair of DPNs first.

I used mango, green apple, blue raspberry, and changin’ cherry. I wasn’t expecting the mango to be so orange, I was hoping for more of a gold/bright yellow colour. Lesson learned however, use the pineapple next time.

Christmas Knitting

Love this pattern. LOVE IT. It makes knitting socks not-so-scary (Kerry, why was I scared of turning a heel?) and the huge stitches allow a begining sock knitter to see what they’re doing. Even better is that once I’m doing knitting the four pairs that are Christmas gifts I should be able to do them in my sleep.

And while I’m talking about Christmas knitting, my lil bro is getting one of Stephanie’s wonderful Silk Garden beanies. I picked up a skein of Silk Garden in this colourway today during a quickie visit to Pastimes. Hopefully it’ll keep his bald melon warm this winter.

Stocking Stitch Sweater

(This is as close to an action shot as I was able to get.)

Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton in Turkish Plum and Gooseberry
Needles: Addi Turbo Sz 6 32″ Circular, Brittany Birch Sz 3 8″ DPNs
Pattern: Stocking Stitch Sweater from Knitting for Baby: 30 Heirloom Projects

I think it took me longer to seam this sweater up than it did to knit it. It was finished Halloween night but I have been too busy to remember to take a picture of it. I did have to lengthen the body and sleeves by 1.5″ on all pieces and ended up making a bobble to close the neck due to the fact that our one fabric shop had no matching buttons. There are already plans to make another in Cascade Sierra for early spring use.

Thank You, Kerry!

My package from Kerry arrived today. Inside was the yarn I won in her contest, a bumper sticker, and some yummy strawberry tea. I have no idea what to do with the yarn but I am sure something will come to me. In the meantime I’ll relish the bright colours it contains.