For Aunt J & Uncle T:
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch
row 1: dc in 3rd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, work V-stitch in next chain, dc in next 5 chains, V-stitch in next chain, dc in next 8 chains, V-stitch in next chain,
dc in next 5 chains, V-stitch in next chain, dc in last 4 chains. (chain 2, turn)
row 2-4: dc in each dc of previous row, work V-stitch in each V-stitch. (chain 2, turn) at end of row 4 chain 1, turn.
row 5: sc in each dc and put 3 sc in each V-stitch. (chain 1, turn).
row 6: sc across to 3sc group,* put a sc in the middle stitch, chain 6, skip all stitches until next 3sc group, sc in middle stitch and each stitch across to third 3sc group*, repeat from * to * working sc until the end of the row.
row 7: sc across row, ch 2, turn.
row 8: *2dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next* around. ch 1 turn.
row 9: sc in each st across row, join.
Rest of skirt is worked in rounds.
Row 10-15: ch 2, dc in Back loop only. (working in BLO is not neccessary, just a nice touch). join to ch 2.
Row 16: chain 2, dc in same space, (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st around). join to ch 2.
Rows 17-29:ch2, dc in each st around. (I worked these rows thru both loops).
Row 30: ch 1, sc in each st around. join. Finish off.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
1.a. Have you done other swaps? Just the last PRGE
Are you doing other swaps right now?No
2. What are your five favorite things? (these don't have to be knit related)My dog, NASCAR, yarn
2.a. Do these things allow any hints into your personality for your punk pal?Maybe a little
3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet? My Sahara, We Call them Pirates hats,
3.a. What do you tend to make with knit/crochet?Baby things
3.b. What do you hope to make (or complete that you have started) someday?
4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday? Why?
4.a. What do you hope to never see in a swap box again (or ever)?
5. What are your three favorite yarns? Merino, alpaca,
What are your three least favorite yarns?furry yarns, thick and thin yarns, really any kind of novelty yarn.
5.a. Do you like solid, self-striping, or multi-colored yarns? Yes!
5.b. What are your favorite colors? Purples, Pinks, browns, greens
What are your favorite colors to knit with? I like to knit with all colors
6. What are your five favorite delicacies? Cannoli, good dark chocolate, coffee, italian cookies,
6.a. What yarn do you hope to one day try and why? Koigu, so many knitters seem to love it.
7. What are your three favorite guilty pleasures? listening to old 80' s hair bands, watching movies or mini-series about war, watching General Hospital.
7.a. What are your favorite tv or movie charactors? All characters from Lord of the Rings trilogy.
8. What are the five things you look forward to every week?
8.a. What do you do during your week (ie - work, take care of three kids, race walk)? I go to school for bookkeeping.
9. What do you collect? Precious moments, barbies, yarn.
9.a. What collects you? I have no idea what this means.
10. When is your birthday? December 28
10.a. What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas, so festive.
11. Do you have any wishlists? Yes, at amazon
11.a. Do you have a "favorites" collection anywhere that your pal should know about? no
12. Do you have any allergies or health related conditions that your pal should know about? allergic to cats
12.a. What drives you nuts? people who talk on cell phones while driving, GRRRR!
13. What do you do for work and what do you do for fun? I don't work yet, I knit for fun.
13.a. What would you do if you knew you could not fail? not sure
14. What would you like your pal to know that is not covered here?
14.a. Are you excited for the contests or will you just pretend that they do not exist? I LOVE the contests!!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Kelly's Sweater for American Girl Dolls
WW yarn Size G-7 Hook
V-st.: (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, V-st. in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, V-st. in next ch, dc in next 8 chs,
V-st. in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, V-st in next ch, dc to end. (Ch 2, turn)
Rows 2-4: dc in each dc, V-st in each ch 1 sp. (Ch 2, turn) at end of row 4 ch 1 and turn.
Row 5: sc in each dc, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch1 sp.(Ch 1, turn)
Armholes: (to see armhole tutorial click here)
Row 6: sc across to ch 1 sp, sc in ch 1, ch 4 and skip all sc to next ch 1 space, sc in sp and each st across to next ch 1 sp., sc in sp, ch 4, skip all sts until last ch 1 sp
sc in last sp and each sc to end. (ch 2, turn)
Row 7: dc in each sc and chain across row. (ch 2, turn).
Rows 8-15: dc in each dc across row. (ch 2, turn).
Edging: At end of row 15, ch 1. Work sc up the front side of sweater forming buttonholes* where desired. Put 3 sc in corner, work sc around neckline, 3 sc in next corner, sc evenly down last side of sweater, ch 3 in last corner, sc across bottom, 2sc in last st and join to first sc of edging. Finish off.
*buttonholes: sc, ch 3, sc in next st. You can chain whatever # you need to fit the buttons you are using. I used one large button for the sample and I had to ch 5.*
Sleeves: join to middle of under arm, ch 2 and dc in each ch and sc around armhole. join. Ch2 and dc around for a total of 8 dc rows. Finish with one sc row. ( 9 rows total).
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
And made my first pair of mittens. I don't remember what pattern I used though. They are made with Red Heart.
And last but not least my Teddies. They are for Alzheimer patients so they have something to hold and cuddle. My Grandfather had alzheimers to this project is close to my heart. If you are interested in making bears for dementia patients check out the Love's Many Cloths link in my sidebar (under Charities).
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
As for the PRGE, here is my final song back at Tiane.
Too Young to Fall in Love by Motley Crue.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
So to Angela, I send "I Can't drive 55" by Sammy Hagar since we are both big NASCAR fans.
And as reply to Tianne who sent "Youth Gone Wild" by Skid Row I send back to you, "Dirty Deeds" by AC/DC. In keeping with the 80's rock thing.
On the knitting front I am still plugging away on the Socks for Mom. It seems like it take so long doing 2 at a time but when I am done I will have a pair of socks not just one. I have about 3/4 of an inch to go and then I can do the toe.
I went to AC Moore last night and bought 30 skeins of Red Heart to make baby blankets on my knitting machine. 2 skeins gets me a blanket. It was on sale otherwise I wouldn't have bought so much. Plus I asked Dad for a donation and he ended up giving me double what I asked for.
Well I guess I should go get that machine humming, I have a month to turn all of that yarn into blankets.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
There is a skein of Tofutsies yarn that I have been wanting to try. Handmade cards and some little skull and crossbones stitch markers. I LOVE my prize!!!!
Now here is the baby stuff I have been working on...
And finally some sock knitting. The first picture is of my first pair of socks knit at the same time on 2 circulars. The second picture is of the socks I'm working on for mom to make up for the first pair that was mismatched and too small. Don't worry Mom they will both be the same size this time!!! and hopefully the right size too. I have made more progress than the picture shows, I've done both heels and am well on my way on the foot. I hope to have them done by tomorrow night.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Please check out this post over at Marine Corps Kids.
I plan on sending some things her way.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
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