December 08, 2011

Christmas time is here again!

Out tree has been up for 2 weeks, but we just got the ornaments out tonight. The tree doesn't even have lights on it. We have gifts under the tree. Yes, gifts under a decoration free tree.

My Anthro-inspired many mitten garland is out now. I can't decide where to hang it up. Where ever I hang it, I'll post a picture and the pattern.

I got the Christmas DVDs out the other day. Prancer was right on top. I do believe Prancer was the second movie I ever saw in the theater. (ET was the first.) I love Prancer. I used to watch it over and over and over again when I was younger.

August 30, 2011

Dribble Dabble

They dribble, you dab. And you have a dribble dabble! It's a baby spit rag. My sister came up with the name. I showed her the baby spit rag I made and she said, "It's a dribble dabble!" So the dribble dabble was born.

It's a small 5 inch square cloth knit in Bernat Cottontots. It's super soft. It can be a spit rag, wipe, washcloth, anything you can think of. If you choose to use this as a wipe, there are lots of awesome recipes for baby safe homemade wipe solutions out there.

These are small so they fit in your pocket without being bulky. Plus, they're green! No waste! They can easily be put in the washer and dryer for easy clean-up.

I never really liked big bulky cloths. My hands are kind of small so they are too much for my hands. It doesn't take me long to knit one cloth. It's super easy and fast. This is definitely a knit while you watch TV item!

Dribble Dabble

Bernat Cottontots

US 7 (4.5 mm)

Gauge is not important.

Cast on 25.

Row 1 & 2: K1, P1 across row.

Row 3: K1, P1, P21, P1, K1

Row 4: K1, P1, K21, P1, K1

Repeat Row 3 and 4 until piece is a square. It was 28 rows of stockinette stitch for me.

Row 29 & 30: K1, P1 across row.

Bind off.

NOTE: If you decide to cast on more or less than 25, make sure it's an odd number of stitches.

PS: The picture is kind of dark because I took it with my phone. I'm unsure why the flash didn't come on.

June 09, 2011

I want to knit something.

I want to knit something, but I am unsure of what to knit. It's super hot here. I guess I could do a hat. I wouldn't be able to wear it comfortably until November at the least. If I don't knit anything, I could certainly finish crocheting my Seascape Throw. I am almost more than halfway through with it. It's made of 100% cotton. Cotton is my favorite fiber. I love the way it feels. It's super soft. And it's cool. I prefer coolness to warmth.

June 07, 2011

I got my scarf!

I received my Traveling Scarf on Friday. I got it back in record time. Less than four months on the road. It was the first to make it home out of the group. It's absolutely beautiful! So bright and colorful. I love it! I don't have a picture yet because I need to add one or two more colors.

When I received my scarf, I also received two scarves to work on. I started them Friday night and had them on their way by 12:00 PM on Saturday. I worked all Friday night on the scarves. I'm so glad I had the scarves less than 24 hours and on their way again.

January 16, 2011

Linen Stitch

I was on ravelry the other day and came across the linen stitch. I really like it. It looks like linen fabric. It looks woven. It's pretty. I'm making a dishcloth right now to see how it knits up and how difficult it is. It's rather easy. I just have to pay attention or I slightly mess up. There are apparently a few different ways to make it. I like this way. It's not difficult. It's actually rather fun!

Linen Stitch

Cast on a multiple of two stitches.

Row 1 (RS): *K1, bring yarn for forward, Slip 1, bring yarn back* repeat across row.

Row 2 (WS): *P1, bring yarn back, Slip 1, bring yarn forward* repeat across row.

Repeat these two rows.

This stitch looks really cool if you change colors every two rows.

January 15, 2011

Traveling Scarves

I joined a Traveling Scarves group on ravelry. The group I am part of will be doing a lengthwise scarf. I was hesitant about doing a lengthwise scarf because it will be so wide. Plus all the stitches I have to cast on. I'm glad I joined that group though. The lengthwise scarves are really pretty. I ordered my 47" circular needles in US8 off ebay. I should get them no later than January 19. I'm going to let the others working o my scarf choose the color yarn they use and just ask for it to be in worsted weight yarn and garter stitch. It'll be the easiest stitch to knit.

January 06, 2011

I need a scarf.

It's been extremely cold here lately. I don't have a scarf. I really need and want one. I want to do a Traveling Scarf, but can't find people to participate. I was able to get one person say they were up for it, but that's it. I've posted in my Winter Wonderland group on ravelry. I thought it would be a cool and fun way for the group to participate in something together. Also, it'd be a great stash buster project. I've looked into Traveling Scarf groups on ravelry, but I'm not really interested in them. I'd rather do it with my Winter Wonderland group.

I could do a Sampler Scarf, but I want a Traveling Scarf. I saw a finished one and it was so beautiful. It was so great because it was different yarns, colors, stitches, patterns, etc. I even think it had different gauges in it. It was wonderful.