Friday, December 21, 2007

I'm finally done with my first knee high sock. Both socks were knitted on the magic loop at once up until the ribbing, on Addis US size 2. Then I separated them to do the ribbing on a size zero Addis, used the 2 circular method for the ribbing portion. I really don't like knitting with the size zero needles. I must say the stitches look very nice, but takes way too long. I know now is not the time to get the SSS (second sock syndrome), but I'm ready for a new project. They fit my foot, ankle and lower leg like a glove. I feel like the top may slide down. So, I have taken in the second sock a tad more. I don't think I will do another pair of these unless it is one color , striped or a variegated yarn. I used the Queen Kahuna method (Crazy Toes and Heels Sock Book). I must say the knee high sock feels great on my feet and leg, very very comfortable. Very nice sock experience.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Finally finished my bag. Still not sure about the name. So far, a good knitting buddy (Ronda from EasySocks yahoogroup) said, "Grab and Go Companion." I think that is a cute name. The bigger version is on the way. Knitted the smaller bag first. Back to knitting! In the near future I will have a site up selling my patterns. However, if you are interested in purchasing the pattern now, it's $4.00 just leave me a comment and I will get in touch with you.

I'm still knitting away on my knee high socks. I finished the heel. I love the feeling of accomplishment. Now saying that how can I do the first heel correctly no problem, start on the second heel and mess up. I can not tell you what I did wrong after the heel turn. I frogeed that portion of course and starting over. Let's see what happens.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm so proud of my latest bag. I designed and knitted the bag. I'm not sure what I'm going to call it. OK, I know I need to take some better backgrounds in my pictures. I will try to in the near future. Of course the back is chocolate and the top is pink, the bottom is rosewood. I love these colors. I still need to line the bag and put on the handles, iIm not sure what type of handles will be cute for the bag. I have a bigger design of this bag and it's called grab an go, perhaps I will call this one mini grab and go. Any ideas let me know.

I have finally started on my knee high socks, I know not much. I'm very excited! I'm using the Crazy Toe and Heel book by Queen kahuna to make my socks. I completed the toe and on my way.

I decided to make a different style bookmark. I just love the red and white together. Aren't the tiny socks so cute?

Just messing around knitting here. I love ot knit and like trying out different sock patterns. I usually knit the toddler, infant or preemie sock because they knit up faster and I can see the results.

This is the sock bookmark I had to make. As you can see it is a little shorter than the pattern called for. i was so tired of knitting with those zero needles. I must say it is very pretty, but I like quick results. I tried to put in a little pattern; I did the checkerboard. Here is the link:

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

The start of my afterthought heel sock. I'm using the baby cable rib from the Sensational Knitted Socks book. After this pair I will surely on put designs on the leg portion of my socks. I hope you can see the design on the sock. This is a toddler sock, I think the deisgn may be a tad much, but we knit and learn.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My completed mittens. I'm so proud of my finished project. Quick knit. I love this color pink. Gorgeous! Off to my next knitting adventure.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Here is my first ever knitted mitten. It feels great on my hand. Now I need to get a mate so, the other hand won't be jealous. A very easy knit. Of course, my favorite yarn Paton's Classic Merino Wool Yarn. The pattern is

Monday, November 19, 2007

Here is my almost finished messenger bag. This is a pattern I designed myself. This is the other bag for my bag swap partner. I used knitpicks Wool of Andes Yarn to knit this bag. I used double strand. I usually don't double the strands, but this turned out pretty nice. I had to wash it more than once to achieve the felted look I was pleased with. I will attach the button and ship it off.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Here is my version of a cell sock. I just used a top down version of a sock. Used size 3 circular needle. Knitted in rows. CO 40 then knit 12 rows k2, p2 ribbing and then I knit 33 rows in stockinette stitch. I did the kitchener stitch on the bottom and then sewn up the side. You can use I-Cord for the handle or you can do a single crochet and a slip stitch row. I really like how it turned out. I made one yesterday and made the other today. I just added the strap.

Here is my finished Knitting Needle Knitting bag. I think it is gorgeous and the lining especially. Too bad it's not mines goes to my Bag Swap partner. I hope she likes it as much as I do.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I finished my Alpine Dance Felted by Deby Lake from the Bag-a-holic yahoogroup. I thought it was going to be hard to knit, due to using more than one color on some rows (Fair Isle), but was a very easy knit. Here is a link to Deby's site so you can see more of her work.
I use the Patons Merino Classic Wool yarn. The colors are chestnut brown, rosewood, that's pink and winter white. I will post final pics once I felt the bag.

Monday, September 24, 2007

I have been working on my bag every time I get a chance. Here is my latest progress. I'm on the 4th Tier. Moving right along.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm so excited about knitting my Hypen Boy Modular Felted Bag; I'm posting my progress for today (9/20/07). I finished the first Tier and now putting it together while knitting the second Tier.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm so excited, I made my first module. Here is a picture of my new harmony needles and my yarn I'm using for my Hyphen Boy Modular Felted Bag. My needles and yarns were purchsed from I'm using Wool of Andes 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.

My 5 colors listed from left to right
Mist, Dove Heather, Artic Pool Heather, Cranberry and Snickerdoodle. I thought they would go so well together. I'm so excited.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

These are my latest bags. The messenger bag is my own creation chestnut brown and natural mix color yarn. The retrowedge is from the Bag-A-Holic group from yahoogroups. Both were very easy knits. Again I'm stumped with the lining O well, the bags are gorgeous. Also undecided about the type of fasteners I will use. For the messenger bag I used size 11 needles and Chestnut Brown and Natural Mix Patons Classic Wool Merino Yarn. The retrowedge bag was knitted with the same yarn, just used different colors chestnut brown and rosewood. I love the way Patons Classic Merino Wool yarn knits up and felts. Looking through my blog, you will see I have used it on many of my bags.

Monday, August 13, 2007

These are my skirt purses. The bag turn out way too big so, I cut it in half and made two smaller skirt bags. My desk is a mess, please excuse the mess. Hopefully I will finish these bags soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The lining for this bag is gorgeous. Looks like someone threw paint on the fabric with a paint brush, very cute. I purchase this fabric from AC Moore, very inexpensive and it was already cut. This is the prism bag, from This was a very quick knit. If you look closely the image with the yellow and red balls has the zipper and lining attached. I'm still working on this one.

My first finished felted bag. I'm so proud of myself. This is just the inside, it is the chestnut brown and natural mix bag on my blog with the rattan handles. Accomplishment is such a great feeling.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The winter white bag felted. I don't know what I'm going to call my designed bags. This one is shaping as it dries. I will add the finishing touches and post in the near future.