Friday, January 29, 2010

And then there where three.....

I think I can feel my groove back. It took "a bit" of Noro in the stash to kick some mojo into this knitter, but by the end of January, I think I'm BACK!
Noro Kureyon 165 (almost 2 skeins)
Addi circ US7
Pattern from Saartje Knits
One extra rep from what the pattern calls for since I like hats to sit low on the ears.
One happy knitter- priceless!
Noro Hat II

Noro Magic!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The tale of the two tea cozies.

In honor of Ravelry's Global tea party on Sunday, 1/24/2010, I have decided to knit a tea cozy for my Brown Betty teapot. Not sure how I ended up with two..... I shopped the stash. I got a bag of this Noro on sale, a while back, and it was just there, to play with. Ya'!
Mistake Rib Noro Tea Cozy, knit in 24 hrs.
US 8 / 5.0 mm Noro Kureyon 1 skeins Colorway 165
Cozy

Simple Noro Tea Cozy, knit in 24 hrs.
US 8 / 5.0 mm Noro Kureyon 1 skeins Colorway 165
Simple Noro Tea Cozy

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gentlemen's Fancy Leg Warmers

It can now be revealed that the Noro magic has not only made me feel better, (you are welcome Jo....) but also created this fun pair of leg warmers. The stitch pattern is one of my favorites, (as can be seen here, here here,). It is Nancy Bush's Gentlemen's Fancy Socks, and combined with Noro Kureyon color magic, = instant gratification!
I knit this to fit my legs, as I went, so I am not sure if I can give general directions, but I can give a tip that if you make your increases and decreases on the second row of just knit around, it will be smoother. Also, I started with US7, later for the wider part I used the size US8 and at the top, US 6 to make it a tighter rib.

The Specs:
Noro Kureyon, 2 skeins of color 165, plus some bits of Kureyon from other projects for the last few rows. (Never get rid of your Noro odds and ends; for you never know when you will need them…..)
Addi circs US 6, 7 & 8, knit in the round, two at a time, to ensure identical shaping.
Nancy Bush's Gentlemen's Fancy.

Noro leg warmers
Noro kureyon leg warmers
Oh ya' I feel much better thank you!

Monday, January 11, 2010