Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall Colors Cowl/Hood

Needle: Addi circ 16" US 8 - 5.0 mm

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino

0.5 skeins each in tart, sequoia and crumble.

Cowl/Hood in 3 Tosh Merinos

And hat to go with it. Lined with an inner shocking pink..... (Details)

Needles: Addi circs US 7 - 4.5 mm

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted, and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino

knits go on an outing

warm hat
the inner spirit of a warm hat

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Therapeutic Magic Ball Log Cabin/Miter Noro Afghan

Noro Kureyon, in many colorways.

Left overs and purchased on sale, at random.

Addi circs US6 (4.00mm)

Based on Log Cabin and Miter techniques.

Have some Noro left overs? Make a magic ball.

Start with a log cabin.

Keep going until you have the width you like.

Try to weave in the ends as you go.

Knit one row of miter squares on two ends.

Knit two rows garter. BO

Knit a row of miter rectangles on top of the squares.

Knit two rows garter. BO.

Pick a neutral solid color (Lambs Pride Worsted pairs well with Kureyon since it is also a single-spun.) and do a 3 stitch applied iCord. Sure its tedious, but its worth it!

Get some tea and snuggle on the couch.

You can see some more detailed photos of the progress here

Therapeutic Magic Ball Log Cabin/Miter Noro Afghan
Noro couch throw

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Holly Jean Hat (modified a bit)

* Holly Jean Hat (slightly modified because I had only so much yarn)
* Addi circ US8
* Cascade 220
* Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
* left over yarn can be gorgeous!
* Brilliant technique to PU and knit second part.
* To make it easier for myself, I CO in 2 colors.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010


Work in progress
Sunflowers Market Satchel by Asami Kawa (Ravelry link)
Noro Ganpi Abaka Tape I had in my stash for years, not knowing what to do with it.........
(I am using this tape double to get the right size. )
Flowers from Barbara, who always inspires me and told me, just do it, (whatever "it" may be) the next 3 years will pass anyway!

This is the perfect project for me now!
Crochet for my “knitting elbow.”
Good texture for summer (Ganpi is the fiber of Ganpi woods bark, generally it is used to make paper.)
Light and airy pattern.


Friday, May 07, 2010

The Mahawk

purple mohawk
tea cozy mohawk
Magic ball cozy.

Using the NK86 Ladies Hat
7.0 mm
Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden magic ball. Never throw your Noro bits of yarn away.....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Opening Ceremony Team USA Knit Hat

When I saw the opening ceremonies on 2/12 for the winter games, and noticed team USA kool RL hat, I had to get it. Turns out its sold out. Too bad RL, you could have sold millions! But- someone on Ravelry charted a similar item!! Need I say more?????
Mods: made the hat shorter, and the decreases faster (Olympics, right?) still a bit too big. Perhaps if I shrink it a bit? Also, using alpaca for the white color, (which was just a bit thinner than the cascade 220,) was not great, cause it changed the tension. VoilĂ ! Ready for the slops of NYC!
Pattern: Olympic Reindeer Hat by Helena Bristow (Ravelry link)
Yarns: Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca, Cascade Yarns 220 Wool, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Addi circ, 16" US 6
GO Team USA!
An official groupie of team USA!
Team USA Hat front

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

When the going gets tough

The tough go to the living room and start a mindless/ log cabin/ magic ball/ not sure what I'll be when I grow up/ project. Lovely bag to keep the run away magic ball, by Tomo.
Noro scraps (Kureyon and Silk Garden). Addi US 6. Just keep going till you feel better.
when the going gets tough

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Care for a Cozy?

Yes, thank you very much, don't mind if I do! It must be all this cold weather that is driving me to keep knitting tea cozies..... This one uses an old Noro hat pattern that spirals, and magic ball from Noro scraps. I am not sure how to finish this yet.
Magic ball cozy.

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

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

If you are feeling blue-

Take 2 Noros and call me in the morning!
The beginning of a new project... full of mystery...

if you are feeling blue-

the beginning of a new project...