Archive for August, 2012

Can you find the Bird?


If you can find a bird, these slippers are definitely yours! LOL

I knitted and felted another pair of clogs. These are also autumn leaves but were not as time consuming. Again, the acorn is on the right foot which is the slipper on the left. These slippers are a size 8 and they will be in my Etsy store.

Can You Find The Acorn In The Picture?


If you can find the acorn in the picture, these felted clogs are yours. Ha, Ha, Just kidding!! Boy am I mean!

I put the acorn on the right foot so that when you put them on, you will always put them on the right foot. Most people have  a slight difference in the left and right foot. These are made with Lion Brand Natural Yarn(more on the brown side of color) I needlefelted the design and it took FOREVER!!! It was hard trying to get the same size of leaf for the second foot but I managed to get close. They will be for sale in my Etsy store and I will not take orders. lol

The pattern for these slippers are in a previous posted blog.

Orange Creamsicle Cha Cha Scarf


This is a much longer scarf in ChaCha and it is the softest peach color. The second close up picture shows the color the best. I also made a solid black one but won’t post it since you know what the yarn looks like and the color black is black. lol

So…are you getting tired of scarves? My next post will be felted slippers that I have been working on for awhile.

Decorative Decreases on Raglans


My friend Sheila and I were in a knit club years ago. I did a session on decorative edgings for raglan sweaters or for anywhere you do decreases(V necks). I used a bright orange yarn so you could see the designs. I can send you a copy of the main page in a pdf file(I think) for your files if you would like them. Just email me. If you double click on the thumbnail pictures I believe you will get a slide show and can see how these were done. One picture does not have the instructions in it. It is a seperate picture.

Cha Cha Scarf


This soft velvety scarf in a beautiful golden yellow is called Cha Cha by Patons. It is so soft that it feels like it has a lotion in the yarn. I used the slide setting two on my Brother bulky instead of slide one for a softer ribbing. 1×1 rib with 21 stitches for width. Tension 10 both beds. It is 3 and 1/2 inches wide and 56 inches long. It looks pretty by itself or with a scarf pin.

The best color and texture are in this close up picture.

Another Cow Jumped Over the Moon !


I made another cow jumped over the moon on my passap machine for my Etsy store. It is 36 inches by 56 inches in length. I won’t go into detail since I posted on a previous post.

 

If there is anything you want me to try on any machine, let me know. I would be glad to do it if it helps someone to knit. 🙂

Another Scarf with Hand Knitting Yarn


This is another hand knitting yarn that I used on the Brother Bulky machine. The colors are a blue , purplish blue, green and lime.  It is a short scarf. It measures 38 inches in length and 2 inches in width.I used a wood belt buckle to bring the ends together and through the buckle for a different look. This looks great on just a plain top without a collar. The yarn is called Furz by NuMei.It is a polyester yarn and has to be hand washed and laid flat to dry. This yarn has been discontinued. see www.numei.com

More Knitted Scarves using Hand Knitting Yarns


I am using my stash of hand knitting yarn to see what will knit on the Bulky Brother. This is a purple scarf that looks like eyelash yarn.

                                                                                           This one really surprised me that it would knit. It has the little balls of color really close together and not one of them ever got caught up in the needles.

This yarn has a sparkle to it and it is red with orange and fuscia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This last scarf is the colors of autumn. It took on a striped effect. It is burnt orange, black brown and bright gold. It really looks nice on the black.

 

All of these scarves are 21 stitches in a 1×1 rib. Tension dial anywhere from 8 to 10 depending on the way the yarn knitted.

Hand Knitted Scarf using Palette Yarn


My husband was just hospitalized for the last four days.He is fine but  OMG, they almost had to keep me there to treat me for withdrawal(not sure if I spelled that right) symptoms from being away from my knitting machines!! I had to grab my stash of hand yarn and at least hand knit to keep my symptoms from getting worse. Whew. It worked. Don’t want to go through that ordeal again. 🙂

My sister gave me this yarn(about 20 balls of it!) and it is called Palette collection. The color is purple passion. It is on 50 gram balls but it took almost four to get the length of 68 stitches and width of 4 inches.This was the first yarn I tried on the Bulky machine and you can see why it would not knit. It was not easy doing by hand because there are two strands wrapped together and had to be careful not to knit each strand and do increases that were not supposed to be there. Had to recount stitches quite often.  It is nylon, acrylic and polyester. It is hand wash only. Now, back to the machines. lol

Stained Glass Scarf


I was cleaning up my yarns and organizing them and I came across four balls of this ribbon yarn by Lion Brand called Trellis. I wondered if it would knit on my bulky machine so I tried it. OMG I have to tell you how drapey and pretty this is. I used about a ball and a half for the scarf and then I made fringe on the ends . The colors are so vibrant. They are lime, turquoise and fuschia. I wondered how to describe the yarn and I thought, Wow , this reminds me of the stained glass windows in churches.  I sat down after making the scarf and wrote the pattern and looked at the color and guess what-DUH! It is called Stained Glass! The amazing thing is that none of the yarn got caught up on the needles. The worst part was when I ran out of yarn and it dropped. It took longer to put back on the machine than it did to knit the whole scarf. Because I don’t remember what I paid for this yarn,  now I look  it up  to see what the cost is so I can price it to sell and OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take a look at ebay. That is the only place to find it because the yarn is discontinued.  People are asking up to 10 dollars a ball! Each ball is 50 grams and it is 1 & 3/4  ounces. The scarf is 60 inches long and 3 inches wide.

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