I finished these socks in 3 days!!
I’m celebrating a friend’s birthday tonight (Friday) and on Tuesday I thought how lovely it would be to give him a pair of hand knit socks. . . so here they are. . . on my old feet.
I used Harrisville Designs Highland yarn on size 3 needles. They are a sturdy pair of socks!
I love the variety of colors available by Harrisville Designs!
Even striped through the heels!
I knit this hat for Ellen but it is so soft and lovely that I’ll be wearing it when she isn’t!
I knit this in LOFT – a 100% American wool – Grown in Wyoming, spun in New England – this wool is very fun to knit.
I used size US 2 and 3 knitting needles and knit this hat in the round. Here is a link to my pattern.
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It has been ages since I’ve blogged. . . okay, only about 18 months. ..but that is ages in “online” time.
I’ve been busy knitting – – – AND – – – learning how to play Cajun accordion. Learning to play the accordion is cutting into my knitting time, but I’m sure I’m building new neuropathways in my brain. The in and out of the bellows while at the same time playing a tune on the buttons is a lot like rubbing your tummy and patting the top of your head. It is also reawakening my knitting creativity! (I’ve started a new shawl that I will tell you about soon)
Recently a friend sent me a link to an article about a knitting group started in prison. An inspiring read. Here is the link:
Reading this made me want to knit with friends again. . .
I love to knit mittens and hats from the top down! Starting at the top provides me the opportunity to keep trying it on as I go. . . and my projects always turn out the right length.
Here is a video of a really nice cast on that I have started using to get a sweet flower at the top of my hats and mittens.
I used this method for this hat –
I’m a big fan of fulling and felting too. These mitts are knit using two strands of Galway wool and US 17 circular needles, then fulled to fit.
I’m working on a pattern that explains how I knit mittens from the top down. . it will include directions for this fulled mitten, which by the way is super warm and great to wear in MN winters while waiting for the bus! This could also be used as an oven mitt.
Okay, I got all the posts form my other blog to upload to this one! And the posts even went to my blog page! Amazing.
Now I just need to figure out how to let those folks who were reading my other blog to come to this one.
Isn’t it great that every day there is something new to learn!
I’ve been staring at my computer screen for what feels like days – trying to set up a new website. This is all quite fun – but I don’t know what to do with my old blog. . . the one with all my projects since 2007
I certainly am learning a lot about web sites and such but not getting any knitting done! 🙁
I’m hoping I can move my old blog to this site. . I’ve got lots more reading to do!
This January the editor of Patternfish newsletter became intrigued with a new technique I’m developing – a new way of putting knit and purl rows together. I’ve written three patterns using this technique and she featured them in the newsletter.
Take a look! (Scroll down the newsletter a bit to find me)
Gayle found my knitted brass piece on my blog and included that in the bottom of the newsletter too.
I love days like this!
The most current pattern I’ve written using this technique is called Anna Dorothy – in honor of my maternal grandmother.
I adored my Grandma, Dorothy, and after she died we found her birth certificate: she was christened Anna Dorothy. Knowing this makes me miss her more.
This shawl is for you Grandma!