Knitables

The Current Projects

I think it might be time I finished something…

Garterstitch Baby Blanket
Pattern: My own. Basic Garterstitch
Yarns: Two re-purposed sweaters, Orange and Red
Needles: Size 10.5 Circular Bamboo
I started this project on a whim and haven’t gotten very far. Hopefully before the next 2nd Cousin comes around, I’ll have something prepared.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Striped Scarf
Pattern: My own: K1P1 Rib
Yarns: Spud & Chloe Sweater: Burnt Orange and Brown
Needles: Size 8.5 Straight Bamboo
I started this project while on the plane to Seattle since I figured it would be small and easy to work on. Since then I’ve lost some interest and have only a couple feet done on it. I’ll get it done one of these days.

The Super Small scarf/Neckwarmer
Pattern: My own: Basic Garterstitch
Yarns: Mochi Mini blue variegated
Needles: Mom’s Size 2 Metal
This takes forever but it looks pretty cool so far. I only come to this project if I’m in the mood for a challenge

Honey Tweed
Pattern: My own: Garterstitch and Honeycomb
Yarns: Cascade 220 Tweed in Purple
Needles: Size 8 Straight Bamboo
My first foray into Cable Knitting and I’m very proud of it!

Tim’s Christmas Present
Pattern: My own: Vertical Garterstitch
Yarns: Caron Simply Soft Eco in Black- Yarn held double
Needles: Size 10 Circular Bamboo
Changes: As opposed to Anthony’s scarf, I only cast on 175 sts. This will hopefully yield a 6-foot scarf, rather than a 9-foot one.

Beer Cozy
Pattern: From Knitting with Balls: Pattern will be K3P3 pattern
Yarns: KnitPicks bare yarn- hand-dyed with Grape KoolAid
Needles: Size 8 DPNs. Set of 5.
Changes: I’m working this pattern in reverse. Yarn Over’s just aren’t for me.

Knitables

The Knitting (MAN)ual

I went to Knitch in Delafield a couple weekends ago with my bestie Rachel and, while on a high after finding my Hufflepuff colors, I looked up to see ‘The Knitting (Man)ual

First of all- Knitch is freaking fantastic. I love this place for its wall-to-wall yarns and beautiful textiles and the prices are pretty decent. They also boast a large collection of classes and, though I’ve never signed up for one, I love having that option. Knitch is also closer to me than Loop so it’s great to run down to Downtown Delafield, go to Mazatlan for lunch then go right across the street for some yarn!

This book, however pricey it may be, is such a great buy! I thought Stitch n Bitch was a great resource to have but these scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters, socks and whatever else they think of are so innovative, simple and easy for someone like me who needs to get everything done quickly, that I couldn’t put the book down when at the store!

I’m planning on knitting a Nordic hat for myself (I only have a crocheted one right now!) as soon as I get the chance… as well as the slippers and some of the pretty scarves that incorporate cabling… Oh I’m so excited to get started!