Keep Knittin

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Knit Picks Socks

This is a sock I made up in Knit Picks Simple Stripes yarn.
I really like the way the yarn knits up; & they have really fun colors at a really great price!

Purl Lace Socks

These are the Purl Lace Socks from the book Socks Socks Socks, edited by Elaine Rowley. I made a few changes, such as a star toe, & I really like them!

Completed Blue Lucy Bag

The Blue Lucy Bag is finished. I added two more increase rounds to the pattern to make it larger, and I knitted a small length in the middle of each side of the bag & attached a clip; one for car keys, & one for my phone. This prevents having to root through the bag when these items sink to the bottom.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Kool-Aid Socks are Finished

My Kool-Aid socks are finished. I decided not to use the pattern that came with them, as the yarn is too "busy". I didn't think a pattern would "show" well, although I did want something a little fancier than my regular basic sock pattern. I experimented a bit & came up with this. I'm very pleased with result, & they fit great!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Kool-Aid Dyed Sock of the Month

My new sock of the month arrived complete with two skeins of white yarn & one package each of cherry & orange Kool-Aid. I dyed the skeins today & can't wait for the yarn to dry so I can start knitting. I followed the directions given, except that I did add a splash of vinegar & a bit less water. I wanted to leave some white, although I got a bit more than intended as the "dye" didn't soak through as much as I thought it would, even though I really pressed down on it. Next time I'll look through the glass bottom of the dish at intervals to check on my progress while adding the "dye".

Thursday, February 23, 2006

New Lucy Bag

Here's the progress so far on my new Lucy Bag. This one is also made of Noro Kureyon. The last bag was a little smaller than I wanted, so I added two extra of the increase rounds. I'm also going to make the shoulder strap a little shorter than the last one, and plan to take another inch off the short strap.

Lucy Bag

I recently decided I needed a new purse & I'd been wanting to do some felting, so I made the Lucy Bag, by Two Old Bags. I used Noro Kureyon. Having seen some of these bags already made up, it seemed like the short strap was nearly always too big, so I shorted mine by two inches. I also lengthened the shoulder strap, as I was afraid it would be too short. I made the largest size & felted it till it was reduced down to almost half it's original size. It makes a very "fuzzy" bag, which is going to pill for awhile (see the picture I took before trimming it). I think after a number of trimmings it will quit pilling. In fact, I like the results so well I'm going to make another one!

New Socks!

I've been trying out some new sock patterns with modifications to suit me; and I'm having lots of fun! Check these out. The yellow & aqua is in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock - Happy Stripe, the mauve, cocoa, & beige stripe is in Knit Picks Simple Stripes - Vineyard, and the pastel one is in Opal Petticoat.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Carol's Shawl

I haven't been posting much as everything I've been making lately is going to be a Christmas gift & I don't want any peeking!

Carol was first to finish her Waves in the Square Shawl & as you can see it looks great! It's a Sivia Harding design & the pattern can be found at:

Monday, September 26, 2005

Sock of the Month Club

Now that I have a bit more time I rejoined the sock of the month club.

The first kit came & the first sock is done!

Saturday, August 20, 2005


I finished up a pair of Sally Melville's Gauntlets for everyday & now want to try a dress pair. I made the smaller size & am wondering if the larger size would be too large. I can't decide if I like them snug, or want to try the "wrinkled look" that she has in one of her pictures in the book. I may have to make one more everyday pair & see before I start the dress pair.