Monday, October 31, 2005

Speaking of Christmas...I joined the Stocking Along!

Stocking Along

Hope this link works....I am still a very new blogger!

I'm pretty excited about getting a stocking going for Christmas. And just when Jack, The Pumpkin King, sort or caught my eye and got me thinking I better start making a few gifts. I am thinking of starting one of those lovely Knitted Babes Dolls...maybe I can put one in a stocking!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Something's up with Jack.... Posted by Picasa

55 More Days 'til Christmas...

Something is up with Jack! Looking at him made me realize I have about 55 days left to concoct some more gifts. I have a large family as does my dh. We are also building a house....let me translate: it's got to be cheaper this year! Hand made is looking really good (the more expensive the yarn the closer the person whom is getting the gift).

I have made up some dishcloths, scarfs, hats, shawls, and other small/quick knits in as many as I can until I am sick of them! I am also using up my stash and finishing up my UFO's in the process. I hope to be UFO free and only have new yarns in my possession by the end of December. I love surfing the web while I knit or crochet to find new fast ideas or different looks. I also love combining yarns and patterns. I am willing to try it as long as I like it or the outcome look it has.

Just some thoughts. I am adding some links to my site, trying to fix it up a bit so....just remember I'm:


Friday, October 28, 2005

Who Knew?

Knitting Goddess
You appear to be a Knitting Goddess.
You are constantly giving and are unconcerned with
reward, you simply want others to love knitting
as much as you do. If someone wants to knit
miles of novelty yarns, you are there for them.
If someone wants to learn short row shaping,
you can help. There are no taboos in knitting,
only opportunities to grow. Everyone should
have friend like you around if they want to
learn to knit, and there's a good chance that
your passion has rubbed off on a few others.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Free Dishcloth pattern

Hi everyone! I am knitting up some dishcloths and never could follow a pattern up exactly....
Here is one I made after not being able to do another and just doing my thing instead:

CO 36 sts. knit across first 3 rows. Now next row is Row 1: a multiple of * purl 5, knit 5* across (but always knit first 3 sts and last 3 sts for your border). Row 2 is border,* knit 5, k1, p3,k1,* across until border. Row3: is border, *p5, p2, k1, p2,* across until border. Row 4: is border, knit across, border. Next I shift the multiples of five so I will have little triangles on different points.....
row5: border, *k5, p5*across to border. Row6: border, *p5, p1, k3, p1* across to border.
row 7: border, *k5, k2, p1, k2*across to border. Row 8: border, purl across, border.
now just repeat rows 1-8 until desired length and last few rows just knit across and cast off.
Just put in mind its a pattern of five and each side of the triangle decreases by one and it'll become mindless knitting!
Alternatives: I did one with a seed stitch edge/border. also you can put more plain rows in between the triangle rows. And you can add more stitches to make it bigger as well or even use a seven based unit instead of the five based one I did.

gingersnap Posted by Picasa

elann shipment! Posted by Picasa

crocheted mini bags Posted by Picasa

baby hat-crocheted Posted by Picasa

fuzzy crocheted slippers Posted by Picasa

sling purse Posted by Picasa

quick purse Posted by Picasa

felted purses Posted by Picasa

baby scrapghan Posted by Picasa

evil monkey&scrapghan Posted by Picasa

hats Posted by Picasa

for a cause.. Posted by Picasa

more dishcloths Posted by Picasa

teddybear sweaters Posted by Picasa

knittedtoys Posted by Picasa

Gingerinsweater Posted by Picasa

scarf/kerchief Posted by Picasa

hats Posted by Picasa

2005kalbutton Posted by Picasa

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Monday, October 17, 2005 Update: Crochet and Knitting page updated Update: Crochet and Knitting page updated

Kirsti Knits

Kirsti Knits

Stash Reduction Continues!

My stash reduction continues! I am quite proud of myself as I am really starting to use up yarn I've had for years and some just 1/2 skeins and such. I started out with the objective to finish my UFO's and quickly became bored. So I made a list and decided that I could knit new items out of my stash if I finished a UFO as well (or course this means completely finishing the new project as well). I am making up a basket of slippers to put by the door of my new house (sealed in --not finished for this year it looks). I am also making throws for the house, rugs, and small gifts to give for gifts.
My xmas gift list isn't overwhelming at all now. Some people will be getting knitted dishcloths/washcloths with bars of special soap to hats to shawls--all so far from leftover or unused stash.
I do have new wool I am itching to get into for more felted objects.....maybe a bit later when my UFO's are further reduced. Yarn on everyone!

My pattern I made up for the scarf is on my other site:

Sunday, October 16, 2005

And a big welcome to all & thank you to blogger!

Knitting Pretty has got to be my all time favorite book for scrap reduction, mindless knitting and quick gifts. Here I show a converted beer cozy as a wrist warmer for my son in some really ugly acrylic scrap yarn (he loves it though). I am a beginner blogger so have mercy on me everyone!

Many thanks to blogger folks for giving me this free blogging site. I am knitting and crocheting like no tom.! I knit, crochet, quilt, garden, paint, convert garden junk and other stuff that interests me. I am also at the mercy of my Brittany Spaniel who loves to steal my yarn (is there such a thing as a catdog? I really think she's one! Sneaky--but so cute I even knitted her a little sweater. Let me see how my first blog entry turns out. Happy yarning it up everyone!