Finished TuTu Scarf

Got TuTu scarf!!!

June 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

Got TuTu?

This is fun stuff!  My aunt (thank you, aunt Lo!) sent me a couple of beautiful yarns.  This one is called “TuTu” from Crystal Palace Yarns. I am knitting ruffles!  Such fun!

May 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm 2 comments

Ten Things to do…

A friend gave me some yarn when she saw I knitted dishcloths…      so I made her a tiny washcloth, and made a list of ten things to do with a miniature knitted dishcloth.     

  1. use it as a tiny face cloth
  2. use it as a key chain
  3. use it as a coaster for a tiny cup
  4. hang it in your rear view mirror
  5. use it to turn on the ignition when it is too hot
  6. hang it on your Christmas tree.
  7. use it to clean up a mini mess
  8. use it for a “rug” in a dollhouse
  9. wash a tiny hand
  10. give it to a friend 🙂

 Thanks! ….   Rose

April 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Lizzies scarf

used three strands of different types of yarn. took a quick pic
before mailing to her.

November 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

“kitty ate my sweater status”

Recently a friend wrote and asked how the sweater project turned out. I got out the project which I hadn’t finished. I did make some progress on the knitted lace, so I am posting for my friend. (also hoping this will remind me to finish)

Not that there is need to rush… this is Arizona and I won’t need the sweater for a bit. Well, except for “too cold” air conditioned places this summer. Here is the WIP:

April 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm 2 comments

Sock Study

I am taking my time with this pair of socks. I am calling it a “sock study” because I am more interested in the process of this sock, than in the end result. I have ripped out the heel flap twice. I have turned the heel and ripped it out three times. I am not feeling bad about this either. I am using it as a tool to learn.

I have successfully knitted three pairs of socks. I carefully followed the suggested pattern. At times not even understanding the pattern, but trusting that the person writing the pattern knew what they were talking about. I certainly didn’t. (especially when turning the heel)

Making each pair was a challenge. Oh and the finished product… and being able to hold up the socks and say “I knitted these” is perhaps why people put in the time and effort. Not to mention the money, for tiny knitting needles and yarn that costs about as much as a half-dozen store-bought socks.

Even though there are so many of us who call ourselves sock knitters, still, there is something “special” about us. We know it.

In this sock study I am making the simplest of socks. I am however, paying close attention to detail. For instance, after the heel flap (which is exactly 6cm) and turning the heel, we know it is time to “pick up stitches along the side of the heel flap. In this pair, I wanted just the right amount of stitches picked up. I picked up too many stitches at first. They were way too tight and puckering. I fiddled on paper, trying to look at it mathematically. I read sock patterns. They were always for a different sized yarn, and a different knitters natural gauge.

I happily pulled out the stitches as though I was on a sock knitting expedition. I settled on just the right amount of stitches in the end. The number of stitches were not based so much on math or someone elses sock pattern, but on my basic knowledge of knitting and design. So, this brings me to the photo. I took a picture because I found myself liking what my sock looks like right now. (Reminds me of ms. pac man)

Onward, to shaping the gusset!
(thanks for reading, knittnrose)

October 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

I love this cotton washcloth

This is the washcloth made of the “I love this cotton” yarn from Hobby Lobby. It has been washed several times and put through the dryer. It is much softer than the kitchen cottons. The cotton costs a little more, but makes a great bath cloth. It is a pleasure to knit with because of the extra softness.

Thanks for reading…. Knittnrose.

April 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

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