Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Waiting on Purewool!

I am (not) so patiently waiting for a delivery of 19 skeins of Purewool!  This was a co-op order, and i placed the order so long ago that i have since forgotten what i ordered!  It will be like Christmas morning all over again when it arrives.
Add that to some yummy yarns i have been scoring here and there, and you have the makings of a spring and summer full of to-die-for shorties!
Be on the look out for some stash pictures coming soon!

Alice Mitts pattern

As seen in The Twilight Saga: New Moon...
Check out the adorable fingerless mitts that Alice is wearing... her version is done in bulky yarn, but here is my version done in worsted
These are super easy and very fast to knit up.  This is my first ever pattern, so if you notice any boo-boos, please let me know!  The pattern is soooo very basic, feel free to experiment with it!
I used worsted and a size 7 11' circular. You can do magic loop, two circs or DPNs as you would like!
Cast on in multiples of 6... 30, 36, or 42 stitches.
place a marker and join in a round
Work 15 rounds of 3x3 rib.
Work 20 rounds of stockinette
Starting on stitch one, turn and purl back to the last stitch before the marker.
Turn and knit back to the first stitch.
Work back and forth knitting one row and purling the next for 10 or so more rows, ending with a purl row (make sure you slip the first stitch in each row for a neater look.)
Join back in the round (i k2tog to get a tighter join... if you do this you will need to increase one stitch anywhere in the next round.)
knit one or two rounds.
Work 12 rows of 3x3 rib
BO in 3x3 rib

Happy knitting!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My goodness, but it's been a while...

It's probably been a while because i have been so busy knitting!! I have recently become a licensed Butt Knits knitter! I am so happy about this! After trying out so many longies patterns, i have found the ones that i really love. Amber's patterns and designs are so fresh and new, and her basic patterns are tailor made to work with cloth diapers. The patterns knit up into a nice tight fabric, much better to keep the wet inside!
So, my first few projects were Ski Pants. They are as of yet unfinished because i ran out of wool. I might have to frog and start over in a smaller size since it can be hard to find a perfect match for a certain dyelot of yarn. Here is a picture of the longies so far...

My next Butt knits knit-up was a pair of super cute bloomers. They totally make me wish we could have another little baby girl! Here is the picture of those, which can be found on my etsy store:

After applying for a cottage license to sell Butt Knits, Amber asked me to test a new pattern that she had been working on... the super cute Hugs and Kisses longies. I made up a pair, listed them on my Etsy and they were gone in a flash! I absolutely love all things cabled, so these pants were right up my alley. Here is the finished product:

I have another pair of hugs and kisses on the needles right now, hopefully i will have them finished today or tomorrow! They are a beautiful bright green that i can't seem to capture with my camera... frustrating!!! Look for them to be listed on Etsy by tomorrow evening!!