Friday, May 07, 2010

How many ways can you do a SSK?

Have been using this SSK......
Slip the 1st stitch as if to knit
Slip the 2nd stitch as if to purl
Take your left hand needle and bring is round and knit these two stitches.
It may be awkward and fiddly at first, but it makes a beautiful SSK.
Just wanted to share!
Here is where I found it...
Scroll down to the 'Turn Heel' instructions. Some of you may already do this!

Just want to add here is another perfect SSK by " Cat Bordhi" 'tho I haven't tried it:-



Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sock, Socks, Socks

I got on a sock kick. Of course like any good ADD knitter I have multiple pairs going at the same time.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Gossamer Shell Scarf

I finally finished this scarf with yarn samples from The Yarn of the Month Club. I love it!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Our Beautiful Boy

Rest in Peace

Jeremiah Peter Summers
a.k.a. Jake
6/21/91 - 9/2/07

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Fish and Knit

In the Spring I went to a Stitch and Pitch at Dodger stadium. Now as Summer draws to an end I can show you another unlikely place you would find someone knitting. Here is the the Catfish I caught having to drop my needles to reel it in.

The first one got away as I didn't get to the pole fast enough, but the second time I was ready. Knitting tossed into the bag at the same time as I grabbed my pole.

As unladylike as it is, yes that is my fishing pole between my legs. Just sitting and waiting and waiting and sitting gave me time to get a few rows done. I was working on another round washcloth. The day before I was able to listen to "At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much" by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka Yarn Harlot on my ipod. I had downloaded it from Audible before we left. Funny book that kept me giggling and my DH wondering.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Yikes, Stripes!

Cloth Patterns:
Ballband Cloth
Simple Basketweave
This is very cool yarn. I love the colors. Reminds me of a trip I took to Cancun. The color is called Country. but to me it will be Cancun. I want to try a bag with this yarn. It is beautiful.

I added a couple of photos of other cloths I have knitted. The rainbow cloth is The "Infamous" Darrell Waltrip Cloth. Click HERE for the pattern
The round cloth is a Rhonda White purchased pattern.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

This is the Drop Stitch Schrug (Shrug). It's a Daily Knitter free pattern. It looks so cool and once I got a handle on the pattern it is working up fairly quickly. I am on row 52. I was originally working off of sticky notes for each of the six rows. When there are multiple rows in a pattern I like to divide them with the row numbers to be stitched. If I write it down, it helps me learn the pattern. There are 6 rows to this pattern and each one has many rows to work. It got too complicated so I made the chart below. The colors keeps my eye on row I am working on and the right side has the row numbers that I mark off when I am finished. I also made the rows that I need to increase red numbers. Increases need to be made every 8 rows and when I have made shrugs before, I have forgotten or accidentally increased too many times. I think I can now leave my work and return and know where I need to start. A little crazy, I know, but it is helping!
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