Posts Tagged ‘Crafting On’

Crafting On this week is some custom knitting.  One of my friends from back in my stock brokerage day asked about me knitting a winter set for her grandson.

Luckily, Flickr has the ‘denim’ filter.  I couldn’t get the cables to show on the black.  I used the South End Knitters toque pattern because she wanted cables (she wants a pom-pom too, will have to figure this out).   The mittens are a basic pattern with X and O cables.  The scarf is just basic, I call it ‘mistake rib’ because it’s basically a k2 p2 rib, BUT you start with 1 extra stitch at the beginning of each row so that only 1 stitch of the rib matches up.  It makes a very stretchy, cozy scarf.


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Crafting On this week with one last Christmas project.  Ella needs some new fingerless gloves so of course, I had to make them Minecraft.

I couldn’t find a pattern so I made my own.  For the glove base, I’m using this pattern.  For those out of the loop, these are creepers, they sneak along at night and eventually blow up.  The pattern is a little snug fitting.  I would use a slightly larger gauge if I was making these for people with larger (not small) hands.

I frogged my blue sweater.  I had my sister buy the wrong yarn last year and I just can’t make it work out right.  So I’m using the basic saddle sweater pattern from my top-down sweater book.  I’ve also made the gauge tighter.  I love these patterns, but I can’t seem to be able to knit them as written (though this time was my fault).

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Last month McDonald’s had their annual Monopoly game.  I won a 3 month subscription to Texture, which is a magazine reading service.  I downloaded a bunch of magazines to take to camp.  I now remember why I stopped buying magazines.  They aren’t interesting any more and are just full of things to buy.  Very disappointing.  I used to enjoy picking up the odd magazine.

For Crafting On this week you’ll think I didn’t do any work.

I ripped out my work from last week.  The 2.75 mm needles were making the ‘fabric’ too stiff and I didn’t like it at all.  So I’ve gone up to a 4 mm.  My scarf is about the same size as it was last week but much nicer.

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Started a new project.  I need some new purse knitting.  This pattern was written for worsted sized yarn but I thought I’d try it with sock yarn.  I repeated the lace and cable pattern to make it wide enough.

I don’t think it looks so busy in person.

I haven’t been reading any ‘books’ this week.  I have been enjoying some really old cook books.  I have found a way to send the digital copy to my kindle.  There are lots and lots on Pinterest, like this and this.


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Man, I don’t know where yesterday went.  By the time I realized it was Tuesday/Crafting On day I was heading out the door for archery class.  Oh well, here’s my knitting for this week:

I finished up Grandma’s Christmas socks.  Now I have to get a new purse knitting project started.

Did I tell you that I started a sweater for me?  My sister and BIL gave me the yarn and the pattern last year for Christmas.  It’s a really nice pattern, though I can’t seem to memorize the ‘pattern’ part.  I can do a line at a time, but not the whole thing -which slows down the knitting.

I used a different filter on the picture and, for a change, this is almost the right colour.  As usual the yarn is from Knit Picks, in solstice heather (basically navy).

I’m working through Partners to a Degree but the story line has really slowed down and it’s not as enjoyable as the other books were.  I’ll finish it because that’s what I do, but it’s not demanding my attention like a really good book will.  I have a new Kindle book (when it was on sale for $2.25) called Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly .  It looks really good and will probably be my next read.  Maybe that’s what I’ll do to entertain myself on Saturday in between everything.

Guess that’s it for now.  The bread machine is squawking at me to deal with the dough.  I have to go and lug down all the bedroll supplies for Guides tonight. I don’t know why they can’t remember how to make bedrolls?  We were taught once and then expected to have it done right at every camp thereafter.

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Ella had a great time trick or treating last night.  It was a little chilly, but luckily Grandma had a couple of my old cloaks.  One house was even handing out hot chocolate for the Moms!

For Crafting On I finished up the Christmas sweater.  Finally got the colour right in the picture.  Funny how outside light always works best.

We didn’t have any pumpkins this year -they didn’t like swimming in the spring.  So Daddy improvised.

They carved up the big 47 lb watermelon.  Colin doesn’t think it’s ripe enough but he’s going to give it a try because it sure looks and smells ripe.

Doing her best ‘undead’ impression.

The folks over in Beachburg are so generous.

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Thanksgiving over at the in-laws yesterday.  Supper was good and I didn’t have to do any dishes.

Colin was hoping for a combine day, but the fog, mist, overcast didn’t burn off until just before supper.  Foggy again this morning.  We need some clear days.

I finished the project I can’t share.  It’s much better with the changes I made.  The Christmas sweater is coming along nicely.  It’s going to be really tight with the yarn.  Going up a size really made a difference on yardage requirements.

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