Monday, April 23, 2012

The Honey Cowl

At least a little knitting has happened in the past few months; the Honey Cowl kept my fingers busy for a time.  More pictures and pattern here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tiny Tootsies


There is nothing in this world as adorable as the toes of a newborn.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kids and Clay.


Following an invite from a friend, I left work a bit early today to refresh my memory on the potter's wheel and hang out with one of the cutest brother/sister pairs I've ever met. Oh, and I took pictures.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Knitting, Interrupted.


I've been enjoying some early spring photography lately, which has taken away from my knitting. Here are a couple of cute photos from yesterday.

Dancing for treats.


Basset beauty.



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Buddy Case Repair


Recently, my beloved pink buddy case suffered an injury in my knitting bag. Rather than throw away my favorite knitting accessory, I gently pried the glue apart and re-covered the top, then re-glued it back in place. Pleased with the result, I might do the bottom panel in a contrasting fabric, just for fun.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ginger Beard



Yarn: Cascade 220, Pumpkin Spice
US 5 needle

CO 81

Row 1 k1 *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), K1 repeat from * to the end of the row
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 k1 *(sl 1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * to the end of the row
Row 4 Purl
Row 5 *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1. Repeat from * until you have 1 stitch remaining, (k1, yo, k1) in the last stitch
Row 6 Purl
Row 7 *(sl1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, (sl1, k2tog, psso)
Row 8 Purl

Repeat rows 1-8 two more times (you will have 6 rows of “bumps” and 24 rows).

Row 25 *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1. Repeat from * for a total of 30 stitches consumed. Because you’ve been knitting 3 stitches in one every other stitch, you’ll have a total of 59 stitches on your right needle. k1. CO 20 stitches. k1, *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1 to the end of the row, ending with a *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch).

Row 26 p61, CO 20, p60

Row 27 *(sl1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * 15 times, k21 , *k1, (sl1, k2tog, psso) 15 times.

Row 28 purl

Row 29*(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1. Repeat from * until you have 1 stitch remaining, (k1, yo, k1) in the last stitch
Row 30 Purl
Row 31 *(sl1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, (sl1, k2tog, psso)
Row 32 BO all stitches purlwise.

The “wrong” or purl side of the work is the outside of the beard. Sew it into a hat and stay warm... the beard is long enough that it should extend into the hat far enough to cover the ears of the wearer.

Please let me know if you knit this and find any errors so I can correct them!