Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tweed Beret (IK Winter 2006)

Here's my version of the Tweed Beret, found in Interweave Knits Winter 2006. I made a few modifications. The details can be found in this post.

Friday, January 26, 2007

EZ February Baby Sweater

Pattern: The February Baby Sweater, by Elizabeth Zimmermann, found in _The Knitter's Almanac_

Yarn: Caron's Simply Soft, 1.5 skeins (acrylic! gasp! sorry EZ! next time it'll be wool!)

Needles: US 5 circulars

Modifications: No real modifications, except for the helpful advice of those many who have gone before who suggested casting on an extra stitch on each side of the sleeves (so cast on 8 instead of 7 stitches), and then you can slip this extra stitch each time. This slipped extra stitch will create an easy-to-seam-border for the under-arm seam.

More information on the making of this sweater can be found here on the original blog post.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"We Call Them Pirates" Baby Hat

For a friend's baby shower, I knit up Hello Yarn's We Call Them Pirates Hat.

The details of the process, pattern, yarn, and modifications can be found on my main blog, posted here.

I loved making the hem. It finished the hat off in such a neat & tidy way.

Ganomy Hat (Elizabeth Zimmerman)

Here are a series of pictures showing the Ganomy Hat, by Elizabeth Zimmerman. This was my first Zimmerman pattern, and I found it to be equally satisfying and frustrating.

The photos that you see here were all taken before a good soaking and blocking. The hat actually looks much better now, post-soak and post-block. The yarn really softened up and the rough spots and bumps of the stitches smoothed right out.

You can find the details of the hat, and the process of making it, on my blog posts: here and here (you'll have to scroll down on the second post to find the details of Ganomy).

And now I leave you with the bust of Hemingway, modeling the Ganomy.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tissue Holders

Tissue Holder Number 2 with lining detail.
Thanks to Craftapalooza's tutorial on tissue holders (see 28 Sept 2006 post which is cross-posted on, I've been able to start to practice some basic sewing skills while, at the same time, getting a jump on my stocking stuffers for this coming December holiday season.

Tissue Holder #1

You can also see other wonderful tissue holders here, and be inspired to make your own-- :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A Simple Needleroll

A simple needleroll case, made out of two placemats. The attempt at giving a tutorial for how to make this needleroll can be found by clicking here.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Fingerless Mittens

Pattern: Fingerless Mittens for Guido (a free, on-line pattern)
Yarn: Some unknown acrylic yarn from a garage sale.
This project was made pre-blog and so I really do not recall the specific details.

Lace Leaf Scarf

Pattern: LaceLeaf Scarf from Scarf Style (pre-blocking)
This was a pre-blog project, from a yarn of which I no longer remember the details. I gave it to my mother for a gift.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Simple Bath Mitt

Pattern: Free off of kitchen-cotton yarn band
Gifted to a friend after her surgery, with some homemade lavendar soap.

Kitty Pi

Wallace loved his Kitty Pi...

Pattern: Kitty Pi (free from WendyKnits)

Materials: Leftovers of 100% wool for felting

Completed: 2005