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Got TuTu?

This is fun stuff!  My aunt (thank you, aunt Lo!) sent me a couple of beautiful yarns.  This one is called “TuTu” from Crystal Palace Yarns. I am knitting ruffles!  Such fun!

2 Comments May 28, 2012

Ten Things to do…

A friend gave me some yarn when she saw I knitted dishcloths…      so I made her a tiny washcloth, and made a list of ten things to do with a miniature knitted dishcloth.     

  1. use it as a tiny face cloth
  2. use it as a key chain
  3. use it as a coaster for a tiny cup
  4. hang it in your rear view mirror
  5. use it to turn on the ignition when it is too hot
  6. hang it on your Christmas tree.
  7. use it to clean up a mini mess
  8. use it for a “rug” in a dollhouse
  9. wash a tiny hand
  10. give it to a friend 🙂

 Thanks! ….   Rose

Leave a Comment April 21, 2012

Lizzies scarf

used three strands of different types of yarn. took a quick pic
before mailing to her.

Leave a Comment November 14, 2011

“kitty ate my sweater status”

Recently a friend wrote and asked how the sweater project turned out. I got out the project which I hadn’t finished. I did make some progress on the knitted lace, so I am posting for my friend. (also hoping this will remind me to finish)

Not that there is need to rush… this is Arizona and I won’t need the sweater for a bit. Well, except for “too cold” air conditioned places this summer. Here is the WIP:

2 Comments April 14, 2011

Sock Study

I am taking my time with this pair of socks. I am calling it a “sock study” because I am more interested in the process of this sock, than in the end result. I have ripped out the heel flap twice. I have turned the heel and ripped it out three times. I am not feeling bad about this either. I am using it as a tool to learn.

I have successfully knitted three pairs of socks. I carefully followed the suggested pattern. At times not even understanding the pattern, but trusting that the person writing the pattern knew what they were talking about. I certainly didn’t. (especially when turning the heel)

Making each pair was a challenge. Oh and the finished product… and being able to hold up the socks and say “I knitted these” is perhaps why people put in the time and effort. Not to mention the money, for tiny knitting needles and yarn that costs about as much as a half-dozen store-bought socks.

Even though there are so many of us who call ourselves sock knitters, still, there is something “special” about us. We know it.

In this sock study I am making the simplest of socks. I am however, paying close attention to detail. For instance, after the heel flap (which is exactly 6cm) and turning the heel, we know it is time to “pick up stitches along the side of the heel flap. In this pair, I wanted just the right amount of stitches picked up. I picked up too many stitches at first. They were way too tight and puckering. I fiddled on paper, trying to look at it mathematically. I read sock patterns. They were always for a different sized yarn, and a different knitters natural gauge.

I happily pulled out the stitches as though I was on a sock knitting expedition. I settled on just the right amount of stitches in the end. The number of stitches were not based so much on math or someone elses sock pattern, but on my basic knowledge of knitting and design. So, this brings me to the photo. I took a picture because I found myself liking what my sock looks like right now. (Reminds me of ms. pac man)

Onward, to shaping the gusset!
(thanks for reading, knittnrose)

Leave a Comment October 3, 2010

I love this cotton washcloth

This is the washcloth made of the “I love this cotton” yarn from Hobby Lobby. It has been washed several times and put through the dryer. It is much softer than the kitchen cottons. The cotton costs a little more, but makes a great bath cloth. It is a pleasure to knit with because of the extra softness.

Thanks for reading…. Knittnrose.

Leave a Comment April 13, 2010

Felted Beads

A friend showed me some really cute beads she bought that were made of roving wool. The ones she showed me had added seed beads as decoration. These are some I had made, and I am looking at them to see what I want to do with them. I made them individually at the kitchen sink with roving wool and dish soap. All you do is grab a small amount of wool, and get it all soapy with warm water. When it shrinks into the size and shape you want… rinse with warm water…

…and you have a felted bead! It is also fun to mix colors of roving to see what you can come up with.

2 Comments March 22, 2010

Knitted Lace

lace knittingKnitted lace scarf.  This was made from a pattern that

Vickie Howell left after her book tour in Tempe AZ. (quite some time ago)

I made it with her yarn called Love.  Appropriately named, it is lovely lovely yarn.

Leave a Comment January 22, 2009

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