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Lots of brand new mini skein sets up at Nooch Fiber! So many colors to choose from!! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday!  I’m sorry I haven’t updated in a while, I’ve recently found out I am pregnant, and on top of feeling like complete doodoo crappa all the time, I have no energy to knit.  I’ve been trying to work on small projects for the baby.  On top of the little pants and sweater I made above, I also made two pairs of socks that I will have to take a picture of later.

I’m slowly trying to work on a blanket for the shop. Even though I’m crocheting a lot slower than usual, I’m pretty happy with my progress.  I should have it finished by next week.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014

alexknits:

Any knitters out there have tips with using more than two colors? I used four in my last project (I tried inserting a chart into a pattern) and ended up with the image being pretty much detached from the background. Is that normal??

Did you try twisting the yarns around each other? I’ve only done intarsia once but twisting does help with the gaps! Try this tutorial here http://www.purlbee.com/knitting-tutorials-advanced-te/2008/6/30/intarsia.html

(Sorry it’s not a fancy link, I’m updating this from my phone)

FO Friday!  I finished my baby surprise jacket this week.  The knitting has been done for a while, but I needed to attach the buttons I made and seam the arms closed.  I also did a row of single crochet across the collar to give it a neater look.  I still have a little bit of yarn left so I’m thinking about making a hat or socks to go with it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hello and sorry to to bother you, but I saw your lovely rainbow socks and I was wondering if you could explain or link me to an explanation on how to do a broken seed stitch?

Aw wow!  Thank you so much! 

The pattern that used is on Ravelry here.

Basically, if you had a white color and a rainbow color, you would knit a broken seed stitch pattern in the round like this:

1. (white): knit across all stitches

2. (rainbow): K1, P1 across all stitches

3. (white): knit across all stitches

4. (rainbow): p1, k1 across all stitches

I couldn’t find an English video, but I did find this one (in German) that shows someone knitting it.

I hope that helps, please let me know if I can answer any more questions!

WIP Wednesday! 

I’m on a mission to get things off my needles, so the first project I picked is my Sleepy Monkey Blanket.  The border is taking FOR-EV-ER!  If you want to see a picture of it before it was squished all on the needles, you can see it on Ravelry here.  After this I want to figure out what yarn I need to purchase so I can finally finish my hue shift. 

The other two projects I’ve got going are a pair of cubist socks, and a basic sock knit with my hand-dyed. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014
"I should have brought my knitting"
Me (whenever I don’t have my knitting)
Thursday, June 5, 2014

WIP Wedensday!

(okay, it’s technically Thursday, but I was up late last night working on the yarn and it was really rainy so I couldn’t get any decent pictures)

I tried my hand and dying self striping yarn last night.  I used a variety of sources to try to figure out what I was doing, so hopefully it came out right. 

I used Eunny’s technique for measuring and winding the yarn up.  This worked decently, but my apartment is quite small so I had a hell of a time trying to walk back and forth winding the yarn around a lamp and a fan (I didn’t have two lamps).  

I used this tutorial here for actually dyeing the yarn.  I used Wilton’s icing dye to dye my yarn.  I had used this tutorial in the past for how to measure it out.

 My plan was to make a pink/purple Cheshire cat looking yarn.  The pink came out amazing, but the purple came out a sort of purple/blue variegated kind of color.  I hope I like it when it knits up…

The other thing I did this week is finish the knitting on my handspun baby surprise jacket.  I still need to sew the arms closed and I think I’m going to crochet the collar to give it a neater finish.  I tried my hand a polymer clay buttons this week, and I’m pretty pleased with the finished product.  I still need some practice, but it was really fun and something I would like to try again for my hand knits.

 
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