Jan 30, 2010

UT Hats

Caed asked me to make him a scarf too, but I decided to tackle a hat instead.  I just didn't see him really wearing a scarf!  So here is what he ended up with! I think he looks pretty content with his hat!

I used the pattern from Lion Brand Yarn - you'll need to sign up for an account to see the pattern.  I used straight needles for this and it was easy for me to do!

Jan 29, 2010

Helper Fairies

It looks like my fairy is helping me knit today at work...

Jan 28, 2010

Sparkly Arm Warmers

I've gotten the arm warmer bug! They are just so easy and quick to make!  I made these for my friend Marci!

I got the idea from here: Arm Warmer Pattern 
But the yarn I used was a little too stiff to do the weird pattern she used, so I just did the normal knit a row, pearl a row for 9 inches, stitched up the side and again left a hole for the thumb. I love the sparkles!

Scarf and arm warmers for the girl

I made a scarf for Kira and the followed up with some arm warmers.
For the scarf I used size 10 needles and used a knit 2 pearl 2 all the way through.

Then for the arm warmers I cast on 29 and did one row of knit and one row of pearl.  I made them about 8 inches long and the sewed them up the side, leaving a hole for her thumb

Learning to Knit

I decided a few months ago that I wanted to learn to knit. I thought it would be something fun to do while I'm at work besides losing braincells on facebook. So far I'm learning pretty fast and I'm really enjoying it!

Someone told me you should always keep your first project to help remind yourself of how much improvement you have made. That being said, I thought I'd post pictures of the first thing I made -- the crazy drink coaster! Basically I just practiced knitting on this square and came up with this.

But it does look good with my coffee mug on top!