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post #21 of 58
Just a hat for my oldest dd. I try to only start one thing at a time, otherwise the "unfinished-ness" of everything would drive me crazy. I do have yarn for about 10 other projects, though!
post #22 of 58
Just finished an earwarmer hat for DH and am making one for myself now out of really soft handpaintedyarn.com red java merino. After that it's some purple oh'alls for DD then some for DS too and a hat for DS too.

We are having great weather here and I am getting out as much as possible. Despite this the knitting is going much faster for me.
post #23 of 58
A scarf for me. I'm using some yummy silk/cashmere yarn my mom got me for xmas. I'm just doing my own thing as I go, no pattern. I cast on from the middle and did a alternating leaf lace, and then some eyelet ridges, and then a stockinette panel with bobbles, some more eyelet ridges, and finished with a picot bind off. It looks very pretty. I'm on the second half about to start the bobble panel, but I need dh to help me wind my last skein of yarn into a ball before I can continue.
post #24 of 58
The more the snow falls the more I knit... Right now I am finishing my first "real" thing -- a scarf for my dd. I should finish today so I need to learn how to finish it off -- dh is good with reading directions so he should help My next goal is to learn to make a hat for my youngest dd.
post #25 of 58
The apron top from LTK! it is so cute! I just need to finish it up with a chain stitch and strings....but I only own one crochet hook and I left it at my sisters!!!!! ugh-good thing DD won't be needing any summer clothes too soon!
post #26 of 58
1. My most exciting thing! A clapotis for me with wool/silk yarn from LTK

2. A pair of LTK felted mocs for baby with bark colored LTK farm wool. 1 left to finish.

3. A pair of socks for my mom. Lion Brand Magic Stripes.

4. A hat for BIL. Black Plymouth Encore yarn. Finished it and then it was way too big so I frogged it and am starting over.

5. A LTK Easy Peasy for dd. White Plymouth Encore yarn. (This has been just sitting forever. I HATE the feel of acrylic yarn and I really don't want to finish this.)

6. A pair of preemie sized LTK Longies. Hunter Green Plymouth Galway. I started this last month and then miscarried on New Years Day. It hurts my heart to pick it up right now.
post #27 of 58

knitting "callouses"

Don't worry lovelocks...your hands will get used to it! When I first started knitting socks I held my hands so tightly that I actually thought I had permanently damaged my right pinkie I actually knit with a splint for a while. Your hands are learning something new and unfamiliar right now...just take a break when it starts to hurt. Now I have really strong hands!

I would caution you though that holding 3 strands together for a first project can be really tricky! Try a washcloth maybe? If you'll google "dishcloth boutique" you'll find a great site with patterns that range from simple to complex.

Happy knitting!
Allison
post #28 of 58
Hey Aurora, are you able to post a pic of those Magic Stripe socks you are working on? I have been comtemplating buying some but I really want to see something that is made or being made with it.
post #29 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by trishshack
Hey Aurora, are you able to post a pic of those Magic Stripe socks you are working on? I have been comtemplating buying some but I really want to see something that is made or being made with it.
Here is a pair that I've made...magic stripe anklets, of course the cuffs, heels, & toes are something else (bernat? I think...).

I liked it OK except that I remember it being kind of pricey for the high acrylic content and it is a little heavy for socks...This was my second pair of socks and now I prefer really really thin yarn for socks.

Allison
post #30 of 58
I am just about finished with Sam's longies. This was the first time I revised a pattern for my ds' measurements, and for a bulky weight yarn I was using. I am doing the ltk longies pattern on 9's with bulky yarn, and so I knit up a size large with a longer rise and some other small changes. I have about 4 inches left to knit on the last leg...I will finish it today, but i tried them on him and they fit perfect!!! Oh, I also knit the waist onmuch smaller needles because I would love to be able to use it without a drawstring...we'll see. :LOL

I think I am doing another pair for my dd after this.
post #31 of 58
1. Dishcloth for my mom

2. Poncho - this is my first big project and at 120 stitches per row I'm afraid it will take me forever to finish!

3. Crazy caterpiller for ds. Left over yarn will be used to make squares for a knitted "quilt"

I have some homespun for making a blanket as soon as I can find the size needles Im looking for. I have a huge bag of yarn that I have collected the past couple of months, I have no idea what I will make with it but it was on sale

I hope to learn how to knit socks too!
post #32 of 58
hi -- i don't post in this forum too much, but was drawn in by the "what's on your needles" teaser! i love to hear about what everyone is knitting. i'm working on a sweater for my husband -- first one i've made for him. it's, ummm, his christmas gift. thankfully, he's patient and the cold weather's not going anywhere!
post #33 of 58
I'm finishing up a child's snowflake pattern hat and a shawl (Cozy from Knitty).
post #34 of 58
i am new to knitting and this forum! what a fun idea to share our projects.

i am knitting a sweater for my new niece/nephew. it's organic cotton from blue sky. it's sooooo delicious.

knittin in the shade - i love the clapotis. i am definitely adding that to my very long list of future projects.
post #35 of 58
I just finished a pair of soaker shorts for dd. Right now, I'm waiting on some yarn, so I'm kinda in between projects. But when I receive it, it will turn into a Knitty Otis (ballet wrap style sweater for sis) I'm thinking about making a Fiber Trends sheepy shawl for my grandma, and I need to knit up a couple pairs of booties. I'm intrigued by this Clapotis, but have absolutely no need for one in Hawaii. Maybe it would make a nice baby blanket? No, probably not. I think little toes would get stuck in the dropped stitches.

Have a batch of tye dyes set for this week.

And I'm so excited! I finally bit the bullet and bought a Kaffe Fassett pattern book. So...you might be seeing some very interesting stuff come from me very soon, lol.
post #36 of 58
1 - I'm also working on a Clapotis in the LTK NYC colorway - using the Henry's Attic Andromeda yarn.
2 - Knitty's Unbiased for my mom
3 - Novelty Yarn Scarf for a cousin
4 - Just need to do finishing on the Wooly Wonder Faux Cable Sweater
5 - Wooly Wonder SportyPants
6 - Need to do an icord for a Booga Bag and then felt the thing. Might just do a twisted cord instead.
post #37 of 58
I'm working on a Colinette Love It Throw in the Plum colourway as a belated Christmas gift for my mum. It's a little too pink for my liking, so I'm throwing in some Rowan Kid Silk to purple it up. It's slow going knitting a throw, but it's coming along nicely.

Next project is going to be a huge, chunky scarf out of Big Wool and the Newsboy Cap from SnB Nation.
post #38 of 58
Hello all! Been since before the holidays that I stuck my head in here, but thought I'd pop in and see what you all have been up to

I declared January knitting for me, me, me month and as a result have made next to nothing LOL

well, okay, that's not quite true. I got a JoAnn's GC for the holidays and used some of it to buy some of that Lion Brand Incredible ribbon yarn and am making a simple ribbon-drop scarf (thinking spring and jean jackets). I'm doing about 4 inches of garter stitch and then a row of *k1, yo 2 times* repeat to last, K1 and a row where you "drop" the ribbon *K1, drop both yo's* repeat to last, K1. So far I really, really like it. I may have to use some other ribbon and make some more for spring gifties

I have plans to start this super cutie monkey pattern that a friend sent me. I found a teddy bears knitting book and may have to make my monkey a little outfit or two as well

I've also made some super easy mary jane slippers for my daughter and hope to get some done for me soon, too. Seems like after the holidays I'm in the mood for instant gratifcation projects
post #39 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by trishshack
Hey Aurora, are you able to post a pic of those Magic Stripe socks you are working on? I have been comtemplating buying some but I really want to see something that is made or being made with it.
I can't. : Sorry. I would love to be able to show off my knitting projects. I'll see if my sister can help. Allison's socks are how mine is striping though. Kinda cool!

Allison, they look great!

Chicagomom, what yarn are you using for your Cozy? I want to knit one for my mom.
post #40 of 58
Couldn't resist this thread. All of your projects are inspiring.

1. Half way done with Under the Hoodie from SNB, using Cascade 220- I love this pattern, it comes together so nicely.

2. Magic Stripes socks for my MIL

3. Mittens using some wonderfully luxurious hand-dyed yarn from WEBs

4. Bulky mittens in Lopi for a friend

Those are on the needles, I have yarn for the SNB cardigan, socks socks and more socks, and a bag on hand for when my needles are free. Oh, and I can't wait to do knitty's womb.
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