Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
|Susan B. Anderson's Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet (yarn from Knit Picks)|
|Affectioknit's Super Simple Cotton Socks|
|3AM Cable Cap (chemo cap) from Smariek Knits|
|Wakefield Scarf |
I've been knitting a ton lately... just not necessarily finishing a lot. This is what has been keeping me busy... I've also been cooking and baking up a storm...
Saturday, August 14, 2010
|I took a few more photos of my latest sweater ornament.|
|Look, it's got a hood!|
|I just couldn't resist! Silly, huh?|
|For this ornament, I used left over yarn from my first pair of socks... made with Red Heart sock yarn with aloe. The dye lots don't match... can you tell?|
Thursday, August 12, 2010
|I found this great plastic coated steel wire at my local hardware store.|
|To make the hangers, I use both wire cutters and adjustable pliers. I cut off an eight-inch length of the coated wire.|
|To make the hook, I wrap the wire around the handle of the pliers or wire cutter.|
|I over lap about an inch of the wire like this...|
|Then I wrap it around as many times and as tightly as I can...|
|I use the pilers to crimp so the rough cut wire doesn't catch on the sweater...|
|Then I shape the bottom of the hanger with my fingers...|
A fellow blogger at Wool Free and Lovin' Knit (what a clever blog name!) asked me how I make these little hangers. It was fun to post this "how to"... I hope you find it helpful.
For this miniature stocking, I cast on 30 stitches with some yarn from my stash. It might be worsted weight or a little finer than that (sport weight maybe). I used Size 3 double pointed needles and just knit a basic sock until the proportions looked about right. The stocking looked a bit plain so I added a little crochet detail up at the top. Fun! I was inspired to make this little stocking after seeing a little Christmas stocking posted on another blog... Wool Free and Lovin' Knit...