Saturday, November 24, 2012

Universal Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

I was watching Stephen Hawking's program "The Story of Everything," and in watching it, was fascinated all over again that:

A) Albert Einstein said, "Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another."

B) The universe re-purposes itself all the time with red giants, black holes, pulsar stars, neutron stars, supernovas, etc.

And this got me to thinking about these fingerless mitts (stay with me):


Details on the pattern and yarn can be found on my Ravelry page.

As I stated on Ravelry, the yarn while gorgeous and so soft, comfy, and warm, had stretched to be too large on my hand. So, as the universe recycles itself (as we all should recycle when we can), I decided to recycle/reuse the yarn again for another pair of hand-warmers.

Enter Treads.

It will be my first attempt at a pair of tipless gloves. Wish me luck!

By the way, I also highly recommend Stephen Hawking's books:

A Brief History of Time

The Universe in a Nutshell

The Grand Design

Friday, November 16, 2012

FO - Hats On!

Pooh Bear models the most recent hat, and I *really* dig this pattern. Simplicity, itself.





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US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm

Malabrigo Yarn Rios

How much?
.5 skeins = 105 yards

870 Candombe

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Warm Feet Ahead

It's been a hell of a week around Casa de Tank, so the Tank has been given an extra marrow bone, and I bought sock yarn from The Yarn Shoppe. (Colorway: 5/8 Dragon's Breath Num#030)



I've several projects on the needles and a crochet hook or two. Once I get things settled at work, a few things settled with college classes, some family issues squared away, and I've a few of the projects completed, socks for me are going on the needles.

Granted, it may be February 2013, but socks will be on the needles!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

FO: Mystery Knitting I

Done! I've been working on it off and on since September. Ridged Helmet Hat - minus the earflaps.





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Needle size: US 3 - 3.25 mm

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (pink)

How much?
1 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4m)

Plymouth Yarn Mulberry Merino (hot pink)

How much?
1.5 skeins = 148.5 yards (135.8m)