Sunday, January 25, 2015

So Hot!

First, the teapot cozy works marvelously well! Tea stays piping hot for at least 45 minutes after brewing.

I also finished up the tea mug I wanted for my mug at work. Leftover bits of a sequined yarn and some sock yarn.

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The fabric can be folded over for a small mug, and unfolded for a larger mug.

I rather like the stitch holder and will use that instead of a button.

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US 7 - 4.0 mm

Rozetti Yarns Polaris
Handpainted sock yarn

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hot Tea, No Iced Tea

After knitting a variety of teapot cozies and cup/mug cozies, I decided to make myself a cozy after a pot of tea went cold while I was reading last weekend. I grabbed some leftover cotton and wool yarns and whipped up a kind of shiny cozy for my two cup mini teapot. It photographed like crap, but it's quite cute in person.

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US 5 - 3.75 mm

various leftovers in blue

DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Love In A Cold Climate

I'm going to make some thrummed mittens next month, so I went in search of the perfectly dyed roving. After several false starts, I came across this luscious bit of wool. And the fiber artist couldn't have been nicer! I even received treats with my roving.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

What To Do... What To Do...

While 2014 was fairly decent for projects, I've decided I've too many "I want" projects listed. I also have many friend gifts that I want to knit.

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Time to organize!
Redwood Cabled Boot Toppers - me
Shark Hat - Rose

Thrummed Cloisonne Mittens - Kimmie
Steelers Top Knot Hat - Karen

Sunshine Wrap - Jolene
Scrunchie Hat III - Veg

Two scarves for Two Girls
Winter Gloves - me

Princess Plaid Scarf - me
Cloisonne Mittens - Doreen

Manly Man socks - Tom
Silken Scarf - Ruth M.

Fingerless Mitts - Diana
Bacon socks - mine

Duotone Scarf - Matt
Magic Square Hot Pad - me

Fingerless Mitts - Bonehead
Comfy - Elle

Tardis Scarf - Bryan
Surprise! - Erika

Jade Fantasy Wrap - me

Holiday Knitting

Of course, at any point and time, this schedule could be completely derailed. I'm willing to give it a shot!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Last And First - All In One Post

First post of 2015, the last knit project of 2014. This is a holiday gift for a dear friend. Easy stitch - half of the bee stitch pattern:

Odd number of stitches
Row 1: knit all
Row 2: *K1, SL1 - *repeat to end, K1

And that's it. I like the texture knitting that results.

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US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yarn used
245 yards, 5 skeins

Plymouth Yarn Angora
How much?
2 skeins = 98.0 yards (89.6 meters), 20 grams
Baby Blue

Plymouth Yarn Angora
How much?
3 skeins = 147.0 yards (134.4 meters), 30 grams