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The Queen Pirate's Booty Bag

The Queen Pirate's Booty Bag

Finally it's finished. My first F.O. of 2007 was started way back in November 2006! This bag was fun to make and I love the double knit technique. However, double knit also means double the time! This is made using The Queen Pirate's Booty Bag pattern and I used Cascade 220 100% wool in scarlet and black. 3 skeins of each colour. Instead of the applied i-cord edge (I couldn't wrap my head around the directions) I did a double crocheted edge. Two sides are a little wavy as there are too many crochet sts. Ideally it's 3 crochet sts to 4 knit sts. It took 3 trips through the hot wash cycle to get it felted to my satisfaction. So that's about 30 minutes agitation time. I just kept running down and resetting the washer before it hit the rinse cycle. Finished dimensions are 11"W x 11"H x 6"D. Started on November 11th, 2006 and completed January 7th, 2007!


Page Boy Street Cap

Page Boy Street Cap

This was super fun and super quick! It's from the book Not Your Mama's Crochet. This was made with Rowanspun yarn in the Rush colourway. Crocheted with 5mm and 4.5 mm hooks. I started this on January 13th, 2007 and completed it January 16th, 2007.


Cabled Baby Sweater

Cabled Baby Sweater

This is a gift for a well loved co worker who had a darling baby girl. It's made with Sisu yarn that's 80% wool and 20% nylon. Pattern used was Sirdar 1522. I found the small needles (2.75mm and 3.25mm) hard on my hands and wrists. I think I was clenching the needles too tightly! And the niggly little braid was a nightmare! I have two more of this style sweater planned and will eliminate the braid from the next two in order to preserve my sanity! I won't be popping those on the needles anytime soon though. I need a break from small yarn and small needles! I am very happy with the way it turned out and think it's new owner will get a lot of use out of it. This was started on February 26th, 2007 and completed April 28th, 2007


Felted Piggy

Felted Piggy

So cute and done in an evening! I made this with 2 strands of Paton's Classic wool held together and knit on a 9mm needle. Felting took about 30 mins with 2 pairs of jeans. Started and finished May 19th, 2007.


V-Neck Sweater with Deep Ribbing

V-Neck Sweater with Deep Ribbing

Love it! This sweater will be worn to death. I haven't had it off since I finished it! This was made with Custom Woolen Mills 2-ply I scored from Mandy. Nice hearty wool. I found the simplicity of the pattern really great but did find the length from the top of the shoulder to the underarm to be a bit shallow so I added about 5 more rows. I didn't want it to pinch or chafe my delicate underarms! Started May 3rd, 2007 and completed May 26th, 2007. My fastest sweater yet!


Airy Wrap Around

Airy Wrap Around

I used yarn called Wonderful from Ornaghi. A 65% acrylic/25%wool/10% mohair blend yarn colour # 851. I made the smallest size on an 8mm needle. The ties I shortened as suggested on the Flickr Fitted Knits Knits Group making them 35 inches each. Probably should have made one tie a bit longer so I could tie it at the side. It's cute but I find the armhole pretty snug in this. For future patterns I think I will increase the armhole every 2 rows and that will give me more room and not mess up the stitch count. I started this on May 27th and completed it on June 16th


Roundabout Leaf Tank

Roundabout Leaf Tank

Fugly but finished.
Roudabout Leaf Tank from Norah Gaughan's Knitting Nature. Made with Berroco Lullaby (87% DuPont Tactel Nylon/13% nylon blend). Knit up on a 5.5mm needle. The yarn I chose is completely wrong. Much too sproingy and puffy. This really needs a silk or linen blend. I also did not read the errata before I started and continued the leaf pattern around the top. The shoulders look a little long and I'm unsure if it's because they are or that the fabric is stretching a little more than usual as it's still a bit damp in this photo. I'd like to try this again in the right yarn. Started on June 16th, 2007 and completed July 10th, 2007.


Drop Stitch Lace Tank

Drop Stitch Lace Tank

This was a fun pattern to knit. I should have finished much sooner but Stupido made a couple errors when I wasn't paying attention close enough! Either way I think it's super cute!
This was made from one skein of Butterfly cotton (100% mercerized cotton). I started this on July 4th, 2007 and completed it August 28th, 2007.


Spicy Fitted V-Neck Tee

Spicy Fitted V-Neck Tee

This is made with Paton's Classic Wool in Burgundy. I did not get gauge for this project. I took a chance after reading the Fitted Knits Flickr page and made the size 41 on a 6mm needle. It turned out a very nice fabric. I started this September 2nd and completed it today September 22, 2007.


Ande's Tailored Lace Scarf

Ande's Tailored Lace Scarf

I was gifted 3 skeins of Spinderella's Creations yarn in an exchange and couldn't figure out what to make. I was flipping through A Gathering of Lace and came across this simple lace pattern. I decided to use it as the pattern for my scarf. I started and finished with 3 rows of garter stitch and knit in the pattern until I was out of yarn. Turned out really nicely. What I can't seem to capture in any of the photos is the sparkle in this yarn. Very glittery! This was knit on a 4 mm needle, started October 27, 2007 and completed November 1, 2007.


Mom's Back to School U-Neck

Mom's Back to School U-Neck

I was trying to make my mom a sweater while I was visiting her for a few weeks. I probably could have made about 4! But I kept frogging them back as they weren't of mom quality. I started this on November 7th, 2007 on 3.5 and 4.5 mm needles. I got gauge on the ribbing but didn't check my gauge on the waffle stitch at the bust. Oops! Bust came out much too large so I ripped it back to the ribbing and started again, decreasing on the first row so I could make the right size according to my gauge. Finally, success! I completed this the day after I returned from my visit and just in time for mom to take it back home with her, November 23rd, 2007.


Sandra's Sunflower Tam

Sandra's Sunflower Tam

Such a fun, quick knit! Well, would have been quicker if I wasn't trying to watch the Grey Cup and keep track of my knitting! This is made with Jaeger Matchmaker 100% merino wool. It's a DK weight and I doubled the yarn to get gauge. Knit on 4.5 and 5mm needles. Started 11/25/07 and completed 11/28/07.


Umbilical Hat

Umbilical Hat

I was delighted to hear that friends overseas are having a baby! Best part is they're here visiting family for Christmas. So, I whipped up a little Umbilical Hat from Stitch and Bitch by Debbie Stoller and will present it when we have dinner together! I used some Bernat Handicrafter cotton on a 5mm needle. Started and completed December 18th, 2007.


Teletubby Toque V2.0

Teletubby Toque V2.0

My mom liberated the original Teletubby Toque and loved it and wore it everywhere. However, her friend's dog loved it too and ate the top off of it. So I set out to make a replacement. I used the same pattern as V1.0 but used Paton's Classic Merino in Burgundy. I then felted it in a hot wash with a pair of jeans and a throw rug. I forgot about it in the wash and it is seriously overfelted. Ooops! This was knit on a 5mm needle on December 27th and completed December 28th, 2007.


Teletubby Toque v 3.0

Teletubby Toque v 3.0

Third time's a charm for this pattern! This time I used a worsted weight yarn and went down a needle size and it fits perfect with no need for felting! 2 ply Philosopher's wool in a purple heather colourway. Knit on 4mm needles. Started December 29th and completed December 30th 2007.