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Satsuma Street Smart

Satsuma Street Smart

This is a modified version of Paton's Street Smart Hoodie. My second time I have knit up this pattern. A great cabled sweater with deep ribbing and big cuffs. Mods made this time out were putting on a collar instead of a hood and using buttonbands and buttons instead of a zipper. Knit up in Red Heart Comfort a worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn that wears like iron and renders the wearer bulletproof! The colour is a wonderful melon/mango almost orange but more pinky. Love it! This one took me a long time to knit up. Lots of other project seemed to get in the way! Knit up on 4mm and 4.5mm needles, I started this on August 28th, 2009 and completed it April11th, 2010


Turn A Square Hat

Turn A Square Hat

My dear friend had knit up a couple of these and raved about how quick and fun they were so I had a try. They are exactly that! This is knit up on a 4mm & 4.5mm needles and has an interesting way to decrease at the top. I knit this in one day while watching world cup soccer. Knit up in Paton's Classic Wool in the Autumn colourway. Knit and completed Saturday June 12th 2010.


Turn A Square Hat-Top View

Turn A Square Hat-Top View

Detail of the crown decreases. The true colour of this hat is somewhere between these two pics.


Mom's Poems

Mom's Poems

This was the 3rd pair of socks I knitted up this year. I know! I'm hooked! I made these for my mom for Christmas from Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi. These are knit in Mission Yarns Poems Socks on 2.25mm and 2.50mm needles. Started December 10, 2010 and completed December 27, 2010.


The First Socks

The First Socks

I made socks! I had borrowed my mom's book Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi a couple years ago and never really looked into it. Then mom asked for her book back! So I looked into it! I came up a little short of yarn, hence the different coloured toe there...*ahem*
I've lost my note card for this project but I do know they were knit up on 3mm needles from Sweet Georgia Superwash Yarn in the River colourway. Probably completed in the beginning of December 2010.


Noro Seed Stitch Cap v1.0

Noro Seed Stitch Cap v1.0

I try to make my mom a new winter hat every year and here is this years version! A simple seed stitch cap from Vogue Knitting's Accessorize book. Super quick knit! Knit up with one ball of Noro Bonbori and 7mm needles on December 28, 2010.


Seafarer Scarf

Seafarer Scarf

The Guy asked for a scarf for Christmas so I knit him one. This is a great scarf pattern as the middle is ribbed so there's less bulk around the neck. I just used up some Red Heart worsted acrylic out of my stash and can see that there's 2 different dye lots happening! I offered to fix it but he refuses to give it up. He loves it! FTW! Knit up on 6mm needles this was started on December 23, 2010 and completed December 26th, 2010.


Dad Socks

Dad Socks

My dad had requested I make him a nice pair of wool socks because his feet were always cold. So I rounded up some DK weight wool from my stash and started these up. About halfway through I realized I didn't have enough of the green to make another complete sock. What to do? What to do? I dug through all my wool and found a natural wool in the same weight and carried on. Using the leftover green to make alternating stripes so they'd sort of match. I finished them up in December as Dad's Christmas gift. He giggled over them being so silly and not matching. As his health declined, when mom would put my socks on him he would look at them on his feet and then look at mom quizzically. She would assure him that she was sure there was another pair exactly like them around here somewhere. I sent those socks with him to the afterlife. Rest in Peace my dear, sweet, stubborn Dad who taught me so much about life and how to live it fully.
Paul Mari Valerien Roussy
May 5th, 1921- March 3rd, 2011