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Noro Seed Stitch Cap v2.0

Noro Seed Stitch Cap v2.0

I love this hat! It was such a quick and satisfying knit! I knit this up as a thank you to an island neighbour who gave me a lift to the airport when my parent's were too sick with the flu to take me. Knit up on 7mm needles in Noro Bonbori January 1, 2011.


Noro Seed Stitch Cap v3.0

Noro Seed Stitch Cap v3.0

Um, did I mention my addictive personality? Another seed stitch cap knit up in Noro Bonbori and 7mm needles on January 1, 2010.


Sam's Springy Ring Mittens

Sam's Springy Ring Mittens

SQUEEEE! Aren't these adorable? Once I got the gist of the two circs I was using the method for everything! These are a free pattern from www.straw.com. I sized down the child's M pattern to an XS to fit my nephew's little hands. Knit up with some leftover Noro Silk Garden on 3mm needles. Started December 30, 2010 and completed January 1, 2011.


Seed Stitch Cap v4.0

Seed Stitch Cap v4.0

Yet another version of the cutest hat around! This was made with Yarns by Danika handspun yarn called Greenland. I've misplaced my work card on this but I know I knit it up in a few hours one day this month!


Noro Seed Stitch Cap v5.0 and Krazy Koloured Turn a Square

Noro Seed Stitch Cap v5.0 and Krazy Koloured Turn a Square

I really have to stop knitting these little hats! I think I'm done now though. I'm out of the Noro yarn that makes these so fun to knit and each one so differently coloured. Knit as a thank you for a dogsitting friend and the Turn a Square I knit up last year but it was too big for me. Good thing I have a big headed and big hearted friend who spied it laying about, took it home and loves it!


Noro Seed Stitch Cap v6.0

Noro Seed Stitch Cap v6.0

Ummmmm, what can I say other than addictive!


Ribbed Hat

Ribbed Hat

See? I can knit something other than a seed stitch hat! This is the Ribbed Hat pattern from the Vogue Knitting Accessorize book. Knit up in the ever fun Noro Bonbori on 5mm needles January 8th, 2011.


Austermann Easy Socks

Austermann Easy Socks

It's official. I am addicted to knitting socks! Something had to take the place of the seed stitch hat! These were made with Austermann Step yarn in the Easy colourway a 75% wool and 25% nylon blend. I used the basic sock pattern from Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. Started on January 6, 2011, completed February 5th, 2011 on 2.5mm and 2mm needles.
The photo is an homage to my dear friend Terri's greyhound Sabrina. That dog could model socks, mittens, hats, you name it! She will be missed.


Swirly Hat

Swirly Hat

I had some leftover yarn from my socks so I thought I'd knit up a matching hat. Made from Sheepy Time's Swirl Hat pattern. The ribbing wraps around as it goes up to the crown. It was a fun, quick knit. Knit up on 3.5mm needles in Austermann Step sock yarn in the Easy colourway. Started February 5th, 2011 and completed February 6th, 2011.


Makin' Bacon Scarf

Makin' Bacon Scarf

Those who know me know also of my love for BACON! This is my subtle way of wearing my bacon love when a t-shirt loudly proclaiming my bacon love is inappropriate. Even though casting on 272 stitches was a chore this did knit up fairly quickly on 5mm needles with some Patons Classic Wool in the Winter White and Heathered Cognac colurways. It's Debbie Stoller's Makin' Bacon scarf pattern that's available for free! It's like FREE BACON! Started February 9th and completed February 12th, 2011.


Doggone Long Gloves

Doggone Long Gloves

Doggone Long Gloves
I am planning to make a 1930's capelet and knew I would need some long gloves to keep me warm as the cape part only comes to the elbows. So I smooshed a couple patterns together and came up with these. I started with the Merrywarmers pattern and then a touch of the Podster gloves. I am in love with the radiating rib down the forearms. I am not in love with the fingers on these. I continued the ribbing into the fingers and I think somewhere along the way I should have stopped. Now I know for next time! Cool things, I made the thumb and first finger of the right glove convertible. That means I can flip the tops of those fingers back and be able to use my iPhone! Or pick my nose! Whatever is needed! LOL
I started these February 13th, 2011 on 3mm needles in Kureyon Sock yarn. They were completed March 27, 2011.


Felix's Verdi Bear

Felix's Verdi Bear

One of my internet knitting friends (that I have actually met in person twice!) is expecting and I know he needs a bear! A lime green bear! He is knit up on a 5mm needle with some Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Worsted Cotton. Started March 28, 2011 and completed April 6th, 2011.


Verdi Bear Umbilical Cord Hat

Verdi Bear Umbilical Cord Hat

Okay, okay, okay...the bear needed a lid too!
Knit up with Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton on 4.5mm needles April 10th, 2011


Jester Hat v 1.0

Jester Hat v 1.0

Is there anything cuter on a little kid that a crazy hat? This is knit up on 5mm needles with another skein of the Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. So soft and snuggly! Started April 6th, 2011 and completed April 9th, 2011.


Baby Bunny Hat

Baby Bunny Hat

Another one just for good measure. I don't want the kids head to get cold! Knit up with some TLC Cara Mia, an acrylic/nylon/rayon/angora blend worsted weight yarn. Knit up on a 5mm needle during The Masters and Ang Lee's "Hulk" on April 4th, 2011.


Alhambra

Alhambra

I'm trying out the challenge of lace. Challenging because you have to work on it by yourself. All alone. With no distractions. You have to count. You have to keep track. All at the same time! So worth the effort in the end! This is made with Estelle Cadenza Hand Paints an 80% superwash merino wool 20% tussah silk yarn in colour 970. Modelled by my amazing niece Erinn! Knit up on a 3.5mm needle July 3, 2011 to July 30, 2011.


Sweet 16 Socks

Sweet 16 Socks

I knit these up for my friend's daughter. Well she's my friend too and I can't believe she's 16! Knit up in Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn 70% wool 30% nylon on 3mm needles Col. S229 Lot#C started June 26, 2011 and completed July 2, 2011.


W&A Socks

W&A Socks

These were knit up as a wedding present for my coworkers and his wife. Hers were knit up in that fun Noro Taiyo Sock yarn Col. 57 Lot#A. This yarn is 50% cotton 17% wool 17% nylon and 16% silk. Sooo soft like buttah! Started May 23, 2011 and completed June 13, 2011.
His were knit up knit up in Online Supersocke on 3mm needles. I started these July 17, 2011 and finished them sometime in August.


Three Little Lumberjacks

Three Little Lumberjacks

I wanted to do something special for our lot boys for Christmas. They all snowboard so when I saw this 'Lumberjack' pattern I knew it would be perfect! I have to adjust a couple 'beards' but they loved them! Knit up with Peruvia Quick by Berroco on 7mm and 8mm needles. Started December 15 and completed December 21st, 2011.


Mom Socks v2.0

Mom Socks v2.0

Mom requested socks for her birthday. So, true to form, I gave them to her for Christmas! These were made using Cat Bordhi's Simple Sock Pattern and some Online Supersocke 100 Wellness III Color yarn 75% superwash wool 25% nylon blend. Colour#1320 Lot#S4476 I started knitting these up on a 3mm needle October 7, 2011 and completed them October 21st, 2011.


Boneyard Shawl

Boneyard Shawl

I made this shawl for my sister's birthday last year and only managed to get a pic of it on her birthday this year! This is knit up on some lovely Kauni 100% wool Art#EYC. I started this June 14, 2012 on a 5mm needle and finished it with EZ's sewn cast off just in time June 25th, 2011!