Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Morning Knitting

Hello:

Some people come to knit, some come to sleep.  Sunday morning knitting is such a great way to start the week.

GwenS, knitting around the sleeping Addie, was working on a pair of fingerless mitts.
Don't you just love the stitch pattern?

Wajio has tinked back to her dropped stitch and is back at work on her fair isle socks.
VanesaPolo was happy to have found some yarn in all of her boxes at home, and was starting something, anything to keep her sanity.
BlueWolfWalking was working on a new hat by Wooly Wormhead.  This one has a picot edge.
And Anerenbe was whipping up a hat with her usual amazing knitting speed.
I brought my Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, more to show off, and I was able to finish up a spacer section.

Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with knitting.

I am having so much fun knitting this scarf

that I almost wish I could quit my job and just be a production knitter.
Just saying.

Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with size 0 needles.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, Day 13

Hello:

This is the Pattern for Day 13 for the Advent Calendar Scarf 2014 by Kristin Benecken.

I love this pattern.  It is another mesh type pattern, like the Day 11 pattern.  I know that I will try to use this pattern again in something.  I'm not sure if you can see the texture of the mesh, but it is really interesting.  There are centered double decreases (slip 2 together as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the 2 slipped stitches over). 
I'm not sure if it would work, but it would be cool to put a bead in that decrease.  I think it would really stand out.  It might be overkill, but it could make a beaded cowl.  I will have to try this again in something.

Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with Day 13.

Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, Day 12

Hello:

This is the Day 12 Pattern for the Advent Calendar Scarf 2014 by Kristin Benecken.  This was another complicated pattern.

None of the stitches was too difficult, thought there is a 5 from one, and a centered double decrease.  But, the pattern is knit on the right and wrong sides, so you can't just relax and purl back.  Also, it isn't symmetrical within each repeat, so I had to look at the pattern carefully the whole time.

I am not really sure what I think about this pattern.  The little motifs look a bit like candle flames.  Or, perhaps they are leaf buds on stems. 

Anyway, I want to see what this one looks like after blocking.  That should open up the lace, and make the pattern more visible.

Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with Day 12.

Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, Day 11

Hello:

Does this pattern look familiar?  The Day 11 Pattern is the same as the Day 15 Pattern for the Advent Calendar Scarf 2013.  I liked this pattern so much last year
 that I made a cowl with the pattern.
I enjoyed this pattern again this year, and was thinking of making another cowl, but perhaps with a chunkier yarn.  I wonder what the pattern would look like knit in worsted weight?

Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with Day 11 (Day 15 reprise).

Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, Day 10

Hello:

The Day 10 Pattern for the Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, by Kristin Benecken, was another relaxing pattern after the complications in Day 9. 

There isn't much to say about this pattern.  At first, I thought it was going to be a leaf pattern.  It has a bit of that look, but I have decided that it is more geometric than leaf like.  There is a double decrease at the top of the points.  But this is not centered.  The instructions are to sl1 k2tog psso: slip 1 (I slipped as if to knit) knit the next two stitches together, and then pass the slipped stitch back over the knit stitches.  This makes the right side of the decrease lie on top of the left side.
This pattern went relatively quickly (for me), and I was able to knit at work since the pattern was so easy to memorize.

Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with Day 10

Advent Calendar Scarf 2014, Day 9



Hello:

This is the pattern for Day 9 of the Advent Calendar Scarf 2014 by Kristin Benecken.  This was a super complicated pattern.

I don't remember making this pattern before.  Some of the complicated stitches included Make 5 stitches in one stitch, sl2 k3tog psso, and slip 1 over 3.

The Make 5 and sl2 k3tog psso make the bobbles.  You make 5 stitches in one stitch by k, yo repeated into the same stitch until you have 5 stitches on the needle.  When you come back on the back side, you purl those stitches.  Then, on the next right side row, you close up the top of the bobble by slipping 2 stitches (I slipped them together as if to knit), knitting the next 3 together, and passing the slipped stitches over.

The slip 1 over 3 makes what looks a bit like cables.  You slip a stitch (I slipped as if to knit), knit the next stitch, YO, and knit one more stitch.  Then pass the slipped stitch over the K YO K so that it forms a belt around the three stitches.

I like how the stitches look like smocking.
Peace,
f1bercat
shaping the planet with Day 9.