Sunday, January 20, 2019

We Interrupt Normal Knitting to bring you....

a hat....
I have been in love with this hat for a while...and all of a sudden
it hit would look great on our friend Crissy.
She weighs about 100 lbs or super cute, and wears

Yukon Campfire Hat

Here is my version

  Berroco Ultra Wool, which I love
Colors Beet, Juliet, and Cast Iron.

Size 6 needles for ribbing, and size 7 for hat.
I  carried yarn every 3 stitches.

Ribbing on  Friday, Hat part on Saturday and decrease for top on
Sunday...pretty quick knit.

 Here is the faux fur pom pom I'm going to attach when
it's dry.  I hope she likes it!

Joey wore his Christmas socks here today and I think they
are a little small..darn!
I told him to really stretch them when he washes them the
next time.

 He said he likes that they are nice and thin.

I was so busy this week that I didn't do much knitting.
Worked a little on the sweater:

Ruth is working on a shawl. She is having thumb surgery
next Tuesday, so wants to get it done before she can't knit
for a long chunk of time:
 Hedera Leaf by Tetiana Oruta.
Yarn is Tidal yarns

 Here are Martha's socks,,,
Round Peg/Square Hole..
so nice!

In other news...
we are in a very snowy, not quite blizzard event here in
New York..great for knitting

Sunday, January 13, 2019


This was kind of an odd week here at Knitatation.
I had some chunks of time to knit on Tuesday,
thus allowing me to get quite a bit of sock knitting

 First Woodland Walk  Sock is done.
2nd one has just a couple rows of
ribbing.  Can't wait to see them blocked.

The brainless colorful socks are coming along.
In process of doing German short row heel.
Once the heel is done, it will go back to
being brainless.


This is my favorite pattern to keep wild yarn from
K3 slip 1

My sweater looks the same as it did last week. I found a mistake
way down...way way down and ripped and restared.  sigh.

Ruth has finished her sweater....just blocking left.
It turned out great, can't wait to see it on her. !!
Pattern is Farm House Cardigan by Amy Christoffers.
Yarn is Berroco Catena.

Martha ripped her purple socks from last
week and started a new pattern, that she likes much better.
Square Peg, Round Hole

I like them a lot too...nice pattern.

In other news:

Martha gave her dog  Sophie a pedi today....cute!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Kinda Dull

 This has been a weird week.  Off Mon/Tues, and worked
Wed,  Thurs, Fri. Difficult days at work. Way too busy.
I am currently working on a sock that I like very much.
Woodland Walk Socks, Fiber Optics Yarn

Pattern calls for 64 stitches, but I am doing 72.
72 are a bit tight, so I don't know who could wear
64!@  I did three repeats of pattern on leg, and so far
have done one on the foot.

Started a plain, brainless sock.
K3, P1 pattern.
Yarn is Lornas Laces Solemate .
I think these will be for mom.

Started a sweater.
Fern & Feather Pattern.
So far so good.  LOL
not much to show.

Joe let me take pictures of him wearing one pair
of his Christmas socks.
He likes them a lot!  Win!

Ruth finished up her shawl for Emma
and her sweater is coming along nicely....

Martha is working on a pair of socks
Alluvial Deposits sock by Rich Ensor.
His patterns are difficult, but she figured it out!

In other news...
Joe went fishing yesterday
in the boat!
Probably the last time this year.

 Have a wonderful week dear blog readers...
Knit on!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

I guess I'm Knitworthy !

Hi there dear blog readers. I hope you have
been relaxing and enjoying this holiday week.
I have been off of work for a week, and go back
Wednesday. Wahhhhhhh

Finished up Joe's socks yesterday.  I wrapped one and gave it
to him for Christmas. Second one had the heel turned on Christmas
day.  He looked at them and said these look like a  rich man's socks...
bestill my  heart !!!!!

Tiffany's friend Amber asked for a baby hat. She is
due in February, and loved the one I made for her
son.  Baby Evelyn will look cute in this, I'm sure.
Ribbing hats are great for babies...they kind of grow
with them. Amber said it was the only hat that stayed
on Chase when he was little.  

size 7 needle
Plymouth Select Superwash Merino

 I started a new sock.  Free on Ravelry
Woodland Walk
Have just a few rows done after the ribbing.

 Tomorrow I hope I have time to sit and figure out a sweater.

Tiffany made me a scarf for Christmas!
So so so nice.  I guess I'm knitworthy!
 She was working on other projects so not
sure how she had time to get this done.
 I love it!

Ruth is working on a shawl for Emma.
It's a french pattern called foam and waves shawl (mousse et vagues) it's
not a formal pattern but a loose English translation.
So far so good.  She is  out of the speckle arm and so will
start the feather and fan border on black coordinating yarn.

Martha is working on her ribbing socks,
ready to zoom down the foot as you can see. She spent a lot
of time trying to figure out a pattern/yarn combo.  More to come
on that next week.

In other news:
I've got nothing. We had a really wonderful Christmas.
I did not take one picture.  Was living in the moment I guess.
Joe  and I went away for a couple of days after that.
And here we are.
I started undecorating today.. can't stand the mess.

Until next week dear blog readers...

Sunday, December 23, 2018

It's a Wrap....2018 Version

The secret project is done.
Gloves for Tiffany.  

One of them turned out wonky, but I
think I fixed it so it is ok.  If it is not good for her, I will
cut them off before the thumb, pick up stitches,
and redo.

Not sure I will make gloves again anytime soon.
This is a mix of a few patterns.  Once I figured out the gist,
I kind of winged it. The 2nd one is much nicer than the first.

Here is the rest of it:
5 pair of socks, two hats, gloves

A lot of work, but I think it is appreciated.
This fall my brother sent me a selfie when he was hunting
to show he was wearing the hat I made him and said how
much he likes it....
Here are Casey's felted slippers that
I forgot to put in above picture, and one sock done for Joe.
Mason dixon blog said its ok to wrap one sock or a project
that is on the needles waiting to get  done.  :)

I put some fabric paint on the bottom of the slippers so 
they are not slippery.

Ruth is working on her sweater. It is so nice, I saw
it this week.

Martha is working on a plain sock  K2, P2....

My highlight of the weekend is Mickey.

I had the yule log with kittens/puppies on yesterday.
Mikey loves to watch that.
He jumped up on the tv stand to watch.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

It's Beginning to Look Like Chrismas!

 I finished up the first sock this week, and decided it needed
a pop of color....2nd one has a small start.
Working on a secret project that I hope to get one before

Ruth started another sweater !
Pattern is Farm House Cardigan by Amy Christoffers.
Yarn is Berroco Catena.

Martha send me a very nice detailed description today,
so here goes in her own words:

  Hi knitters. Here’s my vest for Tom. It’s 40”wide, I am very happy with it. I think it’ll be a good size and the contrasting trim looks good and symmetrical. Phew!

This is the book I took the pattern from. It has patterns that are very simple and written for multiple gauges. Mine happens to be 2.5/1” so I had continue
 to minimize the pattern down, but I think it looks very good.

Here’s the pattern. They have crew neck, v neck and sweater or vest.

And here’s my left over yarn! I had no idea if I would have enough yarn since my gauge was big but my yardage as was less than the pattern called for.  Although I think the contrast looks very good I could have done the whole thing in brown and black. Oh well, live and learn... it’s kind of too bad since the brown Nd black are very soft....  so I have to sew in a few care labels and then I’m done....  

In other news:

Here is a picture of Ruth's gandson...such
a cutie pie!

We had Joe's family here for Christmas last night.
Fun fun fun.
Today I feel like a truck ran over me!

The little kids loved the play station
I set up for them.

Here is Joe cooking with Charlie supervising.

Donna's family:

Jeanine's family:

Have a nice week dear blog readers....