Knitting, Knitting, Knitting

keep on knitting, knitting, knitting.  I feel a bit like Dori of Finding Nemo fame!  Loads of knitting finishes at the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 have gone unreported.  Time to change that!

Shall we start with socks?

These Simple Skyp Socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-skyp-socks   were knit with 6 ply Opal yarn and while the stripes are the main feature, the pattern provided a nice break in the ribbing.  I will be using this pattern again!

How about a pair of Frosted Cable Socks  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/121-15-knitted-socks-with-cables-in-karisma ?  I modified the pattern a bit, but am happy with the way this pair turned out.  They were knit with Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Colori Disco Socka.  Gotta love the yarn names – lol!      And this lovely pair of Gillyweed socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gillyweed-socks used up a couple of balls of Patons Stretch yarn.  Definately a different yarn to knit with and I love the pattern texture!

The Brioche Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reversible-cabled-brioche-stitch-scarf, Rib Cloche hat and Brioche hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brioche-hat-2 were all knit with 2 skeins of Malabrigo worsted weight wool.  These are so soft and warm!

And finally, I have been busy knitting baby things in an attempt to utilize some of the cone yarn that I have stashed in the basement.  All of these were knit using the same two cones – one a no label cream color, the other a Spindlecraft by Bouquet cone in the Dreamland colorway. Do I know anyone having a baby?  Why no, but what does that matter?

This Bobbles Blanket is from a vintage Leisure Arts leaflet, while the dishcloth bunny is a free pattern here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bunny-blanket-buddy—knit

and the little Flour Sack hat is here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flour-sack  That one is simply too cute!  I am working on a kimono to use up the last bits of the Dreamland yarn, and then this baby set will be put away until there is a need 🙂

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Flat Ornament Tucks For Sale

Flat Ornament Tucks must be the easiest method for finishing off small ornaments!  I just made up a bundle for an online friend who is planning a number of pay it forward gifts this year, and thought that I would offer some custom finishing of a different sort for every one. 

   

This is how it works.  Request a color or pattern, and I will sort thru my fabric stash, pull some likely candidates, and send you a pic via Webshots.  You choose the colors and the size of the tuck.  The tucks pictured in the top photo have a 2.5 inch square opening (4.5 inches square) total, while the ones on the bottom are 2.5 inches by 3 inches (4.5 inches by 5 inches total).  A neutral lining is sewn in – you can see the white lining framed by the patterned fabric.  A cording or ribbon that matches the fabric completes the tuck.   All you have to do is put a small stitch in each corner of your stitched ornament thru the lining, and you are all done! 

Tucks are $3.50 each – or 3 for $10 US.  Postage is extra – I mailed these 15 tucks to the US for $3.90.  Payment via Paypal or gift certificate to the ONS of my choice.  Leave a comment if you are interested 🙂