Sunday, November 30, 2008


These cute wrist warmers where made for little hands, but can equally accommodate adult hands with the addition of a few more stitches. This is a beginner pattern, so no worries if you're just learning. The only change I would make would be the type of yarn I used, though soft and warm, it proved to be uncooperative when weaved in on the ends. It kept sliding out and mocking me with it's frayed ends every time the wrist warmer was put on. Other than that I have no complaints!

Size 8 straight needles
2 skeins medium weight yarn (1 for color A 1 for color B)(I used Bernat Satin in Crimson and Forest Heather Mist)
Tapestry needle to weave in the ends and sew the seam
Row counter
CO 30 with color A
*Entire pattern is worked in the 2x2 ribbing.

Row 1-4: With A work in a 2x2 ribbing (k2 p2)

Row 5-6: Change to B at beginning of row 5

Row 7-10: Change to A at beginning of row 7

Row 11-12: Change to B at beginning of row 11

Row 13-16: Change to A at beginning of row 13

Row 17-18: Change to B at beginning of row 17

Row 19-36: Change to A at beginning of row 19

Row 37-38: Change to B at beginning of row 37

Row 39-42: Change to A at beginning of row 39

Row 43-44: Change to B at beginning of row 43

Row 45-47: Change to A at beginning of row 45

Row 48: Bind off

Weave in all ends and sew up seam (I used the mattress stitch )leaving a hole for the thumb. Start on your next wrist warmer!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


This is the Newbie, appropriately called so since it's the first time I've EVER cabled. As soon as I have the Newbie pattern all cleaned up and ready I'll post it. Taylar was an eager model for the cap, so I gave it to her for being a good sport. For now here are some pics. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Check out my skills yo ....

Oh purple floppy hat, how I love you. I will wear you EVERYWHERE. Well, atleast till I make another equally awesome floppy hat...

I finished my own very own purple floppy hat...yeah man! Thanks Knittybird for finding this pattern and encouraging me finally use the dpn's I've been stashing my needle case.
Only took 3 hours, worked on circulars and finally worked on the dpn's to finish off. Now...the possibilities are endless!
On to my cabled wrist warmers!

Little Doggie Sweaters!

Yes...this is my little dog in her little sweaters.

Laugh all you want. You know who you are (samoht).

Hat adventures!!!!

I am currently in a hat frenzy I have made two in the last three days and I'm getting ready to start a third. This is the first time I have knitted in a round!!! It was scary at first but once I got past the initial shock it was all gravy baby!! The first hat I knit was a floppy hat from a pattern on presents knits. The second one I completely revamped and made my own!! Making up a pattern as you go along is quite exhilarating. Here is a picture of my new hat and the pattern if anyone would like to make one!! Let me know how yours turns out!!!

What you will need:

Size 13 circular needles, Thicker yarn of your choice, Double pointed needles, and a yarn needle to tuck in the ends

CO 48 - be sure to cast on kind of tight, and do the ribbing tight, this makes the rim of the hat stretchy!!
Join in round
rows 1-8- K2, P2 repeat
row 9 - k4, m1 repeat
row 10- knit
row 11- k3, m1 repeat
row 12- knit
row 13- k2, m1 repeat
row 14-20 -knit
row 21- k4, k2 tog repeat
row 22- knit
row 23- k3, k2 tog repeat
row 24- knit
row 25- k2, k2 tog repeat ( I started using the dpns on this row )
row 26- knit
rows 27-29- k2 tog repeat

cut off the yarn leaving about six inches weave through last stiches using a yarn needle following your knittting needles pull together through the inside of hat tighten and tie off
note: m1 is make one in this pattern i personally used the method in the video make one away
I like this because it shows for both styles of knitting!!