Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Lot of Firsts….

I’ve been kinda busy this week (knitting & wedding busy).  And I’ve worked on a couple projects that had some firsts for me.

I decided I was going to try knitting a mug cozy.  They just look so cute & I really wanted to try making one.  So I searched for a few patterns on Ravelry and decided on the Diagonal Mock Cable Mug Cozy by Debbie Andriulli.  I thought the stitch was kinda cool.  As I was knitting it I would look at it and think, this really doesn’t look like cables, maybe I’m not doing it right.  But I kept at it.  And when it was done it really did look like little cables.  And here is the first “first”:  I was knitting with 2 strands of yarn!!  LOL  I’ve never done that before.   It was kinda strange and a little cumbersome working with 2 skeins.  I couldn’t imagine knitting with 2 strands for something big.  They kept getting tangled & twisted.  

When I was done knitting I searched for a button, attached it & Ta-Da…. A mug cozy!!  I (a slow knitter) did this in a couple of hours!  But when I tried it on my mug, it was a little big.  I know the pattern said to knit with 2 strands but I think if it was done with 1 strand it would have fit much better.  But, I have decided that I am going to try to invent my own little mug cozy.  I have an idea in my head but I’m not exactly sure of how to do it.  LOL  So I may work on that this week & maybe next week I will have a creation of my own!  LOL Continue reading

An Afghan Full of Meaning….

It’s finished!  It’s finally finished!  Yay!  I’m so excited to have finished my second afghan!  And this one has so much meaning to me!  I call this my “Leftover Yarn Afghan”  Its the second one I make.  Basically what I did was take a bunch of leftover skeins of yarn & put them into a large bag & start knitting.  When I run out of a skein I just reach into the bag and grab another skein.  There is no rhyme or reason to the colors, it is just whatever color comes out next.  It kinda makes it fun because you never know what color you are going to get next.

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2 week catch up….

Wow I can’t believe that I missed a post last week.  eek!  I’ve had a few crazy weeks with a lot of things going on!

But I have finished my Comfy Socks II.  They are a little bigger (go figure) than I would have wanted but they do fit!  The pattern was just the basic sock pattern.  The yarn is Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca in the spice color way.  I think this is one of my favorite yarns!  It is so soft and warm!

The leg of the sock is 6″ & I did 15 rows for the heel flap and the foot is 9 1/2″ before the decrease for the toe.  I finished it up with the kitcheners stitch.

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