What should I knit?

December 15, 2007 at 9:56 pm (Uncategorized)

Okay, so it’s not like I don’t have anything to knit. I do. Plenty. I’ve got about 4,000,000 dishcloths for my mom (well, maybe not that many, but close), a spa set for school (due Tuesday) for our White Elephant thingy, a scarf for my bro (knitted police tape, since he’s gonna be a cop), a wallet for my dad (since he doesn’t need ties anymore…), a bathmat for my mom, a blanket for my bf (in all fairness, it should only have like an hour of knitting left…), an quant for me (from Knitty.com), something (anything) out of the skein of Noro Silk Garden I bought today, a couple of pair of wristwarmers (for me and mom), the rest of the clapotis, and the rest of the sock from my last pattern. Oh, and socks for me and mom.

So, what should I knit? ‘Cause I really don’t want to knit any of those things. In fact, I think I’d rather curl up in my yarn and sleep….sleep is good…

On the other side of things, I’ll have 3 or 4 days dedicated to knitting, 3 half days at work where I can get some done, and nights now that schools over. Unfortunately I can’t knit in Child Development anymore since I’m done with it….

Ah well, I’m going to go work on the spa set and watch some TV. Or maybe the socks. The blanket? Ah, whatever. I’ll work on something.

Happy knitting!!

Kim

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My Princess Has Shoes!

December 14, 2007 at 12:27 am (Free Patterns)

I was reading about a poor freezing puppy, and remembered that I was wanting to knit a pair (pairs?) of shoes for my puppy. She’s not cold, but she does make a lot of noise on our wood floor! **grin** So, here’s my first attempt at the pattern:

WARNING: This has NOT been test knit. If you knit it, please let me know if you come across any problems.

Princess’s Shoes

Mine was knitted with LionBrand Wool (worsted weight), Hand-Dyed to my puppy’s favorite color.   I used size 3ndls, but you don’t usually have to go that far in size to get a tight fabric–they were the only size I had free!

Written for knitting in the round, but can work for DPNs, two circs, or MLing.  I used DPNs because that’s what I have and prefer, but feel free to use another circular knitting method of your choice!

Before You Begin: Make sure you have ribbon or an I-Cord for each of the “shoes”

While this can be knit for any dog, the directions I will be using are for a medium size dog, with a

foot measurement of 4.25″. To knit for a larger or smaller dog do the following:
1)Measure the widest part of the dog’s foot (the ball of the foot, basically).
2)Knit a gauge swatch in the yarn and needles you want to use. (Use a needle a couple of sizes smaller than you usually would to create a tight fabric to help prevent nails sticking through).
3)Determine your gauge, and multiply the gauge per inch by the inches around the dog’s foot is.
4)Fudge a little to get a number divisible by 4.
5)Cast on this number of sts, and join in the round.

For mine, I did the following calculations:
1)She’s about 4.25
2)My gauge was 30 sts/4in in st st
3)See above, divided to get sts/in which was 7.5, multiplied 7.5 by 4.25 to get 31.875.
4) CO 32 sts

K 3 rnds in 2×2 rib.
Rnd 4: K
Rnd 5: *K4, YO*, rep to last 4sts, K4
Rnd 6: K to first YO, K the YO, then K2tog. Repeat K2tog after each YO. (Back to CO # of sts)

K until about 3/4″ from desired length.
Begin decrease pattern by decreasing every other round, 3 times each round (if using 4 DPNs,

decrease by SSK the second and third sts on each needle).
Decrease until half the # of CO sts are left (may have to add extra decrease in last decrease round).
Kitchener together.

Try on for fit, if all is well, trim off ends and try on. Thread ribbon or I-Cord through the

eyelets at top and tie on!

Please send me an email at onegreenjellybean (AT) gmail (DOT) com if you have any questions, or PM

me on Ravelry (FlaKnitter). Enjoy!!

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December 7, 2007 at 6:18 pm (ravelry)

I’m linked! Yay! My design has now been linked to my Ravelry profile, so if you’re on ravelry, you can find it by looking for me– FlaKnitter! Cool stuff!

I’ve got a couple more patterns I’m working on writing, so we’ll see how that works. I’m thinking about a stuffed animal that uses double knitting, what do you think??

Oh! And I’m working on getting my thingy that Casey is letting me test up here–I’ll be working on that tonight. It’s not supposed to work on wordpress, but I’m going to see if there is anything that I CAN do about it! Other than move, but I will if I must…. I’ll keep you posted!

Happy knitting!

Kim

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Not dead yet, just busy!

December 5, 2007 at 1:02 am (Free Patterns)

Sorry I haven’t posted lately, I’ve been incredibly busy. I don’t have a finished picture for the pattern I wrote (actually, it’s not even letting me put in the picture I do have! will work on that…), but here’s the pattern:

Drop 1, 2, 3

Materials/Guage: Doesn’t really matter. Pick a yarn and needles, do a swatch with it, and figure out your sts/in. Multiply by the # of inches wide you want the scarf, and cast on that number.

CO required # for your yarn and width.

Row 1-4: K across

Row 5: [K1, YO], repeat to last st, K1

Row 6: K across, dropping all YOs.

Row 7 and 8: K across

Row 9: [K1, YO2], repeat to last st, K1

Row 10: K across, dropping all YOs.

Row 11 and 12: K across

Row 13: [K1, YO3], repeat to last st, K1

Row 14: K across, dropping all YOs.

Row 15 and 16: K across

Row 17: [K1, YO2], repeat to last st, K1

Row 18: K across, dropping all YOs.

Row 19 and 20: K across

Repeat rows 5 through 20, pulling after the K rows to pull down the YOs. They’ll stretch a LOT by doing this, and that’ s what you want. End by K across an extra 2 rows, and bind off.

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