Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Knitting, Even Less Blogging..


Let's start out with DH's new pair of Fuzzy Feet. If you've been reading this blog for long you may recognize the yarn from the August 2nd post - it was a 100% wool sweater in chunky yarn that I found for 50¢. It took me a while to get around to frogging it, but it eventually turned into these. I turned the Fuzzy Feet pattern from Knitty around and knit these toe up using a version of the heel bed, turn & gusset that I use on my regular socks. These went a lot quicker seeing that I was using size 10½ needles instead of 2s. While I was felting these, I also felted the two sleeves that I hadn't frogged. When these wear through, as they always do, I have the sleeves to use as new soles & toes. In the meantime, I ran into a 50% off sale of Cascade 220 at the LYS yesterday and bought two skeins in denim blue for the next pair.


This cowl turned out a bit too short as I ran out of the fancier yarn. I'd originally planned for a hat with a rolled brim, but wound up with this. The roll will go under the chin & the garter stitch rows at the old top, now bottom, will sit on the collarbone. A case of making lemonade out of lemons, I think. Again, these cowls are for our Xmas Craft Show starting a week from Monday and will be sold so we can buy more appropriate yarns for charity knitting.


What can I say, I had a stray skein of pink fun fur and matching worsted weight sayelle. It looks like a big pink caterpillar, doesn't it? But it's soft and warm.


This cowl is a combination of a strand of variegated mohair & one of beige worsted. I used a "wandering" rib where the K2, P2 pattern moved one stitch to the left on every second row. I think it makes for an interesting texture along with the wide color changes.


And lastly, a box stitch scarf and a matching hat that's a combination of knit (the roll brim & the crown) & crocheted box stitch for the body. I made a set like this earlier that was purchased at the Sr. Center almost as soon as I finished running in the yarn ends. Hope this one goes as quickly.

I have another cowl on the needles and need to sew buttons on a cowl collar. Along with the Cascade yarn yesterday, I also scored a set of size 11 DPs & a 16" size 17 circular that I still need to try out. Design ideas are perking.. {g}

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Blogger KnitNana said...

hmmm...Cascade 200 in denim? Didn't know about that.
(((Hugs)))

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