Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Color Scheme

Color Scheme for a new blanket will be based on this photo.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Elder Granny Shawl

Finally finished a shawl for the Elders.  It's from donated squares from the ladies at NAS and a few of my squares.    Finished width was 22", finished length 76".    Big, but enough to wrap around a larger person if need be.   Also can be doubled up for a lap blanket.
Next time I will add an extra row of granny squares and less on the length.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

February Projects

I've stopped accepting and assembling squares for the Native American Support Group.   In the beginning I had received lots and lots of squares to assemble lots of blankets.   The past year, I have not received enough to make a full blanket and I would end up making half the squares for a blanket.
It was fun, it was a joy but I'm not getting any younger and certainly I'm not getting any richer to afford postage - lol!
With the few squares I do have left, I think I will turn them into a shawl for the elders.
Here is one I am working on right now.  Half of the squares were crocheted by me.  And I am using sc, ch 1 joining method.

Now on to a large afghan I am making for myself, maybe...  Usually these get claimed by family before the last row is done!
This was supposed to be The Ribbon Blanket but I've messed up the pattern and done about 12" before I realized that.  Not going to rip out - I'll just keep it this way and it will be the UN-Ribbon Blanket!

Finally my little carry-along projects.   Magic Square potholders and knit scrap hats.  

Friday, January 23, 2015

This is an afghan I assembled from donated squares for the Native American Support Group on Yahoo.   It was mailed in Sept of 2014.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mitten Tutorial - Step 6

Step 6

Last instructions were to knit 16 rows of stockinette stitch for the body of the mitten.

Next you will begin decreasing for the mitten tip.

Decrease for mitten top:

1. (k6, k2tog) 4x – 28 sts
2. Knit
3. (k5, k2tog) 4x – 24 sts
4. Knit
5. (k4, k2tog) 4x – 20 sts
6. Knit
7. (k3, k2tog) 4x – 16 sts
8. Knit
9. (k2, k2tog) 4x – 12 sts
10. Purl 2tog across – 6 sts, break yarn, gather up.

This is the almost finished mitten that just needs seaming up.

And that's all for the LEFT mitten.

The RIGHT mitten is about the same, the only difference is the shaping of the thumb gusset.

For those of you who want to jump ahead, here are the instructions for the RIGHT mitten - no pics, yet. I'll be back with those pics as soon as I get to that point in my knitting.

Right Mitten:

Cast on 32 sts and rib for 22 rows

Knit 4 rows in St st Increasing by 1 on first row. 33 sts

Begin Right Thumb Gusset:

Row1: K29, PM, M1, Knit to end of round – 34 sts

Row 2: Purl to marker, M1, slip marker, p to end of row.

Rows 3-11: Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more.

Keep increasing every row until 44 total stitches.

Next Row: Purl 28 sts, (remove marker) turn and work the next 13 sts for thumb as in left mitten.

Mitten Body & Mitten Tip: Same as in left mitten.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Mitten Tutorial - Step 5

Hope no one abandoned their mittens!

Step 4 (continued):

After you knit your 12 thumb rows your mitten should look like the pictured below.

Step 5:

Next Row: K3, k2tog across row 8 (12)sts,
turn purl back.
Then knit 2tog across – 4 (6)sts.
Break yarn leaving a 1 yard length, gather up thumb tip and seam up thumb.

Picture below is the thumb already sewn up.

Now I'll show you how I avoid a hole at the "crotch" of the thumb.
With the wrong side facing you go thru the left stitch purl bump and

then go thru the right stitch purl bump.

After you've done that, purl to the end of the row (going to the left)

On the right side knit 15 sts and pick up one stitch at the "crotch".
and knit to the end of the row.

Don't forget to mark this row.

You now have 32 sts on the needle and you are ready to knit the body of the mitten.

Knit for 16 rows for body of mitten.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mitten Tutorial - Step 4

Is everyone still with me?
I thought I'd give you a few days to complete step 3.

Step 4:

After you have 44 total stitches your mitten should look like this

And you just finished a knit row.

Next Purl Row - Purl 29 sts and turn. Don't purl past the marker.

This is what it looks like after you turn

Now you are ready to knit the thumb.

Thumb: Edited July 4th - changed # of rows to 12

Knit 13 sts, marking this row as row 1 and knit 12 total rows on these 13 sts.

This is the beginning of the thumb part with a marker.

Any questions?