Monday, November 11, 2013

FO: Dip Dyed Mittens

yarn: martha stewart roving wool

 needle: sz.9

started: november 4, 2013

 finished: november 10, 2013

i saw a picture of mittens on instagram and loved them so much! so i made my own :) the roving wool is SO soft, and great to knit with.  the pattern is super easy and they knit up in a couple days.

i was a little nervous about the dip dyeing because i haven't really done it before...i got the mittens wet and dipped them in pink jacquard acid dye, then i added a bit more pink and dipped just the tips of the mittens.

i think it turned out pretty well! here is the picture i was inspired by:

Friday, October 19, 2012

FO: cub mittens

pattern: bear mittens

yarn: knit picks andean treasure in mystery and knit picks stroll sport in white

 needle: sz.4

started: october 17, 2012

 finished: october 19, 2012

my dear friend has a new baby nephew! she asked me if i could make something for him, and i loved these little bear mittens so much the first time i made them i had to do them again.

i hope they fit! doesn't samuel look so happy to be here? :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FO: nothern loop

pattern: northern loop

yarn: knit picks wool of the andes bulky in navy

 needle: sz.10.5

started: september 27, 2012

 finished: october 3, 2012

a good friend of mine asked me to donate some knitted goodies for an auction she is organizing that will be benefiting underprivileged kids in our hometown.

this was a really nice knit, i love using bulky because it goes so fast! hehe and of course i always love a good cowl. especially one that can be worn two ways!

cant decided if i want to pair this with a hat or some cute mittens. or both?? what do you think?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FO: tubby

pattern: tubby

yarn: patons wool in white, lambs pride worsted in turquoise and i forget what the bubbles are, oops!

 needle: sz.5

started: august 13, 2012

 finished: september 25, 2012

ok, this was not very fun to knit! i think it had less to do with the pattern and more to do with the fact that it was a very late birthday gift and the recipient was impatient! lol

knitting under pressure is not fun and games! the bubbles were a total pain in the butt and by the time i put it all together, i pretty much threw technique out the window. i just wanted it to be done! that said, i think it looks cute and im glad tubby can finally go home. :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

FO : kitty cat eye mask

pattern: kitty cat eye mask

yarn: knitpicks wool of the andes in coal, patons classic wool in white and some scrap pink (can't remember what it was!)

needle: sz.5

started: august 26, 2012

finished: august 26, 2012

such a sweet little project! this knit up so fast, and its so cute i can barely stand it. :)

this pattern is one of the many adorable things from girly knits

i'm currently working on some undies also from girly knits...not sure i'll be posting those pics though! hehe

i actually wear sleep masks quite often, so this is perfect for me. maybe next i'll do a black cat :D

Thursday, August 16, 2012

bad blogger, FO roundup

yet again, i have let my poor little blog fall by the wayside :( here is another roundup of some FOs i've had the past few months! lots of little projects, lots still on the needles :)

ive been riding my bike alot this summer and decided i needed a ulock cozy...bc why not?! ;)

this cute little panda face knit up in about only 20 min!

i found this om chart on ravelry, and before i started knitting it i had the idea to stick it in a frame. it turned out so much better than i had hoped! this is a fast, cool project i think alot of my friends would love :) (and that is my little garden hehe)

i definitely dont need a cowl in the middle of august, but i think it will come in handy when the weather starts to cool off and im still riding around on my bike. its snug enough so it can cover my mouth while riding

this adorable little guy was knit for my friend stephanie when she had shoulder surgery...shes REALLY into cupcakes. :)

knit this for my love.

love this cowl, its wrapped around twice here but can also be worn so its a big loop. i copied the exact colors the designer used and i love it! hehe

WHEW. i really want to start working on/finishing bigger projects. its just that the smaller projects are so much better for commuting and so satisfying lol


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

love note

i love when someone really appreciates and loves a handknit gift ^_^ makes my day.