Saturday, February 27, 2016

We Got Her Today :)

We picked her up today.  She is the sweetest little thing and about half the size of our old dog.  She's very timid and shy. She doesn't answer to the name the rescue group gave her so we're renaming her Mollie.  She's getting along with Zoey great. Things could not have gone any smoother.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Claire Capelet Pattern Outlander

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/claire-inspired-knit-capelet

Cassidy's pattern is available again :). They figured out what the snag was on Ravelry.  Yeah.



This is the one I used to make my version of it.  I did a seed stitch at the top of the collar, along the edges and it looks like I did a a little something different on the lower edge.  All the hard stuff like number of stitches and when and where to decrease I leave to the designer (you know the hard stuff) :)

  I didn't have a bulky yarn in the color I needed so I used two strands of worsted together.  

Liam's Easter Bunny

Finished the first of two bunnies for Easter.  The pattern is a Tone Finnanger pattern in her Tilda Character's Collection.

The bodies are super easy to make so you move on quickly to the fun stuff of adding character and clothes.



Monday, February 22, 2016

Irish Skinny Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf I made out of Cascade 220 wool (approximately 1 1/4 skeins).  Here's the link to the free pattern. 

http://smiley-netta.blogspot.com/2012/10/skinny-irish-hiking-scarf.html. There is also another version of a wider Irish hiking scarf on Ravelry too that has three cables and all front twisting.  I'm working on one of those now in a heathered hunter green.  

This would be a great pattern if you were new to doing cables.  They all twist the same way and there's only one to keep track of.  

I blocked mine (because I love blocking) and it turned out to be approx. 5" wide (90" long...I probably could have stopped sooner).  



The propane tank to fire up the gas fireplace in the "blocking room"....oops I mean the formal living room....went down a little quicker this month...Gee I wonder why that happened :)