I haven't had a home computer since like August of last year. My computer took a shit and it just took a long time to get off my ass get it fixed. I not only got it fixed, but it was in such bad shape that they junked it and gave me a brand spankin new one....don't ask me anything about it cuz I just don't know squat about computers. All I know is that it works and it's shiny clean (but knowing me, it won't be shiny for long). Anyway, so I've been up to knitting and jewelry making and parenting and socializing. Over all having a good life but happy to be back online,
So here are some things I've been up to:
A fancy sweater I made for my littlest. Of course I just knitted it willy-nilly and didn't write down the pattern notes so I don't have the pattern put together yet. Stupid STUPID!
Here's a bulky scoop neck sweater I made for my oldest and I DID write down the notes this time so this pattern will be arriving in my my Etsy shop soon.
I haven't spun yarn in about two years but it's like riding a bike and I hopped on and rode for miles. I rediscovered how wonderful it is to spin and I'll be doing it more often and maybe even selling a bit from time to time so watch out for that to pop up in my shop.
Here's some worsted weight hand dyed recycled, respun cotton yarn for your viewing pleasure.
Well, that's it for now, I'll come back soon and share pics of my jewelry and other things happening.
This is my latest pattern. It"s a one piece pullover, knit back and forth, then in the round from the top down. My patterns are very portable since they are all knit in one piece rather than several pieces that need to be sewn together. I've had lots of ladies tell me they take my patterns on road trips or airplane trips and are very pleased at the ease of transport. Anyway, back to the pull over pattern, I knit this in cotton (I don't use animal fibers ever, not that I have a problem actually using it, I just don't like the feel of it on my skin and neither do my kids) but I don't see any reason why you couldn't use whatever fiber you prefer, just wash according to the label.
US size 6 & 8 circular needles, 32 " long
400 (500)(600) yards of worsted weight cotton yarn
2 stitch holders (or two spare sets of smaller circular needles)
You can purchase this pattern for a mere $5.50 in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44496247/girls-pullover-knitting-pattern
I was fairly bored the other day so I whipped up a couple dresses for my girls naked Barbies...yes, my kids play with Barbies, so sue me, judge me, whatever, bla bla bla.
Lucky for you guys I was bored, and in a good mood, because you get the pattern for free!
Granted, this is a pretty rough pattern, so if you have questions, feel free to ask and I can try to help. This is not really for beginning knitters, although it is pretty easy. I use the magic loop, so if you don't know how, learn it, then come back here and it'll be easy peasy.
Here we go:
US size 3 circs
Light worsted, or DK weight yarn
CO 32 sts using longtail CO method
K 2 rnds
K1YO every st for 1 rnd (64 st)
K16, bind off 16, K16, bo 16 (32 st)
join and knit 4 rnds
k2p2 for 6 rnds
k one rnd
K1 M1 every st for one rnd (64st)
Knit to length
K 6 rnds of garder st
BO on a Purl rnd
Weave in ends and you're done!
I know it's been for-EVER since I released a new knitting pattern, but I promise to not leave you guys empty handed for that long again. I just released a this new summer dress/shirt pattern and I've got a seamless pullover in the works, so keep your eyes peeled ;)