Bison Shawlette

It’s snowing, it’s snowing,  again!!  Not like when I took the pictures for this fun shawlette.

This is the Bison Shawlette pattern from the 101 Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders book.  Be sure to check here for the errata for this book and especially the new chart for this pattern.  I thought I had the newest one until I ran into a problem.  Looked again and found it had been updated.

From 2009 Projects
From 2009 Projects

 I used size 4 needles and some wonderful yarn that I found at a festival this fall, it is called Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton.   The color is Autumn Lake 2.  Here is a link to the yarn on Ravelry.

This was a fun pattern and is on my list to make again someday.


Celtic Knot Scarves

I have gotten so far behind in posting my projects.  I hope better late than never applies here.

I made these for my daughter.  She likes Celtic Knots.

This first set is Celtic Cable Neckwarmer.  This is such a fun pattern and goes very fast.  I think it kept me interested which made the time fly by.

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I used Plymouth Yarn Colorspun Encore Worsted.  Size 7 needles for the ribbing and size 8 for the cable.  Next time I will use a size 6 needle for the ribbing, just to pull it in a little more.

I only used half a skein so I made this hat to match

From 2009 Projects

This pattern is called Button-Tab Hat and is a free Ravelry download.

This last project is called Celtic Knot Scarf and is also a free Ravelry download.

From 2009 Projects
From 2009 Projects

This is a wide and very very long scarf.  I used 1.5  skeins of Vanna’s Choice Yarn and size 9 needles.  I had to steam the edges so they wouldn’t roll.  This makes a really warm cozy scarf.

Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!

New Year New Beginnings

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings or so they say.  I consider spring a time for new beginnings.  Everything starts fresh and feels wonderful then.

The holidays are over so maybe things will settle a little more in to the “normal” range, although I’m still trying to figure out what that is.

Here is a picture of my 3 kitties.  The picture in of itself is not remarkable. The remarkable part is they are sharing the same piece of furniture.  I have never seen it before and will not likely see it again.  So I have to post it for posterity sake.

From Just Because

You’ll notice that they saved a spot for me, sweet things.

Daytime Moon

Just thought I’d share a picture of the moon in the daytime.

From Just Because

This is my last scarf for the moment.  Actually it’s a Snuggle Moss Stitch Neck Warmer.  The yarn is a new one by Lion Brand called Hometown USA.  It’s a super bulky yarn and is very soft and nice to work with.

I used  size 13 needles and did a knitted cast on of 16 stitches and worked the Moss Stitch

  1. k1,p1
  2. k1,p1
  3. p1,k1
  4. p1,k1

I worked 85 rows in pattern then I did a buttonhole row.  I worked the 1st two stitches then a yo, k2tog, worked to the last 5 stitches k2tog, yo then worked the last two stitches.  Then work two more rows in pattern and bind off in pattern. I purchased buttons that were 7/8″ in size and sewed those on.

This is a close up picture so you can see the texture.  The color is black but the picture is washed out so you can see it better.

From 2009 Projects

This is a picture of it being warn.  Nice and snuggly and very warm.

From 2009 Projects


Scarves Anyone? Part 2

My family and friends are going to be warm this winter, or at least their necks are.

This is the next scarf that I made, it is called Misty Chunky Ribs and Ruffle Scarf, the link is to Ravelry.  I had a skein of Lion Brand Jiffy in the color Misty Pink.  I used size 13 needles.  A very quick knit.  I might make it a little wider next time.  Another very warm scarf.

From 2009 Projects

With this next scarf I used Moda Dea Twiddle Dea and size 11 needles. I cast on 17 stitches and did the seed stitch k1,p1 every row and worked until my skein of yarn ran out.

From 2009 Projects

I have decided I really like the texture of seed stitch.

Thanks Jinann for reporting a problem with the link for the ribs and ruffled  scarf, it has been fixed.

Scarves Anyone? Part 1

Scarves anyone?  I’ve been busy making many scarves.  It’s a great way to use up that one/two skeins of stash or try that one skein that calls to you.  Here are a couple that I have made.

This first one is called Cotton Seeds.  I really like the drape of her yarn but since I’m trying to use my stash I used a 7oz skein of Vanna’s Choice in the color Olive.  It’s very warm and working in the round is a different way to make a scarf.  I used size 9 circular needles and only did 36 rounds which ended up around 6 inches wide.

From 2009 Projects

This is a very fuzzy picture of me wearing the scarf.

From 2009 Projects

This next scarf is called Star Scarf.  Again, I really liked the original yarn but I had a skein of Simply Soft in the color Bone.  I used size 11 needles.  It’s a fun stitch and a great take-a-long project.

From 2009 Projects

More scarves to come, I don’t want to overwhelm you 🙂

Happy knitting!