Tuesday, March 29, 2005

kelly coast to coast

In non-knitting news, last Friday I accepted a job in Tampa, FL, and need to start on April 11. Therefore, I may be incommunicado the next few weeks. I still need to figure out which corporate housing unit I'll be living in while my car and things are moved across country. Yes, it's making me very anxious that I need to book a one-way ticket for a flight next week and I don't even know where I'll be living yet.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

pink flowers with earflaps

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FO this: Maggie's cap with earflaps.

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Maggie's cap detail: five-scallop garter-stitch flower.

Maggie's cap with earflaps:
Yarn -- Knit Picks merino style in "Petal"
Gauge -- 5.5 stitches

Size -- about 19.5" circumference
Pattern --
hat: CO 108 stitches and knit in the round about 1.25", purl a round for visual interest, then continue knitting for about 3" more before beginning the decreases in multiples of 9. (I think I should have knitted a few more rounds before decreasing. We'll see if it fits my niece.) Decrease every other row until 9 stitches remain. Knit 3 stitches together 3 times until 3 stitches remain. Pull yarn through these stitches tightly and weave ends.
earflaps: CO 16 stitches, work 1" in garter stitch, before decreasing one stitch on each end every other row. Decrease to 4 stitches, knit 2 rows, then begin I-cord to desired length.
flower: from Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments.

Monday, March 07, 2005

mystery knit

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Can you guess what this is?
No, it's not the makings of a Knitty womb!

Saturday, March 05, 2005

knitters, cats & monkeys

I've seen several knitting blogs by people who have cats. I'm not a cat person. So, I've got my monkey friend. So far, I've come across a few other monkey blogs, two of which are knitting-related.

Check out the links below. Have you seen others? How about traveling gnome blogs?
Let me know.

Zira
Monkey
Cheekee Monkee