Thee Knittery

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Picture perfect?

For those of you who know me, you know I am a huge dog freak! I love all things dog.....even not so cute ones. So when I came across this site, I just had to post it for you all to enjoy too:)

Here is the link to the uglest dog contest

Monday, June 26, 2006

They are finally finished!!!

I have finally completed the second Hedera! You can see how I messed up the last few rows on the right sock. That is what I get for trying to finish up while I was half asleep.

Overall I love the pattern. I plan on making more in the future. I would highly suggest this pattern as your intro if you are new to lace knitting.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Just in time for summer

I thought that these wool fingerless mittens would be great for the 90+ degree weather we have been having:) Just kidding. I made these as part of the Project Spectrum.

Since I have finished this pair, I have misplaced the pattern. As soon as I find it, I will make sure and post the link. I thought that pattern was very well written and a breeze to follow. It only took me a couple of evenings to finish the pair.

I will be tucking these away for the next snowfall we get in oh.....4-6 months! Happy knitting:)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Road trip

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going on a road trip to Williamsburg VA. I had a great time soaking up the history and sites. But as we all know, when one is a knitter, you gotta hit the local yarn store! It is a must! They have a great store in the area called "Knitting Sisters". The store is bright and bursting with huge selections of yarns, needles and patterns. I was impressed with the vivid display of colors and textures. I picked up some Dale of Norway cotton yarn and a Fiber trends hedgehog pattern.
I highly recommend checking them out if you are in the Williamsburg area.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Look what I found today

Monday, June 05, 2006


Here is the new T shirt I made for myself using one of my friends yarn photos. I plan on wearing it to my next knitting get together....

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Yarn Art

I just wanted to post an awesome photo that my friend Donna has taken of one of my favorite things: YARN! I'll be posting more of her work in the future.

I found it!

I found the second skein of Dale of Norway Baby Ull yarn for my second Hedera sock! Yeah! It was hiding in my stash.

Friday, June 02, 2006


I am proud to show off my one finished Hedera sock from Knitty. It took me a few times to get started, but after I got the hang of the pattern, I loved it! I used Dale of Norway Baby Ull in pepto bismal pink. Unfortunately I only had one skein of it!! OH well, I still love the sock. You can see my knock off croc in the picture as well. (Those are the best shoes ever invented.) Can you tell I like pink??? Thanks Kim for all of your helpful tips!

Fly-days Photo

Here is my toad Wort with his friend Scrat. They enjoy hanging out and shooting the breeze. Scrat liked Wondas hat so much he asked to borrow it. (pattern for the Wonda hat coming soon!) Wort liked Wonda's hat, but not enough to wear it.

This concludes the first Toad(s) and hat series. More later including the pattern for the Wonda hat. Next post will be "Toadally" different, I assure you.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Itty Bitty Socks

Socks have to be one my absolutley fav thing to knit...big, little, medium size, it doesn't matter! I love socks! Here is the latest pair I finished for a baby gift. I am still tweeking the pattern and hope to post it soon, so keep checking back! This pair will probaby fit a new born to 8 weeks . The yarn is the leftovers from my Knit Picks( see the first entry). Out of two balls of Knit Picks simple stripes, I was able to get 1 pair of womens size 6, 1 pair kids size 3 and 1 pair of infant socks! Wow!

On another note.....I was going to take some new pics of the baby robins that live in the nest under my deck, but when I got home, they were GONE! Wow, they flew the coop early! If they return, I will try and take some new shots.