Cara is a Knit Wit

Monday, September 19, 2005

Wooly Weekend

Oh sweet wooly weekend....I had a good one. Saturday we went to the New Jersey sheep & wool festival. Fun, saw many sheep sneezed my freakin' head off from the hay. I love this women from Lambertville, NJ who spins awesome yarn in bright, rich colors, I bought some bulky wool of hers in BRIGHT orange for John. I think I will add lopi bulky for patterning, need inspiration, it will come someday when I least expect it. Sunday I went to Knit out Philadelphia...It was WAY cool, met some sweet women who inspired me to start a meetup in Bucks county, I already have 8 sign ups...YEAH! I loved sitting with all these different women from all walks of life and seeing what they are making and sharing ideas and learning, it was really a ton of fun. I was alone and a bit nervous but I sat at a table with some nice women and it really was nice. Sometimes it it good for me to be alone because it forces me to chit chat and make conversations. I DID WIN 3, YES 3 RAFFLES! All yarn, OH yes I need it like a another hole in my head...but I did win 10 skeins of Debbie Bliss merino chunky in a nice medium gray, any suggestions? It doesn't go a long way, maybe a nice scarf for John. I don't know, I could also add another color and make him a vest or sweater. I have some silly pictures from the sheep fest, I am way to sleepy to post them .

Friday, September 16, 2005

Jogless Join

EWWWW baby, just learned how to do a jogless join. My sis called top fill me in on this little ditty. I hate when my socks have that creepy little jog. They have great instructions for it in the KNIT SOCKS! book, the one that is shaped like a sock. Jodie is making her son Flyers socks in Orange and Black lambs pride superwash and I think that I will graph the Flyers emblem to try a pair for the hockey fan in my life. I Hate sports, when I watch a sporting event, even my 8YO's soccer games I turn into a crack head. My heart beats too fast, I jones sweets, it's not a petty site.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Family of HOT socks


OH how I dream of cold, snowy days by the fire. I can smell the wood burning and I can feel my toes itching. I did all these babies in yarn for socks that I bought in Cape May, NJ. I went wild. I am trading a Pair with a potter friend for a wood fired Casserole he made,I can just see him firing his Kiln on a cold day in the mountains in these suckers. I made them the same colors as the pot I want. I should send him some cortaide along with them!

Sigmund pattern

Seaweed hat
Materials- 2 sk lambs pride (LP)# 113 Oregano,worsted Wt,
1 skein squiggle(crystal palace yarns),
1 skein any fuzzy type yarn (I lost the tag on mine)
Gge/3st=1 inch Ndles:11 circ in 24" length and a pair of DP ndles

With double strand of lambs Pride Cast on 48 sts Join being careful not to twist work
Work in garter stitch for 2 rows,
then work in ST st for 4 rows.
-Mix 1 strand of lambs pride with 1 strand squiggle & work in rev ST st for 4 rows
- 2 strands of LP and ST st 4 rows.
- 1 strand LP and 1 of fuzzy yarn Rev ST st for 4 rows.
- 2 strands LP, 4 rows in ST st
- 1 squiggle 1 LP, 4 rows Rev St st ( I used a lime green as on of the LP strands)
- 2 strands LP, 4 rows in ST st
-2 strands LP and one of the fuzzy, rev St st 4 rows.
-2 strands LP *K4, K2tog repeat from* across.
next row:, Knit across ( I now switched to DP ndles)
next row:* K3, K2TOG Rep from *
next row: Knit across
Next row: *K2, K2Tog, rep from *
mext row: Knit across
next row: K2Tog across
Next row: Knit across
Cut leaving a long tail and thread in a large eye needle, draw through and pull tightly.

Giant Pom Pom:
Using all yarns cut a large amount of 10" lengths.
Tie in center and sew on Hat !

Socks for Sanity


OK, I did all these socks this summer, A bit nuts, I know what you are thinking... Don't even think of saying it, "too much time on my hands my ass!" I just drink a ton of Balzac blend coffee and wha la!

Sigmund the sea Monster Hat


This hat is FUN, FUN , FUN! I will post the pattern. It is done in lambs pride worsted, squiggly and a fuzzy type yarn like tecno hair.

the Poncho


Can I stop now and give it to my cat?

Miter me



I get so excited when I start something new, I become obsessed, can't put it down, imagine it in EVERY color, buy yarn to make it again. Then another beauty strikes my eye and oh shit here I go again. So here are 2 mitered square projects that I started this week. One is the poncho from the latest Cast on and the other is a felted Mitered bag that in in Noro Kureyon. I found the pattern on the web and thought I HAVE TO HAVE IT! I did have a bunch of Kureyon in my stash from a sweater that I did last year. The pattern for the bag can be found at the web address below, just copy it into your browser.
http://home.pacbell.net/kapleo/blog/domesticspherepatterns.html

Sunday, September 11, 2005


John's skull sweater Posted by Picasa

Virgin Blogger

Just lost my blogging cherry...WOW. Fun fun.
Well, how do begin...hmmmmm?
I am munchin' on soy delicious, looking at my newest project (1 in about 20 started).
I fell in love with the AUTUMN Mitered poncho in the new CAST ON magazine and thought oh yeah I need another project just like I need another hole in my head.

It is fun and I am using up lots of leftovers. I am not exactly following the pattern, that would be WAY to anal for my liking. I will post a picture of what I did so far, too sleepy now.