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Knit, Seamed, Hot Felted in the Top Loader

The cadences and drum rolls from my son’s Christmas prezzie (drum set) have spurred me to complete another project so that I can finally say the drum roll is for me! Viola, a year long in the waiting (but which project hasn’t been lately)! I’m done. Check mark, notch on the pole, close the pattern binder.

Anne's Norge Slips

Here are my new NorgeSlips from a Drops pattern. I’ve already warned you that Drops writes patterns old-style so you really have to read and reread prior to casting on or continuing to the next section. This was a small and fast project. I say that with a smirk.

The knitting was on larger needles so the Bozo-the-clown finished product had shrinking room. They actually have been seamed since last February (that’s 09 folks). I set them aside to work on other projects and get more felted projects ready before I used so much water and spin for just this – the frugal side said ‘get a load’ or at least more than one project. . .

2009 came and went (and it went out kicking and screaming) but my slippers did not make the trip to the spin dry until this week. I can see where I would like to edit and how I could possibly spot shrink certain parts but for a first effort I’m very happy.

The name I’ve given has a reason. I plan to put puffy paint on the soles so I don’t go sliding or slipping — could be good ab exercise though. I’ll have to rethink that. 😉

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Happy New Year and First FO of the year

Yes, I’ve completed my belated Christmas prezzie for a friend. It’s the only knitted gift I made this year. I’m busy waiting (oxymoron – remember Jumbo Shrimp?) for it to dry after it’s luxury first soaking! Then wrapping and presenting. I have no doubt my friend will like it. I want one for myself now. Perhaps a different colorway – just because.

My ravelry page for the project has over 600 hits now! I’m sure many of you were curious as to how it knit up. I loved the color changes. I didn’t like the lace weight but dealt with it and persevered the cramped hands (at times) for the final wonderful product. It was worth finishing.

Now, on to finish a few very important projects that have been too long on the needles. I’m focusing on wraps and sweaters this winter. The Winter Olympics are not far off. I hope to have at least two of the four or five completed by the time the torch is extinguished. It’s a goal at least. ♥

After that (probably during – I’m incurable), I plan to cast on several socks I want to do as well as other small quick projects. Oh, and there is the felting that I still haven’t done for some booties, bags, moebius bowl, and a small purse. Maybe 2010 will be the year to finish what I’ve left undone. Sure would feel good! I think I’ve created my first resolution. . . let’s see if this time I can keep it!

Good luck with all of your own projects – whether knitted or not! But, don’t tie yourself up in knots if you don’t cross the finish line on them all! Just enjoy what you’re doing.

~antsinthepantsAnne

Mine Hut er hat drei ecken. … humm along!

Just kidding. An old German song I learned in 2nd grade.  

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Here are the hats I entered . . . . .  . the pics are not professional and quickly staged, so pardon me for that. The deadline was fast and furious. 😉

 

 

And now, I’ll be singing in German all day too. It’s called guerilla song plants. heeeee. Let me know if you caught it too. . . .

Small and Quick Projects

Hello all. I’m not neglecting my beloved blog on purpose. This is something I truly love! It’s been extremely busy and haywire in my house lately.

I’ve been feeling very neglectful but just don’t have a finished project to post. Still, yes still, working on finishing my clapotis by Friday for the beach wedding of a friend. I plan to wear it with yellow capris and a sleeveless white jacket. Sandals are assumed!!! SO . . . . . I’m posting a slew of my projects that were quick and get my seal of approval for easy and fun as well. Hope you enjoy. ♥

Sorry, no links, but my project page on ravelry.com has them all. Just look me up: 34me

Baby Booties (still need felted – I hope to accomplish this effort along with several others awaiting the washer soon), Old World Booties by Gryphon Perkins, US 2 / 2.75 mm needles – 

 

 

 

Fun fur scarf (aaaaaaaah! beware the manmade fibers!!!!) BUT it is my warmest softest one and I do love the rainbow colors. My own fabrication: 34 stitches on size US 15 / 10.0 mm needles, and about 66 inches long (about 1.7 meters). I doubt I’ll do fun furr ever again since becoming a natural fibers snob!!!! heeee –

 

Beaded wrist warmers. a rectangle of stockinette. I could have strung the beads but decided instead to crochet them in with a chain stitch. Standard seaming leaving room for thumb. My own fabrication: US 3 / 3.25 mm needles

 

 

 

 

Market bag through the looking glass, Knitted Market Bag by Desiree Scales, Lily Sugar’n Cream. This has worked well also to hold all of my to-be-ironed clothing. Don’t ask how long they’ve been packed in. . ..

 

 

 

 

Zoom for wetjet FO. Zoom by Erica Brembos, Lily Sugar’n Cream Solid, US 7 / 4.5mm needles. I just wish I had more wood floors. We may just remedy that soon by ripping up the old LR carpet!

 

 

 

Felicity by Wanett Clyde, US 8 / 5.0 mm & US 10 / 6.0 mm needles, sugar and cream naturals. This whipped up in a jiffy and made a nice gift. It’s a different kind of hat, so make sure you know your recipient’s tastes. I just guessed but I think she liked it.

 

 

 

 

Pill box hats for toddlers, pattern eludes me in my many stacks and crevases at home. Intarsia was my own doing just for fun.

 

Drying with creative blocking, moebius bowl, Felted Moebius Basket by Cat Bordhi, US 11 / 8.0 mm. This was tough to understand at first but once you ‘get’ it, it is so FUN! I need to use some fabric stiffener to hold the effect I’ve created on the felted handle. Yes, I almost always diverge from the pattern. 😀 and, this started me on combining lace with the moebius to figure out and create my own pattern for Infinity Peacocks Moebius Wrap. Very exciting!

 

Knit One Save One, savethechildren.org, US 6 / 4.0 mm & US 8 / 5.0 mm needles. My Thanksgiving project. I’ll probably repeat this yearly. I made 8 hats for infants around the world to help them survive their newborn days.

 

 

Yoga sock – gift!!!, Yoga Socks by Justine Turner, used Noro Silk Garden for lots of love!, US 3 / 3.25 mm. My bff opened the gift and couldn’t guess what they were! Now that I’ve told her and, since she adores yoga, she uses them all the time.

 

 

corky fun, Korknisse by Manne, somethiing fun to do with leftover sock and worsted yarns, US 2 / 2.75 mm needles. I won’t tell you the nickname some silly people at the winery call them!!! There’s always one in a crowd.

 

 

 

 

I hope this has appeased those of you who love to blog and read blogs. I’ll catch up again and get busy with my needles. Plenty of years and plenty of stash to go!!!!! 

All the best ~Anne