Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Weavers

The Weavers

I was sittin',
I was knittin'
On a sweater I could wear.
When I finished, I said proudly,
"Hey, I've done some weavin' there."
But ol' spider on the wall said,
"Can you do it in the air?
Can you spin it out of gossamer
From the ceiling to the stair?
Can you let the wind blow through it
So it sways but doesn't tear?
Then can you grab onto it
And swing lightly on a hair?
When you can- then you may truly say,
'I've done some weavin' there.'"

by Shel Silverstein

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Here's Nippertails from MagKnits.
I wore this hat to work and everyone called
me Punky Brewster.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Twin Blankets

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My stepbrother and his wife are having twins! It's very exciting. A boy and a girl.

Here is the blanket that I made for my soon to be niece. It has a seed stitch border with the rest stockinette. I cast on 100 stitches on size 10 needles in a bulky weight yarn. It seemed to take forever to finish because I had to keep experimenting with the cast on number. 100 was a good number.

Here is the blanket in progress for my nephew. It happens to be the exact color of Cookie Monster. The Little Man discovered that fact. It is coming along much more quickly, probably because it's old hat now. I used the same yarn, different color, same needles, same cast on, etc. That's an alpaca stuffed animal that my mom gave me for Christmas by the way. Cute right? His tag says his name is Paddy O'Llama, so I guess he's Irish like me!


I was on my way to Target with the Little Man, when what do I see? Alpacas! In Florida? I have the picture to prove it. I hope the owners of the ranch don't think I'm a nut for pulling the car over and snapping a quick shot!

Monday, February 06, 2006


Here's my best friend's nutty cat, Zorro.
It's nice to know I'm not the only one who likes yarn!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Free Pattern- Snake Scarf

I made a snake scarf for the Little Man for Christmas. the size is not set in stone, so use what ever size needles you like. I used size 8 and worsted green Encore, a small amount of black for eyes and tongue and a crocket hook to help make the tassel tongue. It is worked from the tail upwards.

KFB- knit into front and back of stitch

K2tog- knit 2 together

SSK- Slip, slip, knit

Start Tail
Cast on 3 stitches. Knit 5 rows (garter stitch)
Kfb, K1, Kfb (5 stitches)
Knit 5 rows
K1, kfb, K1, kfb, K1 (7 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K3, kfb, k1 (9 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K 5, kfb, K1 (11 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K7, kfb, K1 (13 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K9, kfb, K1 (15 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1 (17 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K13, kfb, K1 (19 stitches)

knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K15, kfb, K1 (21 stitches)

Knit 5 rows

K1, kfb, K17, kfb, K1 (23 stitches)

Work in garter stitch until piece measures 36 inches from cast on edge.

Begin to shape neck

K1, k2tog, K17, K2tog, K1 (21 stitches)

K1, k2tog, K15, K2tog, K1 (19)

K1, k2tog, k13, K2tog, K1 (17)

K1, K2tog, k11, k2tog, k1 (15)

K1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1 (13)

Knit 2 rows

K1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1 (15)

K1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1 (17)

K1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1 (19)

K1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1 (21)

K1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1 (23)

Work 10 rows garter stitch

Shape snout

K1, k2tog, k17, k2tog, k1 (21)

Knit 5 rows

K1, k2tog, k15, k2tog, k1 (19)

Knit 5 rows

K1, k2tog, K13, k2tog, k1 (17)

Knit 5 rows

K1, k2tog, k11, k2tog, k1 (15)

Knit 5 rows

K1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1 (13)

Knit 5 rows

SSK, K9, K2tog (11)

Knit 1 row

SSK, K7, K2tog (9)

Bind off

Embroider on black eyes, take 3 pieces of red yarn double the length that you want the tongue to be. Fold in half, using crochet hook pull red yarn through at middle of snout, then pull ends through, making tassel of 6 strings. Braid strands evenly, two pieces to a section. Tie in knot at end and snip to make even. Ssssssss...
There were errors in the orginal pattern, but I believe they are now fixed.
Thanks! Moe