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Friday, August 29, 2008

Simple Crocheted Hat

Originally uploaded by prymnumber
I know.... I cheated and crocheted.

But actually, this is my 2nd attempt at crocheting. My first attempt was about 4 years ago, and I gave up because I botched it so badly!

This one turned out better, but I learned I don’t like crochet. The hooking makes my hand sore, and I missed my knitting needles while I was doing this hat!

It was worth a try, however. I definitely can make those Amigurumi toys and I can add trim! And most importantly, it’s a great stash buster

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lace for Boyz!

Hey all,

Since we're on the topic of knitting =), here is the single by the 2 guys of YKnit. My faaaaavorite thing so far this year!

May I present on their part: “Lace for Boyz” by WonderMike and hizKNITS.

(Full URL:

I can listen to this all day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baby Bonnet

I made the pattern up in the car as we were driving to Auburn to visit friends. But it's really easy to recreate!

Just cast on about 40% bigger than how big the hat is really going to be, knit in stockinette for about an inch (or however long the brim should be), then decrease every 10 stitches or so (approx 10% of circumference) , then decrease every 8 st, then 6 st, and so forth until the circumference is how big the hat should really big.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

2 Toe Up Socks

Here are examples of two different toe up socks.

This boyish is made with a heel flap and some shaping on the in-step. It takes a little more work, but I like the shape better!

This girlish one is made with a simple short row heel and no shaping at the in-step. It's so much easier to make, but the instep shaping seems a little bulgy to me.... Next time I do this type of sock, I’m going to add a few decreases (shall we say “bust darts?”) at the in-step to give it some shape.

All in all, I'm not sure which construction I like better. Maybe I can make a bigger pair using each style, and try them on for fit.

Some resources I found very useful: