Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Grisinger Project

So, I know I said I would post the next day after my first post but hey, it is Christmas time and I was behind. Plus the pics I am about to show were a present and did not want them seen until they were opened.

A really good friend of mine named Ellen is Married to Dan and has three children, Hannah, Simon, and Seth. They were mean and Moved to New Jersey about 3 years ago but we still stay in touch. I decided over the summer that I was going to make each one of them a hat and a scarf for Christmas. And I finished them all in the second week of Dec

Let’s start with the kids. I did an Illusion scarf for each of them with their name spelled out. I used Malabrigo worsted for all the scarfs except for Ellen’s

I started with Hannah. I was a little worried that the A's were to thin but it turned out fine.


Then I made Simon's. I added extra lines at the beginning and the end so they would be the same length since these two kids are the same height even though they are two years apart.(Hannah was a little baby and Simon was a big baby)

Here they are together.

To understand the Illusion scarf, you can only see the design from a certain angle which is how I took the above Pics.

Now for the top down Pics to show that you can not really see the letters.

You can almost see the S in this one.

Here is Seth's. Seth is only two and when asked what his favorite color was in the summer he said Pink. Ellen thought I should do Blue just in case so I did both. Even though I guess it more of a pink and green.

Now for the Kids Hats. I did the pattern Little Devil and Little Kitty from the Stitch n Bitch book I love so Much. The Boys of course got the horns while Hannah got the cat ears. I used Mission Falls 1824 wool for two of the hats and something else but I do not remember what for the dark blue hat.

For Dan, His hat was Mission falls 1824 again and his scarf Malabrigo worsted. His Hat I got from the book Son of a Stitch and it was a double sided pattern. This was my first time doing this pattern and I messed up a couple of times but since it is for a guy he will probably not notice. It is really neat because it is double sided.

Dan's scarf was a simple ribbed pattern that I knitted length wise. It turned out longer then it said but I liked it and hope Dan will too even though he does not wear scarfs.

I forgot to take a picture of Ellen's scarf but I did of the Final hat I made for her. This was the third one. The first one I followed a pattern but used a different yarn and it would fit an infant. I tried again with bigger needles and added some stitches. This one could fit a small child. I was running out of time to I made this simple hat that I have made before and it took me two days.

Here they are wearing their presents. Dan had to put his hat on just right so that you could see where I messed up, oh well.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

First Post

So I am a new knitter and i can not seem to stop. I have have been knitting since April.

I have made 13 scarfs, 9 hats, 2 kirchifes, 1 place mat, and 1 eye patch. I made the eye patch as a joke because i was going to go see Escape from NY and Snake wears an eye patch.

I started with this book because something about it made me want to learn how to knit. I have basically taught my self from this book with help from this great web site : http://www.knittinghelp.com/ . This site has quick little movies so that when reading the directions that make you go want to go "WHAT!!!" you can watch the video.

I do not have pictures with right now but once i get home i will post the pics i have with descriptions of the items.