Thursday, May 21, 2009

Felted Bag......and Cards on Etsy

I made the "Around About Bag", and everyone who sees it loves it.
It was fun and easy to make, and is perfect as a knitting bag for SOCKS! :)
It is a free pattern.

It has been suggested that I sell some of my cards on Etsy,
so I am going to make up some sets and get them up.
It will be a few days before I get them up though, because tonight is Buncos,
and my Friday's are always busy.
Anyway, look for my cards in the near future! :)

Yesterday I figured out how to upload the PDF file for my sock recipe,
so if you want the pattern, you can get it here.
I use this recipe on every pair of socks I make. I love the simplicity
of the heel, and I love the way they fit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another Pair Of Socks Finished

I finished another pair of socks. They are my version of the daydreamer socks . The pattern is a free download at ravelry. I'm very happy with them. The daydreamer stitch is:

Round 1: *P1, YO, SSK, K2TOG, YO, P1* - repeat this six stitch pattern around.

Rounds 2, 3, and 4: *P1, K4, P1* - repeat this six stitch pattern around.

It was a very easy pattern to memorize.
So here's how I got it to work with my toe up sock formula. It's a 6 stitch pattern repeat, so using my 'pattern', I increased to a total of 56 stitches when doing my toe increases, (56 is my usual number for socks). Since half (figuring for the instep stitches) of 56 is 28 and the pattern is a six stitch repeat, I had a remainder of 4 stitches.... 6 x 4 = 24 + 4 extra stitches = 28 .... so I began and ended my pattern rows with a k2 so that I had the right number of stitches for the six stitch pattern. Does this make sense? In doing this you can get just about any pattern stitch you want to work with my instructions. You just have to work around the numbers a little bit. :)

Anyway, I finished these socks Sunday in the car on our way home from the
Women Of Faith
retreat that was in Billings (MT) last weekend. What a GREAT time we had. :)
It was great to spend the weekend with Kris, Joyce and Elaine. :)
I just love those gals!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Socks again.............and May Stamp Class

Here's my last pair of socks. Used my own pattern for them.
I love doing toe up socks!

Last night was stamp class, and here's the cards we made.

Mother's Day Card

Generic Birthday Card

Sympathy Card

Christmas Card