Friday, August 21, 2009


Opal Socks

Pattern : Beginner's Lightweight Socks #216 by Diane Soucy

Needle: US 0 / 2.0 mm
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Petticoat - 1 skeins = 465.0 yards (425.2m)
Colorway: 1290

I made a mistake with the pattern. I did the 1x1 ribbing all the way to the heel, so it took me much longer, since ribbing slows me down. Very happy with outcome. Also have some yarn left over.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Fiesta Tea Set by Annie Modesitt

Fiesta Tea Set by Annie Modesitt
Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm, US 4 / 3.5 mm
Yarn: TeDdy's Wool Super Cotton and a little bit of sample yarn I got.

A little bit of trial and error with the I-cord Cast Off and Horizontal stripe. Didn’t switch needles on account of fingering weight yarn.
it’s little floppy even after blocking, so I sewed felt on the inside of the cups and back of the saucers for a sturdier finish.

I made this Tea Set for my daughter, Emily.

Saturday, February 28, 2009



Pattern : Halloween Witch Doll by Whitney Van Nes
Needle US 3 / 3.25 mm
Completed February 28 2009
I used assorted left over yarn.
Since in Israel we do not celebrate Haloween. I took this pattern and used it for a basic doll pattern.

Whilst I was on maternity leave a colleague of mine adopted her 2nd daughter and I wanted to give both her daughters a gift. (a few years ago I knitted somethng for the 1st daugther)

I thought matching dollies would be a good idea, and the hair I'll make to match her daughters.

The Dolly is fairly simple. One part of the pattern of both Dolly and Dolly's dress is mine boggling, but I followed it none the less.

I also personalized each doll by embroidering the childs name.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Umbilical Cord Hat: Craft4aCause KAL for Ayla.

Pattern: Umbilical Cord hat from Stitch 'N Bitch, The knitters hand book.
Yarn: left over of
Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton
Rowan Calmer
Needle: US 6 / 4.0 mm ADDI turbo

Since I don't have this book, I guessed pattern, it's pretty basic, I’ve made a similar hat before.

I made this hat for Ayla's KAL, I read about it on Ravelry.

I'm not sure if you can view this link:
[paste] Ayla is three and has Polymicrgyria. Every item sold by her Rainbow Foundation helps to fund Ayla’s therapy and helps her to attend a Steiner school where she is accepted and embraced. She needs full assistance with mobility and communicates with her eyes and her smile. The foundation will help pay for her education and medical expenses as well as help other families living with Polymicrgyria.
The idea is to do beanies first so that we can stock the etsy store with hats just right for the US and UK winter weather. We’ll do a KAL of the matching snail brimmed hats for warmer markets later.
So grab together your left overs or dye up some kiddy bright yarn and get ready for the Feb 1 launch date. Remember that there are some people allergic to wool so some 100% acrylic hats are fine as well.
The patterns are incredibly easy to change around to suit different tensions and head sizes and the snail is based on the age old pinwheel design, simple, quick and so easy to do and upsize.

Saturday, February 07, 2009


Crown Hat

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm
Yarn: Phildar Phil'Ruban
Colorway: BLUSH

Pattern: Free online,

I’m burning up my stash. Decided to make this hat after I made the Strawberry hat too big and seeing the cute hat Alison from the Blue Blog made, I figured it would be a good way to use what I had left of my Phil’Ruban yarn.
I knit 8 points instead of 9 as that was enough to surrond my daughters head. After doing 1 and a half repeats of the lace pattern I realized it was taking too much time and barely noticeable with this yarn, so I just continued with plain stockinette.
I also knit the crown points in to place by picking up the stitches and knitting together (similar to 3 needle bind off)
Hat fits and is stretchy but I didn’t like the finished out come. Yarn isn’t showing up the crown so well.
I would recommend using contrast colors next time.
I ended up frogging the hat.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Strawberry Hat

Fragolino by Alessia Bartolomeo
: TeDdy's Wool Alpaca, 1 each of Red and Black
and also Vitalgo, Cashmerino (reminiscent of Debbie Bliss) in Green.
Needle: US 6 / 4.0 mm ADDI turbo.

I made this for my daughter, following the pattern which is available for free on line.
came out a bit bigger then expected...did not check gauge, I guess it will wait for her to grow in to it. Love how the hat came out.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


MIL's Claptois

In my attempt to burn up some stash and also as appreciate to my MIL's efforts, she does help me, I made her a Hanukah gift. A one skein wonder if you will. A Claptois.

I think this is originally a sock yarn, though I couldn't find the label. Since I didn't have enough for the fringe I had to use some other yarn that matched for the fringing. Still I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
Very soft.

Pattern: Clapotis: Free on line at Knitty, designed by the talented Kate Gilbert.

This time though I decided to Purl instead of Knit through the Back loop.

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