Sunday, January 20, 2008

Black Cherry Peekaboo Mittens

YEAH! I finished my second pair of Peekaboo mittens as well as designed the double stitch cherries on top! I also had to edit the Peekaboo Mittens pattern from to better fit my hand and silly artificial nails. Using the regular pattern to follow, I simply increased a few rows in the Base of the Hand as well as the Mitten top. So to abbreviate it a bit.

Base of hand:
Work even for 12 rows to about 0.5" [1 cm] below top of palm. On last rnd, place finger markers as follows: K 24 (27), pm, k12 (16), pm, k to end.

Work the finger opening the same as the pattern.

Mitten top:
Work 10 rows removing finger markers in process. Distribute sts evenly on 4 needles.
Then start the decreasing for the mitten top.

Using Cascade 220 Black for the mitten, I then graphed the cherries I wanted to double stitch onto the fabric. With a white piece of yarn I ran a guideline to help me coorodinate the placement of the design. Wallah! Black Cherry Peekaboo Mittens!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers 2

I just love love love this pattern, that I can't stop making them. I worked and completed a pair for my mother who is a postal carrier. They are in navy and a light grey and are so cute! Going to wait to seam them up so that I can make sure they are a perfect fit for her, when I go home this weekend to visit.

You have got to make a pair!


Friday, January 4, 2008

Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers

I love this pattern! Gonna do another pair tomorrow. They were quick, easy, and they fit so well!

This will be great for my mom who is a postal carrier, but I think I will need to find a more durable fiber as I am sure she is going to have to wash them often and 100% wool will not hold up to the constant washing and drying.. Superwash here I come!


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy 2008!!!

Dear Friends,

The happiest and best warm wishes to you and yours for this new year! May your needles be fruitful and your life exciting. Most of all happiness and health to you all!!!

In answer to this, I myself am undertaking a new and never before done diet for myself. I can't harp on others in my family for not taking care of themselves, when I myself need to do so too. Sooooo... as of Thursday, well it actually started before that, more like Christmas, I have purchased a good set of walking shoes, an Nike+ kit, a small new ipod nano to use with the Nike+ kit, some actual working out clothes and a bunch of food.

If you want to know what a Nike+ kit is.. go here.. and check it out. It is so awesome! You do not need their shoes, I bought a pouch from Marware via Amazon... is their main website.

Granted I am walking and not running, not yet or maybe not ever, but still, getting out of the house for a good 20 mins cardio is still less time then on my arse in front of the computer. ::hehe::

If you are Lime and Violet fans like me, you will know what Letterboxing is... well I hope to start to do that soon too as soon I as I design my stamp and get a plan together.

Finally, I have challenged myself to see how many books I can read for the year. Yes, most of them will be romance/paranormal ones, but then again I may surprise you. Currently next to my bed is 'You Living Longer'. Very interesting and chuck full of stuff I never knew.

Well I shall be writing more of my exercise and fitness routine as well as my knitting and reading goals for 2008.

Bless you all!