Saturday, November 28, 2009


I have not posted for soooooo lllllloooooonnnnnngggggg. I went to a sale at a yarn shop on friday and got 2 skeins of jitterbug one in florentina and one in alizerine. I got 2 skeins of Claudia hand painted fingering in teal party. I am making the anastasia socks in the alizerine. I want to make a shawl out of the florentina and another pair of socks out of the teal party. I got some laceweight silk yarn from etsy in semisolid purples, I might make the shetland triangle shawl. I still haven't finished a pair of socks out of my old jitterbug in jay. I have ripped out so many things with that yarn. I started making the rick socks from sock innovation. I made the vine yoke cardigan in Malabrigo worsted in verdes. It is gorgeous! I still have not cast off because I am not sure about the button band. I have made 2 triangle scarf one for my grandmother in malabrigo silky merino in turquoise. I am made one for me in mal silky in caribeno. I love that yarn it is soft and shiny and comes in great colors.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I finished my clapotis about 2 weeks ago. Yay! It is gorgeous! After I finished my clapotis a started knitting my jitterbug socks, I gave up on the pattern because it was two small. I started another one the anastasia socks, they were to big. Now I am hoping to get a sock book to find some socks that fit.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


warning: before you buy something from the 1 skein wonders books you should check the publishers website for correction. There are corrections on almost every pattern.
I was knitting the seaside cottage alpaca-silk stole, there was a mistake in the pattern so I gave up on it. I checked the website for corrections. Now I might try to make it again, but in a while.

I am still working on my clapotis. I am on the decrease rows. It is very boring knitting it, but it looks gorgeous. Next I am making a felted bag. I started my jitterbug socks, they are taking forever. Then I have to knit a pair of socks for my brother and my sister. Then something for xmas for my mom and a hat for my dad, who has a giant head. Then I will make a hat for me.
P.S I will have extra yarn from my clapotis I am making a beret.

Monday, August 3, 2009

new yarn

I went to my lys sale and got some great yarn. I got 5 balls of Chiara to make a clapotis. I got 1 skein of jitterbug for some socks. I am now halfway done with my clapotis. I finished my first pair of socks recently I used cascades' fixation. I used Two at a Time Socks and I used the Berry season pattern. I love them, they are so comfortable! I now have to finish my clapotis and find a pattern for my socks and finish them.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Right now I am working on a lot of things. I am working on a lace shawl,that I am very frustrated with, a dress for Xmas, and a scarf. i have a couple projects I have the supplies for but have not started socks and a noni felted bag.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pattern continued

Co 10 sts. in main color (pink)
work 3 rows in stock. st.
 4) kfb k to last st. kfb
5) P
repeat 4 and 5 two more times
work 4 rows in stock st.

1 k2tog k to last 2 st. k2tog
2 P
repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 6 sts.

I k3tog twice
2 purl 
BO weave in ends

Make 3 more wings

Middle/Center of Butterfly

With CC Co 1 st.
5)Kfb K1
6) P
7)Kfb K1 Kfb
9)Kfb K3 Kfb
10)Kfb K5 Kfb
11) P
Work stock st. for 11 rows of however many desired
12)K2tog K5 K2tog
13) P
14) K2tog K3 K2tog
15) P
16)K2tog K1 K2tog
18)K2t0g K1
21) P
weave in ends

Sewing together

Take felt and cut out the shapes of the wings and sew the m on withe needle and thread


assemble the wings like this
sew them together then sew the middle/center on

Hope you enjoy this pattern. I put a lot of work into it.

Free pattern butterfly

  1. 2 colors Patons Grace
  2. size 5 needles
  3. crochet hook
  4. sewing needle and thread that matches contrasting color
  5. felt (optional)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Free pattern update

I will have the pattern up by tomorrow. Here is a preview.

Free Pattern

I am currently working on a free pattern. It is my first time designing. It will be a perfect quick gift for a little girl. I think I will give this to one of my cousins.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Hi this is my first post. I have been knitting for 5 years, seriously for 3. I like to knit whatever I like as long as it is not to expensive. I am currently going through a lace and sock phase. I have not started knitting socks (to many projects) but I have the yarn.