Saturday, January 20, 2007

I've done some knitting too!

I've found this head hugger pattern some time ago, but never got around knitting it. Hannah wanted a hat like that, so I gave her the yarn, needles and pattern. She cast on, knit about 4 rows and stalled. Well, mom to the rescue. Rip, rip, rip and a few hours later this hat was done. It was so much fun to knit and I can see making another one in red for her. It did grow a lot with blocking though.

I've used Artyarns Supermerino in the color # SM 250 on 4.5mm needles. I've used 2 skeins/104yds each. The pattern is called Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap designed by Flor. No luck with the link. The website is

This pair of socks I made for my friend Andrea. They are still on their way to Austria. I sure hope they'll fit! The pattern comes the yahoo group "Socken-Kreativ-Liste" a German yahoo sock knitting group. The original pattern (designed by Stephanie van der Linden) had the design on the foot as well, but I made them toe-up and wasn't in the mood for row counting to get the pattern right, since I wanted to make the jojo heel and this heel has two knit rows all around, which would have made it a little complicated. Anyway, I like them the way they are.

I've used Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Socka 75% Superwash wool 25% polyamid on 2.5mm needles, which for my taste, makes a little loose knitted fabric. But since it was slip stitch I thought it might work.

These are my birthday socks. Hannah gave me this "Mountain Colors Bearfoot" yarn for my birthday and when she came home at the beginning of January, she asked if I had made socks already. So I had to knit them up fast! They are a bit dark, but I've never felt softer and warmer socks on my feet! It's the mohair content. I did wash them twice, by hand, and glad I did. Boy do they bleed! I've never had yarn bleed that much before.

yarn: Mountain colors Bearfoot color: Moose Creek, 60% superwash wool, 25% mohair and 15% nylon on 2.25mm needles. It's a simple sock pattern to fit my feet.

Well, there you have it! My FO's so far.

I'm working on Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle shawl right now and on the Magic Mosaic squares as well as on my Noro blanket. No socks on the needles, but that can change without further notice! ;o)

Biko is showing off her broken tooth! The 2007 city dog tags are red hydrants this year! I find that rather funny! ;o)


Anonymous said...

Cute hat, interesting shape. Love the red dog tag. Someone has a sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Those orange socks are stunning! I think I like them better without the pattern on the foot. What a lucky sock recipient!

I got some Mt. Colors Bearfoot for Christmas from my 7 year old son. I wasn't sure if I liked the socks or not when I first finished them - the mohair felt itchy. After washing, however, they softened up and they are very, very warm. Your Bearfoot socks are lovely!

Kris said...

Wow, a lot of finished projects. The hat looks great. I checked out the link and then bookmarked the page. They have a lot of cute patterns. Love the socks to.

The city must have a good sense of humor :).

Anonymous said...

TO may have a tongue-in-cheek bureaucrat, or do you come under another city. I've forgotten.

Love the socks & hat.

Pat said...

Very cool hat - I love how it keeps the neck warm too.
The orange socks are bright and pretty and the mosaic leg pattern is beautiful (It really looks like 2 color stranded even in the upsized picture)
I have 3 pair of socks made with Mtn colors Bearfoot - my favorite "bigger gauge" yarn for sure!
What yarn for the Evelyn Clark shawl???

Anonymous said...

Hallo Monika,
sehr interessantes Modell diese Mütze. Die hält bestimmt schön warm - gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut. Übrigens hat Deine Hannah eine sehr hübsche Nase...
Beide Sockenpaare sind toll geworden und das SKL-Muster habe ich mir auch schon vorgenommen zu stricken.

Viele Grüsse von Heike

Sue J. said...

My goodness, you have been churning out the FO's. Nice job on all. I will be so anxious to see the finished shawl. Poor Biko with his broken tooth. Wolfie had one extracted at Chrstmas. Will Biko have to go through the same thing? Don't you just love Bearfoot? I intend to make a pilgrimage to Carvalis, MT this summer. Might as well see where my money is going.

Anonymous said...

I just started my first pair of socks using Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the Granite Peak colorway. I love working with this yarn!

Thanks for the heads up on bleeding, though. I didn't even think of that being an issue!

Love the orange socks and your choice of not putting the pattern all over the foot. Makes it stand out more this way. :)

Anonymous said...

The hat is very nice, very 20's & 30's looking. Love the socks they turned out great.

Anonymous said...

I've had the Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap on my "to knit" list for ages! Yours looks so warm & cozy AND stylish! I think I'll go rescue my pattern and try one.

Carrie K said...

A red hydrant? LOL.

Heck yeah, you've done some knitting! I really love those orange socks. What a cute helmet hat!

Hey, Biko! Grabbing a little camera time?

Debi said...

Cute hat! Don't you just love that bearfoot? I'm using it now in the evergreen yummy!

I need to try your jojo heel, it looks so neat!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Wow, these socks look absolutely amazing - especially the ones from the "Socken-Kreativ-Liste"! Beatiful colour choice too!

hakucho said...

I love the hat and it looks wonderful on Hannah. Bet it will keep her ears nice and warm. Your socks are gorgeous as usual :)

happy knitting ;)

hexli said...

Hui Monika, du warst ja fleissig. Ja, die Hundemarken sehen lustig aus. Bei uns gibt's keine Marken mehr. Die Hunde müssen alle gechipt sein. Vielleicht auch besser so, dann kann man seine liebling per GPS suche lassen, sollte er einmal ausreissen.
LG hexli aus CH

Anonymous said...

great hat, great socks, cute dog! so much knitting progress. both of those socks are great.

I think I have some of the Mountain Colors, too. Glad to hear they came out well.