Posts Tagged ‘knitting project’

Knitting a Scarf

I am knitting a Noro striped scarf for my aunt, with two rows of stripes. Am using chopsticks for needles. It’s pretty (the scarf, I mean). It’s from brooklyn tweed. blogspot. com

I am lazier than most people however, and the lady at the yarn store (Nine Rubies Knitting in San Mateo) said I didn’t have to cast on 39 stitches. So I am a lazy knitter and did only . . . let me count. . . wow this is a record! ding ding ding for lazy knitters! Only 13 stitches. Saved me time, though. I will post a picture soon.

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KnitPicks: Gurumi Family Dolls

Ok, so I got this kit as a gift a few days ago to make anigurumis, which are Japanese dolls from the company Knit Picks. The dolls are so cute! Here is what I’m supposed to make with the kit. They’re cute, aren’t they?

From Knit Picks design team.

From Knit Picks design team.

So far, I have created the dog. He’s very cute, but he looks more like a donkey right now. Go to knitpicks.com, and you can order a kit. There are other kits besides the Gurumi family, including a monkey. I used size us 3 needles.The Dog for the Gurumi Family

How to Make Knitting Needles

Get wooden dowels and cut off about 10 to 14″. 1/4″ thick are good. Sharpen the ends with a pencil sharpener. Get clay and make balls, and then place them on the end of the stick. Or, to make an acorn, get brown clay, roll a ball, and then stick it on the end of the dowel. Then stick an acorn cap over the ends. Put in the oven and bake for however long. Then seal with a spray on sealer to make the dowels smooth and shiny.

How to Knit Tube Socks

Cast on 36 stitches on size 8 needles. Knit in k 1, p 1 until 15″-18″. Cut the yarn. Thread through the stitches, and sew up side seam. These are good to knit in rib stitch because they stretch for bigger feet and shrink for smaller feet. 

Knit Arm Warmers

I made a couple pairs of these, but only one really fitted my hands. The other pairs were too big. These are awesome, and you can make a bunch  in different colors to fit your mood and personality. 

 

Needles- USA size 8

Yarn- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn

Yarn needle and scissors

Cast on 24 stitches. Knit in rib stitch until as long as you want. Mine were seven inches and almost reached my elbows, but you might want to make yours longer. I used rib because it stretches. Bind off. Sew one inch of the fabric. Skip another inch of fabric, which forms the thumb hole, and sew the rest of the arm warmer up. You can also sew the arm warmers with my pattern.