Thursday, February 18, 2010

Knitting Olympics - Day #3


Knitting Olympics - Day #3, originally uploaded by Adelle L.

Photo note:

"Drops 88 - Model 4. Starting to come along a bit. Getting into the pattern finally."

Olympic Cardigan


Olympic Cardigan, originally uploaded by Anny Purls.

Photo note:

"I knit this cardigan from Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and Cashmerino Astrakhan as part of the Knitting Olympics 2006. It was knit in 16 days! The pattern is from Fall 2005's Vogue Knitting magazine."

Knitting Olympics - Team Canada

This is the coolest! Knit on, Team Canada!

Photo note:

"The Knitting Olympics' Team Canada celebrates the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics, at the Duke of York"

My knitting olympic project!


My knitting olympic project!, originally uploaded by Anny Purls.

This knitter shares:

"I met my olympic challege by knitting this 'Natalie Coat'

I met my olympic challege by knitting this 'Natalie Coat' (from 'Big Girl Knits') for my sister during the olympics.

It took 16 days, 17 balls of Filatura Di Crosa Andina, and lots of CBC coverage

I met my olympic challege by knitting this 'Natalie Coat' (from 'Big Girl Knits') for my sister during the olympics.

It took 16 days, 17 balls of Filatura Di Crosa Andina, and lots of CBC coverage! My husband's help was also invaluable as he made sure our two young boys were happy and fed and moderately clean

I met my olympic challege by knitting this 'Natalie Coat' (from 'Big Girl Knits') for my sister during the olympics.

It took 16 days, 17 balls of Filatura Di Crosa Andina, and lots of CBC coverage! My husband's help was also invaluable as he made sure our two young boys were happy and fed and moderately clean while I knit, knit, knit.

Yay!"

History of knitting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of knitting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From History of Knitting, Wikipedia:

"On January 14, 2006 influential author and knit-blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, otherwise known as Yarn Harlot, challenged the knitting world to participate in the 2006 Knitting Olympics.[10] To participate, a knitter committed to casting-on a challenging project during the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, and to have that project finished by the time the Olympic flame was extinguished sixteen days later. By the first day of the Olympics, almost 4,000 knitters had risen to the challenge."

USA Olympic Knit Hat Patriotic Helmet Style with Earflaps Red White Blue Flag Colors

Photo note:

"Heading to 2010 Olympic Games?! Here's a patriotic hat to bring along to the XXI Winter Olympic Games ~ a fun, peruvian style cap to show your support to the USA team.

Stars and stripes, finished with braided ties.

100% soft cotton
Wash by hand, cold water; dry flat

Sized as Adult- one size fits most"

olympic mittens


olympic mittens, originally uploaded by ~C Squared~.

Here's a link to the patterns for these 2010 Olympic mittens:

"From
www.swatchless.com/2009/11/pattern-olympic-red-mittens-va..."

Canadian mittens


Canadian mittens, originally uploaded by Jewelia14.

Canadian mittens

The photographer says: "The mitts deconstructed."

Canadian mittens


Canadian mittens, originally uploaded by Jewelia14.

Nicely done - Two handknit Olympic mittens

Knitting Olympics


Knitting Olympics 021, originally uploaded by xamonster.

Photo note:

"This is the backside of the bag, where you can see my progress on the flap. The second row of blue rectangles is part of the flap, the first is part of the main body (just below the i-cord edging on the front side)"

Olympic bag finished


Olympic bag finished, originally uploaded by urseli.

More Olympic rings - another felted bag~

Felted Olympic challenge bag


Felted Olympic challenge bag, originally uploaded by PirkkoV.

How fun! An Olympic Rings felted bag~

Saturday, February 13, 2010

vintage valentine: she knits!

circa 1945-47

Be my valentine


Be my valentine, originally uploaded by DuckDownDesigns.

This knitter says:

"I've made a couple of these to send to a few friends. The heart has been knitted and stuffed so is kind of like a mini heart plush. Who would want to receive one of these on Valentines day."

be mine 1


be mine 1, originally uploaded by carrie loves puppies.

Ooh, nice. Ready for spinning~

Photo note:

"5.3 ounces

pink/rose/mauve/lavender dye soppers
rose of sharon from homestead wool"

Baby Bunny Foo Foo


Baby Bunny Foo Foo, originally uploaded by nottheally.

This knitter says:
For sale in my etsy shop!

NecessaryNonsense.etsy.com

Mitten PhotoShoot #2


Mitten PhotoShoot #2, originally uploaded by kindredknits.

Check out these gorgeous red cabled knitted mittens! They're fabulous!

Photo note:

"Another Glamorous photoshoot with Liz the model."

penelope's ready for valentine's day

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7744285435

experiment with ebay

"Be Still My Bacon Heart" Front

Another twist on Valentine's knitting. . .

Photo note:

"I made an anatomically accurate heart for my valentine... who LOVES bacon... thus the project title.

Pattern: Winter Knitty 2009
Yarn: Cacsade 220 #9443
& Mission Falls 1824 #011 Poppy
Needle: US #5"

BOT LOVE


BOT LOVE , originally uploaded by toypincher.

Happy valentines !!!

Lil Love Bunny


Lil Love Bunny , originally uploaded by nottheally.

This knitter tells us:

"For sale in my etsy shop!

NecessaryNonsense.etsy.com"

Valentine Lover Mice


Valentine Lover Mice, originally uploaded by bluemoonart.

Valentine Heart Rings


Valentine Heart Rings, originally uploaded by pieknits.

Pattern: www.pieknits.com/blog/2008/02/valentine_heart_rings.html

some bunny loves me....


some bunny loves me...., originally uploaded by wholelottalisa.

Now who could resist two fuzzy hand knitted bunnies like these? So sweet!

Romantic Red Shawl


Romantic Red Shawl, originally uploaded by KnittingGuru.

Another beauty from KnittingGuru:

"Handknit Merino wool with crocheted edging"

Valentine Red Cowl


Valentine Red Cowl, originally uploaded by KnittingGuru.

Gorgeous~

Photo note:

"KnittingGuru Original hand knitted and crocheted reversible cowl. 100%wool and quite thick and warm. Shown as a capelet with crocheted lace on bottom and neck folded over. If unfolded this covers the chin. Can be worn as a head covering, too."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Facebook | Skinnyb.tch Knits's Photos - Sophie sweater

Facebook | Skinnyb.tch Knits's Photos - Sophie sweater


My friend W is a wonderful knitter, and I love the photo of the neck detail on this sweater she created.

Poetry_cami


Poetry_cami, originally uploaded by Digital Leaf.

I love the shape of this~

This knitter says: "I've been wearing my Camisole from Poetry of knitting."

poetry in stitches sweater


poetry in stitches sweater, originally uploaded by yarnbee.

Wednesday is poetry day for me, whether it be submitting work, revising, or reading it.

Here's another kind of poem:


This knitter tells us:

"poetry in stitches sweater

Finished sweater!
pattern: Poetry in Stitches, by Solveig Hisdal - page 66
yarn: yarn kit from Sommerfuglen
needles: circular 1's and 4's
gauge: smaller than called for to get size better fitting me - 27 sts. and 27 rows to 4"
started: mid-August 2006
finished: December 12 2006

see all blog entries on this project"

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mini Hats


Mini Hats, originally uploaded by wildtomato.

Just one more for today. This is just the sweetest -

Note:

"Fingers need hats, too! You can find the pattern on my blog.

spindlesandspices.blogspot.com/2008/12/mini-stocking-hat-..."


Yes, I would check this out~

Grover Hat


Grover Hat, originally uploaded by nosmallfeet.

This is just way too cute.

Again, photo note:

"Yarn: Moda Dea Eden in #5885 Paradise, Red Heart Super Fingering Weight in #795 Cerise, Caron Simply Soft in #9901 White and TLC Essentials in #5012 Black, polyfil for nose
Needle Size: US9/5.5mm for hat, US4/3.5mm for eyes and nose
Pattern: Loosely based on Cookie Monster Hat
Recipient: Eddy
Completed: 11 December 2008"

Grover Hat


Grover Hat, originally uploaded by nosmallfeet.

My grandmother loved Grover best, all those years ago when Sesame Street was new, and I was watching it for the first time.

Photographer's note on this sweet hat:

"Yarn: Moda Dea Eden in #5885 Paradise, Red Heart Super Fingering Weight in #795 Cerise, Caron Simply Soft in #9901 White and TLC Essentials in #5012 Black, polyfil for nose
Needle Size: US9/5.5mm for hat, US4/3.5mm for eyes and nose
Pattern: Loosely based on Cookie Monster Hat
Recipient: Eddy
Completed: 11 December 2008"

Elf hat with a connected scarf!

Cool!

Photo note:

"I made this finger knit elf hat with connected scarf.. I'm thinking of making these and selling them on etsy. What do you think?"

I think it looks great!

Chi Chi's Knitted Purse


Chi Chi's Knitted Purse, originally uploaded by Bill Brown.

Cool! Wow!

Photographer's note:

"My wife is an incredible knitter. This is one of her recent pieces, made with extremely tiny needles. Large: farm1.static.flickr.com/98/386750404_9ac72ddbd0_o.jpg"

knit purse


knit purse, originally uploaded by Cordelia's Atelier.

Wonderful in turquoise, this cabled and pattern-knitted bag has character, and great handles!

knitted purse


knitted purse, originally uploaded by **tWo pInK pOSsuMs**.

Wouldn't this be fun for Valentine's Day?

Photo note:

"knitted purse/pouch with strap, just big enough for phone and keys"

Perfect!

Candie - Knitted Purse


Candie - Knitted Purse, originally uploaded by sugarpunk.

Great way to use bits and pieces of yarns. However, I can totally see buying yarns to make this knitted purse. Very fun~

Knit on Purse


Knit on Purse, originally uploaded by kellyraescott.

This knitter says, "Knit on purse-felted"

Knitted purse side view

This is so cute! I love how this looks.

Photo note:

"This purse is knitted using British breeds undyed wool. The lining and buttons are made from linen printed with water based inks in my 'ladies' print."

Blue knit purse


Blue knit purse, originally uploaded by Oneoverbeta.

Very intriguing shape -

Photo note:

"So this is my second knitted purse. Like the first one, I'm happy with the way it looks, but it's not useful for carrying anything heavier than about 4 ounces. I guess felting is the way to go (or maybe I should have followed the pattern and used cotton yarn instead of wool/acrylic)."

cable knit purse


cable knit purse, originally uploaded by blueridgeart.

Photo note:

"This cable knit purse is an adaptation from one in the first knitting book that has taught me everything- First Knits. But it was super pouchy, and only had a few cable knits, so I tweaked the pattern to make it less bulbous and have more magnificent cables. Then I added the bow so that it could be cinched shut."

Handspun Felted Knit Purse

This is a very sweet felted purse. Gorgeous color choices, and I love the beaded handles. That it was knitted from handspun is even better.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Knit Bits


Knit Bits, originally uploaded by helloterrio.

Photo note:

"A friend and I knitted prosthetic breasts for a breast cancer awareness benefit. All colors, shapes, and sizes. See it on Ravelry

Knitted Knockers


Knitted Knockers, originally uploaded by trixie423.

Some Knitted Knockers, in progress.

Knitted knockers


Knitted knockers, originally uploaded by trixie423.

Here is an example of Knitted Knockers. See previous post for more info, or visit here~

Knitted Knockers!

From Knitted Knockers

"Introduction

In 2007 we began a unique charity knit program, Knitted Knockers, to provide soft, comfortable, and free knitted prosthetic breasts to breast cancer survivors.


Word soon spread among mastectomy patients and their caregivers, leading most recently to a news story on our knitted knockers effort that was picked up by CNN. As a result, we have been flooded with requests for knitted knockers from survivors, information on where to obtain the pattern, and advice on how to start a knitted knockers group.

To better help the knitting volunteers and survivors find each other, and hopefully inspire more knitted knockers groups, we have attempted to organize information on the program in one location. While this portion of our website will be a work-in-progress, we hope that you find it helpful and will keep us posted on your knitted knockers!

What are Knitted Knockers?

Knitted prosthetic breasts for mastectomy patients. Sounds silly, doesn't it? Yet, when placed in a bra, these knitted breasts take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are lighter and more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts. The knitted fabric breathes and prevents the heat rash experienced by many women wearing the silicone ones.


Did you know that just one silicone prosthetic breast costs between $300 and $500?! Without health insurance, they are out of the reach of most breast cancer survivors. Even those with insurance are limited to a new prosthetic breast every two years. If it springs a leak that is not covered by the warranty, you are out of luck.


With a knitted breast, you can have a different one for every day of the week. Perhaps add a little embroidery for that tattoo you always wanted!"

* * *

To read more, please visit: http://theknittingexperience.com/knitted_knockers_program/

Be sure to click on the link to Beryl Tsang's article and pattern for your own pair of knitted boobies: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

handmade felt hat

Photo note:

"close up of handmade felt hat with felt and nuno felt flowers, made from merino and silk"

Well-done. This is a gorgeous off white felt hat with lilies and other flowers for decor.

I love that red hat felt


I love that red hat felt, originally uploaded by woolly fabulous.

How cool is this?!

Photo note:

"This hat felt is 100% wool, it slices up like a dream!!"

Icelandic wool felt hat


Icelandic wool felt hat, originally uploaded by Clasheen.

Here's another work of art by the same person. Check it out! Simply beauteous~

Photo note:

"An experimental felt hat combing Icelandic wool and hand dyed scrim. I have just blogged about making this hat at www.clasheen.wordpress.com and if you are interested in trying out the Icelandic wool I am now offering it on my new Etsy shop!!"

I love this felt hat!


I love this felt hat!, originally uploaded by Clasheen.

I used to have a business creating felted hats, and enjoyed it lots. While I didn't make this one, I appreciate interesting ones others have made! This one is gorgeous!

Photo note:

"Icelandic wool, printed silk chiffon and dark green silk hankies combine to create a fun felt hat. This wool is now for sale on my new Etsy supply shop!"

Great work!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Betsey Johnson handspun artyarn

This one looks great, too. Makes me wanna get my wheel out again, and have fun! One of my three wheels, that is. . .

Photo note:

"This is a yarn I spun for the Fiber Friday group on Ravelry. The theme this week was Betsey Johnson. Although I was not familiar with her stuff, I took a look at her website and was soon enthralled. I tried to capture a few of her key elements in my yarn: bold colors, flowers, polka dots, lace, roses… The fabric I used was actually purchased in an Indian neighborhood in Vancouver, Canada in 2002. The fibers include wool, merino, bamboo and mohair. The lace and beads have been laying in my storage boxes forever and I finally found a good use for them. Additionally, there are 10 satin roses, each sewn on to the yarn by hand. This was such a fun yarn to make!"

Betsey Johnson artyarn


Betsey Johnson artyarn, originally uploaded by coolclimates.

This is great!

Photo note:

"This is a yarn I spun for the Fiber Friday group on Ravelry. The theme this week was Betsey Johnson. Although I was not familiar with her stuff, I took a look at her website and was soon enthralled. I tried to capture a few of her key elements in my yarn: bold colors, flowers, polka dots, lace, roses… The fabric I used was actually purchased in an Indian neighborhood in Vancouver, Canada in 2002. The fibers include wool, merino, bamboo and mohair. The lace and beads have been laying in my storage boxes forever and I finally found a good use for them. Additionally, there are 10 satin roses, each sewn on to the yarn by hand. This was such a fun yarn to make!"

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