Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kate's a Ravelry Star

A big Woot for Kate and Selbu Modern! It's made it to the Ravelry new and popular list - making her a Ravelry phenomenon. Thanks for the wonderful pattern, Kate, and thanks to everyone at Rosie's for making cool patterns for us!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

claudia, the pile of leaves

sorry to be posting as "knithappy" again but i don't use blogger for anything but this blog and have a slippery hold on my identity herein.

i am amber, and here is my daughter claudia, previewing her halloween costume. she is a pile of leaves. notice the rake. it is the most important part of the costume, if you are claudia, anyway.

all the leaves are knit from manos del uruguay. quite a few of them are knit from color 121, "cornucopia", of which one might say i am particularly fond. there is a machine-sewn shell under the body, headpiece, and both feeties of the costume. the leaves were then handsewn onto the shell. she is wearing a brown turtleneck onesie and brown cableknit stockings from baby gap underneath.

she can't fit into her stroller in it, but give her the rake and she is happy to sit in one spot and just be a pile for a good long time.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Thank you Courtney!

Aside from the fact that there hasn't been a post on here in a while, I wanted to give a shout out to Courtney. I don't know how to crochet. In the past, Courtney has taught me how to do a single crochet for a shell edging, and I just about got by. Well, today I went in for some crochet help for a hat/mitten pattern. Of course, I forgot the pattern and the book had sold out at Rosie's. Still, Courtney knew what I needed to do and helped explain some of the terms.

Tonight, I went home and read the directions again. I did a test swatch and then felt confident enough to start the crocheted picot edging on the hat. Check out my first attempt at more than just a crochet chain:

Here's the final product:

It's Susan Anderson's Cupcake Set (minus the scarf) from Itty Bitty Nursery. I knit it in Rowan Cashsoft DK (Pixie, Snowman, and Poppy). I knit the 6-12 months size.

Thanks so much Courtney!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Baby James Dean Hat (Rosie Knits pattern)

Just wanted to share the Baby James Dean hat I finished and gifted to a co-worker and his wife's new baby.
Thanks to Courtney's Max for the idea. I used Koigu mill ends and a size one circular needle. I didn't even mind the kitchenering over 50 stitches at the end since it was for a baby (maybe I should make socks for babies instead of myself - nah)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

i am not "knithappy", i am amber dorko stopper. and i can't remember my login. but i want to show off my daughter in her new cotton tunic.

while i knit all summer long, i am not that interested in "summer knitting"-- but wanted to make something for my daughter to wear before autumn.

this tunic is from the "knitting pure and simple little girl's sundress or jumper" pattern and is knit in nashua's creative focus ecologie cotton in "chestnut".

the pattern is very easy to resize -- it barely requires any math, and can just be done with eyeballing. it's a toddler-sized pattern and claudia is only three months old.

this may very well be the one garment she is wearing next summer too, as a top. i made the armholes extra deep so that it might be possible.

i also added a folded picot edge, as that extra weight gives the bottom of the garment some swing, which is cute as heck.

as you can see, claudia's very amenable to having her photograph taken.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Don't forget- Wine and Wind is tonight!

Just a friendly reminder tonight is our Wine and Wind party at Rosie's! Bring all your stash from Maryland Sheep and Wool to show off and wind while enjoying some fabulous cheese and wine.

Festivities start at 6pm!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Toys Without Tonsils

Hi Knitters!

I'm a new blogger and Courtney was kind enough to allow me into the circle!  I've been reading your blogs online for awhile now, and am amazed at all the wonderful work you have all created!  I am a fairly new knitter- self taught and am just picking up shaping techniques and trying my best to learn about all the different yarns out there.  

A little about myself: I'm 28, been knitting for about 3 years and work as a resident at Hahnemann Hospital.  

I recently had to have an emergent tonsilectomy, which put me out of work and into bed for the last week and half!  Needless to say, I've done NOTHING but knit.  I just finished a toy dog for my brother's soon to be baby!  I'll try to attach a pic.  I went to Rosie's last week and picked up some Rowan Cashsoft Aran yarn for a garter stitch square grid baby blanket.  I just hope this kid isn't allergic to yarn!!!

I'm looking forward to blogging with you and learning from you all!
LJ Van Scoy

Politics of Knitting Article(featuring Rosie's regulars)

Hey guys, look an article featuring Politics, knitting, and our own Carol Sulcoski and Sherry Weller!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Karen's Anthracite Shawl

I am working on a yummy shawl to use at my weekend retreat. It's worked log cabin style, and once you pick up the stitches on each edge, you just knit, knit, knit, until you have a certain number of rows (which are very easy to count using the garter ridges :). Perfect for knitting circle. I love knitting circle, but it is especially precious when you are dealing with life's curves and have some friends to listen (and Clyde to play with).

Monday, March 31, 2008

Robin's Vladivostock

Courtney and others encouraged me to post pictures of the Vladivostock I made in sea silk. This is a RosieKnits pattern and the second one I have made (the first being in koigu). I used 2 skeins of Handmaiden's Sea Silk in the Ivory colorway. I cast on only 96 stitches to make sure that I still got the length while only using 2 skeins. The measurements are approximately 20 x 70.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Inspired by Knitting Circle

I decided these two colors go perfect together at last week's knitting circle, when scraps of the two intertwined each other in my knitting bag. I signed up for a toe up sock class, intent on knitting Ode to Eames Mosaic Socks by Zeitgeist Yarns.

Now back to my homework to knit up to the heel before next Sunday's class.