Archive for the ‘Knits’ Category


Felicity 2

December 12, 2008

Felicity 2

My Felicity.  Ah, I truly love this hat!  it is nicer than a traditional beanie because it doesn’t feel like it is squeezing my melon and yet it covers my head and ears so that the cold wind can not come knockin’.  

My mods for this one were:

cast on 80 on size 7 circulars and knit pattern till 3 inches, increase to 90 stitches knit till total 5 !inches, increase to 100 stitches and knit 4 more rounds, increase to 110 stitches and knit 4 more rounds, increase to 120 stitches and knit 4 more rounds and then begin the decrease as written beginning with knit 10, k2tog. around.  Finished and loved.

What is your favorite hat this year for winter wear?

Peace~ Dawn


Swirl Neck Warmer

November 25, 2008

Ah!! Look, a finished object to report and just in time for winter weather.

This is the Swirl Neck Warmer by Sarah Chilson of Red Threads: Untangling. It is a super sweet pattern that was so easy to knit, I could hardly believe it. I used some stash yarn (Caron Simply Soft held double and followed the pattern right along).

The buttons were the most difficult part. I live in an area that apparently shall remain buttonless so I had to drive to Nashville to get these. I could have gotten them a little closer to home, like 40 miles away but I was headed to the BIG city anyway. JoAnn Fabrics rocks, people!

Anyway, there you have it. I have a few more things on the needles that should be coming off soon. Till then, stay safe and warm!




Minttumaari-huivi Is Complete!

October 28, 2008

Previously blogged about in August, you may remember the odyssey that was finding this awesome shawl pattern in English.  Well, it was found and at the end of September it was completed.  We took the shawl to Old Stone Fort and had a little photo session.  For some reason, I believe that shawls/wraps should grow on trees because I have a tendency to photograph them there.  Ah, but if that were true, what would I do in my spare time, right?  Anyway, without further ado:

Have a great week and I hope that if you are in the mood for a shawl knit that you try this one.  It was fun and easy!  

Peace~ Dawn


Scrap Hat

October 22, 2008

The Scrap-Happy Celebration Hat

This hat was taken from Cosy. She has it posted as a freebie (which I love). I used 5 different “scrap” yarns and still have some leftover from a few more of these.

* it was a fast knit
* it used scrap yarn
* it is teh cute!

What more could one ask for in a pattern.

This one is going in the donation pile for my Rad Bad Beanies. I hope to have 12 hats completed before Thanksgiving so I can mail them off and give some kids some warm heads.

Hope everyone is doing well.


Tubular Tube Sock, Man

October 6, 2008

Tubular Tube Sock, Man, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.


If you are a die-hard knitter AND you knit socks than you probably know that October is (really) Socktober.

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to make socks during this month. Firstly I think it is a rhyming thing, nextly it is getting cooler and this is a good time to make some socks but MOSTLY I think it is an excuse to knit something. So this is my Socktober knit this year. Tubular Tube socks, Man.

Peace~ Dawn


The Lion Ate Elmo Scarf

September 25, 2008

The Lion Ate Elmo Scarf, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.


I made this Red Scarf for the Red Scarf Project with some stash yarn [Caron Simply Soft and some fluffy eyelash stuff I got at Hobby Lobby back in the day when I thought all that novelty stuff was “cool”].

The pattern is the Purl scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts [which I have mentioned before is a great book and wise investment for any knitter].

It was hard to part with because, damn, it was soft and warm! but someone will love wearing it besides me and that makes me happy.

If you have the yarn and the time make a scarf for this charity before October 31st and get it in the mail. It will make you feel all tingly and good inside (bonus, it will make more room for NEW yarn). Just trying to be a friend;)



My 1st PRGE Package of the Season

September 23, 2008

My pal from the Punk Rock Gift Exchange, Shannon, sent me the best package.  Included in the box of boss goodies was 3 balls of Berroco Ultra Silk yarn (soft and slinky), red current candles that smell devine and some stitch markers she made — they are really pretty and very practicle, she used wire thread which makes them flexible for many different needle sizes!  I am very happy.  Happy, happy.