Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweater, Appology, and Random Ramblings

Hello all! I've been working on a sweater this month, and I'm almost done! This is really exciting for me because I've never gotten this far. I started off with the sleeves (which was a really good idea,) then I moved on to one of the front pieces. I got sick of the cables, so I did the back (It was all just a K2, P2 ribbing.) I'm ready to do more cables now--which turned out perfect! I don't have any of the pieces totally finished, though. I wanted to be able to match them up as I went, so I've only finished each piece to just below the armpit. I haven't figured out the shoulder shaping yet.

On another note--I finally re-published my All Over Cables Hat pattern so that the chart actually shows up. (Sorry for the confusion!)

And now some thoughts from me: Holy crap! The weather has been SO nice these last couple of days! It's been warmer and it has been raining instead of snowing! I LOVE it. Almost all the snow in my yard has melted. I just want to be outside a lot more--which is good since I absolutely LOVE being outside! (Especially when it's warm.)
I just got a letter from the Mosquito Abatement telling me that I can work for them again this summer. I am SUPER excited! It's my favorite job in the whole world! Reasons why I love it? I get to be outside all day, I get to help the community by killing pests, I also get to know my way around the city better, and I become more observant to my surroundings. I also got a dollar and hour raise with incentive for a $0.50/hour bonus if I don't take too much time off--which is the most awesome thing ever!

I can't wait for summer!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Editing Patterns

I have edited a couple of my patterns to clarify some things.

For the Chunky Button Hat, I added a gauge.

For the All Over Cables Hat, I added a gauge, a chart, and some notes on the cable pattern.

I hope it helps! (Let me know!)


Friday, February 6, 2009

Chunky Button Hat

Hi--it's me again! I decided to write out this pattern today, which I am happy about. This is what happens when you have tons of ideas in your head and don't write about them for a long time! I guess I have to try harder...

Anyway--I have posted the link to this pattern in the "My Patterns" section on the left, but you can also access it

'Til we meet again!

All Over Cables Hat

This is a pattern I recently made up. I have seen SO many hats that look like this, but I didn't want to spend $5 or more to be able to knit them. So after observing many of these hats in pictures and on people's heads, I got a feel for how to actually knit one! I am excited because the pattern turned out REALLY well. I just chose the wrong color of yarn (hence the black and white photo...)

Here is a link to the pattern, which can also be viewed by clicking on "All Over Cables Hat" in the "My Patterns" section.

Anyway, I wrote some notes on this pattern that I will paste below:

Notes from Linz:

For this hat, we will start by knitting ear flaps, then casting on stitches for the front and the back of the hat and joining the two ends together. I would say that this hat would be best for a knitter who is already familiar with hats, ear flaps, and cables, but I'll give a high five to anyone who chooses this for a first or second project :)

The main techniques that you need to know are:

The Knit and Purl Stitches,



Decreasing, and

Weaving in ends.

Even if you have NEVER done cables, don't be scared! I'm here to hold your hand—they really aren't that bad! Cables are made by switching the order of stitches before you knit them. The cable needle will come in handy so you don't drop your stitches while trying to re-arrange them.

Anyway—enjoy this fun pattern!