Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fill in the absence

Hmmmm... seems I have been neglecting the blog. I'll have to remedy that. In the meantime, I noticed this little typing test on Sandy's blog and decided to fill in the blank space here at All My Great Adventures. I think I'll try this more than once over the next few weeks, because I swore I was faster than this!

63 words


I'll take some pictures of my knitting progress and post some photos later, or tomorrow, or some time!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

An Artist...

My son, age 17, said, "Wow, Mom, you're a published artist!" :)

Knit-a-long, the book
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

A BEAUTIFUL hard-cover book. Lovely presentation. Marvelous photos. I've only read half of it, but I've skimmed the rest. Laura and Martin did a fantastic job on this project.

You really want to have a copy of this in your library. You should go buy a book!

My hat's picture
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

My Hat's picture made the final cut! WooHoo!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Hats off!

Best of the Hat Trio pictures
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

Actually, I will be making one more 'manly' hat - but I have finished these three! :) There is a group on that is knitting hats for the Seamen's Church for the Christmas at Sea program. The hats are collected all year long and sent out to the Seamen at Christmas time.

The Group on Ravelry is called Knit 4 Lent. The challenge was 4000 hats in 40 days. My three (plus one more I will make!) will be added to the ones made by others to help the Seamen's Church achieve their goal.

The hat on the left is made with Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds in the Dark Forest Green colorway. Hard to tell, but it is a deep, deep green, not black. I just cast on a number divisible by 4 and did a 2x2 ribbing to the decreases at the top.

The hat in the middle is made with KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (worsted) in the Snickerdoodle colorway. I cast on 108 on size US7 circulars and did a 2x2 ribbing for 8 or 10 rows and then used the Andalusian Stitch (Sept 16 in the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar) and did 8 decrease ribs.

The hat at the right is made with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in a dark charcoal colorway. Typical beanie style hat on size US9 circulars.

I'm stash diving for man-colored, wooly yarn to make the final submission. I keep running into sock yarn and lace weight and fingering and hand-dyed and baby stuff... I know I have more manly stuff somewhere!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

D is for...

done, done, done, done...

I have had a difficult time thinking of a "D" for the A-B-C Along. I couldn't take a picture of most of the Ds -

Driving? How do you take a picture of that?

Daffodil? Havn't bloomed yet.

Dandelion? Have not sprouted either.

Dog? I don't have one.

So, I present D is for Done!

I promised a number of items for the February donations in the "Knitters Cherish Life" group on Ravelry. Here they are - DONE!

A knitted sweater and booties to match. The sweater is a free Bernat pattern, Baby's Hoodie to Knit. The booties were my own creation based loosely on several different patterns I used to crochet. These are knit.

the set on display

A hat and bootie set. Hat is my own version of a basic crochet in the round hat with a loopy cuff. I used Bev's VERY Easy Newborn Bootie pattern for the booties, and the same loopy finish to the booties' cuff as I did on the hat.

crochet hat/bootie set 3

And a long ago finished object got packaged with these - the Mock Cable hat. I finished the hat a year or more ago. I was going to make socks or booties to go with it... I started one sock - finished it even. But I didn't like it. I put it down to marinate and, since I didn't write down what I did, I couldn't remember what I did to recreate it. So, no socks for the cable hat. But some little ones head will be warm! :)

Mock Cable Hat - Sherbert

There you go! DONE!