Thursday, May 21, 2015

ADDI HEADBAND INSTRUCTIONS AND CRAIG NA DUN


Above is a picture of a headband when it comes off my Addi Express (46 needles).  The first and last five rounds are knit in a waste yarn and 40 rounds of a color you like.  I have it pinned wrong sides together so I can start crocheting the two knitted ends together.


I use a size 10 1/2 or K crochet hook and slip stitch through each of the rounds.  This isn't hard.  You just have to keep in mind that you need to pick up every end loosely and pay attention to the last two where you began and ended attaching your waste yarn.


Once you finished the head band should look like this.


I added a button and charm to this one.  You can crochet flowers, ribbons or decorate any way you wish.  If you're making one for a guy I wouldn't add anything to the side.


This hat is made with the same yarn.  I used one whole ball of yarn and finished it with a little puffy on top.




This is the back of my Craig Na Dun shawl from the Outlanders series.  The cables are suppose to represent the standing stones.  Colors are spot on.




Front of my shawl.  I can't decide if I like it or not.  First time I knit a reversible cable.



So does it look like the stones?  Colors sure do.  Love this show.  This photo is on my desk top.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

MAY



Why I bother with Google Blogger is beyond me.  I've got some more photos I would like to share but it won't let me.  I guess I'll try again another day but right now I can't take any more.  Sorry about my complaining.  So above is a pair of sock I've finished for summer.  Light weight cotton in bright summer colors.


We have this lovely tree blooming right now but for what the name of it is.  Does any one know?


A lot of fellow knitters have posted photos of their really great wooden ball holders.  Well I have this old metal one I got along time ago at some flea market and works darn good even if its not wooden.


One of the things I've wanted to pass along for a long time is this little hint.  When I wind a skein of yarn to a ball winder I first put on a empty toilet tissue holder.  That way the yarn doesn't collapse into itself. Works pretty good for me.  The yarn I have on my holder is from Jimmy Bean's and I'm doing my for ever KAL shawl.  The yarn and pattern is inspired by Graig Na Dun and the Outlander books and Starz show.  Both by the way are wonderful.  I read all 8 books twice and can't wait until number 9 comes out.


I got three new heads from the good old Goodwill.  I love that place!  Two have long hair one short and right out of the new bags for only $13 a piece.  I think they are for hair dressers to practice on.

Time to get ready for church.  For all the ladies out there.  HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!  I hope you have a great day.