Sunday, March 19, 2017

Episode 10: Mason Dixon Knitting and 51 Shades of Gray

TEN episodes!! What?!

I had so much fun making this episode, and I had to chuckle when I listened back to it. When talking about Knit Picks yarn, I MEANT to say, "Here's what I think about it," but what I ACTUALLY said was, "Here's what you think about it."  I really didn't mean to tell you what you think about it.  Please know that I know that you are free to form your own opinions about Knit Picks and all other yarns.  Sheesh...

Anyway, remember to go vote at masondixonknitting.com on Monday, March 20th to take part in the March Mayhem fun!

I hope you like it!  :)   :)   :)




Show Notes















Saturday, March 11, 2017

Finished Socks

I had a few projects laying around mostly done and I decide to run through and finish them up as best I can - first on the list were these February socks!  Finished March 11th.  :) I am especially happy about these because they are the first finished pair for me!  :)

These are Amy Miller's Jimmies pattern and I love them!!!




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Knitting Class


As the first Knitting I class wrapped up, we took a few snapshots of finished objects.  These are by no means all that was completed in the past 8 weeks, but just a few things that the girls had with them. Not even all the students were present, but I am SO proud of what they accomplished!

8 weeks ago, they learned how to do the knit stitch. Now - finished hats, dishcloths, coin purses, cat bowties, coasters, headbands, etc.!




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Little Gigi Cardigan

After literally months and months of designing, math, knitting, ripping, reknitting, technical editing (thanks Edie Eckman!) and test knitting (thanks Colleen Freeman!), the Little Gigi Cardigan is finally available for purchase on ravelry.com.  I have called it "Little" Gigi because an adult version is in the works. (Yay!)


This is a perfect little spring cardigan that would be beautiful for Easter!  I can't wait to see what folks do with it.  Enjoy!










A perfect little short-sleeved cardi to wear over a long-sleeved top in the fall or sundress in the spring. This simple smock style cardigan is feminine and whimsical, and is sure to be a favorite!
This is a top down, raglan style cardigan which is worked on circular needles. The body of the sweater is worked in stockinette stitch, while the sleeves and pockets add interest with reverse stockinette. Stitches are picked up for the button and buttonhole bands, as well as for the collar, which is worked vertically.
Shown in size 6 on a seven-year-old girl.
Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8) 10,12,14,16 
Chest Measurement: 21 (23, 25, 26.5) 28, 30, 31.5, 32.5” / 53.5 (58.5, 63.5, 67) 71, 76, 80, 82.5 cm
Materials 
Quince and Co. Chickadee (100% American Wool; 181 yd (166 m) / 50 g skein) 
Color: Carrie’s Yellow 
3 (3, 3, 4) 4, 4, 5, 5 skeins 
Or 390 (450, 550, 610) 670, 740, 800, 840 yds / 355 (415, 505, 560) 620, 680, 735, 770 m of a sport weight wool such as Cascade 220 Sport
24-inch US #5/3.75 mm circular needle or size required to get gauge 
24-inch US #4/3.25 mm circular needle 
Optional DPNs in US #4/3.25 mm (set of 4) 
4 pieces waste yarn 
Stitch markers 
Three 1.5”/38 mm buttons 
Tapestry needle
Gauge 
22 sts/32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles 
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Episode 7: Chardonnay and Cables Don't Mix

Hey guys! Here is the latest episode - I hope you enjoy it!




Please leave a comment below to enter the drawing for this gorgeous stitch marker bracelet with little ceramic owls from The Sexy Knitter. Isn't it so cute???


Here are some relevant pictures you might want to see for this episode:

The Girl From the Grocery Store Shawl

My daughter wearing the Jane Richmond Elizabeth hat

Smooth Operator Socks for the same daughter...

My Hermione socks!


Shownotes

****  I am SO sorry to say that I could not find my pictures of the unknit cables.  I really looked everywhere.  It seems that they are gone... But here is a picture of me from 2012 holding a glass of Chardonnay. Does that help?




Also, here is the finished sweater: