Recording the journey…and knitting

WIP June 19, 2012

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I did’t get around to posting yesterday, sorry.

I’m currently making  a cardigan for Gavin.  This is the picture from the pattern.

I’m done with the knitting for the body, I’m adding a hood.  I may have to rework the hood as my first attempt came…short.  I may, if I have enough yarn, add pockets.



WIP June 6, 2012

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With the start of a new round at one of my Ravelry groups, the WIP are multiplying faster then tribbles.  This is the third time knitting this, because I am developing a pattern for it.

Next is another pair of socks.  Who are they for? Who knows yet. (sorry no pics of them yet).  I am making a leafy scarf from the home spun I showed last week.  I have also started a new sweater, here are my gathered materials.

I have a few other ideas, but this is just what I have started.




Yarny Goodness May 30, 2012

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I don’t have a lot in the way of WIP right now, but come next week it should really pick up!

Back about two months ago I won some fiber from one of my Ravelry groups.  I received some lovely red with muti-clored pieces, of unknown content.  I also got some extremely rare CVM or Romeldale, California Variegated Mutant.  Well they had me at Mutant!  It has lovely tight crimp, and is very fine.  I got the fleece raw and washed it.  I carded it picking out the lightest going to darkest. I spun it the same way, making a gradient through the whole skein.

I left all the broken and miscolored little bits to make it sluby and tweedy.

This fleece is known for its softness, and wearablity next to the skin.  I believe that this yarn wants to be a lacy scarf, stay tuned to see if it will!


Oh, my socks! May 16, 2012

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I know I go on ad nauseum about socks.  So just a picture.

See?!?!  Now if only you could feel them on!  They are Horseshoe cable socks from Judith Durant in the book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders.  I used Marks & Kattens Fame Trend.  Lets take another look…

I am also working on a test knit for a fellow Raveler.  I can’t show progress right now but soonish I will be able to share.


Finished Objects! April 18, 2012

Oh I have been busy!

A beaded necklace

A Cowl for Memaw

Another bowl and actually I made three more but only two got recorded.

I finished this years eggs!

some home spun-those bright colors? I used left over Easter egg dye to dye some roving then spun!

And best of all…I got the sweater done!


FO March 28, 2012

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Here are some of the things I have finished lately.

Some socks for Gavin from Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Graffiti Colori 6 Ply.

I crocheted a lace bowl and stiffened it.  This one was gifted to my mom.

This Tribble is destined to leave me to a new home!

I am still plugging away at my top down sweater and Easter eggs.


Boo Boo Buddy! March 21, 2012

Recently Gavin bumped his leg and wanted a bag of ice for it.  All I could do to protect his skin from the ice was to clumsily wrap the bag in a towel.  I was not happy with the situation and truthfully neither was Gavin.  Searching for a better solution, I came up with my little Boo Boo Buddy.

I came up with the pattern my self.  I takes less then a skein of cotton yarn and son odds and ends.  When all made up, just slip the bag of ice inside and snap close.

A bag to hold ice packs or ice cubes for the application of ice to boo boos!

By Jessica King

This is a design by Jessica King, please don’t replicate, or copy this instruction sheet to sell (any duplications for personal use is fine) or sell the final product with out permission. Please contact Mamazoya at Ravelry for questions or permission.


*Cotton yarn-I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. Less then ½ a skein was used, so could be really good for using up scraps

*Size 7 American needles

*Three or so sew on snaps, I used size 1

*embellishments; scraps of fabric, buttons, embroidery floss, other scrap yarns, sewing , yarn and embroidery needles.

Gauge is not important!

To make the bag:

Cast on 45 stitches, knit even until the piece measures 6 inches. Next row, bind off 22 stitches, knit to end. Next row, bind off one, knit to end. Knit even for about 3.5 to 4 inches bind off.

This is up to you now! I suggest adding embellishments before sewing the bag closed, I also would not embellish the back. Try adding ears or paws or what ever to make your Boo Boo Buddy yours!

Once everything is on, sew up the sides of the bag and the bottom. Sew on snaps, I sewed on the “male” part first, rubbed a pencil on the snap bump and rubbed the bump on the corresponding side to accurately place the “female” side of the snap.

Now your buddy is ready to use! If using just ice cubes, place them in a resealable plastic bag.

I would love to see what you come up with!

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