mamazoya

Recording the journey…and knitting

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!

 

*This Moment* February 17, 2012

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

 

Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition

 

chrochet dolls June 29, 2011

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Cute.  Yes, maybe strange.  Minions, TARDIS and Smith, and Severus!

 

Dish cloths June 22, 2011

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I absolutely love home-made dish cloths.  I find they are are absorbent, have better scrubbing powers and last longer!  They quick to knit up and are  as simple or complex as you want to make them.  Here are some of my favorites I have made.

This dish cloth was made for Tim’s Aunt Nancy.

This Trio of cloths are for my newlywed Sister.  I hope she loves them too!

Cloths can be whimsical too, like this one Gavin requested! TARDIS.

unfortunately a lot of the cloths I have made have not been recorded.  Who records the mundane and utilitarian.  How much more interesting would it be if we knew and understood even these things throughout history.  Our foremothers always strived to put beauty into the everyday things and because they were used, reused, then reused till they literally were no longer useable, we don’t know of these things.  They simply did not survive and went undocumented do to their utilitarian nature. I will do my best to record all my crafted items, no matter how mundane or how utilitarian.

 

 

Jar covers June 15, 2011

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This is my first pattern I am posting here, not my first ever just here.  I love the idea of knitting things for the home and transforming something ordinary into something beautiful and wanted.  I have many many jars. Just ask Tim. “what could I do with them?” I asked myself.  Then looking around both the internet and magazines and books I saw some knitted and crocheted covers for jars.  Of course this is me and I said “I could do that!”  And I did.

Tips for Picking out a Jar:  I found wide mouth jars work best and that I used 10.5 inch in circumference.

Yarns I used was Berrocco Seduce and Cascade Yarn Heritage sock yarn.  Any fingering weight yarn should work, a great way to use up left overs!

I used size 3 American knitting needles.

Graph of pattern

CO 51 stitches

Knit the next 4 rows.

Work the pattern for desired length.  The knitting should be stretched to fit, be careful not to make too long

The bottom;

1.  (K8, K2Tog) across (K lasts stitches) (46 stitches)

2.  P across this row and every even row

3.  (K7, K2Tog) across (K last stitches) (41)

5.  (K6, K2Tog) across (K  last stitches) (36)

7.  (K5, K2Tog) across (K last stitches) (31)

9.  (K4, K2Tog) access (K las stitches) (26)

11. You could continue as above until 6 stitches are left but I prefer: K2Tog across (11)

Cut a very long tail, draw through loops on needle.  Sew up seem loosely.  Try on the jar and draw the yarn though the loops on the top and draw snug.  not so tight it closes on top but enough to go about 1 to 2 cm over the edge.  finish off.  You could knit this in the round, I would only cast on 49 stitches and ignore the last two stitches on the graph.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, I thopught I would be nice with one of those little battery operated tea lights, No real ones please!