Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Has anyone used Opal yarn?


I justreceived Karen's patterns for the gloves and mitts and headband. I can hardly wait to start on them! However, I noticed that Karen uses Koigu KPPPM and KPM in her gloves. I know that Koigu KPPPM is a heavier fingering weight yarn than Opal or some other sock yarns. Will Opal work ok? I have an Opal Neon skein with purple, blue, turquoise and lime green that I think would make beautiful gloves, however I normally knit the Opal with Size 1 and 0 needles for socks, and with the Koigu (I'm knitting my first pair of Koigu socks) I am using Size 2 for the legs, and will use Size 1 for the feet. With the Opal I get 9 stitches per inch using size 0 needles.


Monday, December 17, 2007

welcome Rhonda

Rhonda lives in CT
she just joined
can't wait to see what colors / yarns she chooses

Friday, December 14, 2007

Anne joined

welcome Anne to the knit along

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Back to Plugging Away the Second Time

I am working on mine again. My Gage is working out this time. Opps I have to run...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Hi from Nebraska

Hi everyone! I'm Barb from Nebraska. I'm a work from home Mom and Grandma. I've been involved in sewing, cross stitch, knitting and crocheting and many other crafts since I was old enough to walk and talk... My Mom taught me how to sew and knit and my Grandma taught me how to crochet.

It's been about 20 years since I've knit anything! I saw a book of patterns for socks and decided to knit again... Then recently I found Karen's Hand Painted Gloves pattern on Etsy. I'm so excited! I haven't finished the socks yet, and have already started the gloves. LOL - I swore I wasn't going to do that! The projects are on different needles so I can work both...! RIGHT?

The largest town around me doesn't have much in the way of yarn, no specialty stores that I'm aware of... I got Busy Bee - Sweet Delight baby yarn from Hobby Lobby in Crayons Ombre and angel (white). So far so good...I've made a few mistakes in the first pattern chart but I'm not unknitting any more rows! LOL The guage is right on - I was worried about that... Since I took this picture, I've continued to knit and am now working the thumb gusset and back of hand and palm. Can't wait to get to the fingers! :) I've watched very closely to keep from making any more pattern chart mistakes... and they are looking good.

Where does everyone get their yarn from? My next pair (oh yeah...) will certainly be from some better yarns. Anyone with suggestions? There is a lot of fingering & sock yarn on Etsy, but which one???
I'll post a new picture later. I love all the color schemes I've seen so far. It's amazing how different each pair looks in different colorways. I really love that I can choose a chart for the fingers. That will be fun! Anyway, nice to meet and get to knit along with all of you! Barb

Sunday, December 2, 2007

KAL Hall of Fame

Joanne in Indy asked
if you can post pix of mitts
to the Glove Hall of Fame
the more Finished hand warmers
i see
the more inclined i am to start mine

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Welcome # 53

Barb just joined
can't wait to see what
colors & yarns she picks