Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Flickr Group for the KAL

I just created a Flickr group for our KAL!! Maybe it will give us more exposure!!!

Swatch Afghan Knit-A-Long Flickr Group

Please email me at bigpikachica at sbcglobal dot net --or-- message me on Flickr to join!!!!

Also, Angela, when you respond, I will change your membership to admin for the group.

Sampler Afghan Square #10


Sampler Afghan Square #10
Originally uploaded by BigPikaChica
I started and completed this one yesterday while having an 8 hour "24" marathon with Erik and Shannon. We had 8 hours left and I used every minute of it knitting and frogging and reknitting this square. It really makes me want to make several more Sanrio squares!

PATTERN: Cross Stitch Pattern Hello Kitty #1 from Sanrio DIY Crafts
YARN: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
NEEDLES: US 6 Addis

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Afghan Square #09


Sampler Afghan Square #10
Originally uploaded by BigPikaChica.
I just finished this one tonight while watching HEX on BBC America.

Before this show had come over, I had downloaded it but never watched it. So far it is really good!! BBC America is running the whole first season tonight. It is a shame that there were only two seasons total.

Back to the swatch!!

PATTERN: Staggered Fern Lace Panel from The Harmony Guides Volume 2 - 450 Knitting Stitches, page 66
YARN: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Evergreen
NEEDLES: US 6 Addis

Friday, May 25, 2007

My Summer Challenge

I am using this Swatch Afghan Knit-A-Long as a Summer Challenge for myself.
My Summer Challenge
I decided to challenge myself to finishing the OddBall Sampler Afghan during the summer - May 2-4 weekend to Labour Day weekend. Details on my blog: ChezKnit

Pics to follow, of the squares I have finished.

CanadianKiwi

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cathy’s Kriss-Kross pattern:

Here's one of the stitches that I designed - see previous post. I'd love to know whether anyone else knits it. You might want to add the 6 row, 3 sts garter stitch border that I have on mine because it's a bit curly otherwise! The pattern looks more complicated than it is - once you get the hang of crossing the dropped stitch, it's very easy.

Row 1 (RS): * K2, sl2, k2; rep from * to end
Row 2: * P2, sl2, p2; rep from * to end
Row 3: * sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k2, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it; rep from * to end
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2, * K2, sl2, k2; rep from * to last 4 st; k2, sl 1, k1
Row 6: P1, sl 1, p2, * P2, sl2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
Row 7: K2, * sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k2, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k3
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: k1, sl 1, k2 * K2, sl2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 10: P2, * P2, sl2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, sl 1, p1
Row 11: K1, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it * sl next 2 stitches, drop next sl st off LH needle to front, place 2 sl sts back on LH needle, pick up dropped st and k it, k2, drop next sl st off LH needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and k it; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 12: Purl

NB. You can use a cable needle rather than dropping the slip stitch, but I haven’t found it necessary.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Stitch designing

I've had fun designing my own pattern stitches...
 

 

Monday, May 14, 2007

Afghan Square #08


So... This afghan square isn't Project Spectrum, but I really liked the bunny!! Especially since I made it a PINK bunny!!! The chart is the April Block of the Month (May 7 & 8, 2007) from the Knitting Pattern A Day 2007 calendar. The border is a little big, but it can make up for one or two of those accidentally-small squares.

It is also knit in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes.

The pink and dark purple are Kool-Aid dyed. The lilac is... I can't remember the color name!! It's called Hush. I just looked it up! ha ha ha

Friday, May 11, 2007

Contest Winner-Congrats Cathy!

Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been neglecting my posting. I meant to post the contest winner announcement days ago, but work has been keeping me away from any of my fun computer time.

So without further ado, congratulations Cathy on winning the contest, with a total of two complete squares. I love the colors and patterns you chose! Please e-mail me your snail mail address so I can mail out your prize.

I'm happy to see the progress everyone is making, and I'll have to think up a new contest soon.

Until Later, Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

FINISHED: Afghan Square #07



Afghan Square #07
Originally uploaded by BigPikaChica.
Another sampler afghan square. The chart is the May Block of the Month (May 5 & 6, 2007) from the Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar. It is knit in... You guessed it! KnitPicks Wool of the Andes!!

Monday, May 7, 2007

I'm Still Here!

Hey all! Feeling bad that I have been pretty much non-existent since signing up, but just got back into town yesterday after being away for nearly a month. I see I missed the deadline for the swatch contest, but am glad to share that I completed 4 swatches for my afghan!! Hooray!
Will post pictures later on this week.

Lisa :)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

My Swatch

Finished...

First, the pic of my finished square.

Pattern? Gentle Curves

Where? Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns, page 248

Yarn? KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Worsted, dyed with KoolAid

Needles? US 6 Addi Turbos

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

One Square 4 One Month

My ONE swatch/square is finished, but I have to take a picture!!! LoL I bought a new laptop and I have spent 3 days getting it where I like it. YUK! I hate trial software!! To top it off, the main application that I use for work doesn't like Vista.

Ok... I will have pics posted this evening or tomorrow! LoL