Submitted by ronhuber on Mon, 2011-12-12 20:35
A friend gave me three balls of Zauberball Crazy from Germany. This colour is Summer Meadow. It is lovely to knit with and I am pleased with the finished product. It is a single ply yarn and I used 2.25 mm needles.
Submitted by ronhuber on Sat, 2011-11-12 18:56
I knit a sweater for my neighbour in Mexico from Paton's Bulky on 6mm needles. It is charcoal with a yellow and orange fleck in it. I used the pattern I developed but this time I knit back and forth as I didn't know how the yarn which is 75% acrylic would steek. I knit the sleeves in the round.
Submitted by ronhuber on Thu, 2011-11-03 11:25
I have almost finished a sweater for my neighbourboy in Mexico (it still needs buttons) and with the left over Paton's Shetland Chunky I made a hat for Miguel. I used it double on size 8mm needle. It is a Canadian touque of 2x2 ribbing and is really thick. The second I made from a pattern in "Hats On" by Charlene Schurch. She calls it Norwegian Star. It was fun to do and quick. I used Paton"s Classic Wool and 3.5mm needles.
Submitted by ronhuber on Fri, 2011-10-07 13:53
While in Mexico, I made a shawl for my niece and just now blocked it when I returned to Canada. I used Marianne Kinzel's pattern - "English Crystal", 350 gm of Shetland wool from Jamieson and Smith in Scotland, and 4.5 mm needles. I knitted on a sideways border of 8 stitches (knit 4, yo, k2tog - every row). I blocked it out on a king size bed to about 66 inches square and scalloped the edges. It is soft, fluffy, and warm.
Submitted by ronhuber on Sat, 2011-07-16 10:14
I have always tried to knit a pair of socks every month besides my other knitting. However, they have become my favourite thing to do lately.
Submitted by ronhuber on Sun, 2011-03-20 11:33
I knit this for my nephew, Chris, when I was in Mexico, but washed and blocked it here in Canada before giving it to him. I used Shetland wool from Jamieson and Smith in Lerwick and 3.25mm needles.
Submitted by ronhuber on Tue, 2011-03-01 00:20
I try to do a pair of socks every month and I actually made these three pairs in one month. They are for my two nieces and my nephew. I used my favourite sock yarn - Kroy, and 2.25mm needles.
Submitted by ronhuber on Sat, 2011-02-26 20:15
Just finished a little tablecloth for my breakfast table. I used Marianne Kinzel's "EnglishCrystal". No. 6 cotton and 3.25 needles.
Submitted by ronhuber on Tue, 2010-12-28 11:35
I mentioned that I was knitting a shawl while I had guests from Canada.
Submitted by ronhuber on Sun, 2010-11-21 22:15
The brown sweater was knit with Jamieson and Smith Sheland DK (discontinued) on 4mm needles. I have no idea why I tacked down the neckband with white wool!!