Crafty Andy's blog

Hats for Christmas 2006

I am getting ahead in my double pointed needles, and I am half way done with another hat in reds and greens in a circular needles. The pattern is very funky and the material is very nice. 100% merino wool Aurora 8 from Karabella.

I also got some new yarn for socks today from Smiley yarns, lots of great colors and nice textures with different kinds of wool blends. I am attemping to do some knited socks later on, here is a picture of my crochet socks.

I am very excited because I think I got back my kniting groove again. Woohoo! I am working on many projects, but it keeps my neuropathy away of I take turns between crocheting and kniting.

Will keep you posted.

Change to dbl pointed needles!

I decided to change to double pointed needles and will try to do something next week as I am crocheting a Teddy Bear for an exchange and that has priority.

WEll I will keep youinformed as I attack the project, I may eventually breakdown and do the hat flat like the pattern calls for if I don't like it. ANyway, thanks for stopping by.

Kniting my Santa's hat continues

The pattern calls for straight needles, but I want it to be made on circular needles. I finished the hat and did not like the way it looked at all, so I frogged the hat to about 4 inches and I am redoing the hat in a different way.

I have changed my perspective on the needles and have a very long cable for the needles and I will see how this turns out. I will dedicate some time to it today as I have a Teddy bear to Crochet during the weekend for a Teddy Bear Exchange.

I ordered a men who knit CD, hopefully I will see how to knit properly. LOL I taught myself and I know that the problems that I have encountered are due to not having the knowledge, but I don't shy away fro it, I will continue.

We shall see you later.

Holidays 2006

Well I don't do much knitting, but I still knit. I have never done knitting on the round with a circular needle. I am making a hat and another scarf.

Lionbrand Homespun is not an easy to deal with yarn, but here I go. Thankls for looking

July is a great month to be knitting

I apologize for my lack of action in our men who knit group.  I am still around, extremely busy with my MSN group and learning to Quilt.  I am embarking in a very interesting craft alongside knitting and crocheting, quilting. 


I have gone to Puerto Rico to visit in January and I am have been back.  What else?  Just enjoying this beautiufl life one day at a time.   Got a tatto, and I am planning my 30th High School reunion in 2008.   Growing my beard  and thinking of making some new knitted hats.


Thanks for allowing me to share 

Holidays are here

I have not written much, but my scarf is coming along .  It just takes me a long time to knit, unless is a cable sweater, which I love.  I am looking forward to the new year and have in my goals make  some socks, which Ihave never done before.  I may even try ti knit a cap with the foru needles first before I do the socks.  I got mysel a nice holiday present, a set of Boye's circular needle set with interchangeable  needles.  What can I say I am a good bad boy.



Scarf coming along

I think that one of the things that I like about kniting is the time it takes me to do certain things.  Patience is required to come up with the design and colors for such a simple item as a scarf.  Here is the progress so far.  I like long scarfs and this one looks like it may be one of those.

Step Two Xmas Scarf 

Stitch at the LGBT Center

I was planning to go to the center today and work on my scarf.  I decided to wait until next year.  I have been very busy with a new crochet group on MSN .  This is part of what I do.  I am still knitting my scarf and got some nice yarn from a store in Daly City call Beverly's Crafts?  Anyway it is a big store with lots of yarns, I will remember that for next time.