March 24, 2011


I have updated the completed projects page to include my most recent projects. I have a feeling that soon I'm going to have to make a second page for them as the current page will soon be taking to long to load all the pictures.

Also, I added a new page th the blog. Are you 100% sure that if God were to end your life today that you would go to heaven? The Bible tells us how we can know for sure that we will go to Heaven when we die. If you don't know Christ as your personal savior; I urge you, get saved today. Christians, please feel free to copy this page for your blog or other social media. Let us use this wonderful resource God has provided for us to reach the world for Christ!

March 23, 2011

Birdseye Backing Method Discovered!

A while back I was speculating on a method of doing birdseye backing on a Studio machine. Well, I ran across these nifty instructions while I was looking for something else and thought I would share my findings.

This really is an awesome blog, so much awesome and useful information! I urge you to check it out.

BTW. Birdseye backing can be made automatically on a Studio machine with the use of an RJ-1 ribber carriage. However, since these carriages are no longer being made and the people who have them are unwilling to part with them; the rest of us will just have to do it the long way.

9/21/11 Update:
When doing birdseye backing using this method be sure to have the ribber carriage set to tuck not slip. Also remember to change it back to slip when you are finished or your next tubular cast on will be a mess.

March 20, 2011

Check This Out!

I didn't knit this sweater; I found it at a yard sale last summer. I got it out recently while I was sorting out my son's clothes. Isn't the wrong side interesting? Best as I can tell, whoever knitted this worked a chain stitch with the floats on the back side after the sweater was finished. What a great way to keep baby fingers from getting tangled!

Anyone know what copyright laws are for college logos? I'm working on a baby blanket with a certain school's logo on it for a friend of mine. I'd like to post a picture of it, but I don't want to get in trouble for violating copyright laws.

March 7, 2011

Shell's Hat

I made this hat for a co-worker of mine who absolutely freezes in winter. I wanted a hat that would be warm, but would still breathe. I used a thin yarn at tension 3 on my standard machine. Basically, the hat is a long tube with both ends gathered and one tucked inside the other. The pattern follows:

  • CO 45L to 45R both beds. T3.

  • K 50R full needle rib.

  • K 250R English Rib.

  • K 50R full needle rib.

  • Cast off circular on waste yarn.

  • Sew smiles-and-frowns cast off.

  • Sew side to make tube, gather ends. Nest one in inside the other to form hat. Sew to secure.

I used English Rib for the body of the hat to make it warm and dense. The full needle rib on both ends helps to draw in the top of the hat so it's not as bulky on top of the head. I made a second one for her in black, but it doesn't photograph very well.