I’m going to take a couple of weeks off and will be back around the first of August. A friend called and offered a free impromptu trip next week so I’m doing errands and tasks scheduled for next week this week. I am knitting and making progress on Shaken or Stirred. That along with Sidewalk Socks will be my travel knitting.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

In the long rows

Most of the time when folks around here talk about being almost finished with something, they say they’re in the short rows. This saying isn’t referring to knitting short rows but goes back to a time when farmers planted crops diagonally across the field so being in the short rows of corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat or whatever would mean they were almost finished with the field. In (k)nitting that is not always the case. My just (k)nits bound off this week is an example of this. Brickless2014-07-11 07.49.17 starts out with five stitches and grows to about 150 stitches so when I got close to the end of the project I was happy to be in the long rows. My Brickless 2014-07-11 07.49.10is in Miss Babs Yowza in the Zombie Prom colorway using US size 6 needles. It was a fun quick knit and the pattern well written. I have at least one sweater quantity of this yarn and having worked with it am now concerned about how well it will hold up to multiple years of wear and washing.It is a lightweight worsted and soft–yes I do want my wool soft but this is not a “positive” type soft.Others who use this yarn love it but it doesn’t meet my yarn preferences for sweaters. This yarn is similar in price to Malabrigo Rios and for my yarn buck the Rios has more bang. I’ll use the Yowza I have but doubt I’ll buy more for sweaters.

My just (k)nits for others is a secret project that also started with a few stitches and now has 1000+ stitches. This is a group project which I’m finishing and again I’m in the long rows and will be happy to get to the end of this “field” but will have another “field” just like it next week. Hopefully after the recipients have these, I will post pictures.2014-07-11 07.49.41

I swatched for Shaken or Stirred and will be using US size 3 needles. The plan is to just (k)nits cast on on July 12 or maybe before then. Until then I”ll be in the long rows on the secret knit and working on Sidewalk Socks which are a just (k)nits for fun project that have been (k)nitnapping while I worked on backpack buddies. 2014-07-11 07.50.38The socks are Gale’s Art Wonder Sock in Graffiti and Asphalt colorway. I have to confess here that up until about 30 minutes ago. I was still debating when to just (k)nits cast on the Shaken or Stirred. I have a friend who cast on February Lady Sweater this week and was tempted to buddy knit with her. Also I’m participating in the Knitgirllls Stash Dash 2014 and was thinking that I could finish February Lady Sweater in time to count the yardage. After looking at my total yardage so far, I have decided that is unlikely so I’ll stick with the queue and just (k)nit on.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

Shake shake shake

As a result of my stash dive/knit plan re-organization I’m still shaking things in Just (k)nits casting on. The sweater queue has been totally changed.I’ve decided that, before I design a top-down sweater with cable panels, I probably should try a stockinette one. So I’ve moved South Park Burrows which will be a lace-weight top down “jacket” with seed or garter stitch edging using GnomeAcres The Burrows colorway into the 2014 queue. I’ve also moved the February Lady Sweater and Mr Greenjeans forward in the queue. The yarns for these was originally intended for other projects that I decided I wouldn’t wear. Since FLS and Mr Greenjeans are my two go-to sweaters, new ones are needed. FLS will me knit from Cascade  220 red colorway and Mr Greenjeans in Quince & Co Lark in Chanterelle colorway. I hope to alternate sweaters and scarf/shawl projects till year’s end but this will depend on sweater knitting speed. Just (k)nits casting on next is Shaken or Stirred in Quince and Co Chickadee using Frost as the main color which I hope to swatch over the holiday weekend.

Also some shaking in just (k)nits bound off, I bound off South Park Lindsay2014-06-28 11.22.11 and TTL Mystery Shawl KAL. Lindsay is from Quince and Co Chickadee in Belize colorway using US size 3 and 5 needles for the “flat” knitting and US size 4 and 6 for the in-the-round knitting. I’m very pleased with the way this turned out. I’m obviously quite addicted to this yarn which has a very soft hand which I’ve not found in other made and/or grown in the USA yarns. If Gate City Yarns doesn’t have yarn to suit me, then my second choice for “workhorse” yarns is Quince & Co.

TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014 used a crocheted bind off which was new to me and is a block away from being finished. I used US size 6 needles and Black Trillium Pebble Sock Smoke gradient. I’m pleased with the outcome. I found knitting it to be a bit of a challenge because each lace row was different and the wrong side rows involved pattern work also so no “resting” purl rows. It’s not a piece I’d knit if I had distractions.2014-07-03 08.16.42

I have a new just (k)nits for fun piece, Brickless. I’m using US size 6 needles and Miss Babs Yowza light worsted in Zombie Prom colorway. I’m enjoying this knit which is an easily remembered pattern so good TV-watching knitting…or so I thought until Tuesday night when I realized the stitch count was off 2 stitches and frogged almost a full pattern repeat trying to find it. Since I couldn’t find it sitting in my recliner, I’m pretty sure it won’t be seen from the back of a galloping horse so I’ve adjusted and am moving forward.2014-07-03 08.14.46

I took a short break from just (k)nits for others but am now working owl puffs again.I did a bit of shaking here too. The backpack buddies are for the schoolkids at my church. I originally planned to make Basic Unibodies, Kitty Beans and Owl Puffs. I was concerned that having three choices might be problematic at “distribution” time so have decided to make Kitty Beans and Owl Puffs which I can finish before the mid-August deadline easily. The Unibodies will be given to some non-church kids. The next couple of weeks I will be working on a secret just (k)nits for others project but will give as much progress update as I can.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks,just (k)nits.

Tomorrow is another day and best laid plans

I’ve known Leslie and Laura of the KnitGirllls for six years or so.  I met them at The Loopy Ewe’s first Spring Fling. They are part of the gang that is responsible for my Rav name, southparknitter. I mention the KnitGirllls because, recently, I’ve been amused by Leslie’s teasing Laura about having “deadlines” for her knitting projects. I don’t find this strange at all because I set deadlines (goals)  and also have a friend who was teasing me about my knitting deadlines. I blame it on my day job which is very deadline-oriented. I just knit better when I have a deadline. Otherwise I’d be jumping from one task (not necessarily knitting tasks) to another and nothing would get done. I’m pretty much a product knitter but, after reflecting, think that perhaps I’m a bit of a process knitter and the deadline setting prevents me from casting on multiple projects (and we all know that I melt down when this happens).I even have a task manager app that allows me to keep up with my deadlines And just so you know I not only set completion goals but also set daily goals…as in “today I’ll knit 4 rows of the TTL Mystery Shawl KAL, 8 rows of Lindsay, half of an Owl Puff, spin 30 minutes and read 50 pages” and have been known to calculate via spreadsheet the total number of stitches in a project so I can set daily goals. (I’d do this now but haven’t found a good spreadsheet app for my iPad and am too lazy to drag out the laptop to calculate.) No I’m not OCD…and if I don’t make these goals, well then…”after all, tomorrow is another day.”

South Park Linidsay, my just (k)nits for fun sweater, is a bit ahead of schedule. I’m trying not to write this too loudly because I’ll be at the frog pond before you can say “rip it.” I actually allowed extra time for this one as I have a secret project that may require the Lindsay to take a nap. I’ve finished the body and am now ready to work the bands. I tried it on last night and it fits perfectly. I hope to finish the bands and block by Saturday. The yarn is Quince and Co Chickadee in Belize colorway on US size 3 and 5 needles.2014-06-26 08.23.57

My secret just (k)nits for fun TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014 is on schedule. This week I decided to work four rows a day. I’m using Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the smoke gradient and US size 6 needles. The last clue will be released Sunday so I’ll post pictures on the next post.

I’m making owl puffs for my just (k)nits for others backpack buddies. I used leftover Malabrigo Rios in Jupiter and Lavanda and Dancing Dog Dyeworks in Baby Bacon and Teallicious and US size 5 needles.2014-06-26 08.26.48

Just (k)nits casting on…The next sweater project will be Shaken or Stirred using Quince and Co Chickadee in Frost, Crocus and Delft. I’m debating what other color(s) to use if any. Before I just (k)nits cast on the sweater I’ll cast on Brickless. I’m using Miss Babs Yowza in Zombie Prom colorway and US size 6 needles. I stood in line for 30 minutes while my friends waited at SAFF last year to buy the yarn because I just had to have that colorway, When I got ready to wind it, I realized that it was very similar to Malabrigo Rios Zarzamora colorway which was available at Gate City Yarns and would have been cheaper. Also I could have ordered the Miss Babs online without standing in line or inconveniencing my friends. My desire to just (k)nit cast on the Brickless is fueling my “burners” to finish the Lindsay.

While stash diving, I did some project planning till the end of 2014. Mainly this was more getting organized in nature because we all know “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” I’m hoping to alternate sweaters and wraps along with my small projects.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits


I’m a good month away from finishing South Park Lindsay and am already debating what to just (k)nits cast on next sweaterwise. I had my sweater queue all set and was planning to knit South Park Yuki (top-down crew neck raglan cardigan using cable panels from Bloody Mary and calculations from Barbara Walker). I will use Classic Elite Majestic Tweed Cherry Pie colorway.  However, this weekend Baby Cocktails (Thea Colman) released Shaken or Stirred and I’m in love. I quickly re-purposed Quince & Co Chickadee that I’d bought for Gullfoss which is also in sweater queue but one of those pieces that I’m not sure I’ll like–not to mention I’ve ended my “love affair” with Stephen West for the moment. The main color is Frost (pale blue-gray) with contrasting colors Crocus, Delft and Parsley–or possibly Clay, Belize, Pomegranate.  Now I want to just (k)nits cast on the Shaken or Stirred next. I really can’t decide so help me by voting…which sweater should I just (k)nits cast on next? If you’re uncomfortable using the poll, please leave a comment.

Speaking of South Park Lindsay, one of my current just (k)nits for fun, I’ve finished the sleeves and the joining round.I used US sizes 4 and 6 needles for the sleeves and US sizes 3 and 5 for the body. So I’m now back on US size 5 needles. I’m knitting this from Quince & Co Chickadee and am a bit concerned about having enough. I have to give Quince & Co A+++ in customer service. I had placed an order and emailed them Monday to ask if I could add a skein of Belize to the other small order. Adi Kehoe answered promptly and quickly added it to my existing order. Not only do I love their yarns but also their customer service.Thanks Adi!2014-06-18 08.05.28

My other just (k)nits for fun is TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014  and I’m about half finished with clue 3. I’m using US size 6 needles and Black Trillium Pebble Sock Smoke Gradient. I’ve been working on this on Sundays when I get the new clue then finishing the followingi Saturday but I didn’t finish half the clue on Sunday so I’m working a few rows each day. I suspect that will happen next week also.

Just (k)nits for othersthe backpack buddies are moving right along and should be all finished well before their deadline. I’ve finished 4 or 5 Owl Puffs which knit up very quickly. I will have some secret just (k)nits for others in the next week or so.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.



On Second Thought

maybe increasing 15 stitches at cuff of sleeves on my Just (k)nits for fun South Park Lindsay sweater wasn’t such a good idea. It was such a bad idea that I visited the frog pond after knitting about 6 inches of sleeve and increased 7 stitches which was a better result. I then increased every 8th row which is the knit row in the pattern. I added motifs whenever I had enough stitches to do so. This pattern is one that I’m “designing” using calculations from The Sweater Workshop and my version of a motif from Harmony Guides. I’m using Quince and Co Chickadee in Belize colorway and US size 4 and 6 needles for in-the-round knitting and US size 3 and 5 needles for the flat knitting. So far I’m happy with the results and, even with the visit to the frog pond and a non-knitting day this week, am on schedule with this piece.2014-06-12 08.19.00

Also in just (k)nits for fun, I’ve also finished clue 1 and half of clue 2 on the TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014. I’m using Black Trillium Pebble Sock in Smoke gradient using US size 6 needles. I had planned to join the second colorway when I changed clues and work 2 rows of new then 2 rows of old colorway as suggested by Kirsten Kapur, the designer, but I had a yarn change fail and didn’t want to frog and don’t think I have enough color 1 to add 2 more rows. Maybe I can do this when changing to color 3. Either way it’s okay the way it is.Again no pictures of this until the MKAL is over.

I’ve made the heads for several just (k)nits for others Kitty Beans backpack buddies but am using them for a work-in-public project and so haven’t added ears and tails. For some reason, I thought picking up stitches for these might not be so easy. I plan to knit one more of these before starting Owl Puffs.All of these are knit on US size 5 needles using Berroco Vintage, Cascade 220 and miscellaneous scraps.

In just (k)nits casting on–well, it’s a book review but we all know that southparknitter doesn’t like or do book reviews–my friend, Tina, who owns Gate City Yarns came back from TNNA with an advance copy of Chris de Longpre’s book 52 Timeless Toys to Knit.2014-06-12 08.20.09 She gave the book to our friend, Patsy, who has been creating critters from this book and mixing and matching pieces to make other critters (follow the link) to see them.. Everyone who saw the book or Patsy’s creations had to have a book NOW!!! Personally I was pea-green with envy that Patsy had the book and even plotted a way to sneak Patsy’s away from her till mine was delivered to the shop (no, I would not steal it). Saturday, I purchased my copy and will be casting on these critters down the road. The fact that I added the book to my library means I liked it and that is as close to a book review as you’re gonna get. Gate City Yarns has one book left but can order more so, if you’re local, go get it.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

In case

you missed the reason I (k)nit a second set of critters from 50 Yards of Fun.2014-06-02 13.31.50 They were for display at my local library which features local artists monthly. So June is my month and here’s the display. I’m a lousy “window dresser” so the display is not the best but the critters are all in the case. 2014-06-02 13.31.34

My just (k)nits for fun South Park Lindsay is moving right along. I’ve finished the body but may add some length if I have enough yarn. I’ve cast on the first sleeve. I determined the number of stitches to cast on at the cuff by trying the body ribbing around my wrist and measuring as well. I’ve found this to work well. I have small wrists for a “big girl” so I usually make cuffs smaller than designer patterns.2014-06-02 13.31.57 I also like to increase some of the sleeve stitches at the cuff and the rest in the first half of the sleeve. I don’t like tight sleeves. On this one I’m increasing about half the stitches at the cuff then will increase every 8 rows which is the knit row in the pattern.My thinking is this will make adjusting the pattern so it’ll fit easier. In swatch stage I played around with the pattern stitch trying to get it to work with 8 stitch multiple in the round. It required moving the beginning of round marker–NOT! This stressed me a bit but after looking at some other patterns decided to continue with 8 + 7 multiple. The odd stitches will be under my arm and not so visible. I’ll work pattern where I can over the increases. I’m using US size 4 and 6 needles for the sleeves as my in-the-round gauge is tighter than my flat gauge. I love to purl and purl faster than I knit so my purl gauge is looser.2014-06-04 16.24.36 I’m using Quince & Co Chickadee in Belize colorway. I’m pretty happy with how this piece is looking. This is an improvised piece so I don’t have a pattern link.

I also cast on another just (k)nits for fun project. I’m participating in TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014. I’m using US size 6 needles and Black Trillium Pebble Sock in Smoke Gradient set. I hope to stay caught up and finish each clue before the next is released and will post pictures when finished in July.

Here’s a group picture of the all the backpack buddies so far.Some are Basic Uni-body and some are Kitty Beans. All are made from Cascade 220 and on US size 5 needles. I’ve made total eleven out of thirty. One is visiting the library. I plan to make 10 Basic Uni=Bodies, 10 Kitty Beans and 10 Owl Puffs2014-06-04 16.26.04 If time permits, I’ll make a few extra. These will be given to school kids at my church to hang on their backpacks or keep in lockers or study areas as a reminder their church family love them.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

Once upon a time

Southparknitter had the goal of learning to design her own sweaters. I actually designed some pretty basic ones using The Sweater Workshop and, as you’ve read, I’m designing my current just (k)nits for fun project.  My reasoning was that the only way to knit the perfect sweater was to design it myself. Since then, I’ve bought many sweater patterns and knitted quite a few. Most of these have some attributes I love and some that I hate…in other words  they aren’t perfect. For example, next up in my sweater queue is Bloody Mary. I love the cable panels and the longer length and the ease but the neckline is too scoopy and I’m not overjoyed that it’s pieced. I don’t mind assembly but I’m lazy I’d rather make a raglan sleeve top down or bottom up. I think they’re more comfortable. Another reason to design my own is the gauge thing. In recent months my gauge has been a problem on some projects. I tend to knit loosely and changing to smaller needles to get the required gauge often yields a fabric or a finished object with which I’m not happy.  So I’ve decided to pursue my original goal. I’ll be using Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top Down and Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design Workhop and Amy Herzog’s Knit to Flatter and information I’ve gained from experience and from classes I’ve attended.Yes I’ll still be using patterns sometimes and may improvise using parts of other patterns. I’m currently reading Barbara Walker’s book with the plan of using the cable panels from Bloody Mary to make a crew neck sweater.

My new just (k)nits for fun project is a South Park Design. I’m using my version of the Tulip Lace Stitch from Harmony Guides and the calculations from The Sweater Workshop to design a long-sleeve crew neck cardigan with raglan sleeves. I picked 3 stitch motifs I liked and made a small swatch with all three and decided that I liked Tulip Lace best because it had a “resting” purl row. I also liked the Whelk Stitch which was a textured motif and will probably use it down the road.Using US size 5 needles and Quince and Co Chickadee made an “8×8″ inch swatch 2014-05-24 09.39.39to determine gauge which I wet-blocked. After drying I determined that my gauge was 18 stitches and 30 rows 1quals 4 inches. I then determined the number of stitches to cast on taking into consideration that the pattern stitch uses a multiple of 8 plus 7 stitches. I also want to use a 2×2 rib ending and beginning with knit 2 and a selvedge stitch so I added a stitch so I have even number of stitches.The sweater colorway is Belize. I’ve changed the name of this project several times and have settled on South Park Lindsay. I love serial mysteries so will be naming my improvised and design projects for mystery heroines or authors. Here’s a back view of sweater so far. 2014-05-27 07.49.12

Along with the sweater I’m knitting just (k)nits for others backpack buddies. I’ve decided to may 10 unibody dudes, 10 kitty beans2014-05-27 07.47.41 and 10 owl puffs. I’ll be working on these at night when I tend to make mistakes on more involved projects that result in trips to frogpond. I’m using Cascade 220 and US size 5 needles for all of these.  I’m posting my first kitty beans and will post group pictures for time to time but will report them as just (k)nits bound off.

Speaking of just (k)nits bound off Jailbait sweater is finished and blocked and just needs a button. This is made US size 2 and 4 needles and Berroco Linsey. This was originally going to be Severi which I frogged because I was unhappy with it. I used The Sweater Workshop and reworked the yoke to make a raglan cardi.2014-05-24 13.31.09 I also blocked the Grenadine. I steamblocked and need to wet block it. I also decided that it needs a couple of small buttons  in the yoke area. 2014-05-25 19.15.20

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

None of the above

Last post I briefly wrote about what sweater I’d just (k)nits cast on. By the end of the posting process, I’d pretty much decided that Bryony was out due to its open front and also sizing. The pattern isn’t clear about how to take the cross back at underarms measurement. I don’t want to spend 6 weeks knitting a project only to have it be the wrong size. Also I was considering Lush which was the project the yarn was purchased to make. I had some concerns here as the pattern states it is designed to wear with zero or negative ease and that doesn’t work for me and have found that adding ease to zero ease patterns often doesn’t work (I’ve frogged a couple of those).Then I came up with the idea of using the calculations from The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee and the pine cone motif from Pomme de Pin by Amy Christoffers to design my own. Yes I could (k)nit Pomme de Pin but it has several features for which I’m not feeling the love right now.   The yarn is again Quince & Co Chickadee so I looked at my library to see what patterns I had that I could use. All of which I found lacking for some reason or another.So what sweater will I just (k)nits cast on? None of the above.I’ll be using the calculations and guidelines from the book and a stitch motif from my one of my Harmony guides. Right now I’m considering 3 motifs–Whelk Stitch, Butterfly Lace and Tulip Lace. I’ll be knitting a sample swatch of all 3 to determine which I’ll use.

I’m leaning toward Butterfly Lace because it “fits” with my project name which is South Park Breezy because the colorway reminds me of ocean breezes.While typing the instructions, I realized that Tulip Lace is the only one with a “resting” wrong side row which makes it a very likely candidate. Hey,I can change the name. How about South Park on Tiptoe? Once I’ve decided on a stitch I’ll be knitting an eight-inch swatch using Chickadee leftovers from Grenadine. Yes I’m aware that gauge between yarn lots varies sometimes and will bear that in mind. I’m not sure if I’ll have enough of the Belize colorway so don’t want to use up what I have swatching. Also considered using Barbara Walker’s calculations for top-down cardigan but decided to use those for lace weight sweater I have in the plans. I think juggling a motif and designing with different construction might give me problems.

My just (k)nits for fun Jailbait sweater will be just (k)nits bound off on Satuday. I would like to participate in the Knitgirllls Stash Dash  2014 and can count the yardage for the sweater if I wait until Saturday. As you can see by the pictures I’m working bands. I’ve tried it on and it works much better as a raglan jacket.The yarn is Berroco Linsey and I used US size 4 ans size 2 needles. I’m planning to use one large button at the neck. I will probably bind off Saturday morning and block it along with the Grenadine–if it’s not raining.2014-05-21 08.03.42

The just (k)nits for fun Sidewalk Socks slept most of the week. I’m not even posting a picture. I worked on them a bit at knit night.

I finished another just (k)nits for others backpack buddy. I got a bit overwhelmed by this charity project this week and have decided to work on patterned pieces in the afternoons and backpack buddies at night. This means that my Sunday focus won’t be just (k)nits for others for a while and maybe this will eliminate trips to frog pond on “involved”  projects as I seem to may more mistakes after 8 pm. In addition to the lacy sweater I’ll be just (k)nits casting on TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014 on June 1.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.


Remember the Severi Cardigan that I was just (k)nitting for fun in Berroco Linsey and didn’t like once finished. You remember…the sweater that I put in jail and renamed the Jailbait Sweater. Well, it has been paroled. What this means is that I’ve frogged the yoke back to the “sleeve” divide. Using my US size 4 needles I added about 4 rows of Saltwater. I intend to just (k)nit for fun a short-sleeve raglan based on guidelines from The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee. I’ve cast on the first sleeve and will work the ribbing in Rose then knit 4 rows of Saltwater before joining the sleeves.2014-05-13 18.52.22 Since the picture was taken, I’ve joined the sleeves and body and will (k)nit with the Saltwater till used up then change to the variegated (discontinued so no color name). Hopefully this will be a sweater that I’ll wear that won’t be sentenced to life in a drawer.

The paroling of Jailbait also means that Grenadine (aka Bailey’s Irish Cream) is just (k)nits bound off (sort of). I still have ends to weave and blocking to do. In addition to changing the hem and the sleeves, I also changed the front bands which were supposed to be stockinette. I didn’t want them to “curl” so made eyelet bands similar to the collar. I’m not sure whether I’ll add buttons or not. 2014-05-13 18.56.56I used Quince & Co Chickadee in Pomegranate colorway on US size 5 needles. I love this yarn and think I’ll enjoy wearing this piece when it gets cool again.

2014-05-13 18.57.02I also just (k)nits bound off a new just (k)nits for others piece called Entrechat. I used Liberty Wool Print in Watercolor Rainbow colorway and US size 7 needles. This was a quick knit. I knit the whole thing Saturday. I plan to make another one for a friend’s granddaughter just because I thought it was stinking cute.

2014-05-13 18.55.14My other just (k)nits for fun, Sidewalk Socks, received a bit of love. I’ve been working on them late nights and in public. I’m working the heel flap of sock one. They’ll receive a bit of love this week as well. I’m use Gale’s Art Wonder Sock in Asphalt and Graffiti. I’m using US size 0 needles and am making plain vanilla socks with gusset and slip stitch heel.2014-05-13 18.53.46

I’ll be just (k)nits casting on backpack buddies this week and hopefully Bryony  by next post. I am beginning to rethink the Bryony as I’m not sure that I’ll like the open front . I have a couple of sweaters with no buttons and, while they don’t live in drawers, I don’t really enjoy wearing them. So don’t be surprised if I cast on Lush which was the original purpose for the yarn.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.


Just (k)nits bound off 2014

Maggie the Mama Owl 1
Fractional Fish
Maggie the Mama Owl 2
Maggie the Mama Owl 3
Little Luchador
Basic Biscuit Body
Maggie the Mama Owl 4
Not-big Guinea Pig
Maggie the Mama Owl 5
Half-sized Hippo
Pithy Platypus
12 Stripes of Christmas socks
Undersized Unicorn
Mr Bluejeans (sweater 1)
Basic Stitchy Body
Dinky Doggy
Basic Peanut Body
Bantam Bunny
Lil Love Slug
Backpack buddy 1
Bitty Bee
Maggie the Mama Owl #6
Bitsy Bot
Cutie Cactus
Maggie the Mama Owl #7
Cutie Cactus
Junior Jackalope
Itty Bitty Batty
Maggie the Mama Owl #8
Basic Bowling Pin Body
Small-Peanuts Elephant
Cutie Cactus 2
Flyspeck Fox
Camo Coon
Backpack buddy 2
Maggie the Mama Owl #9
Compact Cat in PJs
Meager Mouse
Small Squirrel
Micro Monkey
Maggie the Mama Owl #10
Russian Socks
Backpack Buddy 3
Maggie the Mama Owl #11
Backpack buddy 3
Backpack buddy 4
Jailbait Cardigan
Backpack buddy 5-11
South Park LIndsay
TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014

Just (k)nits for others

Backpack buddies multiple in Cascade 220 on US size 5 needles

Just (k)nits for fun

Guinevere Socks on US size 1 needles in Wooly Wonka Electra Sock in Tarnished
Sidewalk socks on US size 0 in Gale's Art Wonder Sock Graffiti and Asphalt
Brickless on US size 6 needles in Miss Babs Yowza in Zombie Prom

Just (k)nits casting on

Shaken or Stirred
WendyKnits Summer Shawl MKAL 2014
February lady sweater
Die Erste
Mr Greenjeans
Safety scarf
South Park Burrows
South Park Yuki
Curiouser and curiouser
Merging Cables Cardigan
WendyKnits mystery shawl 2013
Frances the Sock Wearing Fox
Mary, Millie and Morgan
Topsy Turvy Toys


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