dale of norway mitts

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My oldest daughter is working on her first fair isle project.  She is using acrylic and worsted weight yarn.  The pattern of course asks for wool and sock weight.  Because of these difference she is knitting super tight to stay on gauge.  She has made one mitt thus far and it fits her perfectly.  I have lots of acrylic yarn that people have given me over the years. 

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Beth’s sontag sweater

sontag 
This has been my carry around with me project for the  last few weeks.  It is a Sontag a type of sweater shawl worn during civil war colonial days.  This one is for the character Beth in the play I started making it for Marme but changed my mind to Beth.  It is all hand knit with 100%wool.
sontag back
 It has ties and buttons to hold it closed and on.  Keeping the torso and shoulders warm but allowing for ease of movement in the arms.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bosom-friend-or-sontag-circa-1860

 sontag detail

Mr laurence’s scarf

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close detailBeen having lots of dental check ups for the family.  So while waiting for each persons turn I worked on this scarf for the play.  The color is copper worsted weight size 8 needles 4 blocks plus boarders wide and 85 blocks plus boarders long.  Unblocked that works out to 6 inches by 6feet 6 inches.   I do not know the blocked size as I have not done that yet to it.

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Mr. Laurence’s brown basketweave scarf

brown worsted weight wool

scarf wipIn the play Little woman" Mr. Laurence is supposed to have a long brown wool scarf.  I started his scarf while waiting for another play to start that my youngest daughter was in this last week.   Below is the pattern I came up with while standing in line pretty simple really just 3 different rows is all.  Free pattern and supplies below.

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Finishing a few wip’s

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I have had a few wip's for a while.  So Sunday morning when i woke up i thought i would weave in their tails as that is all that needed to be done for months now but never got around to it.

wip's = works in progress

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little bits of this and that Mitts started

detailother side detail

I started to make these mitts yesterday.  I hope to finish them today.  I took a break from the play as my shoulders and arms got hurt the other day shoveling show in our yard.  You know you have a lot of snow in y our yard when you shovel it 5 times in one day .  Then you look at it a few hours later and everywhere you shoveled has a foot of snow again in the yard.  So I shoveled it again the next day and for some reason my right arm went all tingly and numb in some spots like I had pinched a nerve and others had lots of pain like a pulled muscle.

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Aunt Marchs Act 1 dress and hat…

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Here is the start of a costume for my oldest daughter to wear as Aunt March in the play "Little Woman".   The production is not till May but for once I can get ahead start and good becasue the costumes are crazy difficult to make.  This dress alone has over 154 cut pieces of fabric that have to be sewn together into a dress. I have lost count after that point but add about 20 to 30 more and that is this dress. 
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knitted sleeves for Levi Jacket

That jacket that I have been reworking for a while. ( posts : one, two and three ).  So now I am at again.  The sleeves are getting a little too thready.

hole in sleeve

First I lined all the areas I want to knit in with Romanian cord just so I have something to attach the knitted piece too.
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Just a few hats

My daughter is trying to raise funds for a school field trip that happens in June of 2013.  The trip cost $3,000.00.  These are items we are making to try and sell to raise that money as the school will not be doing fund raisers the students have to figure out how to raise the money themselves.  So I am donating my time and supplies to her and she will make some ammigurumi too and add those to this page too.  Most items are one of a kind unless you do a special order which will take a little more time to make but happy to do it.
To learn more go here.

special order  in Any High School monogram AHS or colors
one size fits most adults
please specify stripes or checks

high school Monogram hat #2 stripped backhigh school Monogram hat
OOAK One of a kind  Already made ready to ship
TAXI Hat
Adult x-large
taxi hat
OOAK one of a kind Already made ready to ship
LOVE hat

One size fits most adults
Love hat

Knit Easter Eggs/Teaching middle daughter to knit

all 3 eggs with hand for size reference

My middle daughter has been fighting me for about 2 years on learning to knit.   She always says she wants the stuff I knit and I keep telling her she can make it herself if she learns to knit, I do give her stuff but i was trying to get her to learn something new.   Which of course  she says she will never do, knit that is.   Well this very same daughter loves amigurumi….I had an idea brewing for a while on this…
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