I know this thread is not about shrugs, but I wanted to suggest this one–so cute! I haven’t quite started, but I bought the pattern and it is knit in one piece. Also, you can just knit a big rectangle and seam up the sides to form sleeves for a super-simple one!
Okaaaaay, I’m going to take a picture any minute/day now!
I love them but I think I might’ve made a mistake by wanting lots of different colors and… well, since I’m new to doing that, I have a whole BUNCH of ends to be sewn in. I did carry some yarn but then I cut some others… oh well…
(camera not working, whoops low battery)
Hey Beldy! Kelly, those are some fun socks there. Thanks! These little guys are addictive. Where is the BIG AFGHAN I should also be working on!
Kemp I love that yarn, looks so soft.
oops, looks like we’re gravitating towards shrugs… that’s what I want to do Kemp, design my own. I’ve been studying these
and trying to decide if I want to try one. The ones I like the best I’m not sure if I can do.
I am making the pink ribbed shrug. It is incredibly easy, but the instructions are wrong. They call for 134 cast on, but if you subtract two for the ends of the row, 132 does not divide by 3 for the decrease row. So I cast on 138.
I’m using Plymouth Encore, it’s nice and soft. I finished the last row last night. Now I have to figure out how to bind off in p1k1. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. And best of all 16yo (on Tuesday) DD thinks it’s cool. I’m am so humbled and amazed. :lol:
So I’m off to the yarn shop at noon for sock yarn (and probably some help with finishing the shrug).
wait a minuuuuuute… sara,
did you and I just post that site at the same time!!! ???
how weird is that
p.s.s. looking at that pink shrug, I was thinking of making it so thanks for that tip… You saw that before you started huh?
You must read a pattern through very thoroughly before starting.
Wondering if you like the little ruffles at the end of the sleeves. I thought it might be too ‘cutesy’ for me but like the simplicity of the rest of it.
Wow, I must’ve been dreamin’ to think I could do this in a cinch.
what was I thinking???? :??
Ok, I have to admit, I can do socks but I haven’t done a lot of little tricky stuff. Kemp, did you make these or do you understand how to make them? (I’ll bet Kelly knows how, somebody must know how!)
Um, after the really simple part, when you put the stitches on the holder… for the toe… then it says to cast on 4 sts to the rem 40 sts.
So, does that mean casting 4 sts onto the 4th needle coz that’s what you just knit and you’re about to knit needle 1.
AND are you supposed to knit these 40 sts in the round? I don’t think so… that looks impossible with the stitch holder, so that means I knit back and forth? oh geez, this looked so simple. ha
hmmmmmmmmm Time to start that big easy afghan I think...
Oh, Vic. I’m not smart enough to read the pattern first! I did the first six rows, realized as I started decreasing with the k3tog that by golly, 132 has never divided by three, so I frogged the entire thing. I will try to remember to do the math first from now on, but I don’t hold out much hope for myself. I always want to start knitting NOW!
The ruffle is not very frou-frou. It’s only about an inch long. I made it in black, so the ruffle just becomes a detail. It’s going to look great with her confirmation dress and then she can wear it with jeans and t-shirts. We’ll post a pic of it soon. I might have to make one for myself!
PS- I met a lady at the LYS who made the same shrug with Plymouth Sunsette. She loved the pattern and how quickly it knit, too. (She is rail thin, so she decreased the size of it.)
And speaking of socks–I bought some Sunsette to make a pair of the socklets. I’ll have to start tomorrow, we’re going to a dinner tonight. I can’t wait!
Ha ha, well you’ve taught us a lesson Sara about reading that pattern first. I’ve NEVER done that, well I skim through quickly but never noticed the math much. liiiiiiiiive and learn
Maybe I’ll just wait til you get to that toe to see how you handle it!
(unless I get that knowledgeable person coming through here soon)
Progress pics…sara, vic, beuler, anyone???
Ok! I’ve said it before and i"ll say it again: LIFE IS FUNNY.
Yesterday I just gave up on the this dang little socklet thingy and started in on a shrug. (figuring someone would tell me how to read this pattern) This morning I hopped out of bed, charged downstairs and sat there staring at it and said, you are not going to intimidate me any more, you stupid pattern you.
So I picked it up, put the stitches I had on a stitch holder onto a piece of yarn so it was easier to close that hole up (the part that fits your foot not toe) and started knitting in the round. Of course it’s in the round, there is no sewing of seams … so…
I didn’t like that cast on 4 stitches so I just didn’t do it. Turns out I didn’t need it, I wanted it snug. Then bound off purlwise yeah yeah, and picked up the 16 stitches on hold, picked up 4 which is the inside of the toe, and VOILA I completed the darn thing in an hour. or less. AND I CAN’T POST A PICTURE coz my camera needs recharging and the charger isn’t here.
I will post a picture next week. It’s cute (oh yeah I had to weave in about 15 or so ends coz I changed colors a lot) but what I’m finding is it feels a little too short on the top of my foot. So I might crochet around and make it longer. Maybe I’ll just make it into a sock! :rofling:
What a LOT OF EFFORT for such a tiny thing. The biggest thing I learned from this project is I DO NOT want to make gloves! All that tiny work on dpns! Im using 1 1/2 needles btw. WHERE ARE MY SIZE 15 NEEDLES! I'm ready for them!!!!
Can’t wait to see it. Sorry my idea gave you such frustration!
okay…i go and buy this yummy yarn from www.simplysockyarn.com twice…once when it 1st opened & then more today…both for these really cute & cool socks…THEN I see this post!!!
I’ve got to have these; I wear thong birkies all summer or sandal birkies, but anyway…they are PERFECT for the thong birks…NOW …what am I gonna do? :?? this is gonna take some thinking…they r tooo cute…let me know when one of u guys is completely finished with yours; I want to see your pics…perhaps that will help with my decision…lol…yarn decisions…hard life…lol!!
Kemp! No no, frustration is GOOD. Frustration = Challenge.
Well, I am learning from each project and I enjoyed being challenged. That darn little thing…
Rebecca, I will post a pic next week when I can use my camera again. But the main thing is to make sure the thing comes up far enough on your foot to FEEL GOOD. These will look great with your birks as long as they are long enough… oh yeah, hard life , yarn decisions!
I am taking a break from the second ‘footie or whatever it is’ and started a shrug that’s so much fun.
Perhaps I should think about the shoes I will be wearing them with, as well. Thanks for the headsup, Vic. The thongs I wear cover more of my foot than most sandals.
but, there were also these here (fyi, use the increase button & u will see other types) very, very cool ones that kellyk posted. these are suitable for all types of summer footwear, don’t u think?!
you’re welcome Sara! Yeah, Rebecca, if I were to do another pair (which I think I might) I will do the one over on the far right, the pink one that is similar but it extends up to the ankle almost. Although this one I made is cute, a longer one will just be more comfy!
(I wonder if I can extend mine now it’s done, coz it’s difficult when the top’s done in rib. I never ‘picked up’ stitches on a cast on edge. I suppose that might look wierd.)
Well, some things just take longer no matter how tiny they are.
The first one was such a little pain coz I used all these different colors, so I put the project away for a week. Then I did the other one which went much faster of course. And ta da, there’s the picture (sans pedicure) with my improvement.
The one on the left is the way they’re supposed to be but I didn’t like the feeling of it, like it might come off easily so I crocheted around the top nice and tight and it’s a perfect snug fit now.
Kemp! What do you think? (They'll look even better with a pretty pair of sandals.) Thanks Kemp! :D
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute! Now I HAVE to make them too. As soon as I get these silly felted slippers to shrink enough, I’ll get started