Friday, January 26, 2007

"Toasters" Free Legwarmers Knitting Pattern

1x1legwarmers, originally uploaded by myhighfiber. Toasters I made these legwarmers to keep me warm & toasty under my short yoga pants but the've become a staple for every day use. You can wear them tall or push them down to slouch. I wear them under my pants in the cold weather. Make them plain for a classic, subdued look, in stripes for fun or a variegated yarn for an organic aesthetic (like Black Forest Naturewolle). They go really fast and I like them alot as a gift.

Size

16" long, stretch up to 17" in circumference

Medium Women's Legs (if you have skinny calves subtract 4 sts from the cast on, if your legs are bigger add 4 sts to the cast on)

Materials

• 5mm Double Pointed Needles or 5mm/100cm Addit Turbo Circular Needles for Magic Loop

• 2 Skeins Noro Iro 100g/120m, Colour 16

Abbreviations

K . . . . . . . . . . knit

P . . . . . . . . . . Purl

R . . . . . . . . . . Round or row

Rep . . . . . . . .Repeat

St st . . . . . . . Stocking Stitch (Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row)

Instructions

Cast on 40 sts & join in round making sure not to twist sts.

• Work in K1, P1 rib until you have 2 m of yarn left

• Cast off in K1 P1 Rib.

Finishing

• Weave in ends.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

bag


bag, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

and i finished the "Jackie" bag from needful yarns! (http://www.needfulyarnsinc.com/kits.php?designId=239) i didn't really block it properly and i totally over felted it, but it still looks great! given the chance i'd make the strap wider and less decreases at the top.

shawl


shawl, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

i finished the shawl too. looks more like a ray in that pic. i just finished ironing it. i have no idea how to bock it properly but the way pluto sheds all over me i'll be washing it sooner than later and then i'll have to block it again.

i overdyed it. looks great, super dark chocolate brown. and i ripped some back, it was too large for my purposes. don't remeber how many pattern repeats i did, will have to post that later with a pic.

legwarmer mom


legwarmer mom, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

i made mom some legwarmers woo (shhh! it's a birthday surprise!). same pattern as the noro ones (henceforth known as legwormers) but in Black Forest Naturewolle.

alpacat


hat, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

what i've been up to? not updating the blog! ha-ha-ha!

finished a slouchy baby alpaca beret hat for myself. LURV the Alpaca! it keeps me SOOOOOO WARM! -18, no problem with my alpaca hat (henceforeth the alpacat). here is a crude, fast pattern.

- 5mm/16" circ & dpn
- 2 balls of fable baby alpaca held together

- cast on 72 sts, join.
- work 2 rounds in garter st
- work 6 rounds in stocking st
- work in reverse stocking st 1 round
- inc 12 sts equally across the next round. work until 17cm from cast on edge
- *p2 tog through back loop, p8, p2 tog through back loop, p9; rep from * to end of round
- work 2 rounds
- *p2 tog through back loop, p7, p2 tog through back loop, p8; rep from * to end of round
- work 2 rounds
- *p2 tog through back loop, p6, p2 tog through back loop, p7; rep from * to end of round
- decrease as above every round until 16 sts remain. break off yarn, pull through remaining sts.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

little mosque


little mosque, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

this is a little bit of cheating but ... i know someonoe who works on the CBC show LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRARIE. if the show is picked up for another season they will get their job back too. there isn't tons of work right now in the television & film arts, especially since the film industry tanked last year.

sooooo, pleas write to CBC and tell them how much you lurv the show. i did! i think Zaib Shaikh (the guy in the picture) is super hot! and i don't really relate to the wonderbread conent CBC usually produces.

you can e-mail CBC here: http://www.cbc.ca/contact/index.jsp

pretty in punk


pretty in punk, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

http://www.amazon.ca/Pretty-Punk-Original-Punk-Inspired-Projects/dp/0811857441/sr=1-22/qid=1168626902/ref=sr_1_22/701-2873233-4400343?ie=UTF8&s=books

punk


punk, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

http://www.amazon.ca/Punk-Knits-Designs-Anarchistic-Independent/dp/1584795832/sr=1-80/qid=1168626447/ref=sr_1_80/701-2873233-4400343?ie=UTF8&s=books

charmed knits

charmed knits, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

i was just doing some work and came across Charmed Knits! i love harry potter. love the sweater Fred & George wore in the 1st movie when they were getting on the train.

Friday, January 05, 2007

sexy knitters

anyone in toronto who's into the sexy knitting scene and wants to share please contact CBC producer MARNIE WOODROW at WOODROWM@toronto.cbc.ca from the Gill Deacon show. the kinds of things they are interested in are ...