It looks like we are in for a scorching, hot weekend! Are you staying indoors to knit or will you knit under the gazebo? Unless it is really humid, the gazebo is usually fine so I am definitely going to try to knit outside!
Carola called earlier this week to order yarn for Frog and Toad by Kristina Ingrid McGowan. She then told me about the book series by Arnold Lobel! I can't remember if I read them to my kids or not...I read them so many books!
My grandson's third birthday is this month so I have ordered a set of books. I am planning to cast Frog and Toad on my needles for my grandson’s birthday gift this weekend! This is Phaito’s Frog and Toad that she knit using leftover stash! Are they not adorable?
The designer found her family's old tattered copy one year while visiting her parents at Christmas, and began experimenting to create her frog. The pattern includes "instructions for the Frog, Toad, Bathing Suit, Jacket and Pants and skill-wise, things are probably more on the advanced side overall. But wherever I could, I suggest easier alternatives to some of the more advanced techniques. It is not imperative, for example, to graft or use provisional cast-ons and one can simply sew things together instead (the only difference will be a few extra seams). For the eyes, I used Elizabeth Zimmerman’s brilliant afterthought pocket technique, which requires cutting your knitting (not as scary as it might sound) and I provide how-to images at every point along the way."
For Frog and Toad:
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
36 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Frog: Approximately 9 inches long.
Toad: Approximately 7 inches long.
NEEDLES: 2.25 mm (US 1) double pointed needles (DPNs)
The yarn and material requirements can be found HERE.
Last week, I talked about The Fibre Co “One Sock” Knit-A-Long. Unfortunately at the time, I didn't have the details about the Kits that are available and since the KAL started on June 1st, I am only taking orders for them until the end of today so that I can order them quickly!
One Sock Kit - Deluxe from The Fibre Co includes a printed copy of the One Sock Pattern by Kate Atherley, one 100g hank plus three 25g mini skeins of The Fibre Co Amble and a project bag.
- 70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon
- 355 yards (325 meters) in 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
- 32 sts per 4 inches (10 cm)
- 2.5 mm (US 1.5)
- Machine wash on wool cycle or hand wash at 30C / 86F. Dry flat.
- Made in Peru
Knitters only have to do one of two things to be able to take part in the KAL and to win prizes:
1. Knit the One Sock pattern in any yarn
2. Knit any sock pattern in Amble yarn.
WIPs and FOs
After my Sock Monkey version of Baby Bear by Cocoknits was dry, I hand sewed the snap tape on instead of using my sewing machine (I don’t trust my machine to use on my knits). I then put the 3 mm short circulars onto the right leg, removing the waste yarn.
I overlapped the marked stitches and worked the same ribbing, knitting the overlapped stitches as one stitch each.
The finished onesie is adorable and I should have enough yarn left to knit a matching hat! The 6 moontth size took less than 2.5 skeins of the main colour, 10g of white and a few yards of red. I used Navia Faroese Sock yarn.
After finishing the back piece of my Rhys by Alison Green, I cast on both fronts to knit them 2 at a time!
I took this photo yesterday afternoon...this morning I was ready to sew the shoulder seams together!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The newest Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Any Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from May 1 to August 31, 2021. I will get a thread started soon!
Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread when you finish a project during the Knit-Along so that you will be included in the next draw! We will also add the option of posting your finished project to Instagram using the #sue2knitskal so that I can find them!
Debbie (debsnubs) finished this beautiful Winters Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry!
Jocelyne (jocblais) knit Flicker & Flame hats by Andrea Mowry for her daughter and granddaughter for last weekend’s 4th Annual Spring KAL Challenge.
Here’s Jen (zjewell)’s Soft Structure Test Knit.
Lani (zanderlidy) finished this wonderful Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee!
Elizabeth (@su11ysmom) knit this Paton’s Cushy Cables Afghan to be donated for a future fundraiser.
Socks knit by Alison with Katrinkles Knit with Love tags sewn on! *Sorry, she just bought the last of Knit with Love tags but Made with Love are still available...at least unttil I reorder!
VIRTUAL SOCIAL KNITTING
Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app! It has been a great way to knit together through social distancing! Join in with us either Tuesday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm or Thursday nights from 7 - 9 pm. We are continuing to hold our Zoom meetings each week until we can meet again in person. Clicking on the link will take you to our Zoom meeting.
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
Meeting ID: 407820804
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!