Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello readers,

It's been far too long since I posted last. So much has not happened. Well, knitting has not happened. All other manner of life has. Tendonitis, depression, car wreck, vacation to Florida, new youth pastor, and plans to move to another state.

After knitting a sock and a half in one day in April '11; my wrist and thumb quit. The throbbing and pinching pain sent me to the doctor. He told me to stop knitting. After looking at my expression he took a step back and said “at least for three months”.

Those were three very long months, and still the pain was there. Next I went for physical therapy. Please; I beg you all to learn from my mistakes so you don't have to go through this. Take breaks when knitting. Easy patterns and easy going people means lots of repetitive stress. (and $30 a visit to the PT twice a week for 6 weeks!!!!)

After the physical therapy I taught my self to knit continental (with yarn in left hand). I had to look up that name. I also spent a lot of time translating my existing patterns into German & French. This is still a work in process.

There have been many new designs running through my head, and I plan to get back into the pattern writing process. Two of them are a shawl and a flat knit sock. I hope to finish the sock by winter and the shawl by spring.

Here is a sneak peek at the yarn.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Forget me Knot

Find it here on Ravelry: Forget me Knot

My latest bag pattern is out. Worked flat, this bag uses short row shaping and a modified Kitchener to give it a seamless look. The addition of contrasting ribbon and bead will add interest.

Yarn- Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) 197 - 200 yards
Gauge- 9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
Needle size- US 5/0 - 1.0 mm
Size- 6 inches wide by 3.5 inches closed (5.25 inches open). [15.2 cm wide by 8.9 cm closed (13.3 cm open)]

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bag of Doom Info Sheet

Bag of Doom
By Audrey Bochantin

Yarn – Variegated Fingering weight. 275yds 238 meters

Needles – US 1 cable at least 32” long or set of 5 dpn's
Gauge – 9 stitches per inch & 10 rows per inch
Overall Size – 6 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep (not including the handle)
Other – stitch holder, waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Notes on this pattern: A basic understanding of entrelac is helpful. This pattern is loaded with links and works well as an online tutorial.
Total pages: 8
Stitches used:
k2tog tbl (Knit Two Together Through the Back Loops),
sl (slip stitch),
k (knit),
p (purl),
p2tog (purl two together),
k2tog (knit two together),
k3togbl (knit three together through the back loops).
“I cord”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bag of Doom!

Good morning knitters,

I published a new pattern on called Bag of doom.

The idea behind this bag was so that I may carry my yarn ball while knitting a particular sock. (I get bored very quickly) I didn't just want a plain bag I wanted something fun and intricate. One that would take some one's eyes away from the current knitting project filled with mistakes to the bag.

With all that said I also wrote up the pattern as I went along. The name was inspired because I became stressed out at what component to add next to the bag. It became my Bag of Doom. It might also have something to do with the Doom song as sung by Gir on Invader Zim. This pattern is loaded with tutorials making this bag very doable for the adventurous beginner.

OK, I guess that is all the procrastination I can milk out of this; I ought to go and knit on that sock I mentioned.

Next up: Delaina's Revenge.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Out of Yarn

I've got a new pattern for you. This one uses scrap yarn. Any weight and approriate needles.
For this one I used Pound of Love. Just some left over yarn from a baby blanket.
Did I memtion that this one if free? Well, it is and you can find it right here:
If you have any problems with this link, please let me know.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sine Curve Shawl

I've been working on a new project. A shawl that is to be donated to the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The yarn is sooo soft and warm. The colors are dreamy. The season is summer, so I'm not motivated. I'm hot. But the sooner I get this done the sooner I will eat some lemon lime sherbert in celebration.
But how does one get a pdf link? I don't know. I made a pdf. But I don't know how to get the link.
I'm rambling again. I'm not sure if anyone reads this blog. If you do here is a pattern for you to try. It's very simple.

Needle Size: us15

Yarn: James C. Brett Marble Chunky, bulky 12 ply, 341 yds or equivalent weight

Cast on: 71

R1: knit.

R2: purl.

R3: knit.

R4: knit 3, *k2tog, k2tog, k1, yon, k1, yon, k1, yon, k1, yon, k1, ssk, ssk, * knit 3.

R5: knit 3, purl till 3 stitches remain, knit 3.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 till length is achieved.

R6: (right side facing you) purl.

R7: knit.

R8: purl.

Cast off.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Do you know this cat?

Do you know this cat? I saw him/her near Rider College. I hope this sweet cat finds it's way home soon. The poor thing seems friendly yet lost & frightened.

This picture was taken on 5/23/09 at 4pm.