Monday, January 30, 2006
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Still trying to put the pieces together for the sweater. I seamed the shoulder and now have to pick up stitches for the neck. I have been knitting on the vest that I have had on the needles for awhile. It's the same long vest that I did in Homespun but I am knitting it with the bulky weight boucle that I bought from JoAnn's. It's a mixture of black, white, gray, and brown. Until I saw it outside I had no idea that it had any brown in it. It's also the same type of yarn that I made the sweater out of. I think it will look really good. At least, I hope so.
Been waiting for the book Oddball Knitting from the library and finally, I get an email saying it's there. Woohoo. But unfortunately, someone has lied!! It is not there and no one knows why I have gotten that message. GGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRR. I have wanted to see this for quite a long time.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
As of one hour ago all the sweater pieces are knitted. *much happy dancing around* Now all I have to do is sew it together and pick up the neck. I went to knitting last night and they were stunned to find out that I had gotten so much done. Made me feel like a knitting freak. But in a good way. lol. Tomorrow I will put it together and have a new sweater.
Also going to make a cardigan. Using Red Heart in ecru ...it's called fleck. I think it will be a nice, thick sweater.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Monday, January 16, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
FINALLY!! It is finished and out of my hands. This is Ad. modeling his sweater and he seems to be pleased with it. I was very pleased with how it came out and much more pleased to have it finished and out of here. And C.'s poncho was finished last night. I seamed the piece together and THAT is over. Whew. Now I am knitting for me. I am knitting a sweater from Cast On magazine called "The Big Easy" by Melissa Leapman. I don't remember which issue so I will look. I am doing it in a bulky weight yarn in sunset colors and I think it will be quite easy. I am making the ribbing pattern much shorter than the 7'' that is called for as I don't really need to draw any more attention to my hips. It should go fast. We'll see.
The knitting group at the library met for the first time this year today. We haven't had a meeting since November so that was fun. And informative. Too bad I had to go outside to get there....it is Freezing!! The wind is blowing so much that it is just miserable to go out. So I shall stay inside and ....hmmm, what shall I do? Let's think. Think, think, think. I know!! I think I shall knit. Gee, what a surprise.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Monday, January 9, 2006
Monday, January 2, 2006
This is the yarn that A. bought for her shawl/wrap. It is Cherry Hill Yarns Melange -Northern Lights is the color...yummy,no? She hasn't decided yet what pattern she wants but is narrowing it down. Which is fine because I have lots of knitting to do yet.
On the plus side, I have finished the front of the zigzag sweater for Ad. Woohoo!! I was worried about working the placket but it worked great. I am doing the sleeves now and it is always confusing working 2 at once. So far so good but I really have to pay attention. Hopefully pictures will be coming soon.