Sunday, May 28, 2006
Ok, here it is. The Minisweater aka boobholder. Let's just say it was a good learning experience. The SWTC Karaoke held up pretty good despite getting completely frogged three times! My guage was really different than what was called for even though I think I used exactly the right type of yarn called for in the pattern. I had to go down to size 8 needles to get it to be the right size. I really like the finished result though. It was a good lesson in learning how to fit something to your own body.
Here is what it looked like before. Way too big!
Friday, May 26, 2006
Coming soon!! pics of my finished Minisweater!!
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I got some yarn yesterday afternoon that I ordered from WEBS. It's Jo Sharp Soho Summer in Paprika. When I first got it I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or if it would work for the Honeymoon Cami I intend to make with it. But I knit up a good sized "proper" swatch and the guage was a little off but then I washed it and it stretched out a little bit and now the guage seems to be just right. So I guess we'll see. I also ordered some Tahki Cotton Classic but it's backordered so I'll have to wait on that.
Ok, here is the button! This sucker has got to be close to 3 inches in diameter! I got it at the LYS near my work that I go to on my lunch break sometimes. The "reason" (do I really need one?) I went was to see if they had any Lamb's Pride Cotton Fleece....which they didn't but they had a skein of Cascade 220 that caught my eye. I've been wanting to make this Sophie bag from MagKnits. I'm going to use the button somehow to make a closure. And heck!! for the price of one skein of yarn I can have a new purse. Let's just not talk about how much that button cost (it was more than the yarn).
Simon likes the button too!
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Pattern: Gioia by Wendy Wonnacott
Yarn: 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden color 226
The left pic is before
The right pic is during blocking.
.....and here is the beautiful result!!
Pattern: Buttonhole Bag from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: 3 skeins Lamb's Pride Bulky
And here is some new Hill Country sock yarn I got a couple of weeks ago from Discount Yarn Sale. The colors are amazing! I love it! Now, I haven't actually made any socks except for the Christmas stockings. I'm waiting for my Sensational Knitted Socks book from Amazon to get it before I start anything. And I have some cheap Knitpicks sock yarn that I'm going to use first so I don't mess up this gorgeous stuff. Check it out.
Chocolate Covered Cherries and Honey Butter!
I'm in love....*sigh*
Monday, May 08, 2006
My Minisweater has turned into a disaster and I don't think I'm going to be able to bring myself to look at it for a while. I got the main body of it finished and tried it on and it's waaaaay big!! I don't get it! Arrg! And I guess I don't have enough experience yet to know how to make it smaller because I would redo the whole thing if I knew how. :( oh well.
There are so many projects I want to do.....
The Honeymoon Cami from knitty.
The Fad-Classic from Knit and Tonic.
Actually, I had better stop there, otherwise I'll end up listing half of what's on knitty!
Oh bother. I was going to snap a pic of Gioia but the Mr. took the digicam out of town on business. Well, since I can't post those pics I'll post some pics of my little angels (look at those innocent little faces)!
Well, I'd better go to the gym now to do what I can to stave off the flat-butt syndrome one gets from sitting in a car two hours a day on one's commute, the eight to nine hours in computer chair at work, and the one or two hours I get to spend knitting/watching TV every night. hmmm.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Well, I guess I've been knitting for about a year and a half now and most of what I produced were a zillion scarves, a few hats, and one floppy French Market bag from knitty. After nearly a hundred miles of Christmas gift scarves I was getting a hankerin' for something a little more challenging. So I decided to take the plunge and attempt my first socks in the form of Christmas stockings. Only took me 3 attempts to figure out how to turn the heel. And it was my first time using dpns.....nothin' to it! Anyway, they turned out great!
The pattern was "Rustic Lodge" stockings from "Knit Christmas Stockings!" and I used Harris with Rowen dk in the dark red and Jo Sharp Silkroad dk Tweed in the cedar green. I really like that Silkroad stuff...so soft! I had to double the strands to get the right guage...the patterned called for bulky weight but I couldn't find any in the right color at the LYS. I'm very happy with them and can't wait to use them this Christmas....that is if my kitties don't take a fancy to them.