Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Change of plans

Okay, forget the previous post. I guess everything's on hold until I make this sweater for moi.

I am doing the ChicKnits Ribbi Cardi Knitalong with a bunch of other people and was threatened by Carole to wait until she was ready to start. Since she's ready, and coming to see me in a few weeks I decided to start working on it pronto. I don't usually knit with such small needles and it hurts! I think it's funny that the bigger needles actually feel better on my hands. Maybe they'll get used to it?

The yarn I'm usuing is a heather grey for the body and a pretty, heather purple. It is the Peruvian Collection Highland Wool from elann.com. Here's a picture that isn't so great. Maybe I'll try and take another one later.

I'll update as I get further! Wish me luck and patience as I'll need a lot of it with this project. Just knowing that C. is doing it too will keep me on track I think....

Friday, December 24, 2004

Next on my list...

Here are the next few projects I have all lined up with yarn and everything. Click on the pictures to find out more about each pattern.

I'm working on this one right now for me from the Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits:

The following patterns are from the new book by Debbie Bliss called Junior Knits.

For Cameron

For Blair

For Cameron


I now just have to add the handles to my mitered bag and it's all DONE!! Finally.

Here it is drying the other day.

It's really pretty isn't it? If I do say so myself! Here are the handles I'm putting on I have the pink ones. I'll post pictures when I'm finally done. I swear this bag has taken me forever to knit.

Gotta love it!

I was invited by my neighbors across the street to a surprise birthday party for the wife's 40th. I'm the kind of person who hates to go anywhere empty-handed so I decided to raid my stash and see if I had anything fun. I remembered I had bought a bunch of stuff on sale a few months ago at Michaels and knew it'd be perfect for a cute scarf. I pulled out my size 50's and gave myself nap time to knit as much as I could. I had some Jewel Box and some pretty eyelash yarn and knit until my kids woke up. I love having a skill like this!

Voila - the naptime scarf!

The funniest thing was that my gift was the best one of the whole party. She had 3 different friends who said, "OMG! You made this? Do you sell them?!?" I had fun telling them I made it during naptime. They looked at me in such amazement. I didn't tell them it cost me about 6 bucks too. I left the party with a date with the 10 year old daughter of the neighbors to teach her how to knit. She's so excited to learn.

The moral of the story is to buy yourself a pair of size 50 needles, have a good stash of yarn and 1-2 hours of time to make someone a very pretty present! And yes, size 50's are gigantic and not so easy to use. But, you get used to it and it's fun to have single stitches that are almost 2' tall!

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Latest gift

I made this for my bestest friendy Carole. It's the cutest capelet made from Rowan Biggy Print.

It ties up in the back like a shoestring. How cute is she?!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Latest Projects....

I've been a knitting fool as of late and I figured I would just make a post with all of the projects I've completed in the past few months.

First I tackled Coronet from Knitty for myself.

Then, I altered the pattern for my daughter.

I had a bunch of leftover ribbon yarn from some presents I've made so I figured I'd tie them all together and make me a long scarf.

I've been knitting my whole life and I've never attempted mittens. Because this Manos was calling my name I decided to finally try making some mittens. I love how they turned out.

Now I need to finish up this mitered square felty I've been working on for some time. this is an old picture but at least you get an idea of what I'm working on. Right now I actually have 13.5 of the 14 squares done!