Monday, November 29, 2004
I've finally got some pictures of some more of my knitting projects. My friend's baby shower was a big success last Sunday. She received a lot of great gifts but mine was the only hand-knit item. I had to go out and buy a little outfit for her for the baby shower as I didn't get the "devan" sweater finished in time. I still have some time before the baby is born yet so I will give it to her then. But, in the meantime, I DID finish the Christmas tree hat and she absolutely loved it. I can't wait to see it on her little guy or girl. It was really hard shopping for the baby when nobody knows if he's going to be a boy or if she's going to be a girl. My stuff tends to lean towards boy because that's what I think she's going to have. She thinks so too but everybody else is saying "girl". We'll have to just wait and see. Anyway, here's a picture of the tiny festive toque and the partially completed "devan" sweater.
Saturday, November 20, 2004
So Many Babies, So Little Time
It seems that everybody I know is having a baby! (except for me) I love knitting cute little baby things so I'm madly knitting as much as I can for the new arrivals. (3 on the way so far) I've made the "baby stripes" sweater (previously posted) and an adorable christmas tree hat. I've started on the "devan" baby cardigan and hope to have it completed by next weekend for a baby shower on Sunday. So far I've finished both front pieces and have started the first sleeve. It's a slow process though as I've been really busy with work (my regular full-time job AND housework) but I think I can get it done in time. (okay , I HOPE I can get it done in time!) If not, well, there's always the option to buy something. Hopefully I can get a picture of the christmas tree hat before I give it away....it really is cute.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
After leaving my Blue Cable Cardigan lying "almost finished" for months, I've finally completed it...... and it's really ugly. I'm wearing it right now and I can't help but giggle to myself about how horrid it looks. Its too small for one thing...and I think I should've made the collar bigger, the sleeves are a tad too short, the button band doesn't stay very flat, and basically its a big piece of crap.... Odly though, I kinda like it. It's my sweater. It's fairly comfortable and it's really nice and warm. I think I will wear it all the time (at home, when nobody else is home) I may even post a picture of it some day. (well, maybe not, it's pretty bad)
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Wish Me Luck
I've just started on the biggest, most complicated knitting project I have ever attempted. (I've been knitting for less than a year) I'm making an Aran Pullover from the Philosopher's Wool Company for my fiance. I've knit a simple cable before but nothing like this!!! It's going good now, but I had some problems on my first few attempts. Every time I got to the 3rd row of the cable pannel for the sleeve I would end up with an extra stitch! Now, when I say EVERY time, I mean the 8 times I ripped it back....yes, EIGHT times!!!! I was so extremely frustrated I wanted to cry. Finally, I decided (and by I, I really mean my MOM and I) decided to first weave a "lifeline" of a piece of bright (in my case, red) yarn just after the ribbing so that if I messed up again (and again, and again) I wouldn't lose EVERYTHING. Also, I am using the "magic loop" technique for knitting in the round with a long circular needle (instead of double pointed needles) and I put the entire pattern section on one side so I could pay special attention to what i was doing. It seems to have worked...no more problems, no more ferocious ripping out. I am now two full pattern repeats up the first sleeve (almost to my guy's elbow) and all is well. :-) Pictures will be posted as soon as I get some....hint, hint, Mom (she has a digital camera, I don't)
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
I just finished eating a bunch of cheezewhiz "nachos"...... does anybody else do this? You know, melt some cheesewhiz and pour it over tortilla chips..... anyway, it's usually really tasty (to me anyway) but this time I went overboard on the cheese (okay, okay, FAKE cheese) and now I feel nasty. yuck. I know this is a really lame topic but if I don't write about SOMETHING, my loyal readers will lose interest. I'll try to come up with something a little more interesting next time. :-)