Thursday, May 24, 2007

Truckin' Along on the Cozy V-Neck

Here I am checking out the progress on the Cozy V-Neck Pullover with Deep Ribbing that I am knitting from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. I have to say I love interchangeable needle sets! I am knitting this with my Denise interchangeables and it is so much easier to be able to throw on a new segment to try on the sweater than to put the sweater on waste yarn and have to put it back on the needles to knit again.

In other exciting interchangeable news, my new Knitpicks Options set came in the mail Tuesday! I am going to break them out and give them a go on the next sweater I have planned to knit, Sahara. As much as I am loving the Cozy V-Neck Pullover, I am ready to knit something that I can wear now!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Works in Progress

The first photo is of the Cozy V-Neck Pullover I am knitting from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. I am also participating in the Fitted Knits KAL (see blog links.) I am knitting the sweater with Cascade Pastaza in a medium gray color.

I am also knitting the Monkey Socks designed by Cookie A. and available on Knitty. I am knitting these in Plymouth Sockotta colorway 6673 (blue, green, yellow and brown on a white background.) I am using #2 dp needles.
The following WIP is are the silk sleeves from One Skein by Leigh Radford. I am knitting these in Kidsilk Haze color 606 Candy Girl on size #9 needles.
I am also knitting a tessellating fish afghan that I forgot to photograph. I will take pics of it soon and upload them to the site.

Legwarmers Complete

Another finished object. I made these legwarmers for my friend Penny to wear to ballet class. I will take a picture of her wearing the legwarmers when I give them to her the next time I see her.
Vital Stats
Yarn: Rowan Tapestry in Potpourri (color 172)
Pattern: Legwarmers from One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet by Leigh Radford
Needles: Denise Interchangeables #7, 47 inch circular length for knitting using Magic Loop

My first sweater...

I finally finished my first sweater!!! It was a top down cardigan that I made for my grandma. I started it in November with plans of having it finished for Christmas. When that didn't happen, I put it aside to finish it in early May. As you can see by the first picture, my grandma was really surprised and couldn't believe that I had made it.

This is my brother John pointing to the sweater. I gave the sweater to my grandma when we were in Ohio for my brother's law school graduation.
Here is the sweater laid out on its own. The color in the pictures in which my grandma is wearing the sweater is much truer to the actual shade of the yarn.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I am mohair.

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You are Mohair.You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Pics coming soon...

I finally busted out the digital camera and took some pics for the site this weekend. Now, I just need to upload them...