27 June 2007
It's done now and I'm enjoying the rest of it. I haven't gotten very far but if feels like I'm flying given the amount of time I've actually had to work on it. I'm bringing it to my S&B meeting tonight and I should be able to finish the blue stripe. Then I have to wait for the last color to get in to my LYS for the next stripe.
25 June 2007
I assembled everything I need (except the elastic for the waistband and the last skein of yarn). I'm going to spend the rest of the day knitting and playing with the pups!
I'm completely hooked on socks now. I understand all those people who knit pair after pair after pair. I really want to try a lace pattern one now. I need to finished the other one of this pair though. This sock is so much more comfortable than I could have imagined. I did a pretty crap job grafting the toe though so I'm not sure how long it will last.
18 June 2007
So, my problem was that there was supposed to be a regular knit row between each of my decrease rows. Oh well, too late now!
17 June 2007
Isn't it gorgeous! But, notice how this is not a picture of it sitting on my head? There happens to be a very good reason for it. . . it looks ridiculous. It's too small. It will fit on my head but doesn't make it anywhere near my ears. I'm not about to tear it out since it's angora and I think the yarn would look like crap if I do. So, I'm making a skirt for my niece soon so maybe when that's done I'll send this up there with it as a present for my nephew. It'll probably be way too big though. We'll see.
So, a warning to my sisters who have the same pattern and kit. . . When it says knit until it's 5 inches long, you should really knit until it's 6 or 6.5 inches long!
14 June 2007
I am super excited about my new project. I'm going to make Hip in Hemp from the new knitty for my adorable niece! I called my LYS yesterday and they carry the yarn. They had everything I needed except for one skein. They sent out some sort of listserv e-mail thingy out to the knitting shop community and found what I needed within the hour! Now it's being sent to them and I will get a call as soon as it comes in. I'm busting to start it! I hope to have the yarn in hand by the middle of next week. Hopefully the fact that my niece is growing like a weed will be enough motivation for me to finish it really quick.
04 June 2007
The second one looks exactly the same, but I've only got the top pieced for that one. I had a litle problem. The pattern I had has a yellow center for the squares, but I choose a blue pooh fabric. So everything that was blue I switched with a yellow fabric and vice versa. I didn't quite realize that I would wind up with a whole bunch of yellow together. It turned out very girly even though they're both for little boys. But whatever, they're still cute and cuddly!
There was some issue about how to attach a label since it's minkee fabric on the back. I decided to buttonhole stitch it on with the hopes that that would hold a little better than regular applique.