Sunday, June 24, 2007
I chose to turn the picot edge as I knit as I'm not great at sewing and use this method often when knitting socks .
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I'm so pleased that I finished this because I usually enjoy stranded knitting and this lace was hard. I had to revert to being a knitting student again complete with ripped out portions, etc.
Now I can concentrate on my favorite kind of knitting. Stranded color work... another Dale of Norway baby sweater for the same grandchild.
You can see that one on my new and under-construction blog.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
This is my first post here and I am delighted to meet you all! I am currently working on my second red sweater Tomato--the first one being Poppy. I am really enjoying this knit and I must say the knitting seems to be cruising right along... I'm about 10 repeats away from separating for the sleeves so that I can increase on the chest area.
This is my first time knitting wity Blue Sky Dyed cotton---I am so loving the experience! I can hardly wait to have this little number off the needles for the summer:) Oh and the color --is the original colors Wendy Bernard used for her design Tomatoe and . I love reds! Can you tell?
Thursday, June 14, 2007
After I stumbled across the KAL red sweater blog June 1, I thought that it would motivate me to begin this new sweater for my granddaughter that I had been procrastinating. While I love stranded color work knitting, I have only knit one or two lace items. Both were quite simple and completed with great difficulty. That was several years ago and I have been avoiding lace ever since. But, time to learn something new!
I have made progress on this baby cardigan, but had to rip out and reknit many rows when my count got off and the pattern became randomly lateral instead of uniformly vertical and horizontal. I am so easily exasperated with this. Luckily, I am making a size 2, and my granddaughter is 2 months old so I should be able to finish it in time… even with all the stops and starts.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Pair 20 -
Is medium weight Fire on the Mountain from STR. Just a simple 4/1 rib over 65 stitches on 2,5 mm needles.
Pair 21 -
Victorian Lace from the 6 Sox KAL are finished. Since I am not planning on wearing these with sandals, I ended the lace partway down the top of the sock and finished it with 4x4 ribbing.
Knit out of Angel Seawool from Fleece Artist on 2,5 mm needles. Once I memorized the 12 row pattern (which really is many less rows) it went incredibly rapidly.
Since I am out in the field playing Army for the next couple of weeks, it turns out I have lots of knitting time. Rest of the details can be found here.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
I knit the Medallion Cardigan pattern by Meg Swansen from her book Knitting. The original pattern is in white and black. Me? of course I had to make it Red!
The inside of the cardi just to show my strands.
More detail in my blog. I am in love with this one!
Pattern: Zephyr Style
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Candy Apple
Modifications: I lengthened the body and sleeves; and increased at the hips.
Pattern: Martha Lazar
Yarn: 4 skeins KP Suri Dream in Strawberry
I'm currently working on this.