Friday, September 21, 2007

Greetings from Italy

Hi! I'm "Ai ferri corti" (that literally means "short needles", i.e. needles that were used for socks knitting in Italy) and I'm from Italy. First of all I would like to thank Anne and Laura for inviting me to join to this wonderful KAL. I'm very happy about it because... I'm knitting a red sweater (mohair by Bertagna Filati in the picture) and because I have the possibility to learn (a lot) from such a group of knitters!

Since I'm Italian and my English/American is not really good, do not hesitate to correct words/sentences and so on! I think this will improve my English too!
Thank you all!

Best Regards,
Ai Ferri Corti

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Could it be?

Could I actually be finished my Samus for this KAL? I believe I started it last November, but maybe it was October. I'm not sure. Anyways, it is finished and if you want to read more about it please check out my blog! PrairieGirl Knits I would love your feedback! (the pics aren't great, but hopefully you can get the idea!)


New to the KAL

Hi everyone! I am excited to join this KAL for 3 reasons.
1) I love red! It is most definitely my favorite color.
2) I love knitting!
3) I have nothing in my wardrobe that is red and hand knit.

Therefore, I must join although I have 6 WIPs and at least 30 projects waiting in my stash closet. Since none of those projects were red, I had to go buy more stash! Which I love doing about as much as knitting. This is what I bought.

The Patons was on sale at Michaels for $3.79 this week. I am trying to decide between these two projects.

What do you think? I am leaning at doing the vest because I am afraid the Patons wool may be too scratchy against my skin. But I have yet to knit an adult size Aran sweater. Isn't knitting great there is always something you can do that you've never done before and you can spend your entire lifetime challenging yourself.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

a new red sweater for me

gosh it's been forever since i posted here, but i started a new little red cardigan and laura prompted me to share it. this is the sweater i meant to knit last year, but never did. i'm using briar rose grandma's blessing in a gorgeous blood-red color, and working up my own design.

so far i have one front piece completed and part of the other. i usually start with a sleeve, but decided that i needed to see the buttonbands and neckline before i went on to the rest.

i am knitting it on size 3 needles and couldn't be happier with how it is turning out. i'd like to have it done to wear to rhinebeck.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Hi everyone

Hi everyone. Thanks for inviting me to join this KAL. I'm casting on this 'Ink Flared Sweater' tomorrow, in a deep red yarn. It's a free pattern available on the Black Dog Designs website.

Although I've many WIPs at the moment, I hope to get this jumper knitted over this month while watching the Rugby World Cup on television! Red sweater for Wales, after all!

I'm loving reading about everybody's knitting projects. Will let you know how my sweater comes along!

You can see how I'm progressing, and my other projects, on my blog.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Actually, I finished over a week ago but I haven't had a chance to take photos and blog about it. I ran out of yarn for the shawl collar so I went with just a ribbed edge. It's not ideal, but I still like the sweater. Plus, I'm trying to stash-bust and so I didn't want to go buy MORE yarn just for that. Overall, I think I'll get lots of use out of this sweater when it finally cools down around here! P.S. Note the kitty toy my "assistant" left in the photo.