I’m excited! Since I’ve had to wait and wait and wait ever so anxiously to find Vogue Knitting and something I really really want to knit, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I’ve found a really cute cable pattern at Vogue Knitting (flirtation) and a pretty generic pattern for mittens. So my plan is to take generic mitten pattern and add the flirtaiton cables. Voila! Something fun & pretty! Then I also chose a few cable sock patterns via Ravelry. I found some warm fuzzy yarn, ordered it, and now all I have to do is wait. But this is a good waiting because it’s paid for, just need it to come in.
Where is Vogue Knitting?! August 29, 2008
I absolutely covet the Fall issue of Vogue Knitting and can’t seem to find it ANYwhere in my small tiny town. 😦 It’s frustrating and annoying because I want to knit those big fluffy mittens. I don’t think it would do me any good to subscribe now because I probably won’t get the Fall issue which is what I want in the first place! The local bookstore gets a peppering of crafting magazines and she says that they haven’t gotten any knitting/crochet ones in awhile and doesn’t think they will. I scoured the shelves of Wal-Mart and K-Mart and have come up with nothing. *sigh* I just hope I can find it somewhere next weekend when we visit our families in a REAL bookstore. Or either of the LYS.
My little model August 22, 2008
Jax is so good at being a model for my knitting. He helped me size this sweater up through all of its stages and I have to say, it turned out pretty good. It’s a toddler size 2 and is a little long on the arms and lengthwise, which will be good for growing toddlers! My husband joked that I should put a horseshoe on the front so it’ll be a Colts’ sweater. Even though I didn’t want to, I had to buy another skein of Lion Brand yarn so I could finish up the sleeves. So yet again, I’m stuck with 95% of a skein of yarn that’s too small for anything outrageous but too little for anything else (that I can knit anyway).
I definitely want to knit one of these for Jax, but it’ll probably be in a lighter cotton/linen yarn. Hardly any of us really wear sweaters anyway. But I think something light will be perfect.
Oooooh! August 19, 2008
I’ve decided that this is my next big project. My husband helped me pick out a color yarn (Dublin) at KnitPicks and I’m just dying to get started. Buuut, it may still be a little bit. Mostly because I want to check out the two yarn stores when we go visit our parents and see if they have anything I’ll probably fall in love with even more. So that’s that and I’m off to work on something that’s sitting in my bag!
Bday sweater! August 15, 2008
I’m surprised it didn’t take much tears to complete this sweater! It was fairly easy (although picking up stitches is a pain) and everything measured the same length. So I call it a raving success! Before it was completely finished I had Jax try on what I had knitted to test for size and it fitted pretty well.
Right now it’s pinned to a towel and sitting on top of the washing machine waiting to dry. Next week I’ll be sending off a care package to the Cities including this sweater for Carter who turned 2 yesterday and then socks and a hat for Fiona just for giggles.
Now that this is finished I’m hoping to get more work done on my pointelle shawl! Plus now that I know I can knit it, I’m sure there are a few more in the works!
Want to hear something funny? August 11, 2008
I stink at reading directions. No, that’s not the funny part. The funny part is that I spent the better part of Saturday night meticulously knitting and measuring 13″ of neckline. I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me earlier that something wasn’t right. But I didn’t bother looking into it and waited ’til 13″ later and a couple inches into the otehr side to finally reread the directions. Note how it reads:
Cont in stockinette until work measures 10[12, 13, 14] inches, ending with a WS row.
*sigh* Luckily I wasn’t shy about cutting into my massive neckline and unraveling. So now it looks more like what I thought a sweater should look like. Jax had fun holding it up against himself and showing it off. It isn’t too short and looks just right. Which means it’ll be just perfect for his cousin who I am sure is not quite the toddler giant Jax is.
I’m hoping to be finished with it by the end of this week, so let’s cross our fingers!
By the way, the pattern is Scoop from Knitty under kid whimsies
Look! A picture! August 7, 2008
This is a tiny portion of my Little Birds blanket. It’s an inch or two longer than a CD and very wide. I’m almost out of yarn, but I think I can squeak out one more round of pattern before I wait to order more yarn! But now that I have a definite plan in my future, I feel a lot better about putting it on hold ’til the new yarn is in stock.
I was going to attempt to photograph my pointelle shawl, but it never turns out the way I want it to. So for the time being, I’ll paint a picture with words. 😀 The color is still gorgeous and it still takes me an hour per round to knit. I’m confident that the rest of the yarn will last me for the entirety of my project. Considering I’ve got about 1 1/2 feet knitted and you can barely see a dent in the skein.
Today we went to the local library and I was impressed with the knitting books they have! Last time I checked (only online though) I was disappointed to see such a small amount. Guess I was wrong! Looks like I’ll become a frequent visitor to the library now. It helps that I can distract Jax with a visit to the children’s room!