Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I worked out a trade with a nice mama to get my 2yo some awesome custom made bamboo velour undies. I made her 2yoDD a pair of shorties and her soon to be born DD a pair of longies that will grow to fit her all summer and be capri's. I love how they came out, super cute!
well I did, it's finished. My first large project! I'm disappointed but so glad I tested the pattern in a cheap yarn so I can see where I need to alter things to fit me better. I made the smallest size and it's fit is too loose, so next time I will do decreases under the arms after the join and knit several extra rows before starting the lace pattern section, then I will not do the waist increases and knit the length longer as following the pattern made it just an inch or 2 too short for my tastes.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Another day stuck in bed sick leaves time for much progress! One thing I have learned however is that lace probably shouldn't be knit while sick and breastfeeding lol I made a few oops that aren't really noticeable except to me of course. I am working on my 3rd waist increase now but wanted to try it on to see if I need all 5 increases. As it turns out 3 is all I need so after this will just be boring rows of stockinette until I get to the hem.
Changes I made, I left off the purl ridges and instead did 4 rows of seed stitch before and after the lace portion. 3 waits increases instead of. I'll also do the seed stitch for the hem and arm cuffs. The sleeves are already at the length I want so I am skipping the lace on the sleeves and just going straight in to the cuff. I think I should be done tommorow or Monday.
This is the largest project O have knit but by far one of the fastest. And it lives up to its name, it is indeed very simple :)
Friday, March 9, 2007
I joined some MDC mamas do do a KAL for stitchdiva's simple knitted bodice. It's got very pretty details and I couldn't wait to finish up some other projects to get started. Then I got very sick this week, which makes perfect knitting time. So after casting on last nigh and spending today in bed I got a good start on my SKB. I am almost to the lace detail on the bodice. Here is a picture of my progress :)
Saturday, March 3, 2007
I'm a freshman this year in what is known as the rockin sock club, enabled by the wonderful ladies at Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I got my first kit in the mail yesterday and really had to restrain myself from ripping open the box and digging in to its contents. Especially as I still have one more pare of longies to knit before my hands are free. But I digress...
I couldn't hold out any longer and opened my pkg. Wowwee is all i can say. The yarn is nice, very soft, squishy and springy. I live the little emergency sock yarn keychain. The pin, the sticker. And a binder to hold all of my new patterns that will be arriving every 2 mths. I have never knit a sock before so this will be a my new years challenge. I can't wait to start! I already did my gauge swatch tho it looks as if I may need to drop down to a size 0 or even 00 to knit as I am still about .5 st off in my guage on size 1's. Ouch! They are so tiny I am afraid I might break them :/