Sunday, August 31, 2008
I made some real progress on my Quidditch Sweater from Charmed Knits. I worked on it a lot while I was at my part-time job this weekend. I started this sweater last October for a knitting class and it was slow going at first because it was well ... boring, LOL! Now that I have the front done, I can't wait to finish the rest to have something I can wear!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am doing well on my 2 socks on 2 circulars, I am past the heel and am working on the gussett decreases at the moment, they are really coming along nicely. I do like this method and even took them with me today to a big family outing that was at a banquet center with softball, mini golf, etc. so it was a causal place I got to sit outside at a picnic table and knit for a while.
I pulled out my WIP bag which is a large plastic linen storage bag and saw some yarn I got for a scarf that I totally forgot about, LOL! I really need to make some sort of list or something of the projects that I want to do and where the patterns are. I do keep a 3-ring binder with working copies (or the original if it came alone) in there with things that I want to do in the future, but sometimes I see things in magazines and don't want to bother copying the pattern at this time since I won't be working on it right away anyway ...and buy the yarn and stash it and then forget about it, hahaha! How do you keep your patterns and future projects organized??
I have several things on the needles at the moment that I want to get finished up soon so that I can finish up some things for Christmas and gifts.
- Yarn Smackdown socks - Hopefully I can get these finished before I get killed, LOL!
- Diane's Gloves - Vintage 1940s pattern that had me guessing a few times. I have one glove almost done.
- Derek's Scarf - started last winter, would be nice to finish before this winter!
- Mom's Scarf - also started last winter.
- Marion Socks - Socks for my MIL, want to complete for Christmas.
- Quidditch Sweater - for myself, would like to finish so I can wear it this year.
- Alpaca Scarf - something I wanted to try using two strands of yarn.
- Drawstring bag - Just something to work on for fun with Meditation yarn.
- Reversible Cable Scarf - in Ultra Alpaca for myself.
- Panda Cotton Socks
- Peppermint Twist Socks
- Art Yarns Socks
And lets not mention the many skeins of yarn I have stashed for various other projects, hahahaha!!
I am going to try and finish whatever is on needles at the moment before starting anything new unless its for a class. Then I can start on the other projects that I have yarn set aside for!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I am taking a 2 socks on 2 circulars class. I took this before but tried it on one long circular and it didn't work out so well, the yarn kept getting tangled, I kept knitting the sock inside out and twisting it, etc. So I wanted to give it another try, I am a better knitter in general now so I think that will help. The 2 circulars instead of one makes a HUGE difference too.
I got a better picture of the Hypnosis pattern from The Eclectic Sole.
I started the gloves my friend wanted and got a lot done this weekend, but noticed that the thumb gussett increases threw the pattern stitch off, so I ripped it back and took it with me today for help. The instructor suggested something that I am going to try and see if that works better. In the pattern you cannot see the gussett so its unclear how they worked around it or if it looked bad there too!
Friday, August 1, 2008
The yarn is Ranco by Araucania in Multi. I originally got this because I liked the colors and had something else for the Hypnosis pattern, but while I was going through my stash, I though this would work very well for this pattern.
So far so good. Here's a close up of the leg, hard to see the pattern stitches without blocking, but its coming out good.