Thursday, April 24, 2008

Knitting Wit De Fishies

Awww…..crap. I’m running out of yarn, again. You would think I’d learn by now, shouldn’t 1000 yds. of worsted weight yarn be enough for a baby blanket?? Well, granted, I’m making a big baby blanket, aiming for a size of about 40” square. Called my LYS, they don’t have it. Called the one across town, they don’t have it. Argh! I will find it, oh yes, I will. Just wait and see. I know, enough talking….how about some pics?? I’m doing this is 5 colors of Berocco Comfort, strips of cables that will get sewn together.

I picked up my Ruffled Jacket last week with renewed determination to figure out those darn sleeve caps. Let me just tell you, I couldn’t have done it with my “Sweater Design in Plain English” book. Great book. If you’re planning on designing any sweaters, I highly recommend it. So I plunged ahead and finished the first cap! Now I’m on the second sleeve. I would say I could post a tut on how I figured it out, the only trouble with that is I’m knitting the sweater on an entirely different gauge, meaning it wouldn’t work for anyone following the pattern straight from the magazine.

I’m craving garter. Is that weird?? Today and yesterday I’ve been swatching for possible sweaters in garter stitch. Could be the fact that I’m in the process of cleaning out my closet and found some luscious little yarns I’ve had tucked away =;) Naah, I’m sure that had nothing to do with it at all. One of the sweaters I’m considering is the Shawl Collar Tunic by Mari Lynn Patrick, from the Fall Anniversary 2007 VK. It’s a cute striped pullover with a big kangaroo pocket in the front. Seems like it might one of those great transitional sweaters for me.

I bought the Dayflower Lace Camisole pattern from Knititude. This is one I saw a while ago and I still love it every time I see it. I’m thinking I’m going to make it in Classic Elite Wool Bamboo, happened across 2 balls of this in my LYS clearance chest, this is some lovely stuff! Great sheen, and I’m sure it hangs like a dream. I need to finish this blankie so I can work on other stuff!! I need to on other stuff!!

We went hiking again last weekend, gotta love this Spring weather. There were these huge gnarly vines hanging all over, they were cool. We saw this neat tree that looked like it had a built-in planter. Then Sydney found the ‘tree seat’, a perfect child-sized spot!

1 comment:

Alison said...

What a cool tree and a delightful and cute little daughter!