Tuesday, October 31, 2006

50k by 11-30-06 Good Heavens!

Well, this is coming along rather nicely. I've yet to finish the rest of the hood, attach the sleeves and knit the hem. I should be done by weekend.

Which is lucky because I have committed myself to an insane writing goal. 50k words by 11-30-06. I've lost my bloody mind! I will keep you posted on the word count and will be relying on the kindness of Jane and Danielle (because I am a football widow until December) to make sure I see the real world at least on Wednesday nights.
Have a great day!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Gone Rogue

Pattern : Rogue from Girl from Auntie
Yarn: Cascade 220 #9338 (green heather)
Needles: Knit Picks Options #7

Love it.
Advice - Don't try to talk and read the directions/charts for the first time, and think you can get it right.
More Advice - don't do it three times in a row.
Final Advice - let your friends help you!!!!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

For Chloe

Chloe is 4 months old. Red hair, blue eyes and lovely.
This cardigan is for her.
Pattern: Jasmine Lace Edge Cardigan from "Natural Knits" by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK in sh515 which is a soft sage/celery green
Needles: US 5 circulars (Knit Picks Options)
Buttons: JHB 309 from JoAnnes Fabrics
* This pattern and yarn were a joy to work with. Some changes were made to the pattern, just for personal preference. I did not care for the "round" look in the original pattern so did not switch to larger needles after the first two garter rows. The neck edging lays better if all edges are bound off and the stitches picked-up all the way around and then knit vs. picking-up and knitting each stitch. The original buttons were a clear pink strawberry, but of course I managed to lose them. But I do like these as well.
Welcome Chloe.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Break Time

Tea and T-mobile. I could be an ad.