Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Started my poncho
The baby blanket has progressed well - I'm about 1/4 done (as you can see from the ugly progress bars to the right). I like this pattern, and it knits up so quickly I may acutally make all this baby stuff before these babies are born!
Time for bed!
Sunday, June 27, 2004
Homemade percent bars
I've started my new project - the Big Bad Baby Blanket from the Stitch n Bitch book. This one is in Natural Heather WoolEase yarn. It's knitting up quickly, and is so easy that I don't really have to pay attention to what I'm doing. I'm all for that! I'm going to attempt to only have 1 or 2 projects going at at time, but we'll see! I make no promises.
Anyway, it's getting late, so I'm headed in to say goodnight to the kiddo and go to bed! Work tomorrow (work always gets in the way of knitting!)...
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Tahki Yarn Tube Top is finished
Tahki Yarn Tube Top
I'm not terribly happy with it...it just doesn't flatter me. I should have used a more springy yarn, and probably not in white. But I needed a white sweater, so...live and learn. I probably won't wear it, but at least it wasn't expensive ($3 for acrylic yarn!). See the photo album to the left for project details.
I got my new yarn from elann.com today - Endless Summer Lara. It's 100% Combed, Mercerized, Double Gassed Cotton. Yum! And dirt cheap, too. I got 7 skeins for the Tahki Yarn Poncho pattern, and some for the Knitty.com Anouk jumper. Now if I can just get this tube top finished so I can work on these new projects!!
Close up pics of Vogue Knitting Tank
Friday, June 25, 2004
Ah, my crazy cats...
I mention the cats, because Gandalf has currently taken up residence on my tube top. Apparently the knitting needles don't bother her (I wonder if she can even feel them?).
I should go rescue the knitting before one cat (or both) ends up frogging a bunch of rows for me.
The excitement never ends at my house! (haha)
Thursday, June 24, 2004
I kept running into a problem, though...with my old template, it would force the main content to the bottom of the page, and that kind of defeats the purpose of a blog. So I switched to this template, which I like as well, and with the sidebar being on the right, it allows everything to stay in its place.
I've also added a few links to picture albums on the sidebar. These are hosted through ofoto.com, because it's free and I'm too lazy to post them on my own site. So hopefully this solution will work out.
Now that I've spent so much time on this blog (not that you can tell), I've been neglecting my knitting. So I'll get back to that now, so I can have more stuff on here to post about!
Sunday, June 20, 2004
Tank from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2004 (Project #1). Knitted in Lion Brand Microspun in Coral, size Medium. Probably should have gone the next size up, but I usually knit very loose, so I thought it would be OK. Live and learn! This knitted up quickly - it took about 2 weeks to do (granted, I had more time to knit during those 2 weeks than I normally do).
The pattern was kind of hard to decipher - the body eyelets are done using a double yarn over, and then I knitted the first yo and purled the 2nd yo. Not sure if that's what I was supposed to do, but it gives the pattern a nice texture.