Started Poetry in Stitches page 136 cardigan! Go ahead take a peak to see which one sweater I'm doing and come on back. I haven't got much more than the hem done yet, so no pictures of my own work has been taken. Maybe by this next weekend. BTW, this sweater starts out on size 1 needles with a cast on of 305 stitches. Three Hundred and five!
I'll be knitting up with size 2 when the pattern is started after the hem. Go ahead and asked me if I swatched this baby? Go ahead. Well I'll tell you anyway ...
This might turn around and bite me in the butt, but no I didn't swatch. I don't have size 0 circs and I don't want to buy them either. I will use the size 1 & 2 needles I already have. Well lets say that I usually end out on the size needles a pattern calls for anyway ... so I'm taking my chances. [like I said ... it might bite me.] We'll see how wrong I might be on this one ... later!
BTW, have you read the Yarn Harlot's post over the weekend, Jan. 16 and her followup? I think we should all get together SOMEWHERE even if we can't make it to NYC for the KIT event. That's Community Knitting Night at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn ... so I'm hoping that we can all participate in whatever plan Stephanie picks out. Stay tuned! [it's been suggested to send knit hats, socks, scarves, mittens etc. to be donated to the homeless in and around NYC. I like that one!]
I went up to my daughters this weekend. Three grandchildren were there. Jayden had her sweater on that I knit her for Christmas, so I finally have a picture of her wearing it.
And of course I continued with my daughter's knitting lessons. Here's a picture of her first finished project also ...
[she wouldn't allow me to take a picture of her knitting. Well not yet anyway, hehe.] Pretty in Pink for little JayD ... the Munchkin.
Congratulations, Heidi ... you're now a knitter!
And let there be more knitting ...
Another reason I've been quiet this weekend is because of all the other knitting I'm doing at the moment. I've either just finished or started something new. Here's a peek at a few ...
My felted mittens with knitted ribbed cuffs. See the cuffs on the inside? Here's a before picture also with them as mittens for a giant. Got the pattern from Knit One, Felt One as you see in the picture.
I finished my grandson's felted mitten for next year as well. They also have knitted cuffs, but on the outside.
And I've got felted slippers for the Munchkin JayD, looking huge of course, but ready for the felting process to be complete. Drying right now with the intent to have some suede pieces sewn on the bottoms to keep her from slipping on the wood floors once she starts walking.
And look what I got ...
From the Etsy store of Aija's Zero Markers. Aren't they purrrr-ty?
And Here's some news for the men who want to learn to knit. Take a class for Men ONLY at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn. [in the North Shore Sunday News, 1/26/2007] .
The more knitters in the world, the merrier!