Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Well that baby came quickly....

So baby William came before his sweater was done. He came before his Mama & Daddy were ready, but he came anyway. He seems to be pretty healthy and will hopefully be home with them and big brother soon.

That said, I'm going back and forth on how much I like this sweater knit with this yarn. The cotton yarn is making it floppy, what I can't decide is if that is a bad thing or a non-thing with a baby sweater. I'm making the judgement that it is a non-thing.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Once upon a time I bought a Vogue Knitting Fall 2006 magazine. It had many sock patterns I wanted to try. I left the magazine with a friend who said she would get it back to. She left our circle of friends quickly and without much explination soon after and I have never seen the magazine again.

This morning I went to put on my favorite sweater. It is a cotton cable knit sweater my Mom bought me 20 years ago. I love that sweater. This morning the love shone through. I had a 3 in hole in the right elbow. It has compromized 4 or 5 rows of knitting, plus I have none of this yarn to darn it.

I went looking on Ravely for a pattern I could use to make a new one for myself, I found it, guess where the pattern was published? Damn it! Wish me luch dear internetz to find the magazine again so I can knit that sweater. Well that or accept that there is another pattern out there that will work as well.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love of knitting...

How had I forgoten how much I love to knit? I had not picked up needles in a few months and now that I'm back at it I remember how much I love it.

I'm waiting for yarn to show up so I started a baby had with the left over yarn from the baby sweater I just finished. I was going to try to add some basic cables but realized I don't have the proper understanding of how to start them to do it. I finally figured out the layout but the actual execution was not what I had wanted.

It is basic 2x2 ribbing at the rim and st st to the crown. I'm not sure if I'm making it too small or not. Eh it will be what it will be, it is keeping my hands busy and that is the main thing I wanted it to do.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Baby Sweater #1

I'm done with the first edition of Lillie's Little Sweater. I just have to find buttons for it. I'll go today and see if I can find something at JoAnn's and if not I'll have to make a trip to Shower of Flowers on Saturday and see if I can't find something that will work.

I've ordered the yarn for version 2 of the sweater to be made for another friend's baby. Knitpicks Shine. Woo Hoo I've very excited to see that one take shape. I'm getting a blue and green color and plan to frame the hood in green as well as the bottom of the sleeves and sweater. Hmmm and maybe even the ribbing at the neckline I'll have to see how it looks.

I SWEAR I'm going to upload pics soon, maybe this weekend.