Monday, November 07, 2005

Grandmommie's Sweater

So I've been trying to work on the sweater Im making for Grandmommie, but it's hard when Riley wants to eat the yarn. I had a hard time getting started because of the border. I originally read the pattern wrong, so I thought that I was messing up. In reality, I wasn't. Once I figured it out, I did mess up a time or two, so it took me longer to get started than I'd hoped. At this point, I have about 10 more inches of stockinette stitch before I bind off for the arm holes. Here are the pictures I took yesterday.

This next picture is a close up of the edging.

The edging wasn't hard once I figured out how to be consistent with it. It was easy to memorize, which was good. I'm not sure how well the color shows up. It's a deep rose pink. I think she's really going to like it. Hopefully I can finish it before Christmas, but we'll see. My mom's been volunteered to help with the sewing up, since she's good at that sort of thing. I'll take pictures of the Virginia Tech scarf soon.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Preemie Hats

So it's been awhile since I've posted. I haven't had much time to knit lately, thanks partly to grad school, and to my baby puppy. I love him lots, but he still takes a lot of energy. I've started knitting more when he's sleeping, instead of sleeping with him. =)
This hat was made awhile ago, but I forgot to post it. The goal was to make lots and to send them to the hospital, but that hasn't happened yet. Maybe someday I'll have a big package to send them. Here are two pictures.

In other news, I'm working on a sweater for my grandma. I'm using a pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd. I like that there are so many different options, as well as different gauges. I'm using a rosy pink color of Wool-ease. I would've rather used real wool, but I didn't know how helpful a nursing home would be to the handwash instructions. Plus, I'm poor, and superwash wool is way expensive, and I'd already started with the wool-ease before I thought about superwash wool. It looks like it's going to end up ok though. I'm only done with the lace edging, but now I have 15 inches of stockinette to do. It'll be good watching TV yarn.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Finished Hat!

This is the hat that I posted about. I finished it a few weeks ago, but haven't gotten to wear it because of the summer weather. It was knitted on 10.5 inch circulars/double points with Lamb's Pride Brown Sheep yarn. It was my first experience with dpns, and it wasn't too bad. I'm ready to wear my hat this winter!

For some reason, the top looks a little weird in this picture. I'm not sure why, because my seams turned out really even and pretty.

First post, and hat issues

So I've started this journal to be my knitting blog, where I'll keep track of what I'm knitting, what I've finished, and pictures of everything. My first knitting project was a scarf, but I haven't taken pictures of it. Actually, I haven't totally finished it. After my scarf I made a hat. Here's what happened the first time...I didn't realize what could happen if you weren't careful!

That lovely twist isn't supposed to be there, of course. It's called a Mobius strip. If you follow it around, there's never a seam or an edge, just one continuous line...or something like that. Anyway, it's not a good thing if you want to make a hat!