Saturday, October 30, 2010

Work in Progress - III

A little over 25% of the project is done. The back is completed and I've started to work on the front. Here's a snapshot of the back. Not very good, I'm afraid. The picture I mean, not the sweater!

Below is the yarn I bought last weekend. It is Pure Merino, 100% Extra Fine Merino from Berroco, 50 gm, 92 yards. I think I'll make a pair of fingerless gloves and a cabled scarf with this.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Work in Progress - II

Last night @ the dance class, we did two continuous hours of swing and cha-cha and I hurt all over. Everything hurts, all those muscles that I didn't even know that I had. :-( :-( So much for being fit.
On the brighter side, the back of the sweater was completed last night. Even with those aching muscles crying for relief, I still wanted to complete the last two rows and bind off. Just so that I know that progress can be measured.
On Saturday, another day trip to Milwaukee. Visited a yarn shop in Glendale, called "Ruhama's Yarn and Needle". The visit was far too brief, I needed another couple of hours of fiber therapy, but in spite of having decided that I wouldn't buy anything until this project is complete, I gave in to temptation and bought six skeins of yarn. Consolation : it would make a wonderful scarf and may be a pair of fingerless gloves. :-) :-)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Work in Progress - I

Ok, this is work in progess as it stood last weekend. I think I just fell in love with knitting.... again. The smell of the yarn and the about to send me into raptures. If I didn't know better, I'd think I was crazy. I did knit a little more, last few days but haven't taken a picture yet. Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Project

Here's a snippet of my next project. It's called Lacy Leaves tunic and a picture of the project is down below.

The edging is called fallen-leaf pattern. When I read through the pattern for the first time, it seemed so complicated and difficult. But when I actually cast on and began working on it, it's very easy. In the last two days, the edging for the back was done and plus another two inches of the main pattern was started. I can't wait to complete and wear it. :-) :-)

This is the picture of next project that I want to do and it is called Lacy -Leaves Tunic. This pattern appeared in the September 2010 issue of Creative Knitting. This was made with Mini Mochi Yarns from Crystal Palace Yarns.

Basket Weave Blanket

Finally got around to the pictures, here they are.....

Made with Cascade 220 from Cascades Yarn. 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Recommended needle sizes are 7 and 8 but I used size 9. Made for faster knitting since I had cast on 170 stitches.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trip to NY

Last month just before the Labor Day Weekend, we went to visit my family in New Hampshire. We had a wonderful time with family and also visiting Mount Washington, a day trip to Boston, meeting cousins..... On the way back we decided to swing by New York City and do the touristy thing. It was a good visit, but of course, I felt like a hillbilly in the Big Apple.
As usual, I spent quite sometime knitting in the car and finished my afghan. Since I knew I would be able to complete the afghan, I had taken a baby hoodie pattern and yarn to begin a new project. But, me being me, messed up the beginning, something went wrong and I just couldn't knit in the round. Since I felt the beginning of the withdrawal symptoms, I decided to just do a basketweave blanket with the yarn I had and forget about the hoodie for the time being. Which was completed yesterday.
Oh, I've got to post the pictures yet. Have to upload from camera... Maybe, tomorrow.