Saturday, February 24, 2007

My second attempt at blogdome

I've never been good at keeping journals. During childhood and the teen years, I would start out with good intentions (I almost typed "attentions" - hello Freud?) but all that I have to show for these intentions now is a box full of blank books.

With that having been said, I will begin my blog. Now, I need to warn you: most of what you will see here will be posted while attempting to simultaneously entertain two small but highly mobile boys. My posts may be short, filled with errors, or completely non-existent.

I am just now getting around to documenting the completion of my pink and orange top-down raglan. I used a pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple, but as is usually the case, I made it more difficult by doing the color change in the sleeves. What a PITA it turned out to be. Color changes are very difficult in the round. Was I aware of this before I started? No! Will I attempt it again? Perhaps. Yarn: Cascade 220

I also completed a felted hat from Pick up Sticks. Again, I did not follow the pattern exactly (are you noticing a pattern?). I'm not sure what is up with my gauge, but the thing was huge before felting. You know how you are supposed to check your item every minute or so to see if it is down to the desired size? Lets just say I didn't need to do this for my hat. Two complete cycles later I have a cute two-inch thick (okay... not really that thick) hat. I used Brown Sheep yarn.

My final FO of note is a cabled cardigan made out of the softest, coolest yarn from Di've: Teseo. This yarn is a dream. I whipped this puppy out in about a week and a half. The pattern was from Sweater Wizard (love it!) and I added my own cable pattern on the front panels and along the hood edge. Since my mommy wardrobe consists of several hoodies, this pink number will fit right in.

Up next: completion of an already late baby gift. More on this later.....


Ilix said...

sweet, keep it up, and may I suggest that you look into the knitting rings? they lead people to you and allow you to explore other blogs!
I like comments, do you!?! LOL

librarylass said...

I'm with ilix. And if you promise to keep updating your blog, I promise to keep replying (because there is such a rush when you find out that someone reads and replies to your blog)


Sus said...

Welcome to Blogger amiga!!! LOVE the self-portrait...I downloaded it! *snicker snicker*