Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ive been knitting!!

I have been getting my knitting inspiration back. Im not sure that im ready to start knitting massive projects again, but just thought that I would give it a go. I knitted a cardi for Ellise out of Treliske merino in natural brown, and am very happy with it. I just now need to find some buttons to match. Its Boheme that I found on Raverly. I used 8ply instead of yarn that it called for, and increased the needles to 5mm, and added more length. The lace I read from this adult pattern, and then added 4 stocking stitches at the end to define it more. I would make the adult one only now that I am knitting more of the quick projects I am wanting to do more.

I then went on to knit something for myself. Its called the Calorimetry. Its to be used instead of a beanie next winter,.I am very happy with how easy it was and how it turned out. The short rows need more direction of how to do them, and next time I will try a wrap method and see if it works better. I also made it 10 rows shorter. I used 8ply from Jolly Jumbuck.

So now onto the next project. I really need to get sewing, but at least with knitting when I get interupted I can pick it back up later, providing the kids dont get to it.

So I bought the Everlasting Wonder Soaker pattern. Im not telling my husband how much I paid for it, as I dont usually pay that much for patterns. But I am assurred that I wont regret the purchase.

This is for a very special baby that is yet to be born. Providing that i do a good job of it of course.


Tracy said...

Very cute :) I look forward to seeing the soaker knitted up

Missy said...

ooooh well done! can't wait to see the soaker finished! Dont forget to post a pic when you have done it :)