Wednesday, March 12, 2008


She's done,the fit is great, I love it!

Artyarns Supermerino
Size 8 options
Start 2/17/08
Finished 3/8/08

Not much going on around here, I'm desperate to start a simple brown cardi, Scoop from Chicknits,but I'm trying to talk myself into finishing my Gathered pullover first. I only have the sleeves to finish and I plan on doing those at the same time. However, my brown sweater bit the dust and I need another one now.
Decisions, decisions... Maybe I'll do a little swatch.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Stitches west 08

Too bad we are not on G with the ABC along, because for me stitches west = G is for gluttony. I kinda over did it a little, which mean I will try not to add to my stash the rest of the year.

I had such a good time this year. I went to all of the events, the fashion show, student banquet etc, and I met a lot of awesome knitters.

I learned so much at the classes, more of that later. I think my flickr
stitches west set says it all.
Brook Farms four play 6

Now I need to rest.

Monday, February 11, 2008

C is for


Done, and I love it. Finally, I've wanted to knit this since I started knitting. It wasn't finished on the cruise because I left the last skein at home....I don't know how I did it either. There really wasn't a lot of time to knit because of all of the ports we visited and it was rather warm on the ship most of the time. After I knit as far as I could on Clapotis, I pulled out the gathered pullover and worked on it. I have to finish the right front, then it's on to the sleeves.

Here are the stats:
Brooks Farm Four play
size 9 knit pick's Harmony needles
Started, 1/21/08
Finished 2/10/08

B is for

My youngest child and only son doing what he loves best, playing basketball.


We're back from the cruise, tired and exhausted. I missed posting for the ABC along because of the vacation.

Bet you can't guess what my C will be...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Still obsessed

and almost done. I probably won't finish before we leave for the airport tomorrow night, but it may be done before we land in Puerto Rico. I have 2 hours of airport knitting and 6 hours on the plane to work on it. I usually can't sleep when I fly so I plan to knit.
Off to pack now.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I thought my next project would be the Gathered pullover. I started it as soon as I finished the Harmony sweater,I made quite a bit of progress Gathered2
and then I reviewed my Ravelry queue. I was looking for projects to take on our anniversary cruise. You know that agonizing decision, how many projects do I take, big, small, simple, wool or cotton. My thoughts and sights fixed on clapotis. I've wanted to knit it since I first started knitting. 3 years and 1 aborted attempt and now I'm obsessed. Clapotis 1I'm determined to finish it before the cruise so I can wear it and enjoy it. Although we're cruising Southern Caribbean and I know it's expected to be 75-80 degrees, inside on the ship the air is usually so low, I freeze. What better way to stay warm.
Wish me luck, we leave Sunday night. I envision a lot of late night, lunch and early morning knitting....and I still have to decide what knitting to take.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


TA!! DA!!

I met my goal and finished seaming the Harmony sweater last weekend. I'm very happy with the finished results. I've had such a phobia regarding seaming, which led to major avoidance of a lot of great sweater patterns. I can now say, I'm no longer afraid. One thing I did not realize is that it takes so long. I figured an hour or 2, wrong.

Pattern Stats and observations:
Harmony Cardigan Pattern from Trendsetter Yarns
Size 36
12 skeins Trendsetter Harmony Yarn
Size 10 addis.

The pattern was straight forward, however, there are no schematics on the pattern. When I was ready to block, I guess-timated what I thought would work. It worked out, but since it was my first time, I was unsure the whole time it was blocking.Thankfully I read Marie Grace's post on blocking and setting in sleeves the day before, what a confidence booster!
There is no finishing on the neckline so I added a slip stitched crochet edging to finish it off. The biggest problem..they totally overestimated the amt of yardage needed. I had 4 EXTRA skeins left ( actually 6, when I bought the pattern I thought about knitting a bigger size). Now I routinely buy at least 1 extra skein, but 4...I've already returned the extras.

Up next, Gathered pullover.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sundays are for seaming

...after basketball, a trip to Joannes for buttons and a trip to Costco for major grocery shopping, but after all that, Ill seam up my Harmony sweater. It's finally dry and I can't wait, wish me luck, this will be my first major seaming project.


I also finished one sleeve of the hubby sweater. The sleeve looks HUGE, I hope it fits, I really don't want to rip it.