Friday, January 31, 2014
I had so much fun knitting my sweater. I haven't had a knitting project that I had so much trouble putting down for ages. So my daughter picked out yarn in lovely pastels for one for her. It's hard to believe but the second one is even more fun to knit. Sometimes something easy like a top down sweater is just the relaxing kind of knitting I want to do. The random changing colors keep it interesting. The pattern is Gilet cout d'ete by Marie-Adeline Boyer. I love this pattern! This one is Lion Brand "Amaze" in carnival colorway. The original pattern has cute little short sleeves, but I decided I would like longer sleeves. Making the change was easy. The second sweater will have long sleeves as well. I'm waiting impatiently for the arrival of a pale green beach glass button from Maine for this one. I used one of my beach stone buttons from the great lakes on mine. I hope you will excuse me now, I have time for a few more rows!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Purl always told me that top down sweaters were fun to do. A gift from my daughter of Lion Brand "Amazing" and a great free online pattern have beguiled me to the point of distraction. I can't sit and knit all day any more. My hands won't stand it, but I want to. I really do. I find myself using a couple of rows of knitting as a reward for any necessary chore I finish. This color is called Aurora. I love the palette. This sweater will go with almost anything. It even goes with the love seat in the living room. The yarn is soft and fuzzy. I hope it washes well. If this keeps up I will have this sweater done in record time. The yarn for the next one is on it's way here as we speak.
If this knitting enthusiasm continues, you may hear more from me in 2014. It would be so nice to have a happy and productive New Year. This is a nice start!
Friday, May 31, 2013
I admit I haven't been doing a lot of knitting and this blog has been neglected. This cool pair of socks seems to have gotten me started again. Now I'm trying to finish another pair of gray socks that I started months ago. Finishing projects started long ago can be challenging.
Don't forget that the second Saturday in June is world wide knit in public day. There are lots of organized events, but I say if you knit where ever you go on Saturday take along your knitting. I plan to and I hope I will have finished the gray socks so I can start something new! I have not seen or heard from Purl, but I hope on Saturday, somewhere, she will be knitting too!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Today Purl came to the knitting meeting. I have missed her a lot and it was great to see her. Here I am in my sweater and hat that I finally finished. My daughter's matching sweater is still in the sewing together stage.
Purl is looks fabulous in her pink striped hat and scarf. She has been spending time with the local theater group. Grease paint clearly agrees with her. I don't know if knitting can compete with all that excitement, but it was great to get back together today.