Friday, May 27
Fiery Bolero is complete. It is so cute on, I wore it yesterday and forgot to have D take a picture. It was an easy straightforward knit except for picking up 250 stitches around the neck for the ribbing. The only downside is you can't really try it on until you are at the very end, the ribbing is done before the seaming. I was a little concerned that it was going to be too big but it's a perfect fit. I would like to make another one in a different color but since I usually only make one of any pattern I doubt that will happen.
Saturday, May 21
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Friday, May 20
Fiery Bolero is coming along well. I hate the rolling on the edges and I hope that the ribbing will completely take care of it because blocking is not my specialty.
Thursday, May 19
Someone asked me about the pants that I made. I love them! They fit perfect, light and airy. I get compliments everytime I wear them. This isn't the best picture, but you get the idea.
Tuesday, May 10
I hardly ever swatch, mostly because I usually knit on gauge and I want to get right to the project at hand. But since I have never used Turbos before I thought there was a chance that it would throw off my gauge...nope, perfect as usual.
I haven't been posting it but I have been doing a lot of sewing, too. I got a new sewing machine for my birthday and it's a dream. My old machine was a charity gift from my grandmother and it was a piece of shit (excuse my language, but it truly was). I have made two skirts for myself and a skirt for S (I didn't even have a pattern for that one I just made it up on the fly). Now I got this black and white fabric for 2 bucks a yard at Wal-Mart and this pants pattern. It should only take me a couple of hours to whip them up. And since I have a lunch date and a dinner date tomorrow I figured I would make them tonight.
Monday, May 9
Knit Picks Delivery
Looky what came in the mail today. My first pair of addis and 8 balls of Knit Picks Andean Silk in Sangria (it's a wine color, my favorite) It is so soft. I'm making the Fiery Bolero from Summer IK. How exciting!!
Tuesday, May 3
This weekend I was in KC visting my best friend, Carrie. Of course, I had to checkout the LYS, The Studio. Love it! Lots of selection, well organizer, and friendly staff (the owner even gave me a coffee cup with their logo). I didn't get any yarn (spent my yarn budget at KnitPicks) but Carrie gave me a gift certificate for my b-day so I got the black bag, which is for circlular needles. I also got some stuff for our knitting group door prizes (which is coming up this week).
The little heart is the only actual knitted item I have had on this blog for a long time (how embrassing) The pattern is from the summer edition of Interweave Knits (it's a free PDF). I made it from some handspun I had around.