Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm not afraid of the DPN anymore!!!

Yup, I finally tried double-pointed needles and made my first sock. I finished it on Saturday, but have been just too busy to post about it (this week is Vacation Bible School, so I'm working that and then working my normal job too). Tammy made me cast on the second sock (big ole meany that she is....hee hee) so I wouldn't just call it quits for now. I don't blame her one bit for having me cast on. Now if only I could find time to knit and get it finished....hee hee
I'll have to look for the pattern I used--didn't save it on my computer. The yarn I used was Feza Baby. I love the feel of it, but knitting with it was a pain--majorly split. After I get the second one done, if there is any more yarn left, I'm thinking of making a headband to go with them. :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

My first shawl is done!!!!

Yay!! My first shawl done!!! I didn't have the right sized needles, so I used one two sizes smaller, and I think it turned out alright. It's shorter than it's suppose to be, but it wraps around the shoulders and goes halfway down my back, so I say it's pretty darn good for my first one. Took a little over two weeks to get it done, but I also took a few days off from knitting in there.
I used Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in the Montana Sky colorway. I used this pattern for it, and it was pretty easy (just a lot longer than I thought). I also needed a longer cable for my needles, so I think I'll invest in a 60" cable for when I do another one of these (thanks Tammy for loaning me your 36" or whatever length it was--hee hee). I had trouble doing the crochet edging, but it's been forever since I crocheted. I know I did it too tight, but it still looks good. Gotta wash it and figure out a way to block it a bit (or at least make it look a bit nicer), then put it in my Christmas Gifts pile. :) I might take the rest of today off from knitting and start my next project tomorrow. I just need to decide--DPN or cables?? Which do I want to tackle next? :)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Just an update

Well, the Christmas gift I finished I'm not liking too much's looking way too big and wide for what I want, so I'm thinking about frogging it and starting over. Once I get together with "those knitting chicks" (as my hubby sometimes refers to them) tomorrow, I'll figure out what I can do to make it better. Who knows, you might get to see a picture of it. The intended recipient will have no idea it's for them, right?? :)

In other news, I've started knitting a shawl as a gift, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere with it. It's the Easy Triangle Shaw from Lion Brand Yarns. It just seems to go on and on and on....I'm adding width, but not much length. I'll try to get some pictures later tonight if I finish the pattern again.

Other than that, not much else happening. We're babysitting my sister's cat for a month (well, he use to be my cat), so I'm enjoying having him around the house. Luckily, he doesn't seem too interested in my yarn. :)

I'll try getting pictures posted later tonight or tomorrow--gotta find the camera first. :)