Thursday, December 29, 2005

Purple Thing

I am making the Ruana from Melville's knitting book. I'm using Purple Homespun. While I think I'm making good progress, my husband was teasing me last night and said he thinks I will finish it in time for my birthday (in June).

I'm trying to be a little more optimistic. I have knitted my way through two skeins and am getting ready to start on number 3. WHen that's done, I will be halfway through.

I still have to rip out Matthew's sweater and start over. I've decided to make it in the round instead of trying to seam it. I'm also going to do one from the neck down as the kid is growing at a phenomenol rate and I want it to fit when I'm finished.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I finished them!

I did it! I finished the scarf for Melissa and I finished the scarf for my son.

I will try to take a picture and get them posted here.

This is the picture of Melissa's Scarf

Next I am on to finish Matthew's sweater and the poncho drapey thing from Melville's first book: The Knit Stitch. She called it a "Scarf Ruana".

With Matt's sweater I hope to learn how to do seaming, decreasing and increasing. The Ruana will call for some seaming. I should make ponchos for my step grand-daughters as they are fairly easy (two rectangles joined).

I will want to make a knitted hat, a pair of warm mittens (something the wind won't blow through), a pair of slippers (currently I have my eye on something called Fuzzy Feet which would also teach me to do felting). And then socks and finally a sweater for me, one for Ken and perhaps others for other people.

This is the scarf I made for my son. Very random thing...

Friday, December 16, 2005

I have another blog but...

I have another blog, but realized that I really needed a separate one for my knitting experiences. So I've started this one.... I pledge to be as faithful as I can about taking lots of pictures and posting them as projects move along. I especially want pictures of projects as I finish them.
I will try to find neat stuff to share with my fellow knitters.
And I will talk a lot about the addictiveness of knitting and yarn.
Certainly, there may be some other stuff popping up from time to time.