Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Friday, November 30, 2007

And Some Pictures of FO's

The cape isn't QUITE finished. I need to find a way to close it, and I'm not finding a clasp I like. And there are still a few ends to weave in.

But the sweater is all done! Only took 6 weeks. What do you think?

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Lot of News, No Pictures

I managed to get the beads on the yarn for the Odessa hat, which is an amazing project from my amazing SP. I wound up using a needle threader. Yes, it took a while. I cast-on, messed up the ribbing, frogged. Four times! I'll be bringing that to the class tonight to try to figure out what I'm doing wrong.

I've been knitting - interminably - on First Sweater's sleeves. I now realize why the sleeves are usually knit first, and then attached. Working them already attached to the sweater is voluminous, bulky, annoying, and slow. I've also decided that it needs an afterthought pocket, a la Zimmerman. So I'll be bringing that with me to the class tonight.

I've been playing with creating charts using KnitPro. So I want to bring one of the charts and colored yarn to the class next week, and learn colorwork. I've also been playing with charts using one color of yarn, and texture to show the pattern. That's slow going, also, because I keep putting the project down to work on something else.

And I've been playing with sweater design. I think perhaps a sweater design software is in my future. I want to be able to create patterns for the sweaters I want to make, as well as change patterns to add or remove features. For instance, I like Cardigan for Arwen, but I don't want the hood, I do want it longer, and of course! it needs pockets.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

There's a beautiful book, a skein of Jamie Possum yarn, beads, an odessa hat pattern, and some lovely chocolates, all from my special secret pal. Isn't she awesome?

Thank you!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

1st Sweater Update

So, what do you think? I'm not happy with the neckline, but not sure what I should I have done.

Gratuitous photo's of the Boy as model extra!