Sunday, April 29, 2007

slow and steady

Coco recieved her slouch and loves it very much! thanks for all the wonderful comments :)

i haven't been knitting as fervently as i usually do. i'm not sure why, maybe it's because it's almost the end of spring semester and i'm pooped. i'm really a very slow, methodical, english-style knitter. the joy of knitting is lost for me when i knit fast. therefore, in order to actually finish items, i have to knit for a long time. (it's ok though, this is how i like it)

it's less ok when i make mistakes, and i rip out the stitches knowing it took a long time to knit. the EZ practically seamless baby sweater started out as a pain in the neck. i ripped it back at least 6 times. i had to adjust the pattern for my gauge and that caused further problems. i was having some serious math issues that a fourth grader could have solved faster than me. i've finally got it down though, and i'm making my way through to the finish line.

it's a wonderful knit, and it's cute too. my aunt is pregnant with another girl, and this sweater is for her. i think she'll like it. (the yarn is rowan wool cotton)

i've knit the sleeves and nearly finished the neck band ribbing for something red (or kermie, as he's known in my home)

the yarn is cascade luna in sprout (it's more of a pea green in real life). i like the way the sweater is turning out, but i wish i had discovered combination knitting for the ribbing before i took on this project. my wonky rib will probably bug me. i'll do my best to block them into neat lines, but no promises.

oh, and have you seen cookie A's german stockings? i'm so in love with those. i bought the pattern and i just recieved a giant skein of louet gems in cream that will be enough yarn for both stockings. i'm hoping to have enough yarn left over to test out some dye combos too.

this stuff is so pretty and soft. it has this delicious sheen and lustre...yum!

i'm off to knit astronomically slowly during church! :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

le slouch

voila! le slouch!

love that buttery yellow hue

looks pretty good from the back too!

Pattern: Le Slouch by wendy
Yarn: rowan summer tweed in butter (70% silk, 30% cotton)
Needles: size 8 and 9 dpns
Mods: none

this beret is for my friend coco who is not a fan of wool (sad, i know, but there are many out there who do not understand the magical fiber that is wool). luckily, this silk/cotton blend is perfectly lightweight. in fact, you can hardly tell your wearing it. and it's just oh-so-chic. love it.

i've also started (and restarted and restarted and restarted) the EZ practically seamless baby sweater. it's going better this time. pictures to come later.