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! :)


At 10:16 AM, Blogger Billy Badger said...

Hi, like you I am a very slow knitter so I know just what you mean. My mind is always three or four projects ahead of my fingers! Mind you my available cash is limited so this usually works out ok as I can't keep a load of stashed yarn to tempt me.
How do you get away with knitting in church and your lectures?

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your knits and yarn are so pretty! Don't worry about being fast or slow, just enjoy the process. You produce beautiful items!

At 8:13 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, Alex (I guess your husband's friend from high school) pointed me to your blog, and your knits are gorgeous! I've been more into quilting lately, but seeing your projects make me want to pick up my knitting needles again!

At 11:22 AM, Blogger LW said...

You knit during church? What an awesome church! I want to knit during church.


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