Grace Knits a LOT!

Knitting mostly but other crafts, too (crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbooking) and life in general.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Works in progress

Below is the Jawbreaker Cardigan from the winter 2006 Interweave Knits Mag, just waiting to be seamed up...I have read in several places that you don't have to block before seaming, but this yarn (Cascade 128 Tweed, color7607) is fairly bulky and I think the blocking will help me in the seaming as this is my first sweater.

This is Icarus w/5 rows left to go on Chart 4 and then only 4 more rows! I hope I have enough yarn left over...yummy suri alpaca.
And last but not least is the Conwy sock from Knitting on the Road in trekking...I already knitted this sock but I loved knitting it so much I wanted to do it again.
When I have something finished I will blog again...soon I hope!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm ba-ack!

Hey, it's been a while since I've and the holidays were extremely busy. I went to Minnesota for Thanksgiving-I finally met my neice, Kira, thecutestbabyinthewholeworld! This was probably the last time I will be going to MN for the holidays since my parents are retiring to Tampa. But hopefully not the last time ever! Too many friends and memories to give it up completely! Anyway, after turkey day festivities, work was crazy, then I went to NYC to take care of Kira while by brother was taking finals and my sil went back to work. Kira was the coolest. I even made a hat for her while I was out there (modified from my Dulaan hat pattern). I also made a pair of socks Conwy from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. I LOVED knitting this sock. Oh, the yarn was DELICIOUS, too! I used Sock Hop yarn from Crown Mountain farms in the colorway, Say a Little Prayer. I also made the Fetching from Knitty mitts and again the Dulaan coordinating hat for my guy's daughter for Christmas. I am working on the edging for Icarus and am on the 2nd sleeve for Jawbreaker Cardigan. I did start a sleeve for the Mariah hoodie, also from Knitty, but I think I made a mistake and may have frog part or all of it. Whew! I have a lot of knittin going on! But I have no pictures! I am a bad project photo taker. But I have to include one photo... This is a bittersweet covered silo on a farm that was near where Bob placed his trailer where he stayed while he hunted. Yes, he hunts deer, but he is completely legal (has all permits, etc) and he eats all that he shoots. I will take pictures of projects soon and will post them when I have them! Happy Knitting!