Grace Knits a LOT!

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

Monday, April 07, 2008

Lots of knitting, blogging, not so much

OK, OK I know I haven't been blogging that much...but I have done some knitting:
Here is a are a couple of hats from the Knitters Book of Yarn.

This one was made of Cascade 220 and fits an adult:
This one is made of Koigu and fits a baby/toddler:

This is my latest project, Scandinavian Cardigan from Cottage Creations.  Here is my Ravelry link.

Front:


Yoke Detail:


Grograin Ribbon detail, reinforcing button band and buttonholes:

Sleeve Detail (I added it myself!):
The yarn is Cascade Pastaza (50% llama, 50% wool) about 6.5 skeins of the brown, less than one each of the colors (ice blue, heather blue and heather green).  I still have enough to knit a hat to match and maybe some mittens!  I LOVED this sweater!  I bought the yarn on March 8, 2008 and finished April 6, 2008.  Knit in the round with my first steek EVER (sewing it on the machine was nerve wracking, but I got it done OK.  Cutting it was EEK scary!  But it all worked out.  I did the sleeves and body from a provisional cast on (so very easy to add the sleeve detail) and E Zimmerman's mitered button band.  And for the bottom I just added some garter stitch without reducing the number of stitches, but did go down from a size 8 needle to a size 6.  For the sleeves, I forgot to switch to the smaller needle size, but I liked how it flared out JUST FINE (ok, I did consider ripping out and replacing but my friends convinced me that it looked good).  The beauty of it is I can still do that if I want!  All in all a GREAT knit.

I also finished a feather and fan scarf from Noro Sock yarn; am working on socks (Hedgerow and Jaywalkers--I think I am the last sock knitter to knit jaywalkers!), a Christmas stocking for my niece, a shawl for my mom (supposed to have been a Christmas gift--bad me), and I just started the Tangled Yoke cardigan.  I will post more pictures when I get a chance to take them and download to my computer.  

Hopefully that won't take me two months to do!  I need a blog schedule...for now, I think I will blog at least once a week on Mondays (seem to be a good day).  If I can keep that up, I will try to add another day.  But for now, baby steps!

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Your sweater is gorgeous!!! What a great job and I love the addition to the cuff--so pretty. Congrats. And the hats are wonderful as well.

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