Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Working on a couple of my UFO's

I don't have any progress photos to post right now, but I'm working on two of my UFO's. One I had to frog and am making a smaller size. I was knitting to gauge, but it was just too large, perhaps due to the weight of one or the other yarn.

Love looking at the new merchandise coming into LYS, and still trying to find a part-time position at one of them. There are so many good ideas out there, from KR, to magazines, to samples on display.

happy knitting!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Smallest niece and nephew running about at Pappa's & Grandma's

Here is a photo of Catie (5) and Robbie (2) running through whale sprinkler in the front of my parent's house in upstate ny. It was a nice few days when I drove up and my sister and her husband drove their family down from NH to meet in upstate NY.

I'm going to add another photo too, when all four kids went up to local elementary school playground for a while before sprinkler time. They had a good time climbing and jumping around, even with the heat.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Took some photos of UFO's and Future projects!

Now this is a serious UFO. I chose the yarn and started this LOPI cardigan in 198_. For my sister. My sister who has since had 4 children and this size is not correct.

As you can see, I managed to attached the arms to my circs and start the yoke pattern, and promptly set aside this project many moons ago. I still like the colors and although the type of sweater isn't nearly as popular as it once was, I'm tempted to complete it.

Opinions? Advice?

Here is a simple shell in Manos Stria - raspberry color. I do so love the feel of this 100% cotton. The back of the sweater has a little more grape color in it, I salt-n-peppered skeins as 2 of the 5 were more grape. It certainly looks great when you alternate like that.

I picked this yarn up on sale the week after my thyroid surgery, in late March. Since my time awake was limited, it fit perfectly into my recovery time for being able to figure out where I left off and for having something nice in my hands.
I think I'll make a few more of this pattern from MEO designs, from LYS Noble Knits. It is nice and easy to knit it up in physician's offices. Plus, I think this is flattering to most women's bodies.

Below are two patterns I've been thinking about for a nice sweater for Mom. Definitely using the Dale of Norway Svale in this lovely green color. The first pattern, is a Dale of Norway book, but the way they write their patterns does appear more complicated. I do like the detail and the shaping though.

Second pattern is from a book I've had for at least 6-7 years. It is still cute and my Mom said she would wear something like that. Key for me is to do the gauge swatch in pattern. I've been confused how to do that without giving in and CO full number of stitches and going forward from there.