Monday, September 08, 2008

Some knitting

I finally finished the yellow sweater I had been working on for what seemed like forver. I kept getting distracted with other things and sat it aside. I took it to the beach and worked on it there and got a lot done but then we got home and was tired of looking at it. It's the Green Gable pattern from Zephyr Style without the lace portion at the top. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece again. I'm kind of 'eh' on the color. It looked nice in the shop. Plus I probably could have made it a little longer and I bound off too tightly on one of the sleeves. But it's okay, I can still wear it without looking too ridiculous.
I've been working on the Lace Ribbon Scarf from this past spring's Knitty. I'm using Louet Gems sport-weight in my favorite shade of green. It's a fun pattern to do, I haven't gotten bored yet. I really like the graphic look of the pattern too. I've been working on it for two weeks (surviving one episode of frogging after a few days) and it will probably take two more weeks to finish but I think I'm going to love it once its done.
I bought more Cotton Fleece on Ebay a few weeks ago to use for my Rusted Root (again from Zephyr Style). I'll probably cast on for it when I'm done with the scarf. I really should be starting my holiday knitting but I may just forgo gift knitting this year. I might make my mom some more cotton grocery bags and dishcloths but she's really the only one in the family that appreciates my knitting (well my husband does too). I am a pretty selfish knitter though, I see so many things I want and I don't even think about making things for other people. Although I do want to make Doug a sweater vest, he really likes sweater vests so I was thinking I'd find a nice pattern and make one for him for our 5th wedding anniversary in February. I'm scanning patterns now and hopefully I'll find something he'd like.

I haven't been blogging as much as I would like to lately, work is INSANE with the High Holidays coming up and by the time I get home I want to curl up with my knitting, my iPod and a glass of wine (or bottle of Woodchuck). It should slow down a little in a few weeks and I can take a breather.


Steph said...

You are so talented with your knitting! I love the pattern of your scarf.. maybe I'll ask my mom to knit something like that for me. I'm sure by the time she's done, winter will be over though! It usually takes her an entire year to complete a sweater because she makes it and takes it all apart when the stitching is uneven or stitches are lost and everything looks lopesided.

April said...

Thank you, you are so sweet! I didn't start out like this though. I knit plain scarves for at least a year and a half before I tried something different. I learn something new with every project.