Friday, March 19, 2010

That Time Of Year

I thought I would share with you the first leg of my trip to work. Yeah, I keep my balance by shouting at the top of my lungs like Tarzan.

My First Sweater!



OK, so it's been a long time coming. I usually favor smaller crafts that can be finished in a day or two--keeps life from getting boring and all, right? And seriously, a sweater...that's BORING! Each piece takes at least a day, then you have to sew it together and everything.

One thing I did that was fun I used short rows to continue the border from the front to the neck of the back. I then learned how to graft from this website and joined the back collar to the front border of the other side. Doing short rows is one of my favorite things in knitting--it gives you freedom to do wacky things like add borders and shape things!

Now for my next experiment--for the sleeves, I picked up stitches around the arm holes and started doing short rows to form a slight cap sleeve. Now that I've finished that, I'm knitting in the round. My round needles are all 16", however, so it looks like a pretty thick sleeve. We'll see if it continues to look that way! If it does, no biggie, I'll just have some wide sleeves.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hats for the Kids!

Here are a couple more projects from the lovely Hattitude book I bought a couple weeks ago. I also made them matching arm-warmers. Oh! Quiz! Which one has which favorite color? Can you guess?

Everything is made with Malabrigo Worsted. It's so soft and the kids loved the color choices!

Also, I recently sent a fan message to Cathy Carron (author of Hattitude) and she wrote back! Ask anybody who sees me on a day-to-day basis and they'll confirm it's all I talk about. Not really, but I've definitely mentioned it to everybody in passing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I found my camera!

See? Anyway, I recently got a great book called Hattitude by Cathy Carron and have made three hats from it so far, adjusting two of the hats to fit the kids I babysit. The one I made for myself has gotten a lot of compliments in its short lifespan. Here it is!


I'm going to ask my boss if he'll allow his kids' picture on my blog so I can show you the adorable hats and arm-warmers I made for them. I hope I can share it with you guys!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Camera Boggart?

I can't find one of my cameras, and the one I can find has lost its battery charger. In fact, now I mysteriously have two chargers for the lost camera while previously I had one charger per camera. I have NO IDEA how this happened. I don't think any of my roommates have Cannon cameras. How do I have two Cannon chargers that both refuse to fit my one not-missing Cannon camera? This is too weird.

Anyway, I know somebody with an extra charger, and unless it has also changed shapes, I'll be able to update with my newest projects. I've knitted three hats and two sets of arm-warmers since my last post. This is how bad the situation has gotten! I'm almost done with a hood! It's pretty! And nobody gets to see them!

I will try to rectify the situation.