Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Finally, Done!

Soooo, I finished my Cropped Cardi Sweater! Yay!

This is such an easy knit, but I'm just lame when it comes to actually sitting myself down and getting it done.

One thing I really didn't like was the seaming (the center back and the shoulders)...not just this sweater but in general. I don't like to seam shoulders or sleeves. This might explain why I love to knit hats and scarves. (please excuse the lighting in the pictures)

Once I got passed it, everything was rainbows and sunshine again.
Now if only I could get my other sweater finished by Christmas.
FYI - I am proud to say I made the November 30th deadline - reset by Jen. Thanks Jen! I know, I know, it's one month past the original deadline, but I couldn't have done it otherwise. :-)

Deets you may want to know: The pattern can be found in the Knit.1, Fall/Winter 2008 - #19 Cropped Cardi, by Mari Lynn Patrick.
Needles: Circular Sz 15
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Color: Fisherman
Mods: Since it's supposed to be snug and cropped, the only modifications were a few stitches added to make the cardi XXXL for a roomie fit.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pictures of Iceberg Lettuce!

It was too cold at rhinebeck for me to truly show it off:
But it had fun! Trust me.
I've finally taken some bloggy pictures though.....
I've posted more on my blog, if you want some scary details, but lets just say it involved a lot of ripping and cursing to get here.
I am glad I got here though! Keep going all of you that haven't quite finished! I can't wait to see!

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's the first of November and my sweater is not yet finished. I'm not discouraged but I had a problem with understanding how to put the sleeves in. I had to wait a week before I got someone to show me what to do. I was doing it correctly but it just didn't look right. Then I had to do two more rows before starting the yoke and don't you know I must have ripped those rows out at least three times. I couldn't end up with the correct number of stitches. Now that's been resolved so I'm knitting the yoke. It's starting to look really nice. I have two inches to knit and there's 363 stitches on the circular needles so I'm plugging along. I think I might be done in two weeks. I made a shawl from a pattern that Michael's had from Lion Brand. It called for Homespun yarn and I had two skeins that I could use. I have decided that I probably will never buy that yarn again. But I did like the shawl. The finishing was fantastic. It called for a crochet bind off. I loved it. It'll will be a few more months before I get back to Thursday SnB; but when I do I'll bring the shawl with me. I really miss everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Blogless Pat

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oh don't worry, Martha. I'm nowhere near finished!

I'm giving myself until the end of November (make that December) to finish my sweater. I'm almost done with the actual body part of the sweater. Next will be the sleeves and then finishing.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

SweaterKAL Dropout???

Kudos to the knitters that finished their sweaters. Technically, there are still about 8 PST hours left till the deadline. Will I make it? Nah. I'm jumping on Jen's bandwagon (pretty please, Jen?) and pushing my own personal deadline another month. I don't want to be a SweaterKAL dropout. I can hear the song now... (sweaterKal dropout...no graduation day, for you) to the tune of Beauty School dropout from Grease.
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Almost there!

After frogging and redoing short rows on the fronts several time (to allow for boobs), then knitting up a whole sleeves and deciding it looked like ass and ripping it out, I have finally finished all the pieces! I'm sewing together now, then have to knit the belt and...moan...pick up the neck and knit the collar. But I'm almost there!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Finished it....

Last week!
and wore it to rhinebeck!!
and still don't have pictures!1!!

Pics to come... i promise...