Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Not much to knit

Well, I haven't done much knitting lately. The wedding in NYC went off with out a hitch (well, a little rain). It was great! And I didn't get lost between the busses and subways either! So no new pictures of projects, but here is a great one I took last night of my Brownie and our new puppy CC.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Sew & Knit

I have actually been sewing longer than I have been knitting. I have been sewing for 18 years, yikes! I have a wedding in NYC this weekend and needed something hip to wear! This is what I came up with.
Details: Fabric-embroidered linen/cotton blend
Pattern-New Look 6557 http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images/6557nlb.jpg
Alterations-I took my measurements and followed the recommended size, needless to say it was HUGE, so I had to alter it like crazy to get it to fit and look proportional. Next time I will go down to my "normal clothing" size. And I added darts in the top.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

flowers and ice?

So it is the middle of June and there is ice in my flowerbed? hmmm...guess I'd better get to cracking on those winter socks after all. :)

Monday, June 19, 2006

One and a half

I am almost finished. I went on a toe-up sock knitting obsession and started three pairs about 7 months ago. I have this almost completed pair now and two other singletons. I am ok with how they are turning out and I have learned tons about casting on for toe-up socks, I have experiemented with two circs, metal needles and decided that I'll just stick with bamboo needles from here on out. Why? Well first of all, I think these needles are too heavy for this yarn because I am getting ladders like crazy! Any explanation on ladders would be helpful! Anyway, I am almost done, I just need to turn the heel and sail on up to the top! I love knitting socks toe-up and will probably never do it any other way. The yarn? I bought it at the fleece fair in Greencastle, Indiana almost two years ago so I am glad that I am at least stash busting!