Monday, April 30, 2007

Why Bother

I've got one sleeve made on Audrey's shrug. Just 13 inches of stockinette and another sleeve I'll be done. It seems like this project is taking forever. Then my husband asks me, "You put all this work into the sweater and she'll out grow it in a year. Why bother?" Some times I do wonder why I bother, but then I start feeling the urge to cast on a few stitches and then I see a cute pattern on and I just have to start doing something again.
I think I've hit a plateau in this piece. Maybe if I keep working on it, I push through. I just can't stand to have more than one project on the needles at a time!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Miller's hoodie

Here's a photo of my son in his sweater that I knitted him about 4 months ago. It was fairly easy and he loved the camo yarn. The pattern is from Lion Brand Yarn. Here's the link to it

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

AARRGGHHH!! I hate ripping out!

Last night I was working on the shrug for Audrey and as I'm going I notice I've dropped a stitch. No biggie, I'll just pick it back up. I've done it before and have gotten fairly good a fixing my mistakes. Well it's this horrible yarn again that keeps giving me fits. I tried to weave my mistake back in with the stitches and the yarn just keeps slipping and not working well. I ended up frogging the whole thing and starting over at 9 o'clock last night.

Just a little warning, Moda Dea Dream yarn maybe soft, but it is the absolute worst to work with! My husband told me just to get some new yarn and do the shrug. The thing is I want to get rid of this yarn and I know once I get it knitted up it will look great!

I think my next project will be something super easy. Maybe a bath mat or something with some easy squeezy yarn!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Falling In and Out of Yarn.

Right now I'm working on a shrug for my youngest daughter. It is super cute, but I hate the yarn. I loved the yarn when I purchased it. It felt so soft and it was on sale. Two wonderful things for yarn to have! The only problem, the yarn is so soft it's slippery. I have started and ripped out 2 other projects I started with this yarn. Finally, I found the shrug pattern and the yarn seems to behave itself, or maybe I'm used to it. I guess I just had to find the right pattern for the yarn. Now if I can just force myself to finish it!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Just starting out

Wow, I've never tried to blog before. But decided that if I wanted feedback on my knitting I'd better create one. Bear with me as I try out this whole thing. It make me a little nervous. But here's a picture of the ponco I knitted for my daughter. I used an old poncho pattern and changed it in a few places and added a trim to it. It is a basic knit & purl with a knit and wrap for the lacey work. I have made it before for my daughter and a niece. Let me know what you think.