Monday, May 28, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I finally convinced my 8 yo daughter to take a picture of the finished FO.
I really enjoyed knitting this project. Since this was the only project I was working on, it did not take too long. The inspiration came not only from the flowers. It also helped that the color of the yarn was so yummy. It constantly reminded my of this delicacy.
Pattern: Stephanie Japel's Fitted Knits
Yarn: 2.5 skeins Lion Cotton-Ease in Sugarplum
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #5 and #7
(05/11/07 - 05/18/07)
Modifications: I shortened the neck ribbing to 3.75". I could not get the RLI/LLI to look right so I used with M1R/M1L instead.
I love it! It will be worn a lot this summer. I can see myself knitting more in different colors.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Yesterday, I knit in public. I dragged the Turtleneck Tube Vest to Pumpkin Girl's soccer practice. I knit maybe half a row before the other soccer Mom on our team who was so busy reading her GAAP book looked over and chatted with me.
[V's mom]: what are you knitting?
[Me]: a turtleneck without sleeves
[VM]: that's very pretty! [pause] did you knit what you're wearing?
I had my Ribby Shell on.
[Me]: Yes, I knit it last year.
[VM]: That's very nice! It looks machine made.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
So I split for the front and back on the Turtleneck Tube Vest last night. I struggled with the LLIs/RLIs. One of them worked out fine but the other (I can't remember which of the 2) looked funky. I pulled out "the book" and decided to use M1s instead.
I decided to try it on for size. It seemed fine except for the ribbing on the neck was to "Lucy Goosey" for my tastes. Without hesitation I ripped the whole thing off this morning before leaving for work. I immediately rewound the yarn on the winder so it will be ready to be re-knit tonight. Goodbye Lucy!
P.S. - Ravelry rocks!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
... as if I need one.
Although I enjoy knitting on Wren and Salina, the yarns are a bit tough on my poor hands. I need to keep my hands busy. I want something quick ... maybe in time for my birthday (which gives me some time).
I saw some lovely Turtleneck Tube Vests in Robin's KAL.
I found 3 skeins of Sugarplum Cotton-Ease that should be perfect for this project.
Anyone know of good instructions for left/right lifted increases (LLI/RLI)?
Posted by Bear Knits at 12:52 PM
Saturday, May 5, 2007
As soon as Pumpkin Girl saw progress on Little Man's Hoodie (aka Cabo Hoodie), she requested one in blue. I needed to stay on top of this to keep boredom at bay. Tsk. Tsk. I still haven't sewn the pocket on Little Man's hoodie but he's wore it to school already. Yay!
Both knits were similar yet different. One wanted long-sleeves, the other short. I used the same yarn (stash Cotton-Ease) but different colors. Somehow, the Popsical Blue was easier on the hands (but still not as sproingy as the Orangeade) than the Cherry Red. One was size 6 and the other was size 12 and yet I used the same amount of yarn for each.
Pattern: Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic
Yarn: 4 skeins Lion Cotton-Ease in Popsical Blue for size 12
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #7 and #8
(04/20/07 - 04/30/07)
Modifications: I made the neckline bigger by deepening the V. I lengthened the hood using one of her hoodies as a comparison.
And at the very last minute, Nicks decides to be part of the shoot.
Friday, May 4, 2007
Posted by Bear Knits at 7:20 PM