Thursday, July 20, 2006

From the mouths of babes

Pumpkin Girl loves to draw. Last night she was drawing clothes on a sheet of paper. She looks over at me and this is how our conversation went ...

PG: "What are you knitting Mom?"
Me: Your tank.

Pumpkin Girl: "What will it look like?"
Me: Hmm. A simple tank with 2 straps.

Pumpkin Girl: "Wouldn't it be funner if you design it on a sheet of paper and have someone else knit it for you?"
Me: [speechless] ... but I enjoy the knitting part of it, too.

Mind you Pumpkin Girl is only 7 years old.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Do you see the dolphin?

Talk about instant gratification! This one did not even make it to the side bar. I joined the Monthly Dishcloths KAL a couple of months ago after seeing some nice FOs at Sew.Crafty's blog. I already had some cotton yarn in the stash so that's even better ... a stashbuster. In the end, it also turned out with some lace, so another Amazing Lace FO, too.

No time to block it. I had to take a picture quickly since Pumpkin Girl already claimed it hers.

July 1st Daily Rows
Pattern: Monthly Dishcloth KAL
Yarn: Peaches & Creme in Baby Green
Needles: Addi Circular in US #7
July 6-7, 2006

Monday, July 3, 2006

Mondo Cable

It all started as a stashbuster project. What to do with some Orange Cotton Ease? I kept looking at the Chic Knits site. Lo and behold, I saw Bonne-Marie's pattern in orange no less. A new project was born!

This will be a perfect tank to wear at the beach in August.

Mondo Cable
Pattern: Chic Knits
Yarn: 2 balls Lion Cotton-Ease in Orangeade
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #8, #9 and #10
(06/17/06 - 07/01/06)

Modifications: I added a purl ditch in the back. My row gauge was off so I had to add a fourth cable. I knit everything else as specified. Once I seamed the sides, I could not figure out how to seam the bound-off stair-stepped straps. Out came my lifesaver, I ripped back a few rows from the back/front and did some short rows and a 3-needle bind off.

New Technique learned: short row shaping