Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Unfinished Business

One of the things I do best is start things and then leave them unfinished. I knitted this sweater for my brother.  I did finish knitting the whole thing, but I made the sleeves too long, so now I have to rip them back and that isn't one of my favorite things to do, so the sweater is stuffed in a bag sitting on the shelf of things to finish.
And this sweater is almost complete, except for the cuff on one arm.  I am going to try to finish all the things on the unfinished shelf before the end of the year, but the start of a new project is just so alluring.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

More of my Cardigan

My daughter goes to college and as she still doesn't have her drivers license, I drive her back and forth. While waiting for her to take her classes, I read or knit, so I  had the opportunity to get further on my cardigan. I  finished the back and left front and started on the right. When I started the left front, I (as usual) did not read all the way through the patten, so knitted up almost the whole side before it dawned on me that I forgot to decrease for the neck. I had to rip out all the moose pattern that I had finished and start again, but I laid it down to go do something else and later when I picked it up to knit again, (you will not believe this) I did the same thing all over and had to rip it out again. The third time was the charm and I finished it with no more mistakes. WHEW!
 This is the back of my cardigan.
 And this is the moose I had to rip out two times.
 I bought this beautiful yarn to make a pullover hoodie for my grandson.
 I finished this shawl for my daughter, but have not had time to block it.
 I knitted the shawl, but crocheted the edging.
 And these gloves are the exact reason you should always check your dye lot. I know, I know, but I just grabbed the next skein in the cabinet and didn't check the dye lot until the glove was completed. Oh well, I guess I will wear them and hope no one notices that they are each a slightly different color.
 It is really hard to see the color difference in these pictures, but it is noticeable.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Cardigan

I am knitting a cardigan for my grandson. I picked Berroco Vintage DK for the yarn. It is a blend of  Acrylic,  Wool, and  Nylon. It is machine washable and very soft, so it seems a good choice for his cardigan. I am using a #4 needle for the ribbing, and a #6 for the sweater body. 
 The pattern is from a Debbie Bliss book, "Design it, Knit it babies."  The color choices are very close, because my daughter likes them. The yarn is a joy to knit with.