Wednesday, September 27, 2006
That was easy!
Wow, that was easy..........o.k. Here is my current project. Every year (well almost) I try to take the childrens Christmast Card picture in sweaters that I have knit them. They usually somehow coordinate which seems to be getting harder and harder with their ages. Any how, last year I started off doing an adorable cable sweater from Classic Elite. It is called the Skye Tweed Childs Cable Pullover in Renaissance by Classi Elite . Well I started off with a bang, had the 10 year old completed and was beginning #2. Well I decided at around dinner time to block the completed one. Not a good idea to multi task while dinner is being prepared, homework is being done, little hands need help, the phone is ringing.............you get the picture. Needless to say I forgot the sweater was in the washing machine until half way through dinner. 100% wool! I had a felted little sweater that could fit my daughters babydolls, but definately not my 10 year old! AHHHH!! Needless to say, the Christmas Card was not taken with the children in hand knit sweaters!
This year will hopefully be different story. I purchased more of the same yarn, and this summer finished the boys. I used a pattern out of The Ultimate Knitters Guide, named Sailor, that I love, it fits them really big but it is kindof like a sweatshirt, and the like that. I am now on to my daughters using Elizabeth Zimmermans Knitting in the round formula and will hopefully have a fairisle yolk at the top using the boys colors to tye it all together. I am keeping my fingers crossed!