Monday, February 28, 2011

elizabeth

For some reason, I'm thinking that my excitement about this sweater is not showing in these photos. (Note to self: stop placing hand firmly on hip in photos.) However, I am excited about this sweater. And super excited that it is finished. The pattern was interesting and the yarn some of my favorite, (I absolutely loved anticipating the change of color) but for some reason, I felt myself having a hard time working on this one. It may just have been some winter moods floating around.
I spoke about the construction. Working from right sleeve cuff to left sleeve cuff, adding the long ribbed collar and front panel last. Definitely a different construction and something different if you are used to knitting sweaters in pieces.

Pattern: Elizabeth
Yarn: 10 balls 7899 Cloudy Dawn Liberty Wool by Classic Elite (100% washable wool)
Needles: US 7
Size: small

So, to my anonymous commenter... would I recommend Elizabeth? Absolutely. She's going to be great to wear. And if you need any encouragement along the way, I will be happy to cheer you on.

Tomorrow is March!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

success

I treated Monday (President's Day) like the weekend. And Tuesday, too. Considering it was another snow day. Then all of a sudden, I couldn't put it down because I feared the worst knitters fear: I was short yarn. However, somehow (after stretching the bejeezus out of it) the collar fit around the right front, neck and left front. That little ball up there is all that is left of the ten balls. I have mixed feelings about that. It has had a bath and is currently blocking. Finally.
Casting on for something new.
The stomach flu is doing a little dance around here. I am really hoping it doesn't ask me to join along.
Have a great one.

Friday, February 18, 2011

life, as i see it

february 18, 2008
I've been working on the collar to elizabeth. Which seems like a very long, very boring, k1p1 scarf. It seems a little like torture. I am very opposed to knitting feeling like torture.
I've decided to knit on it as much as I can this weekend and then start something new. I like that plan.
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.

Monday, February 14, 2011

swayed

You all are the best. Thank you SO much for all of the suggestions for the name of the suede cowl. I could not love each and every suggestion more! Honestly, each one could have been the perfect name. I ended up having to consult with my friend, Michelle, who helped me narrow it down to a few. In the end, I decided on "swayed" suggested by Joshua. Thanks, Joshua!

I have a chocolate heart shaped cake in the oven and I can't stop playing this song over and over. (It will make you SO happy.)
Have a love-ly day!

Monday, February 07, 2011

name it

This is some of my favorite yarn:
I just love the texture of suede. Years ago, I was into making triangle wraps out of it and since then have been thinking about something else to use it for.
I had two balls left in my stash and decided on a cowl. Super easy and quick for a beginner or an advanced knitter.
Yarn: 2 balls Berroco Suede Needles: size 15
Cast on 40 stitches using the provisional cast on. Knit in garter stitch until piece measures 52" or until all yarn is used, ending with a RS row and leaving a 12" tail. Remove waste yarn from cast on edge and place live stitches on another needle. Using the kitchener stitch graft together both sets of live stitches to form loop. Weave in ends. Wear!
I'll write up an appropriate pattern and post it over in the sidebar and in ravelry. However, my mind is having a hard time thinking of a name. I'd love some help from your creative minds... please! I'll be sure to give you credit.
Thank you!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

habit

Guest blogging again for the month of February over at habit. And I couldn't be more thrilled.
Hope you'll come visit.
Happy February!