Monday, October 27, 2008

Shawl Update

I spent the past weekend walking and Knitting. I got in over 10 miles in on the road. Sunday was windy, but with my new coat that I got for $0 from job #2 I didn't even notice there was wind. It felt like I was knitting for hours and hours which is true and I wanted to complete my shawl project since the last set of directions are out. Well it didn't happen, by Sunday evening watching my favorite shows the errors were really happening so I had to put it down. Hopefully tonight it will be finished and blocked. I can tell blocking will be very important to really see the design.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Just thought I would post some of the mittens I have completed over the last couple months. The pair on the top right are actually knit to the "T" to EZ's pattern, the rest of course I have taken liberties with.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Update #2 Pansey shawl

I finished part one of the shawl, waiting for the new post on Friday. It is fun to knit once I got the rhythm of the pattern. I am working with size 8 needles and my diamonds are a lot smaller than the knit along pattern. I ended with 6 diamonds across. I hope I did the last couple of rows correctly. The pattern doesn't show a final shawl, so I don't know what the center area is suppose to look like. In the mean time I am going to finish some mittens that I have started. I hope my knit club is moving along with there knitting project. I have not heard from them.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Knit along update #1

Here is the first progress report on my Pansy shawl knit along. I was knitting slow last night, the palin/Biden debate kept me distracted. Can anyone who has looked at the actual knit along on the web sight notice the huge difference with my work? Next picture will be with a dark background to see the design.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

School House Press Knit Along

If you have not been to School House Press's web site you must log in soon. This is the web site run by Meg Swansen the daughter of Elizabeth Zimmermann. They have started a section on the web site for knitting along. They have done mitten's, hats and sockings. I never really felt like doing the other projects. Well now they have a knit along for a shawl and I decided yesterday to do it. In the next day or two I will show my progress, you can compare it to the process of the pro giving the lesson. In my usual ways I didn't practice and started right into this project and my first pansy motif is a little sick. Early this morning I was back at it until I was confident with the directions and my ability to do them.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dancing Children

Here is my dancing children seamless yoke sweater. It is going to be a Christmas present. The recipient will probably wear it as a jacket. I do enjoy the process of finding patterns to knit. The yoke is always fun with the decreases. I worked with blending the decreases into the patterns and was able to add short rows to the back blended in as well. I used fisherman's wool with Patons. I used simple wood buttons. It turned out a little bigger than planned, which is better than smaller. The front was sewn and cut, I think the ribbed edge looks good. Next time I will have to watch EZ's video on button holes, mine turned out fine but I think they could look better.