Friday, February 29, 2008

Time Zone issues

OK - I have my wool, I have my needles, I got the right gauge. It has been the first of March here in South Africa for about 6 and a half hours already. I am posting this just to check what time it is in the blog's time zone. It says I am posting this at 8:30 pm yesterday. That means I am about 10 hours ahead of you. As the patterns were posted at about two in the morning on March 1st last year that means I need to check again around lunch time, which will be just after I drop my daughter off at a birthday party.

HOORAY - knitting time!

In the meantime I'll work on the baby blanket. As I have no delusions about babies waiting for their knitting to be finished I want to meet that particular deadline. Only 14 rows (almost 500 stitches each) to go before I hit the border. Let's see how much I can get done before I have to switch to the sweater.

See you all in your tomorrow and later my today.


On Your Mark...

get set...GO!

Top down Raglan by cosmicpluto knits

Mr. Green Jeans

Raglan Cardigan by Stephanie Japel

Each of these patterns are wonderful and easy to modify...I hope you see one you like!

Happy March Sweater Madness!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The info

Ok ladies, there have been a few questions so here is the info.

There will be 3 patterns that will be linked here and on the blog on March 1st.
All patterns will be in worsted weight and the gauge is approx 18x24 on US size 8 5mm needles
Each pattern varies a bit.

Yardage also varies but all the patterns are top down so you can try it on as you knit since SOME of us made sweaters WAY too big last year that still sit in our closet waiting to be frogged.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Are you ready?

The patterns have now been chosen, and I am getting really excited...does everyone have their yarn?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Couple Possibilities

How about this one?
I really like this one; so feminine and flattering and looks easy!
And one more, a bit more adventurous:

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Just to confirm - I have a baby blanket due by the end of March, I have a day job, I have an MSc that I am working on part time, I have an 8YO, an almost 18YO, a brother, 2 cats, 4 dogs and a hamster. I have a blog of my own that hasn't been updated since November 07.

I really have NO TIME to work on this but that's never stopped me starting something new before.

PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one.


P S I am in the Southern Hemisphere so this will get me a head start on winter knitting.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another round

Hi Ladies, Sorry I have been silent for so long...I didn't realize anyone was still posting here...
I would love to do another round of MSM! I will be looking up yardages and sweater patterns...any suggestions?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

March Approacheth

This is what my driveway looked like last Sunday!

Hi Ladies!

March is just around the corner. I can't believe how fast time has been sailing by. I wonder if any of you are willing to participate in another round of March Sweater Madness. Let's hear from our fearless leader, Michelle. I know she's been busy with the Sweet Sheep Shop.

I'm definitely in if anyone else wants to play. A sweater or a vest... A finer-gauge top maybe, something not mind-numbing or boring. Something wearable, not just for special occasions.

Preferably a free pattern and there are lots out there.

Maybe something in cotton, to raise our hopes of the coming spring.

What say you??