Tuesday, March 23, 2010

So close, but just not there!

I am finished my sweater, but the sweater is not finished...I ran out of yarn.
so, I have done all I can do at this point. My friend is dyeing me a matching fiber to spin and finish up the back of the hood, but it won't be here for a few weeks.
Almost finished sweater!The ladders on the arms are yucky, but I will block them...I didn't have the right circulars!

So, I am moving on to sweater #2- Baby Surprise jacket which I wanted to wait and find out if it would be pink or blue and it looks like it will be PINK...whoo!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Marching Along

I have been March Sweater Madness-ing along, honest. Proof:

At the same time I'm still working on my Olympic sweater:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Almost done!

Forever in garter stitch, but I am down to just the under sleeve seam and I-cord. Miles and miles of I-cord.......

and DONE!

sleeves sewn, I-cord finished. Just need a bit of blocking

Drops 120-45. knit from Fortissima Colori 6 fach. 10 balls (50gm) plus about 75 gms of Knit Picks Palate on 3.00 needles

Friday, March 12, 2010

quick and dirty!

Progress has halted on the sweater...I have a nephew making his appearance soon and needed a welcome hat!
However here is a night time macbook pic of my progress...the sweater is knit in one piece so I just have to add sleeves and a hood and I'm done...hopefully by sunday!

Also we found out that I will be knitting from now on in PINK!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

If not one challenge, it is another

So there I was with problem number one

Notice the nice 90ยบ turn? The intelligent use of the double increase? I thought not.

second attempt

Much better, sweater now clicking along.

I finish the first front (and you can clearly see why my first attempt didn't work)

I knit the second front and started on the back extension. Reaching for another ball of yarn, I discovered a slightly disconcerting problem - only two balls of yarn left (actually three when I get attempt #1 frogged). Serious issue - If each front plus side extension takes four balls of yarn and I have two left - what are the chances I can get the whole upper back out of what I have left?

(more pain and the rest of the story here.


Monday, March 8, 2010

I actually made some good progress over the weekend on my "boom baby boom" sweater! It is knit in one flat piece and i am almost done the body. Pics to come soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Naturally. First time since Michelle created March Sweater Madness I am not prepared to start my Madness project. Huh.

I am going to be working on finishing my Olympic sweater, which is 4 rows short of a finished body and two sleeves. I am optimistic this can be accomplished in a week (or so I hope!). Once the Olympic sweater is done, I anticipate getting right into knitting the March Sweater.

Hope springs eternal.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Baby Steps

Since my fall sweater took forever I will be making 2 mini sweaters this march.
There is a little someone who will be here at the end of July that deserves his/her own handknits.
So I am starting with some handspun first and knitting a pattern called snug with some Funky Carolina in boom
The second sweater I will be knitting will be the Baby Surprise jacket, but am waiting until the 10 to find out it it will be pink or blue!

It is March 1st!

Hi All!
Here it is, the first of March. The sun is shining and I started my sweater. Not that I don't have several things on the needles that need to be completed, but MSM just seems to call for something fun!

I am knitting Drops 120-45 in a bright and cheerful Fortissima Colori that I purchased on sale. Of course, it would really help if I read the pattern correctly. As soon as I get home, I will show you pictures of what I did.