Wednesday, January 26, 2005

First finished object of 2005!

C.'s sweater is finished. The sleeves are a ... little ... long, but she loves it. She really likes the extremely long sleeves.

The yarn was Bernat Berella "4" in the denim colorway. It is machine wash and tumble dry, so a good choice for a teen-ager.

Were I to do it again, I would make the sleeves much shorter, the body shorter, and the raglan shaping much shorter. Can't be seen here, but the armholes actually start close to her waistline.

In other news, C. will be attending high school in the bigh city. 1,400 students school-wide, which is very large. She could be one of 360 kids in grade 9. The extra-curricular activities are a big part of the decision, as are the more widely varied class offerings. If she decides that she doesn't like the school, she can always transfer back to Cartwright.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I visited the Spinning Wheel in Fremont, Michigan last November. I purchased these goodies to make something yummy for myself. The yarn is alpaca and is so incredibly soft. Posted by Hello

Tonight I will do the hemming on C.'s sweater. THEN the picture will be taken so that I can add it to my "finished items" list for 2005.

I also am finishing up the first pair of mittens for the church mitten tree. Red with white stripes in the cuffs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Christmas goodies!

These are the goodies I received for Christmas! Two wonderful knitting calendars -- one is perpetual and the second for 2005 -- two Nancy Bush books AND a pair of Addi Turbo (size 4 if you are interested!) Posted by Hello

C. tried on her sweater again. This time she decided that she wants the cuffs to be sewn in, which is really no problem. A couple of stitches, and she's all set. Unfortunately, she has also decided that she wants the sweater to be shorter ... about 8 inches. Ack!

We discussed the issue, and she has agreed that it is OK if the hem makes the bottom of the sweater a little bulkier. Whew! She is correct; the sweater will look better if it is a good bit shorter.

And for my next project -- FINALLY I will be starting thrummed mittens for myself!

Friday, January 14, 2005

Good news!

Tonight I learned how to poast photos on my blog! Yippee!

Of course, if you are observant, you will note that there are two entries for today. That's because while I figured out how to post a picture, I haven't learned how to add more commentary to the entry. Eventually, I WILL persevere.

On the knitting front, the sweater for C. is nearing completion. The cowl collar is nearing the 8 cm. mark, which means that I'll be changing to the larger needles to finish off. I'm so excited! Of course, I will be posting a picture when it's done.

I have signed up for the Fear Factor Sock Challenge at the Knit-n-Chat forum over at Delphi. The schedule is to cast on February 1. I will be selecting the yarn for that project this weekend. That project will go to work with me for my lunch time entertainment. Gotta be more entertaining than watching lawyers try to out-maneuver each other.

And on that note ... Good night and happy stitching!

My favorite friend

This is Lizzie. She is 6 years old, but thinks she is really just a kitten. Of course, she also thinks she is a fierce wild beast. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

The end is near!

The sweater for C. is nearing completion. I have finished all the main pieces -- back, front, sleeves -- and actually sewed up the raglan seams. C. tried it on for me, and she is thrilled with it. The length ... the sleeve length ... the sizing of it ... Now to finish the cowl neck and side seams! I am SO excited!

A couple of knitting link -- just so that I don't lose them.


Off to my needles!!