Saturday, 31 January 2009

knitting progress

I'd forgotten how long knitting a sweater takes, heres progress so far.

The pattern is mitered cardigan from knitsimple fall 2007, knitted with Wendy fusion instead of Noro kureyon, mainly because the fusions machine washable (and I got it on sale from Kemps), the shade is White pepper, just got to finish the second sleeve and the front, and stop getting distracted by socksThese are for my stepmum, the yarn is opal rainforest, just doing plain socks so good TV knitting.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Belated happy new year

Hope this year is going well for you all so far, our family have been succumbing to the usual round of sniffles which my younger son very gererously brings home from school to share with us, but it hasnt stopped the knitting.

I've joined in the 24 in 2009 challenge on the Crafty threads and yarn forum, here are my first two items.

Socks for my stepniece knitted in the leftover opal rainforest from my ravelympic socks with a wee bit of neon on one toe as I ran out of yarn
and crochet dishcloths using the patterns in '200 crochet blocks' by Jan Eaton.
I have also joined NaKniSweMoDo on Ravelry where you aim to knit a sweater a month. I am 3/4 of the way through my first one, a mitered sweater in Wendy Fusion but no pics as camera batteries have died.
I'm on stashalong again too so hopefully my stash should be much reduced at the end of this year though I am hoping to add to it at Skipnorth. I'd better get knitting now to make some space.