Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My $1.50 cardigan is coming along nicely. The decreases in the lace pattern are tricky and it took my full concentration one night to do the majority of the armhole on the left front. I'm on the right front now and I'm hoping the decreases will be easier when I get to them. Ditto the sleeves.

I cast on a pair of plain stockinette socks (using the Yarn Harlot's basic sock recipe) in some hand-dyed yarn I bought earlier this year (Lovesticks, colorway Heels on Fire, from Etsy) because I needed a portable project. The cardigan is too tricksy to just not give my full concentration to and I don't feel like doing anything difficult when I've got my hands full with the cardigan. Plus I will need it to bring with on our trip to the grandparent-in-law's in a few weeks.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

FOs and WIPs

I owe pictures. Alas. I finished my felted needle case late last week. It's functional, which is all I really need it to be. Of course it doesn't hold all of my needles, but I put the ones in that I don't have equivalent size circulars in (I love the Knit Picks Options so much, but I still only have the 'starter' kit. Eventually I want to have all sizes available in it, plus the non-interchangeable circs in the smaller sizes). So soon enough the felted needle case will be pretty defunct anyway.

I also can't remember if I mentioned I made two small felted boxes with leftovers a few weeks ago.

Today I finished off the garter stitch wrap cardigan for my friend's baby-to-be. I will be blocking it tonight after Scoot goes to bed and hopefully will be able to do the seaming and ribbon sewing-on on Monday.

Fall is approaching. We've had gorgeous weather the past few days and today *is* the first of September, so I really need to get crackin' on my $1.50 cardigan. I'm really in a knitting mood lately (like, it's *all* I want to do, not just one of many things I want to do), so I'm hoping if I focus on it now that I've got the baby sweater out of the way I can make some good progress on it, because I've barely made a dent.