Tuesday, October 16, 2007

FO and a Half

Long time, no post. There really wasn't much going on, well, not in the knitting world. Last week was a crap week all around, this week isn't shaping up to be much better. Knit Nite was fun, though. Hope more people come out tomorrow night. I think I'll take a pair of socks to work on since I gab too much to take anything that requires much concentration.

I have an almost FO. I made another bag like mine, but it still needs to be felted. The sage green Classic Wool will become one of these, and I'll felt them together. (Whenever possible I try to felt like-colored stuff together to save on water/oil/power.)
I also have the cabled baby sweater finished. It didn't take that long to knit, maybe a week-and-a-half, and I didn't work steady on it. The pattern is from the book, "Babies in Denim" and is size 6-9 months. I used Sirdar Denim Tweed DK and followed the pattern exactly as written. I wasn't going to block it cuz it looked good as is, but I did end up giving it a little blocking. Made the seams flatten out more, so I'm glad I did it. (It has a rolled bottom edge. There as a choice of crew neck or rolled edge neck, and went with the crew neck.)

I also got to use some of the tricks learned from the Lucy Neatby class I went to -- had to duplicate stitch two stitches that were white and stuck out like a sore thumb. This was in one of the sleeves.
Now I have to finish the baby blanket from hell that I started. It's not going together as easily as I thought it would. I blame the yarn, but it's probably me. I'll fight with that maybe on Sunday and try to get it finished. I'd like it finished for SIL's shower on the 28th of this month. I also have a pair of Austerman Step socks on the go for me, in the middle of the first sock's heel. I also have yarn I got last year for a couple of hats and this set for me that I'm itching to start, too, and make the boys each some more hats and mittens sets, too. Plus there's a small list of Christmas stuff to knit, plus there's sleeves and finishing to do on an adult cabled sweater I started for the store last October... Oy!

Oh, yes, that yarn rep that was supposed to show up a couple of weeks ago never arrived. Too bad, cuz I was allowed to order in six of their sock yarn colors. The boss lady mentioned ordering it the other day, but I haven't worked since and don't know if she actually did or not. She also said she'd order some more Classic Wool since Heddy, Nova Knitter, and three other ladies bought like 22 skeins of it! (The new color I wanted for felted mittens for me sold out that day! I made sure I wrote that color down on the order list, along with a few more new colors. As soon as it comes in one skein is coming home with me.)
That's it for now. Last week did see the hatching of a couple of alien eggs, though.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna said...

The eggs are disgusting! Yech!

The bag looks good and the baby sweater turned out really well!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

Beautiful little baby sweater!!
I like the colors you used for the bag too~

10:57 AM  
Blogger lexa said...

I'll have to try and take a picture of the sweater on him once he grows into it and hope the cables show better. I may take it outside tomorrow and try to get some better shots that show the cables better. It was a really fun knit! Fast, too.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Great sweater! And the bag looks good, too! :0)

1:39 PM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hahaha...we have dinosaurs like that at our house (it has to be a boy thing). I love the baby sweater (and in only a week and a half)! Where did the pattern come from? The bag is great too, it has wonderful colors!
AND...that Lulu yarn...I HATED knitting with it. So I frogged it to crochet a trim on a sweater instead...and still hated working with it. I still have a couple skeins in the closet. Hmmm...maybe it is the yarn. Hope that made you feel better!!!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

Hi there! I too enjoyed Knit Nite and plan to attend as much as possible! So nice to meet other knitters. Really like your baby sweater as well...I have a bit of a thing for small projects. Anyhoo, see you next week!

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

What a very cute little sweater, and I love the bag too, especially the colours you've been using! Those eggs - arrrghh ;)

5:08 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I love the dinosaur eggs :)

Saving a long distance call here :) Does the store have any sock yarn that is red and orange stripes; or even a ball of red and a ball of orange and I'll make my own stripes? Have a Harry Potter crazy person on my gift list

Enjoy the day!

7:43 AM  

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