Where should I start? Hmmmmm.....
Let's start with Mom's sweater. It has taken me almost a year to complete this sweater. Between learning from mistakes, learning in general, frogging, and just plain discipline to finish, it is done. I love it. The yarn has a wonderful drape, and completely softened up upn washing. The cables relaxed and it has nice clean stitch definition. The zipper installation is not as "perfect" as I would have liked, but certainly not bad, not bad at all. Enjoy the photos, my models (my daughters) enjoyed showing off this sweater.
Yarn: Peer Gynt color #228 (brown)
Needles: US 10 1/2 Denise Circular
Contruction: Top-down Raglan, steeked zipper, cables, etc.
Started: Last April, one of my very first sweaters (started knitting in February 2007).Pattern: Urchin by Ysolda Teague in Knitty
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky
Needle: US 11 Denise Circular
Great Pattern, hat fits my daughter quite well, but is too small for me. I'll try again with a bulkier yarn next time.YUMMY!
Pattern: Just a basic Hat, no pattern
Yarn: Some scraps I picked up on sale at my LYS that is simply fabulous!
Needles : US8 KP Harmony 16" circular.
Construction: cast on 80 sts using alternate rib cast on (using a crochet hook makes it easier!) K1xP1 for 5 rows knit rest of hat as follows. Knit colorA for 20sts, Add color b and knit for 20 sts, add color c etc. Then knit a spiralling color stripe. Great, fantastic process I found at Grumperina. Check it out!
And last but not least:
These are not complete, but they are a test knit for Jeanie Townsend. It is called the Wedding Ring Quilt Socks and are still under test at this time. But you can see her other patterns at her Yahoo site here. I believe next months sock challenge lists knitting a Jean Townsend Sock.
I hope all of this has been fun to read and look at, it has been too much work for me to blog, but it is always worth it to have a log of what I am doing, and always fun to share it with my friends.