Ok, I caved I started the palindrome scarf. Except it's not for me. When I was printing out the pattern my sister (16 years old) said I LOVE that scarf, do you have the exact yarn and can you make it for me? The funny thing was my mom had 2 skeins lying around so I started. I'll probably have to get another skein or two to finish it off for her but here it is! This is my first attempt at cables. They are much easier than I thought and it's working up quickly and nicely! I'm using Patons Sws in the natural pink colorway (I think that's what it's called). I got the pattern from http://www.cometosilver.com/ . Thanks silver!
Ok so I thought about the UFO's floating around my house and thought I might make a list. I'd like to try and work on finishing some of these before the end of the year!
1. Combo Corsett-T from diynetwork.com - Actually i'm hoping to finish knitting on it by the weekend and then learn to do the crochett border and buy some buttons. So maybe in a week this will be a FO! 2. Alene Camisole also from diynetwork.com - I've done the front and back to this. I need to block it, seam it and cast on for the "skirting" portion. 3. Afghan Kit from knitpicks.com. I started this and realized I made a mistake. I need to do a bit of froggin and redo a row or two. I love the yarns that came with this kit though. It gave me a great chance to try out different knitpicks.com yarns! 4. Comfort shawl - knittingdaily.com. I want to do this for my husband's nana for christmas. I casted on and really got going on it and realized I made a mistake a row or two back. I ripped it out and now can't seem to get the yarn over to look right. We'll see if I can fix it or if it'll have to be frogged way back. 5. Teddy bear- I started a teddy bear just for the fun of it. I just need to do the arms and finish seaming and then stuffing. It shouldn't take me but a couple of hours to finish this off. It's just sitting there though! 6. Sock with jitterbug sock yarn. I love this yarn. My mom got it for me for christmas. I started a pattern, but it down for a bit and then tried to pick it up and couldn't figure out where I was. I'll probably frog the whole thing and try out a new pattern. I've found some really great ones lately. Maybe the rainy day socks. We'll see
Ok I am pretty sure that's all my unfinished projects. I plan to finish the combo corset-t in the next week or so, provided I figure out all the crochet part and find some nice buttons. After that I need to work on the comfort shawl for my nana. I also bought some Patons "decor" yarn that I want to try to do a palindrome scraf (from silver's website) with. I'm trying to get a project or two done so I can justify starting another one! LOL
I'm heading to San Antonio tomorrow with Lane. My sister's 16th birthday is friday. I'll be bringing projects with me and hopefully I'll get some knit time in! Lane loves it down there and hopefully it'll be warmer down there and he can swim some.
Pay It Forward Exchange I'm SO EXCITED to be a involved in the Pay It Forward Exchange! I found out about it from Becka! But I signed up under HollyP for knittinghelp.com
It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. You all know I’m already a PIF type of person. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
Ok so now I've signed up and now I need 3 PIF angels! You don't have to be a knitter or a crochetter. Any type of crafter will do! So please leave a comment here with your email address and I'll contact you for further information!
I received my box of gifts earlier this week. It came all the way from the uk! My swap pal sent me some great yarns, chocolates, sheep keychain, patterns and some neat stuff for my son. How wonderful was that?
I had such a great time with this swap and I received such great stuff. I can't wait for the next one to start!
I knitted a 12x12 square for Shandeh's white christmas afghan! She is collecting squares (36 to make a blanket) in order to donate to her church to be given out for christmas in her community. I'll be sending it out in the mail tomorrow.
I used some worested weight red heart yarn. I did the divided squares pattern that I did on the oddball blanket #5. It was already engraved on my brain :) I used size 8 needles and CO 48.