Category Archives: Sweaters

New WIPs

I’ve gone WIP crazy! LOL Besides the My So Called Scarf that I cast on for last week which now looks like thisIMG_1398.JPG here on the right, I have now cast on for two more projects PLUS I have yarn coming for two other projects I’ll probably cast on for right away.IMG_1389.JPG I started the Portland Pullover from IK Fall 2006 as I’d stated I wanted to do in a previous post. I’m using yarn from my stash, which is always a plus! The La Gran Mohair in Chocolate Brown.

I also started a pair of socks with the Knit Picks Dancing yarn I got a few weeks ago. I’m semi-following the Universal Sock pattern from Knitty. It asks that you cast on using the crochet cast-on. IMG_1381.JPGI found that the instructions in the Knitting Answer Book I bought at the Yarn Tree are much easier to follow. IMG_1379.JPGThe method used in the book shows where you put the hook on top of your knitting needle and sorta make wraps on your knitting needle by pulling the yarn thru the hook. Not sure if you can see it there on the pic but if anyone is interested I’d be happy to take closer pix of the instructions.
So we went from IMG_1385.JPG that tangled mess of yarn you see on the left to what you see on the right. IMG_1392.JPGA nice neat short-row toe. I like the wrap instructions in the pattern. Very clear and the wraps came out nice and neat. Now I’m undecided if I should do the heel from the Baudelaire socks or just do a short-wrap heel as per the pattern.

IMG_1387.JPGWell, that’s all for now folks. We’re on our way to Jones Beach pool. Kids are sick of being indoors so much and I feel bad. Just for kicks, here’s Gian in his bathing trunks! HA! (Nooooo I’m not putting the poor boy in the water!….well, maybe I’ll wet his feet a little! :D )

A Few FO’s today!

I decided it was time to reduce that WIP list! Here are a few things I was working on. One actually never made it to the list as it was a super quick knit – it’s from the book Quick Knits to Wear! HA!

esmieyellowtank1.jpgEsmie’s Yellow Tank
Pattern: Tank from Quick Knits to Wear book
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
Color: Banana

babybobbibear.jpg Baby Bobbi Bear
Pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Dyed Cotton
Color: Tomato
Tie: I made up a pattern knit up w/Bergere de France yarn

esmiedreamwrap.jpg Dream Swatch Wrap
Pattern from Knit and Tonic
Yarn: Extra ribbon yarn from a previous project (ebay)
Color: Multi