Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I've been knitting!

Yay for me! I am working on my first "real" pair of socks. I started these as a KAL with Deece.

Knit Picks Swish Superwash wool in Bordeaux
Size 3 DPN's
The Unique Sheep's free pattern


That, my non-knitting friends is a turned heel and short row shaping! I am learning so much, it is crazy. It is also proof that I don't have a clue as to how to use the macro setting (or where to find it) on my camera. Must learn.

These socks are fun. I am about to start the toe shaping, then I will be done with my first sock. They are nice and thick...actually very very firm. I think that I will go up a needle size or two for my next pair that I make out of worsted weight wool. They would be good for someone with small feet that does stuff outside in the winter. Like ice fishing. : )

I have my first finished non-scarf, non-dishcoth knitted item to share:


Not So Baby Yoda Sweater
made for: BTH
Berocco Touche in Apple green, just about 3 skiens
size 7 straight needles

Yay! I am so happy to be done with this sweater. I started it with the intention of BTH wearing it in Japan, and it fits him pretty well, so we should be good. I don't know that I will be making another one of these anytime soon. I hated the part in the instructions that said "make right side the same as the left, just reverse for shaping". Umm, hello, I need a bit more than that. I was okay until I got to the bind off row. Somehow, I could not get my brain wrapped around how I was supposed to do it so that the shoulder seam side was correct. I ended up adding an extra row to it and it worked out well. I now just have to decide on buttons or ties. No i-cord for me. Oh, I did do 10 extra rows on the arms because BTH is very long limbed. And skinny. He is in the 90th percentile for height and 50th percentile for weight.


I started another Tween Shawl for my cousin's friend.

Improvised design: CO 4 st. K2, yo, k to end repeat until it is the desired size.
Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn, held double
Size 11 bamboo circular needles.

We aren't in Japan yet, still have a while to go. Thank you Debi for your info. I will be emailing you this week. I want to go on the Geisha lecture walk while in Kyoto. Trying to convince DH that it will be fun. He isn't buying it methinks.

This week I am anxiously awaiting my new needles to come. I ordered the Knit Picks Options Harmony set and it is about killing me to wait. Plus, I ordered a sweater's worth of wool from Peace Fleece along with a cardigan pattern a few weeks ago, and it should be here any day. Got to love gift certificates and Christmas money!

Namaste.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're still using your Kodak camera, the macro button is the one with the flower and the mountain on it. The flower designates you are in macros mode, which means you'll be able to take clear pictures of subjects that are within 2 feet of the camera.

-BFF's DH

Dianne said...

You are a beautiful knitter! The lime green sweater is precious. And your socks are nice too. I am wearing some my friend Rachael from Germany made for me as I type. Love them!

KaLu said...

OHH I LOVE THE SWEATER!
I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT BOOKS TO TEACH MYSELF TO KNIT BUT IT LOOKS SOO COMPLICATED! I EVEN BOUGHT HTE DUMMIES ONE...CAN YOU STOP BY BEFORE YOU MOVE TO ALAZKA TO TEACH ME??? =]

Tamie said...

Hey Missy! LOVE the baby sweater it is awsome. That seems like a great pattern but hey what do I know? I am still working on 4" squares -Ha. But I will at some point have 3-4 pairs of baby booties for me or someone. xo

Deece said...

You rock! And are kicking my butt with the socks...lol.