Well I have been away from my computer for a good portion of the week and just haven’t had the time to photograph my work. At the rate I am knitting my scarf it will be done before I get a chance to photograph it. I am a good ways into my scarf and I have just finished the cuff on the second sock. I promise I will have pictures sometime this week. Also I started a hat with the pink malabrigo that was going to be mitts and I have now realized that I will not have enough yarn to finish it so I am waiting till I have a chance to go get another ball of the yarn at the yarn store and hoping that it will match even though it is from a differant dye lot because it seems as though no one has another ball from the same dye lot.
Archive for January, 2008
Well I started the scarf made out of the Worsted Malabrigo but do not have pictures yet. I also started my second sock which is dragging along slowly as I am bored with the plain and simple sock pattern. The first sock turned out well for my first sock I would have to say. It fits well and the small mistakes I made are fairly unoticable. I am enjoying making the Mock Cable Eyelet Scarf in the Malabrigo though. It is the same scarf that I made for my sister with the Dusty Rose Malabrigo that I am making the Train Tam with now. I made up the pattern using a stitch pattern book and I love it. I will put mock cable eyelets all down it with ribbing inbetween and then put fringe on the ends and it will be gloriously cozy and beautiful as well. I will post pictures next time as I am not in the mood to take photos now. The scarf is coming along quickly and will be finished in no time.
Well I was having trouble with the pattern for the fingerless mitts that I was making so those were frogged. The pattern was not very well written and I couldn’t find the abbreviation for one of the things in the pattern in any of my books so those are gone. I started a new pair of fingerless mitts and will post a picture once more is done on them. The new ones are Charmed Fingerless Mitts which is a free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns that I found on Ravelry. I am using the same yarn that I was using for the other fingerless mitts that I started.
Well yesterday was a bad day in the sock knitting department. It started off ok with some work on the foot of my sock in the morning. Then last night I went to start knitting some more and realized that I had lost the 4th needle that I was working with, luckily it was a set of 5 and I had only been using 4 so I just got out the 5th one and kept working. Then just as I was putting it away I was putting my little needle ends on that keep my work from falling off the needle and I snapped one of my oh so skinny size 2 DPNs in half. So now I can’t work on my sock until I get a chance to go to AC Moore which won’t be for a while because I don’t drive and my husband has a broken ankle so I have to wait till we go out to the mall with his buddy next week once he has his removable boot on. I am so angry luckily I still have those fingerless mitts to work on while I am waiting to get new needles.
Well I am a little nervous about turning the heel of my sock so I started an easy project with some leftover Malabrigo Worsted Merino a minute ago. I am making Plain ‘Ole Fingerless Mitts which you can find the pattern for free here http://www.hartandsole.net/knit_me/Fingerless%20mitts.pdf. I found the pattern of Ravelry while looking for something to use my leftover Malabrigo from the scarf I made for my sister for Christmas. I am just hoping that I have enough to make them with. Here is a picture of what I have gotten done so far. Its not much but at least I will have something to work on if I get frustrated with turning the heel in my socks.