Sunday, October 15, 2006

Yummy Red Yarn

Whenever I come back to Salem to visit my parents, I pop into the local yarn store, Have You Any Wool, and I bought this yummy Burly Spun yarn in Ruby Red. I haven't worked much with yarn this bulky, and I'm not sure what I'm going to knit. I think maybe a drop stitch scarf. I love the color.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

My Fair Isle Design

I'm designing a sweater for myself, which I've never done before. I've finished the front and back and grafted the shoulder seams. I have a vision of what it's going to look like in my head and if I don't get it the first time around, I'll make some changes and try again! I love the fair isle pattern. It's actually my first time working with fair isle and I spent several hours on an Excel spreadsheet perfecting my idea. I love it! Wish me luck on the sleeves. I want to try some short-row shaping to create a puffed sleeve. I've never done it before, but love trying new things!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Results

Here she is! Happy 50th birthday mom! (yesterday) She couldn't be any cuter. I think the sweater looks pretty good. Very oversized, but I was ready for that to be the case. It's ok, she loves it and it's going to be her lounging around/going to a movie sweater. It's soft and roomy. The pic above is of her and my dad, together 34 years.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Mom's Sweater

I just finished a sweater for my mom for her 50th birthday, which is tomorrow. I'm flying up to Oregon in the morning and I'm going to give it to her. I'm so excited! It's the second sweater I've knit. The first and this were both crewneck pullovers and both were designed without a pattern. I'm pretty proud of myself! I'm getting better, that's for sure. Here's a picture of my mom's sweater.

My only worry is that it's going to be huge on her. I purposely made it large so it would be comfy and long so she'd feel covered up. But I'm slightly worried it's going to be too big. I tried it on myself and it came down almost to my knees! haha. I can shorten it if it's too long. We'll see tomorrow when I give it to her! I'm sure she'll love it.

My first sweater ever. Not bad!

My New Yarn Cubby!

Welcome to my blog! After four years of loving knitting, I am finally joining the world of knitting blogs. I've read many of your blogs and now I'm posting my own! Here is a picture of my new knitting cabinet. I like to call it a "cubby." My yarn was all over my apartment, in the closet cabinets, in baskets, everywhere. Now it's all in one place. I love it!