Shopping for yarn when you’re starting out can be terribly confusing. I know when I first began, words like worsted, sport, DK, and bulky meant nothing to me. I didn’t know how you could tell!
What a week! I can honestly say, I’m ready for a break. Thank goodness it’s Friday!
Last week I mentioned I was working on a surprise birthday gift for a friend. Well, here it is! I can finally share it.
Well, NFO anyway. The knitting for the cowl/scarf is done, and I’ve blocked it. I need to add buttons yet, but then I really will be done! This picture doesn’t do much for it, but I love the way the cowl/scarf turned out.
I’ve been trying to figure out which shawl/wrap I’d like to make for my mom for her birthday. The task has proven more difficult than I anticipated! I have some guidelines – machine washable, gray or neutral colors, fairly warm – but no idea on design. I’ve rounded up the top 5 designs I’m considering trying out. I’m also open to suggestions!
In the midst of busily cleaning my house last night, I decided I’d finally dye the Kool-Aid Cowl. I pulled out my many packets of Kool-Aid, determined what kind of color I wanted to aim for, and got started. As per usual, I have difficulty following directions, but I used Knitty’s directions for the most part.
I thought I was so clever on Tuesday! I said I had checked the sweater a couple of times and made sure it was not twisted. To be fair, I had. Problem being, I hadn’t checked that closely and I had checked it late at night. A few rows in Tuesday evening, I realized there was indeed a twist and that I would have to start again.
Last night I started Lesson Two of Nina’s Design Your Own Sweater Class from Knit Picks. It didn’t take long to figure out what to do at this point. I had to cast-on a LOT of stitches. Luckily, I have a very skinny husband, but one who also kind of likes baggy sweaters. The grand total came out to 240 stitches on size 6 circ needles.
This weekend felt crazy busy, but I got a lot done! On Saturday siblings teamed up to coordinate getting a new radio put in dad’s car, then I tagged along with my husband to bowling for a couple of hours. I’m really not into bowling, so I brought my knitting along and steadily worked at my stitches, occasionally getting picked on by my husband’s friends.