I started a sweater for the kid at dda's house and just finished it last night at work.( pic!Collapse )
OK, so I finished the heel as per the pattern, held it up to my own personal foot, and laughed hysterically. There was no way it was going to fit.I cast on again with 25 instead of 21 stitches, and that seems to be about right. The pink yarn is a waste yarn cast-on. I've finished the heel and started the sole of the foot.( pics!Collapse )
"[Elizabeth Allen]got into sock knitting when Santa gave her a copy of Cat Bordhi's book Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. However, Elizabeth's socks didn't.So she tried dpns, but preferred wrestling with a tarantula..."I'm trying Sox on 2 Stix. So far, I've turned the heel and started the sole. After I finish the toe, I'm going to need to add 6 stitches to the top of the sock (cause I have big, wide feets) but otherwise I'm not modifying the pattern at all.I'm using Cascade Quattro, which is 4 different strands of different colors spun together; this one is navy, dark blue, aqua, and green.
It's not blocked, but I finished the entire thing including the waist ties. This is intended for my mom for Christmas, which means it's too small for me altogether. (And yes, even in the altogether.) So no modeling.( vest picCollapse )Yarn: Caron's Jewel Box, 5 skeins Amethyst, 1 skein EmeraldPattern: from Good Housekeeping's The Illustrated Book of Needlecrafts, "Emerald Isle Vest," size M, modified only to omit the cable patterns and replace them with plain stockinette.What I learned:1. If the yarn is fuzzy enough, and you accidentally short-row (turn around before reaching the end of the row) you can knit a row and then short-row again to match, and it's totally unnoticeable. However...2. Knitting with chenille is a huge pain in the butt. The only way to figure out what row I was on was either to measure or count the stitches on the needle.3. Crocheting uses HUGE amounts more yarn. I couldn't believe just single crocheting twice around the vest used almost an entire skein. (I had about 4 yards left of a 100 yard skein.)
( Pictures under cutCollapse )Some of you may be wondering what the heck this is. The answer is that it's a rakhi - it's just, er, not a very traditional one. Anyway, it was fun and surprisingly quick to make. :-)
I decided to make my mom a fuzzy chenille yarn vest for Christmas.I started this a week ago last Thursday, and here's my progress so far.( pic!Collapse )The matching side seams are, actually, even-- it's the couch and stockinette rolling that makes them look uneven. However, the points on the two front pieces are NOT even, and are designed to sit somewhat toward the outside.
( in which I start knitting a stripey vestCollapse )I'm actually playing with the pattern as I go along. Right now it's a pattern of 3 rows, 4, 3, 4, and so on, and I'll be increasing once I get past the waist. I don't know what else I'd like to do with the light-colored pattern, but I'm sure it'll come to me.
but don't snag the stitches!( the sweater is DONE...Collapse )Except for the zipper installation and pocketses. Two on the front, and possibly one on the upper sleeve.
( what I did on my summer vacationCollapse )