Monday, October 13, 2008

Fresh Off The Needles...

MOM! - I've been knitting!....I finally forced myself to learn to purl again and I love it. First up was this cute, cute pair of fingerless gloves. Love them!

I didn't do the pattern justice. It's not complicated but this is my first attempt at anything besides a scarf, purling and ribbing. I already have more yarn (better quality) to make another pair. Here is the pattern - Thanks Anne at Bee Handmade Stuff!
The fit is great. I used size 7 needles, medium weight cotton yarn. My cast off is too TIGHT. I blocked these - first time for that too - and that helped but not perfect. I will still where these A LOT.

This the Neck Warmer from Knit 2 Together - it's my first project from this book. I had ISSUES but I love the finished project. My Right Side got reversed to the wrong side about half way and I didn't notice. I had an issue with a certain English Cocker Spaniel = ahem. Turbo. = wanting to help by jumping on me and running away with the ball of yarn and I dropped a whole row. I am sure this is where problem happened. I guess it's reversible now ?? This pattern includes yarn over, purl, knit2together - yikes, it was FUN. This too will be done again. Cast off was MUCH softer this time....
This was supposed to be done on circular needles but I opted for my size 10 needles and I whip stitched this together - the mitts where whipped stitched too. That was SO easy. I did not block the neck warmer - it falls nicely and fits perfect. AND - the pattern is NOT right so I don't' want to "open" it up any more.
I am looking forwarding to knowing what I am doing now....these will be *perfect* next time. I'll be putting the warmer on circular needles for might help the pattern and NOT dropping and entire row.
That's what I love about knitting and all crafting - it doesn't have to be perfect and I still love it. Only, I know the secrets...and it's my *perfect*.
Love you

1 comment:

  1. Kath, love all your projects. Why rip them out? They are perfect the way they are. If you think you need to redo, (re)do another pair. love and miss you mom


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