Thursday, June 28, 2007

I didn't blog about World Knit in Public Day...

...because all my days (almost) are knit in public--when I'm sitting with my daughter who sleeps in the stroller outside. Where? Here:

I love watching ducks here! Especially baby ducks. They are so cute!

I was disappointed with my progress on U-neck vest. I made mistakes several rows and had to frog it. It took me 2 evenings and several evenings between just to have courage to start to frog. Now I'm ready to move further.

In the meantime I'm reading "The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs (love it, very relaxing) and also reading several knitting books from the public library--I'm so glad that I can preview them before buying! What are they :
  1. a pattern book with Aran sweaters--want to do one for the first time in child's size--from Knitter's magazine, called "Arans & Celtics: The Best of Knitter's Magazine (Best of Knitter's Magazine series, The)" .
  2. Then, "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges (Interweave)",
  3. "The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges" and
  4. Melissa Leapman's "Hot Knits " book.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Finishing BSJ, starting new Object, speed knitting

I breathed in full lungs of air and spent two hours of weaving in all ends of Baby Surprise Jacket

And...didn't do the shoulder seams (for those who don't know--the only seams in this jacket). Why? Because, aparently, I was knitting a baby sock from the yarn! When I do it, I'll post a picture of FO.

After BSJ my head was tired from deciphering a pattern and I wanted to knit something mindless. This is what I started:
(from Knit Simple Winter 2006/07)
I was cocky and changed the pattern from flat to circular knitting.

This is THE ONLY ONE knitted thing that I liked so far from ALL knitting magazines (and was able to do) (I'm not considering myself a beginner, intermediate is more my level). (Vogue Knitting Magazine doesn't count here because that's beyond anybody's skills)
What I've done so far:

(The yarn is Cascade 220 and I have only one skein--that I'm knitting with--will order tomorrow at WEBS if they have this dyelot--don't call me silly, please :)

P.S. And also I was counting today how fast I'm knitting: 106 sts. of one row in k1, p1 rib. on circular needles for 6 minutes--is it fast??

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Cracking the DaV.... EZ's code

Finally, I did it! I cracked this ... code with my 2nd trying.

Thanks to Ready Set Knit podcast who did it as a Knitalong and explained it in plain English.

This is RS

and this is WS

and this was the yarn that I ordered from WEB on sale-Cascade 220. I love the colors!