Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Roll Call

T's longies. Not far to go now.

My first sock. I can't decide if this yarn is fun or ugly, but I'm having a blast knitting it!

The plans for T's new sweater. It will be an Elizabeth Zimmerman seamless pullover. I haven't decided yet if it will be yoke or raglan, but I've got a good amount of knitting to do before I need to make that decision. You can kind of see what I'm planning from my (very poorly rendered) pencil sketch. I'm no artist (Do you like the different length arms? LOL), but it helps me visualize where I'm going.

I've decided I need to finish these three projects before I start anything new. Think I can stick to that? I've already got a scarf idea that I'm eager to get started on. (I'm pretty unhappy with the scarf I made earlier this winter--see here and here--so I'd like to replace it with something better.) Plus, I have more sock yarn coming in the mail. Oh boy . . .

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Finally an FO

I finished my Swiffer cover yesterday, and there was sufficient sun for taking pictures. I think the cover turned out pretty well. I used some old acrylic I had in my stash, thinking it might replicate the static action of the disposable Swiffer cloths better than cotton. I gave it a test drive, and it picks up dust and cat hair really well. It just pushed around the kitty litter that gets tracked all over the house. (I hate that, but I'm not about to give up my furry baby over it.) I have yet to find any dry mop that will pick up kitty litter, so I just push it into a pile and suck it up with the Dust Buster.

Now, with one project finished, I can cast on for something else. I think I'll start on T's birthday sweater today. I'm planning an EZ sweater like this one in navy blue and red. I'm hoping to have it done by his first birthday at the end of March so he can wear it for his one-year-old portrait.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Four Corners Dishcloth

Here's my finished Four Corners Dishcloth. It's based on a pattern by knitting guru extraordinaire Elizabeth Zimmermann. Abigail adapted it to a dishcloth pattern. (She's having a little contest--you can read about it here.) As you can see in the second picture, I cheated and did a regular cast on and then sewed my seam rather than doing the provisional cast on and then grafting the edges. Pure laziness on my part. I haven't learned the provisional cast on yet and didn't feel like trying it the day I knit this. Next time for sure! I'll be making more--it's a fun little pattern, and I just love the gently curved corners.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Knitting Weather

It looks like Old Man Winter decided to visit my neighborhood at last. These photos were taken around 11:30 a.m. today. It's been cold here the last week or so, but this is our first real snowfall of the year (darn global warming). I love weather like this as long as I don't have to be out in it. Now that I'm staying home with T, we can just look out the window and enjoy the scenery. Much better than trudging through the snow in my office attire at 7:30 in the morning, scraping snow--and more often than not, ice--off my windshield, and clearing snow from behind my tires, then repeating the whole process again at 4:30 when it's time to come home again.

This looks like knitting weather to me!