Monday, August 28, 2006

It's funny. I talked for months about how I wanted to start my own knitting blog. Then when I finally take all the steps to do so I only update it twice in a month! Anyway I have made a lot of progress on several projects. I finished JF's sweater just in time for his birthday. It's the rolled edges sweater from the boxed set Knitting To Go used a wool/silk/mohair blend called Riata from Brooks Farm Yarn. I bought it at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May. So I figure 3 months isn't too bad for a sweater. Especially when I keep starting other projects in the meantime!

I cast on for a sweater commissioned by JF's father. He picked out the yarn at the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fairl. I don't have the label with me but will update when I can. It's a beautiful purple superwash wool in a lightweight worsted weight. I finally found the perfect sweater in a special edition of Vogue Knitting from 2002. I have to credit the lovely storeowner from the knitting store in Freeport for actually giving it to me for free when I brought it up to the register! The sweater is called "Wine Country." I spent 4 hours 2 weekends ago winding one enormous tangled hank into center pull balls. I know it's crazy but after a while it's addicting to sort through the maze of yarn and conquer it into neat little skeins. Anyway I completed all 7 1/2 inches of the ribbing this past weekend. It's a 2 x 2 rib with seed stitch in between the stockinette ribs. Then it's all stockinette stitch with a lovely cable that runs around the neck and down the center. Well you'll see when it's all done. But check out the sneak peek in the pic above!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

We had a huge turnout tonight at the knitting group I created. Well relatively speaking of course. It was me and JF plus a couple other girls. Then we were creating a stir knitting in Starbucks and two more women on separate occasions came up to us interested in joining! It's true what they say: if you build it they will come. Check out these pics!

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