Friday, October 24, 2008

Progress

I finished the back of Cassidy! It really looks good. I'm surprised. What? You thought I had unbelievable confidence in my knitting skills...right. I'm shocked, it looks like Melissa knitted it. I told you she was amazing, right. She is. For real.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Working away

I know it's been a while since my last post. I've been busy.
I'm working away at Cassidy. I was all excited and gung ho about starting it. So I jumped right in. I made such a huge mistake! It's the first time I've used charts and the first time I've made cables. I didn't read the chart correctly at all. I thought there was a mistake in the pattern. There wasn't, I just can't read. So, I ripped it all back to the ribbing. Then I had to have Melissa help me. She uses charts all the time. She suggested I write out on paper what I was supposed to do, in the correct order. There are six different charts in this pattern. So, I took some graph paper and enlarged the charts. Now I can actually see what they are supposed to be. It's really easy to memorize, now that I know the proper sequence.
I need to measure, but I think I have about 8 of the 14 inches of the back panel made. I am totally in love with this yarn. Knit Picks Shine worsted. It is so amazingly soft. I'll definitely make more things with it. I'll get picks up soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Anticipation

My long anticipated birthday present arrived yesterday. I was so excited! The mail man stopped me as I walked to work to tell me that he had a package for me. I didn't have time to take it back to my apartment, so I took it to work with me. My co-worker wanted to see it...So I had to pull out all of the yarn so she could ooo and ah over it. I must say, I love, love, LOVE Knitpicks Shine. It is the softest most cuddly yarn I've ever felt. I'm so glad that I decided to make the Cassidy sweater with it. I hope I can do it properly so that it becomes my favorite sweater ever!

I'm almost finished with a pair of fingerless gloves for my step-dad. They are for Christmas, but I'll give them to him early for deer season. If I can manage to squeeze it in before then I want to make him a balaclava also. It gets mighty cold up on that mountain sitting in a tree stand. ;)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I bit the bullet

I decided which project to order yarn for. I was a little hesitant, because it was a lot of money. Well, it seemed like a lot to me. I decided on Cassidy it looks great and from other people's comments doesn't seem too hard. My dh even said he loves it. He said, go for it, you'll do a great job and look fantastic in it. I hope so. Oh, then he said, "Congratulations, your birthday present is lumber." You should have seen the look on my face. That made no sense to me at all! He explained that it was like giving me lumber, becuase it was a raw material to make a final product with. Oh, I gotcha! My brain was too fogged up with thoughts of yarn and still swiming in the Indain food.
I've been dying for some Indian food for months! We promised each other that's what we would do for our birthdays. His was two weeks ago, but we didn't go then because his mother came for a visit and took us out to eat somewhere else. So, I had to wait until my birthday to have it. Definitely worth the wait.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Birthday Lists

My birthday is on Monday, and my kind, sweet, wonderful hubby said I could order things from Knitpicks...
That's right, I get to buy knitterly things! How incredible is it that he supports my habit? He knows I'm addicted and he enables it. :0 The problem is I can't decide what to get. I have a couple things picked out for sure, but...I don't know what yarn to get. I went through all the patterns in my ravelry queue and added up the yardages and cost of different types of yarn for each one. I'd like to make another sweater. I just can't decide which one! Maybe I should just order a ton of sock yarn and wear out my obsession with socks for a while. I just can't make up my mind. ~sigh~