Friday, September 24, 2010

Now for the Sleeve(s)

I'm making progress on my green sweater.  I've moved to the next step....the sleeves.  The sweater is knit from the top down and the sleeve sts. are on put on a holder or a piece of waste yarn, then sts. are picked up for the rest of the sleeve.

I'm using a magic loop for the sleeves and I'm using a tip from Joansie of Knitting By The Ocean, and I'm using a size 7 needle for the right hand needle & a size 6 for the left needle for faster knitting.  Now I'm used to picking up stitches for things like baby sweaters and socks, but I'm having a problem with this sleeve.  See the hole?  Grr...                                

Close up of hole
No matter what I did, I could not get it right, so I guess after I'm done, I'll have to sew the hole shut unless anyone else has other ideas out there in the knitting/blogging world?  I'm debating whether or not to rip back to the sleeve sts and try again, but I tried this several times already.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Getting My Knitting Needles Ready

Of course, I always seem to have my knitting needles ready to knit something.  Tomorrow evening kicks off another season of Dancing With The Stars, which makes for a good knitting night for me.

My current project is the ideal knitting thing to do while watching TV.  I'm working on the Tea Leaves Cardigan & it's straight forward knitting.

I've been surfing the Net a little.  I will not cast on.  I will not cast on. I will not cast on another project, but these patterns are so sweet!

Free Knitting Pattern: Blarney Stone Cardigan

                                    Fresh Melon Sideways Cardigan

                                    Pink Lemonade Hoodie 


My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)