Thursday, November 03, 2011

I Couldn't Help Myself

I know...I just started knitting another baby blanket, but.....

I couldn't help myself....I CO the Rufus Textured Baby Sweater from Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren.  I had borrowed this book from my local library and I knew that I wanted this book for my own.  I fell in love with the Rufus Textured Baby Sweater and I couldn't stop thinking about and I just couldn't wait to cast it onto my knitting needles.

I found the yarn in my stash. It's from something that had been gifted to me a while ago and I had almost forgotten that I had it among all of my yarn.  It came from someone's else stash, probably from the 1970's from Zayre's.  The yarn is called Le Chat and the color is Teal Blue.

I started the back of the sweater last night and CO for the left front today.  I hope that I continue to make this kind of progress.

My hands and my needles are usually busy.  I'm also working on the Knit-A-Long (KAL) for November.  A dishcloth that designed by one of my favorite designers....Down Cloverlaine.  Please see the sidebar on the right for her cloths and her cute bibs.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

No words

Lastest Projects....More Baby Things

No surprise here.  I've been busy looking at baby patterns and looking at yarn for baby things.

I've been a big fan of Down Cloverlaine's designs for years.  Please check the sidebar on the right to see her creations.  For a long time, I've wanted to knit a baby blanket using her designs, so I spent last weekend thinking & thinking about how to go about it.  Did I want to knit individual squares and then sew them all together?  Or did I want to knit the square into vertical strips, then sew all the strips together?  Or....did I want to be adventurous like a cousin of mine, and cast on with 4 different yarns at the same time and knit the squares horizontally and try and keep 4 different patterns organized in my head while trying to knit?

Well, I did try CO with 4 different colored yarns (37 sts. x 4) and working just a garter stitch border.  That didn't work out so well, as least, it didn't work out like I thought it would in my head.  My youngest daughter was having a blast watching me work with all this tangled up spaghetti of yarn.

So, scratch that idea and go back to square 1...literally.  I CO for 1 square and I completed it then, I joined another color and started knitting another square.  So far, so good.

Side note:  I'm saving paper and ink by uploading the patterns to my Nook Color and following the patterns from the screen which I can re-size the print so that it's easier to read.

Hopscotch Cardi x 3!