Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Knitting: Sneak Peak

Isn't this color gorgeous? It's from Knit Picks Swish Bulky line: "Planetarium" and it's so BEAUTIFUL! This is part 1 of 3 for my mom's Christmas present. I was REALLY missing the support from my local yarn shop (LYS) back in the 'burg for this project. Thankfully, online help resources are readily available when you don't have a LYS in your new location. I had to start over on this particular item 3 different times due to my inability to read the directions correctly from the get go. Note to self: do not start a new knitting project that you have to pay close attention to before the kids are in bed or when you are beyond do so may end up with disastrous results! But, the final product turned out rather successfully.

Another thing on the needles is a hat for my brother made from the same ultra alpaca fiber I made his "Scarf Askew" from last fall. Once I had cast onto both projects, I had to laugh because there is a lot of cable work done for each--something I didn't notice when I picked out the patterns. Thank goodness that I really enjoy knitting cables. :) I have a couple of knitting patterns in my favorites list on Ravelry for mittens that I could make for Dustin too. Hmmm...I might have to see if I can find any more of his yarn online since I more than likely won't have enough left after finishing the hat. Oh, decisions, decisions.

1 comment:

Megan said...

I missed you so much yesterday at group! I casted on the mystery sock and got thru the cuff and two rows of the pattern. Did you find the directions? She kind of has them buried in her blog. At least we can keep up with each others projects together online! :)