As my best friend said recently, I am a knitter! That is not to say "I knit". I "AM a knitter"!
Come on, my main screen name for most websites I use is some variation of "Knitterbug". So yes. I wield my sticks and yarn proudly!
Anyhoo...on to a few photos of my current WIP's (works in progress for you not familiar with the crafty jargon).
|Swiffer duster covers ready to be seamed|
|previously made Swiffer cover|
|These things are wonderful!!!|
|I always have a pair of socks on the needles|
These are simple toe up short row heel socks
|My current "big" project|
A top down short sleeved sweater
with lace insets.
|A bad blurry picture of the lace detail. |
It's gorgeous in person
This, my friends, I'm very proud of. The very first sweater I ever made for myself!!!
click link for my Ravelry page for this project
|3/4 length sleeve lacy cardigan|
|Close up of the lace pattern|
I loved this pattern
Pattern: Hey Teach! by Helene Rush, (published in Knitty Summer 2008 online magazine)
Made for: ME!
Materials: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, Gray Marble colorway purchased at Hobby Lobby
Wooden toggle buttons purchased at Wal-Mart
Size 10 needles (I am a tight knitter, I always have to use a needle 2 sizes bigger than called for to achieve the proper gauge).
Modifications: I followed another Ravelry member's instructions to make the short sleeves into 3/4 length sleeves. Added 2 inches to the length.
Overall impressions: I loved the lace pattern! It's very easy, but looks so difficult. A little tricky to keep the pattern looking right when doing the armhole decreases and sleeve decreases, but eventually it worked itself out.
Would I knit this pattern again?: Absolutely! It was a wonderful project, not too difficult, but not boring. (And, since I am losing weight, this one will hopefully be way too big by fall of next year so I'll HAVE to knit another one!!!)
Well, there you have it. A random glance into my knitting bag.
What are your current projects?