Wednesday, July 27, 2005

What have I been knitting?

I'll tell you. During the drive to and from NH last week I finished the pieces for the Knit1 cover cardigan. I just have to put it together and rib the front.

I also recently purchased the Celtic Cap pattern from The Girl from Auntie web store. I am on my second hat already and am enjoying the pattern immensely. By the time you've finished the hat it seems like you've gone through most types of plain cabling minus twisted stitches. I've found the pattern to be very clear. Only once did I look up something in another book. ( I checked out Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore from the library which rocks!)

The first hat was in Barlett Yarn 2ply. The cabling, especially at the top didn't turn out as nicely as I would want it to look. It's just not very distinct. I can't decide if it's my knitting ability or the yarn. Secretly I am blaming the yarn. Still it was very satisfying eventhough it felt as though this yarn was sticking to my bamboo needles.

The second hat is Jaeger Shetland. It's 80% wool and 20% alpaca in aran weight. It's much nicer to knit with and very soft.

Can you see my ghettofabulous stitch marker made from a twist-tie molded into a circle? Tres classy, don't you think?

Had kung fu last night. The drills we have been doing are making permanent goose eggs on the outsides of my wrists. owww!

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