Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
So here is the start of my Munrospun pattern. This picture is more accurate of the color of the yarn. I cast on an extra 30 sts to try and compensate for my tension and I think it will work out.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Adorable! Love the yoke and buttons. I'm using Jojoland Ballad yarn in Peacock (color # 438, dye lot 001). It's a fingering weight 100% wool that is so soft and pretty. It's actually a deeper, darker green than it looks in this picture.
New pattern, like I needed one :P
I've really wanted a casual jacket that I could throw on over sportswear and I think this fits the bill. I can make it out of something light, just enough to keep the spring or autumn chill at bay or I could probably make it heavier for winter if I wanted to.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I finished my scarf! Yea. I don't think I've ever actually finished a knitting project. I usually get really gung ho about it and fizzle out about half way through but I really zipped through this one. It's called 'Celia' and is from a pattern on Knit on the Net by Just Call Me Ruby. I just started the gloves last night! Yea! I've made gloves before (well, one glove, see above) but when I read through the pattern I got a little confused. Granted, I'm basically a novice at knitting. Hopefully it all works out!
Also from knitonthenet.com, I finally got my copy of A Stitch in Time! I'm so excited and I think it will be worth the cost. Stupid dollar being so weak. It's a great book with some really cute patterns. It's also a pretty book and I love that it includes copies of the original patterns. So cool! And it smells good. I don't know what it is but I like smelling things, especially new books and magazines, old books, and leather.
I don't remember mentioning this before but I'm making another skirt with suspenders. I had made this last year perhaps out of some navy linen and I made a white cotton shirt to go with it. Pretty sure it no longer fits so I made another...well, I'm making another. I should have shortened the pattern because it's much much longer than I remember, as in it falls to my ankles. Honestly, sometimes I could really stand to be about three inches taller.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I was in need of a shirtwaist pattern when I realized that I didn't have any. I searched high and low through my apartment certain that I had one somewhere. Wishful thinking I guess.
Made a skirt from this pattern out of some dark brown herringbone cotton that I had laying around. I'm going to make a jacket as well so I have a casual suit.