September 30, 2010

After All That Help...

Thank you all for the button input - it was a landslide for the wooden button in the middle. So I sat down to sew it on and the snap to go with it (for some reason both Chic Knits patterns I have made have a thing against button holes and snaps are used) and when I tried it on for button placement I realized it looked better open and without a button! So, no pictures to show right now but I'm not using that fun wooden button just yet.

I'm in a bit of a knitting limbo/quandary. I have only one project on needles (scarf for mom) and I have two piles of yarn waiting for me to be clever and creative. I have 7 skeins of Cascade 220 in a heathered black and 3 skeins of Cascade Ecological Wool in a creamy white.

I bought the Cascade 220 to make Monday Mording Cardigan but then I got worried that the girls would just seem like "monoboob" if I wore that. So then I thought of making something close to King of Confidence of my own design but when I looked for yarns in my stash for the yoke, I hit a wall. Perhaps I should just make Vine Yoke Cardigan...what to do?

I won't even get into my quandaries for the Ecological Wool. So last night I sat down and cast on another mini-sweater to add to my collection.

If you have any recommendations for either yarn, I'd love to hear it.

September 27, 2010

Need Help Deciding

So I finished my Basic Chic V-Neck Cardigan and I need input on which button to choose. Miss America usually helps me and I think she didn't look closely at the buttons - so I'm asking you. The picture on the top is true to the color but the picture in the middle gives a bit more detail on the buttons. The top on is coconut shell, the middle one is wood and the bottom one looks like some kind of fake horn material.

The last picture is a simple scarf I whipped up with leftover yarn for my was a one day knit as I was stuck in a LONG meeting on Saturday and I had to have something to do with my hands.

Let me know what you think on the buttons...thanks!

September 23, 2010

Wonderful Weekend Knit

I found this pattern from Sweater Babe called Quick Shawl Collared Shrug and after showing it to Miss America we ordered some Knit Picks Swish Bulky. I whipped this up while watching football this past weekend. The pattern calls for ribbing on the capped sleeves but we opted out of that. It is so soft and she loves it so much!

September 18, 2010

Busy Me = Quiet Blog Me

I've been working all this past week teaching in 6th grade science - next week too. The teacher had to have her rotator cuff repaired and instead of a one day simple sub job this is real work with me teaching all about the earth's layers and tectonic plates. Blogging has been far from my mind. Anyway, I do have some FOs and some WIPs.

First, is my Christina Sweater (rav link) which used up every bit of yarn I had purchased (Cascade 220 in colorway Pacific). I didn't have enough to do the i-cord edging so my wonderful, talented friend Kimberly put on a crochet edging using the "crab" stitch. It worked perfectly and I was left with 2 little one inch balls of yarn!

I had some yarn I purchased a while back - Artful Yarns Fragrance in the Joy colorway - the color has more purple than it looks like here. I'm knitting up the Basic Chic V Neck Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns - this yarn has alpaca in the blend and should be delightfully warm.

I cast on a shrug for Miss America using Knit Picks Swish Bulky...

And a scarf for my mom using some leftover Debbie Bliss Cathay.

So, that's what I've been up to. One more full week of subbing and then I hope to have a day or two to myself!

September 10, 2010

The Whole Picture

Here it is! I wore this all day and LOVE it!

September 9, 2010

It's All In the Details

When I first saw Mountain View Cardigan I fell in love with the sleeves - they were unlike anything I ever saw it was the details that got me for making this cardigan. I love the sleeves, the buttons I found that are pretty yet don't take away from the waist detailing. I love the lace panel on the back too.

Next, getting a good picture of the whole thing...not just the details. This took a long time to make - I used Knit Picks Stroll and have vowed NEVER to make such a fine gauge sweater again! Too hard on the hands.

September 3, 2010

Drive Thru

Before the summer started, my godsister expressed the desire for some girly colored sweaters for her daughter. She has an older brother and navy blue sweaters with a pink skirt aren't as fun as a purple sweater with anything. So we went onto Knit Picks and found some colors and here is the result using Wendy Bernard's Drive Thru.

Next I have to get a picture of her wearing it - hopefully when it isn't so darn hot.
I cast on another project of mindless knitting - Chic Knits Basic Chic V-Neck Cardigan using Artful Yarns Fragrance which I picked online up during a sale at Webs. I still have my Mountain View Cardigan to finish...perhaps this week I'll do the required neck short row shaping I've been avoiding for MONTHS!