Sunday, October 22, 2006


Well, I've finally given in to being Knit-Crazy. In addition to the Halloween Cardigan, on which I'm stumped right now because I've trying to figure out how to knit sleeves from the top down, and the orange Hallowig, I've swatched for my next sweater and I just started a scarf for Knit Your Bit.

I guess that's not really very many projects compared to some knitters. It's just more than I've allowed myself so far, since February. It looks like the cardigan won't be ready for this Halloween afterall. I really wanted to knit the sleeves from the top; I've just never done it before. I know I have to use short rows, and I've actually done that before, I'm just not sure about specifics. I've ordered a book by Barbara G. Walker about knitting in the round from the top. When it arrives, I hope to learn more about what I need to do.

The Hallowig is on double-pointed needles. They're a little clumsy for me because it's been so long since I knitted with dpn. I just have a few more rows of ribbing and then I will start the decreases.

The next sweater I want to make is Bob at It doesn't have a low neckline, so I'm hoping that it will be alright.

The Knit Your Bit is a sweater project for veterans. I've been thinking about knitting a scarf because I know someone that wants one. I looked through my thick knitting patterns file folder and found a pattern that I had printed about 10 years ago. It's a waffle rib pattern. When I get more than four rows done, I'll post a pic.

Oh, and I've been working on a beaded bracelet this weekend.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Three Seams

I thought I was getting the whole back when I took this picture. By the time I get it uploaded and where I can see it on the computer, I realized it wasn't the whole thing. Oh, well, I did get the whole front.
It looks like there's a difference in the flash. I finished sewing the left side seam this evening. I pinned the other seam together and decided that I didn't feel like sewing it. I took a break to work on another project and am wondering if I have the motivation to finish the cardigan before Halloween. That orange thing up there is Hallowig that I'm making for a friend. Some day I'll get the hang of where to put the pictures in relation to the text.

Well, my knitting mind is wandering to my next project: I wish I could find a few others who would like to knit this with me.

Since I don't feel like knitting, and I'm about done with this post, I guess it's time to exercise. Gonna go pop in a bellydance video.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Back and Left Front

Here is the wrong side of the back of the Halloween cardigan, with the almost-finished left front laying on top. I now have the left front done and am about halfway through with the right front. I'm still hopeful that I could finish in time for Halloween, but am trying not to worry about it.

I typically am challenged with finishing projects and find my mind wandering to my next project - or even the other two projects that are already started.

But, I'm going to try really hard to stick with this until it's done.