Sunday, March 23, 2008

Good Weekend

We got a new couch. It's a sectional. Cooper has found her aspot that she doesn't have to share. She likes to have a pillow, too. She'll be One this Tuesday.

I'm doing an in-the-round swatch for Lacey Vee Tee. This is the first time I've done a swatch in the round. It's part of my effort to make sure the finished product fits. That's the private side of the Borscht Tee front that is in the background. I'm almost finished with the Front. The yarn I'm using for the Vee Tee is called Svale. It's from Dale of Norway. It's a DK weight and I bought it from someone on Ravelry.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Yesterday evening, I arrived at the split for the neck on the front of the Borscht Tee. It won't be long now and I'll be able to start the sleeves.

Yesterday, at lunch, a co-worker (who is also in my knitting group) and I met with three other co-workers for what ended up being a short knitting class. Two of them already know how to crochet, but all three of them wanted to learn to knit. I wasn't quite prepared for teaching three ladies to knit. A was quite a bit of help. We're going to try it again next week.

I'm also working on a black sock. I don't know if I've mentioned that here yet. I'm thinking about looking for some sock yarn to match the Borscht Tee -- because I like to match my shirts and socks.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tee Back

Here it is: the finished back of the Borscht Tee. On the front, I only have a few more rows and then I can do the garter band which transitions to the pattern for the top part. I'm pleased with the fabric that the Love It yarn is making.

I typically have more than one knitting project that I'm working on. At KIP this morning, I was asked what else I'm working on and I had to say that this Tee is it right now. SO, I decided to cast on for something else. I got out the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in blue that was given to me and this pattern .

Most of the time on Saturday I go to Panera in the morning and then head over to Twist for a couple of hours. Today I thought I would do something different. Instead of going to Twist this morning, I'm going this evening for SNB. I'm hoping to see some knitters I don't usually get to see.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Borscht Tee Back

Haven't had time to take a picture, but the back of the Borscht Tee is finished and the fit looks promising. I'm about 3.5 inches into the front. School is cutting into my knitting time, which I expected, but it's still frustrating. Maybe I'll have time to post a picture this weekend.