Friday, May 12, 2006


I decided on my first sweater: Rowan #39 Minnie by Amanda Crawford. I'll hopefully be starting a gauge swatch sometime within the next two weeks. They used Rowan DK cotton. I'll be using Briggs Little sport. Colorway red. I'm still deciding on the beads. With the difference in yarn weight, I'll have to adjust a few things. I should put my LYS on speed dial for knitting emergencies when I leave for Colorado. Goodness knows I'm going to need it.

Decided on my next pair of socks, found in Melanie Falick's Handknit Holidays: MUST have these Over-the-knee socks. Tell me you've seen them. They are totally hot! I mean is it just me or aren't these the sexiest socks you've ever seen? I just received this book as a gift and there are so many things in it that I want to make!


Blogger Opal said...

I love the 2 projects you picked out. I can't wait to vicariously knit that cardigan with you. *g*

I probably won't get to sweaters until summer is all over. I can't stand to knit anything but lace or cotton dishcloths during the summer. Socks are okay too though. Hrm....

9:35 PM  
Blogger fitknit said...

You'd be perfect for the 'Sexy Knitter's Club'. Great patterns.

1:30 AM  
Blogger Carine said...

I would be honored if you joined me in making these socks (by join me I mean you'll probably make 4 pairs while I'm still on my first)

7:22 AM  
Blogger Carine said...

Ooh, sexy people knitting sexy things. What a wonderful idea! And the button is too cute. I think I will join you. Afterall, this much sexiness cannot be contained, there must be an outlet.


7:24 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Alison of the "blue blog" knit her own version of those over-the-knee socks for her Sockpalooza pal. Hers were gorgeous! Apparently the heel is pretty cool -- tons of tiny cables. And instead of the islets down the back of the leg, I think she did bigger cables.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Carmell said...

thanks for stoppin by. i'll let you know what i come up with. i was looking through your archives and saw that you made a Bargello!!! i love that pattern but never knew anyone who made one! i must it hard? it looks difficult to me and i want to make one but i'm scurred! i've been trying to convince my momther to buy a book of them so maybe she would make one first. i've only done baby quilts but want to make a bargello for my king size.... adventuresome i know.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Carine said...

Thanks Mary, Mary, I'll take a swing over to her blog now. I enjoyed your sheep festival pics

10:28 PM  
Blogger Carine said...


Wasn't difficult at all. It's kinda cool actually it just looks harder than it is. Keeping track and numbering all the strips was a pain, but not much more of a pain than the cutting of large pieces of material into smaller pieces of material...and then sewing up all the small pieces of material to make a large piece of material, you know the drill :-)

I recommend this book:
If you have a Joann's Fabric Superstore near you, use a coupon, or try your library because sometime within the past year (when I learned how to quilt) it must have gone out of print. I just checked ebay and its about the same price, I had paid much, much less.

10:47 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

What pretty, feminine patterns! And thanks for your comment on my bag.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

thanks for the comment!

those socks are just *OMG*. i must share them with my sock hero. i'm looking forward to watching progress! sweater is gorgeous too!

3:24 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

WOAH on those socks! I'm going to look at that book at Border's this week. Thanks for posting these!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Carine said...

Don't forget to join the Borders Reward thingy if you haven't already done so. That way you get $$ off.

4:13 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

Oh, I did! But I left the darn coupon at work! $#%&*@!!!
It's ZmrK's b-day today, so no shopping for me!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Carine said...

Oh, that's okay if you don't have the coupon. Just them your info, they can look it up at the register. Happy B-day Zmrk!

12:14 PM  

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