Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Blogland here I come...

Well, it was only a matter of time before I could take it no longer. I have finally fallen in with the rest of the knitting universe and decided to start blogging. How I will find the time to do this as well as knit is beyond me...

For this first post, I thought I would start with my 2007 knitting history! Most recently completed, just in time for the release of the Deathly Hallows, was a quidditch sweater in Gryffindor red and yellow, for my son. He casually asked me (a week and a half before the release date) if I thought I could make him the sweater to wear to the release party at Van Dusen gardens. It did indeed get completed in time - with smoking needles and panting breath, I completed it at 10:35 at night in the car on the way to the party! He was most pleased and proudly wore it, hoping someone would notice and comment. I am angry with myself for not leaving him any growing room on the sleeves - this sweater will not fit him for as long as I would like. Nevertheless, he is pleased with it and is now requesting socks, scarves, etc. to match.

I have been on a baby sweater knitting jag for a while.

I fell in love with the Dream in Color tulip baby sweater and sent away for a kit. I love this pattern and the yarn is easy to work with. With the leftover yarn, I made the cap to go with it. I was so taken with the pattern that I decided to get some more yarn and knit it again. Choosing Mission Falls cotton yarn, I knitted it again, but this time, instead of a knit one purl one row at the colour change, I knitted a row of eyelet. I really like the holes in the row. The cotton was heavier and harder to work with, so I wouldn't make it again in this yarn. Looking at the photos I have taken of my projects, I realize why many people photograph their work outdoors - the lighting is much better.

Two white baby sweaters to show tomorrow!