Wednesday, May 23, 2007
i've been working on a few things for the job (which never calls and i never get money for...) and i've got more ideas. i think i almost have the beginner projects done for awhile, and maybe a few advanced beginner projects. so far for beginners i've got a swatch, a simple garter stitch wash cloth, a ribbed scarf, and i'm going to design a hat. for the stockinette stitch project i decided on a hat. they can handle simple shaping and seaming. i believe in them. i think for the advanced beginners i'm going to start them with shaping and stockinette for those not familiar with it with either a ribbed hat or a simple stockinette hat. and then mittens, maybe some pattern reading. i think with my group i'll have to assign homework (nothing like do 35 inches in garter stitch... in one color. unless they want to make a short simple scarf) i have no clue what to do for intermediate. the line between intermediate and advanced is a very fine one. my idea is that if you can read a pattern you can do anything. i'd also really like the advanced group to be more of a KAL. i hope the ladies at the store want to go along with my ideas. they're more focused on the business aspect, i'm really focusing on the projects now, and getting the sample patterns knit up, considering i have to knit everything twice, maybe even three times...
in other news: projects!!! the cabled mittens turned out BEAUTIFULLY... that is until i reached the grafting. i hate it when designers use grafting in a pattern because everything turns out square. i do not have square hands. i think when i make these mittens again i'll use my own shaping. grafting is for socks that are going to be heavily blocked and worn...
progress on the thrummed mittens is... slow. but then again i won't need them for quite awhile.
the second ribbed scarf has come to a screeeeeching halt. i cannot find the other needle. any one seen a pink plastic size 13 needle?
i got some cream colored yarn that i hope to use to design a simple hat. part of me wants to whip out the circs but the other part knows that it's for beginners... i'm planning on using knitting in the round for intermediates... maybe advanced beginners
i also need to design another pair of mittens and maybe some fair isle wrist warmers? i already have a pattern for that, i just need to knit a pair with the fair isle i designed (i'm going to design everything for my 'class' because i don't want to deal with copyright laws and all that junk...)
well now i'm just rambling...
i'm off to look for my camera
Saturday, May 19, 2007
it's also hard to find out what to do with all my little balls of scrap yarn. i'm thinking striped hat? striped mittens? the ribbed scarf used up a whole ball of yarn i didn't really like. i like the finished product, though. i think i might use the other ball i have to make a pair of mittens to match for the intermediate group.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
back to the thrummed mittens: they look interesting... very interesting...
I have some vacation coming up followed by a very big vacation with a boyfriend who has a full time job...
bring on the knitting
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
want a closer look?
See the butterfly?
the most frustrating thing is that i keep screwing up at the BEGINNING of the rows, and since this is a gift and lace, i have to rip back and fix it!!!! grrr!
but it's a score for me because
1) i'm using up yarn that i have
2) it's another project spectrum color (i still need yellow!!!!)
3) i'm learning more lace!!!!
I should probably check up on when the next phase of project spectrum starts... i think the next set has metallics in there. how is one going to find metallic yarn? (a metallic bead purse project??? i could make a cool bag with black yarn and metallic pony beads (lack of money, woe is me!!!)) i can see it now....
for the other wash cloth i'm thinking a multi colored ball band warsh rag... i don't want to buy more yarn, but it gets harder and harder every day not to...
do needles count?
Sunday, May 6, 2007
I don't really like how they're basically two different mittens, but i was just doing them for work (!!!) and just did as i was told. I'll offer to knit another pair so that there will be two matching pairs instead of one mismatched pair. I really like the right hand one, though.
For mother's day, i've decided to knit my mom, grandmas, and aunt wash clothes!!! i know i'm cutting it close seeing that mothers day is in a week and i have about 7 ladies to knit for... but i can do it!! i might have to crochet some... 8 if i knit one for my boyfriend's.... what's a girl to do...
Right now i'm working on the 'Butterfly Lace Dish Cloth' from the knit list. I really hope that i have it finished by this evening....
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
In other news: the carrot bag is Finished!!! i'll report on that tomorrow, though