Sunday, March 05, 2006

Knitting Updates

I want to start off by saying "thank you" to all of you who have entered my contest so far. You guys have some really wonderful ideas, and it is going to be tough to pick a winner.

As many of you know, I am a bargain shopper. I find deals and deep discounts all over. I have been going through my stash of stuff bought-so-cheap-it-was-damn-near-free, and I have come up with two gift bags for prizes in the contest. There will be a first and second place winner. I think I can come up with some stuff for a third place winner as well. So, tell your friends and keep sending those ideas. The little bags will have care lables, decorative tape measures, knitting note cards, yarn, one has a small cross stitch kit, and other assorted goodies.

On to knitting updates. The first, near finished, yarn diet project is this sweet (it'll give ya a toothache) sweater I designed for my niece Jessica (or snot butt as I call her). It is made from some of my bargain bin yarn, so it was like $2.50 to make. I still need to figure out what kind of color I want to put on it, but you get the general idea.

The boarder is garter stitch, and the hearts are done fair isle with another garter stitch row to frame the fair isle design. The sleeve were done with the same technique, and it will be a V neck when done. The yarn is Fashion Knit which is an acrylic yarn treated with aloe to make it softer. Not a bad little yarn.

I cast on this next sweater yesterday for Sly. It is a pretty easy pattern, and I like the Denim Style yarn, stonewash color. It should be nice with jeans. Sly is a big guy, so this will use up lots of stash yarn, and take a while. But, that is okay. Sly is a good guy! ;)

This last update is the sweater I started before the Knitting Olympics. I finished the front as a kind of "training" for the KO. I am up to the arm holes on the back (or front, they are the same). It is a long, big tunic style sweater that should be great for everyday wear and jeans. It is made in Wool-ease, Pine color.

Well, that is all for now. Enjoy my nerdy quiz results below!


GaiaGal said...

Whoa! You've been busy!

The little sweater for your niece is too cute!

Can't wait to see Sly's sweater, i LOVE that Denim yarn!

Niether of the closest JoAnn's here carry swifts, grrr!!


jen said...

damn you are busy witht he needles!