Sunday, October 30, 2005

The days are getting shorter . . .did you turn your clock back?

We took a ride into parts of Bowling Green that I had never been to before, and the colors are beautiful, but difficult to capture on my camera due to the fact I have a husband that will never stop the bleepin' car! So, instead here are pictures of the pumpkin patch at Jackson's Orchard in BG:
I love Fall and all the colors, I can remember oh so long ago, when the kids had to have pumpkins to carve every Halloween. My daughter did not disappoint us and we will be carving up a pumpkin tonight. She chose from this wall:

On the knitting front, I have only 5 inches left on the sleeve and only 83 stitches at this point, so I plan to show you the finished sleeve and start of sleeve number two next week. But I don't want to disappoint so, here is a sock in Cascade Fixation, and I got sick of the purple so added some stripes myself. I wish the bulls-eye toe was a little smaller, but oh well. The second sock is in the beginning stages (turning the heel now.)

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Cutting Up The Cardigan Pt. 2

Hi everybody! I have been working on the Winter Sunset Cardigan, and finally have some progress to show you. This entire sweater needed to be sized down to a 42" width, and that has made some slow progress at times, besides the size two needles. . .Maybe I will actually be able to get more than one photo on this page, wouldn't that be a miracle! Anyway here is the "Sack" After the shoulder bind off.

The next step was to sew with a sewing machine (OMG!) the steeks, this really wasn't a problem, until my bobbin ran out of thread. Then it took a half hour to find the instructions on how to fill the bobbin up again! Good Grief!

Ok, so now I have a sewn steek, now is the time to cut the sweater. I decided to leave all the other steeks sewn and just cut one at a time. This leaves less chance of unraveling, although I am using Jamieson's 2 ply shetland yarn, which does have a lot of "grab" to it. The yarn just seems to want to stick together, but I was not about to try cutting without the sewing first! It took me at least an hour to find a size 3.0 mm needle! Tthen I could only fine one, darn it, I like to use two and make up my sleeves just like socks on two circulars, I haven't quite figured out what to do when I don't have enough stitches to go around, but here is the start of a sleeve! Yeah! Almost done with one!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The problems with Size Two Needles

The problem I see with working a cardigan such as posted above is that working with size two needles just doesn't cut it when you want to show progress. . . well, I have worked and worked on this cardigan, and it just doesn't really show! So, I will post the sweater again, after the big bind off of the shoulder seams.
In the meantime, I have spun another 4 oz. of Spinderella's Peace Thrums, so I'll so you that instead. Compromise it's the best bet. . . I think!
See you all next week!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Well, this is a first posting on my first attempt at blogging. . . so here goes! I have been working on the Winter Sunset Cardigan in the Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book for about forever, but I am finally up to the neck line! Yeah! So, here's a picture of my progress:

The colors are the actual colors called for, I don't normally stray when it comes to fair isle, I don't think I have much color sense, but I am working on it! Guess I will leave it at that for the moment since I have no idea what I am doing on this post! Take care, every body!