I am going to change the pattern for my mom’s tank. She wanted a sleeveless tank with lace, and after I started to examine the one I made from Verena Magazine I decided to change it. I want to enjoy my knitting, not detest the pattern. So I decided to make the Summertime Shell from Creative Knitting July 2008. The pattern has already pissed me off because there was a mistake in the first row! I am ok now. I just have to unravel and start over again.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
Here’s a pic of the yarn I am using for my mother’s tank.
It took me a week, and now I am finished with the granny square blanket I made using all of my Red Heart scrap yarn.
I love the way it came out, and so does my family. I completed all the squares yesterday, and I sewed the pieces together both yesterday and today. The finishing touch was adding a black border all the way around, so that it will have a framed look. I didn’t make it too big, since I ran out of so much of the yarn.
My sister in law is going to have a boy in July, and I think I will make a similar blanket for him in April or May I have to buy the yarn first.
Next, I will devote myself to my scarf front cardi, which I completely forgot about this week. After I finish that, I will start swatching for my mother’s Sleeveless Tank.
Okay so far in 2009 I have made a lot. Mostly gifts, though. First, my favorite, Peanut’s Spidey Afghan. I got the pattern off ravelry, and I used the recommended yarn and changed my colored rounds a bit.
Next, my yarn bee shawl for my mom. I made up the pattern. Very easy.
Next my Nubby Cardigan from Knitscene Fall 2008. This one took a while to make since I moved homes a lot when I was making it.
My Sleeveless Shell from Verena Summer 2008. I started making this as soon as I got the magazine, but put it aside to knit winterwear. I just did the finishing and blocking about a week ago. This is a pic before it was actually blocked. The day I wear it, I will definitely take a picture. My mom was such a fan of it that she asked me to make her one, too. I think I will have hers done by mother’s day. Maybe. First I want to finish my giant granny square blanket.
Here are some fun toys I crocheted up for Peanut. Easter eggs, which he didn’t really like, and doughnuts, which he loved. I made the doughnuts using the free doughnut pattern on lionbrand.com
I made this tote out of a lot of scrap yarn I hated it at first, but now I love this bag. I love it so much that I am using it as my project bag.
Finally, my hand/wrist warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I thought I would get use out of them, but I made them when it started getting warmer outside. I don’t think there has been one cold night since I have made them. It’s okay, I will use them in the fall.
Last Year I made a lot of hats! Let’s see, I made myself a striped watchman cap, a cabled newsboy cap, and a crocheted cloche. I also made a cabled newsboy cap for my mother, but I gave it to her before I got to take a picture of it. I made Peanut, my son, two hats, one with a garter brim and the other with a ribbed brim. Okay, I think that is all the hats I made. Here are some pics…
Last year when I started to knit I immediately got to blogging. But so much happened this last year! I moved, lost internet access, and even stopped knitting so much! Well, now I am back at my own place, and I have internet again! I tried the twitter thing, but it just wasn’t my thing. I am on ravelry as Topacio and I have all the older stuff I’ve knitted on there. Slowly I will post my recent projects on my blog. I will Probably start with my oldest projects and of course I will blog about my recent WIPs.
Right now I have 2 projects going. I am making a Scarf Front Cardi from Knit.1 spring/summer 2008 with Bernat Satin Sport yarn. I have completed the back, and now I just need to work on the scarf front part.
I am also working on a crocheted giant granny square afghan. I am using a big bag of acrylic worsted weight yarn, mostly Red Heart. I have so much scrap yarn, and I am not in the mood to make hats.
I will post pics later. Right now I am starving and am going to throw a pizza in the oven. Yummmm.