This last month has been very busy for me, so I have not gotten a chance to knit much. I have been working on some new Marlene socks and a new lacy chevron scarf for myself. I am using Jitterbug in Parrot Blue for the Marlene socks, which was supposed to be for some Monkey socks, but that didn’t work out too well. After about 4 inches of knitting the Monkey socks I realized that I hated the way the colors were pooling. I figured that my first Marlene socks came out so great, that I would love another pair. I will try to post pics of my two projects soon. 🙂
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I really need to get some things finished. I feel like I have been working on some stuff forever! I think I started my mom’s sleeveless shell in March, and I am barely done with the front section. I finished it up to where the sleeves begin, and I put the stitches on holders to work on later. I tried to take a picture of it, but the color is horrible to take pictures of.
I have also gotten pretty far on my Lacy Shawl from the Knit.1 Spring/Summer 2008 magazine. The pattern calls for a size 5 needle. I started with a size 6 needle, but the pattern was too bunched up. After much trial and error I settled on size 10 needles! It is working up pretty fast, and the pattern is pretty easy to remember.
I also made a Cherie Amour, but I hated it and ripped it out. here is a pic I took just before I decided it was a horrible pattern.
Sorry, I forgot to rotate the picture.
Finally I have pics of my Marlene socks! I have not made much of them, but they look beautiful already.
I am going to try very hard to have one of these projects (not the Cherie Amour, of course) finished by the end of next week.
This week I started my Marlene socks with my bamboo yarn, and I also started my Cherie Amour sweater from Knitty. The Marlene socks were extremely frustrating! For some reason my family wanted all my attention the day I casted on, and I had to unravel my sock 3 times! The first time 2nd time I unraveled was the worst because I had already knitted 2 inches of the sock, and 2 inches on size 2 needles are a lot of rows! Saturday morning I casted on for the Cherie Amour sweater, and I am still unsure about the yarn for that sweater. I think I will just keep knitting it until I see a little bit more of the pattern knit up. Right now it just looks like a bunch of holes! I am also going to need to pick a hat for this coming week. I am thinking of just making a plain black beanie, since most of the hats I have made are women’s hats. I think a plain beanie will be quick. I will begin my hat on Thursday or Friday.