Thursday, March 06, 2008

Call a doctor....

I've got a bad case of START-ITIS. I found another project I want to start, the Ribbed Lace Bolero.

Photo & Pattern courtesy of Kelly Maher

I had cast on for Endless Summer Tuesday night but had to start over last night because I was knitting it in the round and I discovered I had twisted the join. It was the first time I have ever done that. You'd think that after all of the socks that I have knit that I would know better. Go figure. I'm working with Patons Grace, not the easiest yarn to work with, so I've decided to just knit the back & front separately as the instructions call for and deal with the dreaded seaming when the time comes. My first ES was knit in the round. I had used Lion Brand Micro Spun - a much easier yarn to work with.

I want to start the HoneyBee Stole NOW. And I want to start the Ribbed Lace Bolero. The bolero will be an extremely quick project. I just fell in love with it. And of course, where did I find it, but on Ravelry!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The buzz around town is...

I think I may begin the HoneyBee Stole soon. I was all set to cast on for another Endless Summer top (by Katherine Hunt) tonight (& I think I still will) but I was buzzzzzzzing around Ravelry this morning and couldn't resist the sweet pull of the honey bee. I'm thinking of using my stash of Claudia Handpainted Silk Lace in Earth. I was going to use this for the Swallow Tail Shawl but never really got going on this.

HoneyBee Stole photo courtesy of Pattern Shop

For Endless Summer, I'm going to make it a size smaller this time because my first attempt came out a bit large. I'm also going to knit it in Patons Grace in black, red & pink, pretty much the same color combo as from the original pattern. The only difference is that I'm going to put the red where the pink is and the pink where the red is.

Endless Summer photo courtesy of Knitter's 87, Summer 2007

J has started Track & Field and I figure knitting Endless Summer at his meets & invitationals will be much easier than knitting the stole. So during the downtime when he's not running, I can be knitting!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Hopping Wallaby

I finished the wallaby for B and she loved it. She was completely surprised by the gift and very appreciative which is always nice. The sweater is for her GREAT grandson who was just born last week.

Pattern: The Wonderful Wallaby
Source: Cottage Creations
Date: Cast On 02.09.08 // Cast Off 03.02.08
Yarn: Bernat Berella "4", 2 skeins; Grey Ragg
Needles #1: Size 6 US (4.0mm) for ribbing; KnitPicks Harmony Options
Needles #2: Size 8 US (5.0mm) for body, sleeves & hood; KnitPicks Harmony Options
Note #1: Size 2 (Wanda Wallaby)
Note #2: For Joseph Michael Edward, GREAT grandson of Barbara M.