My knitting fears, hopes, dreams, and what comes of them.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Working On Stuff

No finished objects this time, but I do have a quick update on what I'm working on. I found the pattern for this scarf and am knitting it in black and red. It's my first experience with double knitting, and I really like it so far. I also plan on making the keyhole scarf from the Stitch 'n Bitch book for one of my friends (will I get my Christmas gifts done in time?).

On top of those two things, my lovely girlfriend bought me this book. It is full of amazing stitch patterns that I want to try, and also explains some techniques in a way that's really easy to understand. All of this is making me wonder if I will ever graduate to knitting anything besides scarves. Oh well, I'll have the warmest neck in town!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another Scarf, Anyone?

This is my second ever FO. I used the knitty pattern Wavy with a few variations. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and US #7 needles. I used fire colors (black, red, orange, yellow) and then reversed the colors. This is a gift for a friend of mine who really likes fire, so I hope she likes it! Also, despite my love of fringe, I decided that this scarf looked fine without it.

This is the scarf laid out so you can see the pattern.

Hanging up.

Aaaand an action shot, modeled by yours truly.

That's all for today!

First Post, First FO

Hello, and welcome to my knitting journal! I plan to use this as a space to post my completed projects, complain about works-in-progress, and talk abut projects I may think about trying to work on sometime in the near future. ^_^

This is my very first finished project. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in black, white, and watermelon. It is K2P2 ribbing on US #7 needles. I am really proud of the way it turned out, and am especially fond of the fringe. ^^ Since I made it I can see tons of mistakes, but it is my first project.

Action shot! Yes, that's me.

You can see the pattern a little better this way.

And one more, just for kicks. ^_^

Thanks for looking!