Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Elizabeth's First Sweater

She might not be thrilled that I am posting this for her, but I think the world needs to see the amazing baby sweater Elizabeth is making. She is still in progress in this image which was taken just after she managed to get the sleeves somewhat connected to the body. It is a beautiful soft yarn and I believe she has some lovely wooden buttons to affix. Hopefully, she will post more details and better pictures once it is completed.

~~~Elizabeth chiming in here - yeah, I took that picture down. Thanks for all the kindly things you said, Corntey [sic], but I can't be letting the internet know about that face I make. It is a bedroom only kind of a thing, if you know what I mean. Peace out.

Cabled Arm Warmers

I made my first of two cabled arm warmers using this pattern. I really love it and I wish they were done so I could wear them already. The purple yarn is so gorgeous and soft! They were supposed to be for my aunt but they might end up staying here with me. The pattern was pretty easy and I found that I LOVE cabling, it keeps the work interesting. This one only took a few hours.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Learning to Cable

I just started learning how to cable knit. This is my practice piece. My mother gave me a giant bag of crappy, old yarn. This was some of it. I think it looks kinda like a Mexican flag. Happy accident.

I am lucky to have Elizabeth to teach me but Knitting Help has also been an excellent resource, in fact I am pretty sure that is how she learned.

My next project is these fabulous cabled arm warmers. I am making them in a dark purple shade. I think I'll keep them for myself but they might also make a great gift for my aunt. I owe her a Christmas gift still.

My only complaint about the pattern is that it calls for size 8 needles and the arm warmers look really loose and holey. I really prefer a nice tight knit. If I make these again I will probably use a smaller needle, I don't mind if they are a little tight on my arm in the end.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Welcome to our knitting community blog! Elizabeth, Mera and I started knitting together six months ago every Saturday night. Both Elizabeth and Mera are more expert knitters than I, they taught me a lot of what I know in the past six months. We started this blog together after Mera left us Chicago gals for the sunny state of California. But she can tell you more about that later.

Tonight I am working on this lovely cowl for myself. I spent all of November and December knitting gifts for my friends and family. As a little post-holiday gift to myself I purchased this fancy yarn from Loops and Links in my hometown De Pere, Wisconsin. This yarn is Navajo Silver from the Baby Boom collection of Fiesta Yarns.

I am not following a pattern, just knitting in the round 15 rows and then purling one, etc. It looks pretty neat so far.