Sunday, March 22, 2009

Summer Top

My first endeavor of a wearable object, other than one pair of socks. I swatched and casted on a basic shell pattern from "Knitting Pure & Simple. I just finished a 1x1 rib on what I thought was a #4, however, it was a #6 (needed for the body)!!!! I had already frogged it twice and didn't have the heart to frog it again. Soooo, with that said, the 1x1 rib and body will be all the same size. I figure, it will give me a little more room around the body. The finished product will tell.

Tote Bag Status!

I completed the tote bag as written on 3/16/09. However, I wanted to put a lining in it.. and I have. I am not too keen on the handles I purchased. So, until I find the "perfect" handles, the lining will remain basted in. I am pleased with the finished tote.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Just Cast Off!

Hey, started a Paton's pattern for a large tote bag last month. I got a few rows done and then put it away to focus on a pair of socks. I completed my socks and picked up the UFO tote bag. I am happy to write, I just cast off the tote. I now have to block, felt, attach the loops and handle!!! I hope to have it totally done by tomorrow. Hopefully I can get the bag posted tomorrow.

BTW her is a pic of my very FIRST pair of socks using magic loop cast on and toe up method.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Joined A Local Knitty Group

Just wanted to take time to stop and praise the members of my new and only weekly knitty group, "Knitterati". We meet on Tuesday nights at a local Panera. They welcomed me with open's just great to meet people that understand and enjoy the same love for the craft!!! Hi 5's to the group and thanks for the welcome!!!