Saturday, May 23, 2009

KP KAL Change in Plans!!!

Well, an update on my Knit Picks KAL. I have change my mind on the project to do. I have decided, as a new knitter, I should try something a little more simple. I was web surfing and came across a pattern called "3-to-2 Any Gauge Sweater. No "swatching" needed!!!! The birds were singing and I knew this was the pattern for me. I cast on for the sweater last night, 5/22. Pics of my project are on my Ravelry page. My ID on rav is "KnittyAJ".

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Katarina Sweater

I joined KP "City Tweed" KAL. On May 16, my City Tweed, in Morning Glory colorway arrived. The perfect sweater yarn for this was hands down, "Katerina", by CoCo Knits. I have only been knitting for the four months. This will be my first attempt at knitting a sweater and I will triumph!!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Had my 2nd spinning class. Yeah, completed my very first 2 ply yarn, fingering wt according to my teacher. I will post a pick on my flickr account as well as my Rav page. Of course, I have homework. I will be spinning 2 bobbins, 2 ozs each. I really have to invest in a scale so I can weigh my spun fiber. Hmmmm, will any scale do? I'll have to post that question or search that question on Ravelry.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Toe Up KAL

Wow! Having difficulting getting gauge for the first pair of socks in the Wendy Johnson's toe up socks KAL. The first pattern is pg 48. I swatched with a size 0, got 9 spi and gauge is 8 spi. This is the first of two problems. Suggested by the group moderator, I will go up to a size 1, swatch and check gauge.

Problem #2, I don't know how to read a chart! With lots of posts to the group and pm's to the author, I got help with that problem.

I'll be back with the update on my gauge progress. In case you didn't know, this will be my first official Rav KAL.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Look What I Did on My New Wheel!

I now am the proud owner of a "Lendrum". I purchased from Carolina Homespun while attending the MDS&W festival, 5/2-3/09. I have officially had my first spinning lesson at a LYS. I am now spinning what will be fingering weight yarn. My next class is on plying. Can't wait!