Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What next? I have signed up for a mystery knit-a-long (KAL) on Ravelry. Everyone in the group will make the same pullover sweater. My usual problem knitting sweaters is that I get half-way along and get dissatisfied in some way and either rip it out or store it away in a closet. Perhaps working with a group I will finish. I am using Avignon, a cotton silk blend by Classic Elite that has been in my stash for many years.
On a sad note..
My sister's miniature dachshund Maddy died last week after a short illness. I had recently knit this blanket for her. She will be missed.
Did you notice that all these projects are beige? Just a coincidence.
Posted by OC knitter at 4:16 PM
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
starting the New Year with determination and resolve to work down my stash. The fastest way I know how is to knit a blanket with big needles and double yarn. My first project of 2012 is a basketweave pattern on 91 stitches with US 15 (10mm) needles. I'm already halfway done using Caron's One Pound in Lace and Red Heart Fiesta in Buff together. It should make a nice wheelchair size throw to donate to the Veterans Hospital. The idea is to use up this bit of acrylic yarn before I move on to my next project. That's likely not going to happen.
Posted by OC knitter at 3:59 PM