Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's Next on My Knitting Agenda

I've finished my blanket. It was hard to stick to just one project, but it is done. 

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.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Here I Go Again...

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.