Friday, July 27, 2007

My lament...

I hadn't been knitting much lately but... Last night I had a revitalizing knit nite with one of my favorite knitting buddies :) So I'm back on track, I've turned the heel on a plain vanilla Cascade Fixation sock and will post pictures soon!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Let's go shopping!

SNBLA has come out with an updated list of yarn shops in Southern California! Check it out :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Try, try again!

So I had started a sock in Cascade Fixation for my 6 year old. I took the time to swatch and I could have sworn I measured correctly but when I went to try the cuff on my daughter, it was obviously way too big! Instead of frogging right then and there, I pulled out my other set of size 1 DPNs and cast on again minus 8 stitches. My fear (of frogging?) is that it will be too small this time! Oh well, I'll get it right eventually and this is my first time working with Fixation so it can't be that bad, right?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Current WIP

I've finished another sock for my 4 year old (it is the same yarn as pair #2 but with a shorter cuff). I've also cast on with Cascade Fixation to make a pair for my oldest (in light pink of course). I'm using size 1 needles as that is the size I have on hand. I'm not sure if I like this yarn yet. This is only the second time I've worked with cotton and while this one does have elastic, it just doesn't seem to be knitting up as quickly as wool (or even acrylic). Since we do live in such a hot climate, I really do want cotton to work out for me as I would like to make more wearables :) Also, sometime this weekend I plan to cast on a top for my 2 year old using Berroco Cotton Twist.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Knitting and Camping

This past weekend found our family camping with an RV club. It was fun and I brought a sock to work on in the hopes of meeting a kindred spirit or two. So far, no such luck... I also missed another knitting group meeting on Sunday, but I'm trying to not despair about this as it is Summer and this sort of thing is to be expected I suppose...