lucky dog knits

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Whew! just in time for Olivers Party

Why do I do it? Everytime I find myself at the last minute trying to finish a project as a gift that involves a party!! so here it is Oliver's sweater for his Mom's baby shower Tomorrow Whew Pattern came from Rowan Classic Babies 4 . Yarn is Rowan Cashsoft and it is SOFT! I knit up really nice and I think it's cute. I wouldn't recommend the sleeves with such a drastic amount of shaping I think I would have made it more boxy but Oh well It's done and ready to go!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

What Happened to the Cowboy?

Well I frogged it. I frogged the whole damn thing! I just came to realize that not only do I hate intarsia but I am no good at it. After ripping and starting and ripping and starting I just realized that knitting should be enjoyable not painful and intarasia is painful to me so frog away. Here's the replacement and I'm much happier with it. I did notice when I laid it out to take the picture that the armholes are quite shaped. HUH? you don't normally see a baby sweater with such shaped armholes but there is no time to second guess because this sweater- weight on my shoulders- has to be done by Wednesday.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I'm hiding my head in the sand

Do you ever feel like you're hiding your head in the sand? I do! I really should be working on my little cowboy sweater but I just can't bring myself to do it. I have tried and tried but I just HATE intarsia so much. I have had to rip back a couple of times and I really think that I am just not good at it. I was thinking well I'll just go ahead and knit something else, but I purchased the yarn specifically for this project and so I don't what else to knit I am just frozen over this!!
So I did what any other frustrated knitter would do....... Start another project. I started Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style by Pam Allen. I am using Noro Silk garden that I purchased for this project on E-Bay. I love the colors but I have to say I don't think I am a big lover of Noro yarn. Like I said I love the colors but the yarn itself is kind of scratchy and then there's the issue of the farm waste that seems to be spun right into the yarn. I dont know I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's done but I don't think that I will run out and buy a bunch of noro again.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Did I say Secret Pal??

Look what a Lucky gal I am!! I just received a fabulous gift from my one skein secret pal. Cute card, sticky notes, Yummy taffy and Yummy Yummy Lornas Laces Yarn Yeah!! OHHH the planning, what to knit, HUMMMMMM?
Thanks secret pal I just loooove my yarn!
Now did I say Secret pal ? Here is the project I have been working on for the final knitted gift for my One skein secret pal I hope she hasn't found me out and is reading this!
Any way I knit a small bag and dozens of flowers and felted the whole lot I plan to attach the flowers to the edge of the bag and attach some cute handles and put in a cute lining. I hope that she likes it.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Great Sock Big mess!!

So thanks to my One skein pal I started a sock useing the beautiful yarn she sent I am useing the Simple Sock pattern from www.helloyarn.com. The yarn is knitting up beautifully so far, I like the sock pattern with the simple but ingenious fold over picot edge with NO RIBBING I swear the ribbing gets so old after about 1/2" but I also like a taller ribbing so what do you do.
Look at this! I have a major knot. I'm not sure how this happened I wound the skein myself and was pulling from the center and it wouldn't come out so I pulled and pulled and finally ended up pulling 1/2 the skein out along with a big knot. I have worked and worked and still cannot untangle the knot.