Monday, February 18, 2008
Where Have I Been?
Let's start with the photo. After Omly sent me the most amazing socks for christmas, I just had to pick my knitting up and go beyond the ever-so-lovely-but-really-dull-knitted-washcloth and move on to bigger an better things. So, at my local yarn shop, they advertised a class on fingerless gloves and the pattern was coming from knitty.com! It certainly was a pattern that I had seen before and had loved.
Here is the pattern if you'd like to check it out: Knitty Fetching Pattern
and this yarn that I used from artyarns, (however, i bought it from my local yarn shop, Wooly Bully
I have to say that I'm not too happy with the yarn that I chose and how it corresponded to the pattern -- Although I'm a big fan of Artyarns and LOVE this pink and chocolate colorway, I should have went with a solid so that my cables would stand out. Check out the photo on knitty. Yes, that's how they should have looked.
Also, this was my first time with blocking... and I have to say, I'm AMAZED at what blocking can do for a finished object! Wow. Opened a whole new world to me! :)
So, I'm working on my 2nd glove -- and have signed up for another knitting class which I'm thrilled to be taking, and more on that later.
So, why knitting? Well.... I did mention the awesome socks that Omly made me -- and then... well, that's something that can be done while sitting or while laying in bed... which is ALL I HAVE WANTED TO DO IN THE EVENINGS LATELY! :)
I DO need to get my new sewing machine out of the box and put it to use. THAT is on the agenda. Soon.
Posted by Jessica C at 2/18/2008