Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Progress check - minimalist cardigan

Progress? What's that?!?

Yes, it's true, I have actually found a pattern, gathered the materials for that pattern, casted on, AND have been working on the project! Wonders never cease!

I present to you the beginnings of the Minimalist Cardigan. I am using Cascade 220 wool in a really beautiful blue, that I think will look pretty wonderful on the intended recipient.

I hope that the size is correct for her. I wasn't able to get measurements before "Needles" left for China - even though I sent her a very awkward text message requesting her bust size before she got on the plane. She's pretty tiny, so I am thinking that the sizing I have picked ought to work out just fine. Plus, it is an open front sweater, so that provides a little room for error....at least that's what I am hoping.

Friday, September 10, 2010

scarfie hoodie thingie

Here is one of the projects I managed to finish over the last month. A simple scarf knit on gigantor needles (felt like I was knitting with those giant crayons they use in preschools) with some stash yarn that I had bought with no real intention in mind a few years ago.

This was a great airplane project and knitting group project, since it didn't require too much brain power on my part to make. I ended up with a pretty wide scarf, so I folded it in half and stitched up two sides of it. This makes the whole "hoodie thingie" part of it work. If I am wearing it as a scarf and my ears get cold I can simple transform it into a hood. It's just that easy! Feel like you are watching an info-mercial yet?