Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Baby sweater on the way!

I know that I am a boring, traditional-style knitter but when there is such a cute, addictive sweater like this, who wouldn't be? I've been fighting a cold and the dreaded, post-vacation laundry but when I get to knit, this has been the project. I did have a set back when I took it to a Spring Formal meeting last night (my daughters' school doesn't have a Prom but a Spring Formal - a sedate, dinner-dance kind of thing) and accidentally raised the FRONT of the neck instead of the carefully-marked BACK of the neck.

So, when I finally got home, I ripped the whole neck out while watching TIVO-ed episodes of "House." Now, it looks much more comfy. I have some errands to run and then I'll finish it off later today. There is a lot of weaving in but that is a relaxing kind of task, I think. Like driving home after a really good party!

I have had a small problem with my Knit Picks Interchangable Needles. I think the longer actual "needle" part of the needles makes for a longer circular needle. Even with the 16-inch cable cord on the needles, they are quite a bit longer than my ADDI Turbos. Usually, I would have no problem using a 16-inch circular needle for a neck. This one seems to stretch things out a bit. I think I might actually switch to DPs to finish the neck. However, this is probably just a wild hare . . . I might not take the time to dig out my double points and put everything on new needles.

I also wound up the roving I dyed last week. I think I am going to use the barn red roving to knit some felted mittens - but with a few changes so they will fit Youngest Child. Sort of a Love Child Mitten resulting when Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas has a fling with Symeon North's Mad River Mittens.

Too bad the snow is on its way out now - I am just getting back into knitting mittens!

1 comment:

Guinifer said...

Wow! LOVE that red.
The sweater is really cute.