Thursday, March 13, 2008

so spring is actually on the way. i mean, tomorrow its supposed to be over 50! woot!

in celebration, I had started making this sweater:

totally cute, just enough of a challenge. sadly, the yarn I chose, while beautiful, did not display the pattern to its best advantage, so into the frog pond it went.

then yesterday, the Spring issue of Knitty was posted and oh joy! I found this sweater!

love it! its snug and lovely and the cable is a crazy easy pattern. I'll make the sleeves a bit longer.

i was a good girl and swatched and adjusted my needles, etc, etc.

and the damn swatch lied to me. I'm 5 rows in (and this thing is knit in the round, so almost 300 stitches per round) and the damn thing is big enough to fit me AND my cat!

grrr. i want a spring sweater dammit! I'm having a fairly crap week and I need some good knitting mojo!

tonight, I will frog (again), and start the smaller size with a size smaller needles.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

omg! two posts in about a week! *ducks to avoid flying pigs*

yes, I'm trying to post more than once a week. and since i finished a pair of socks this afternoon, i decided not to wait.

and here they are! really hope i'm not breaking too many RSC rules.

here are my dragon socks.

they took a long time because of the 2 business trip I had. the first sock took almost a month. the second took barely a week.

i'm thinking i'm going to wear them tomorrow b/c this winter never wants to end and i need something bright.

but just in case spring is on the way, I think i'll start on my sweater :)