January 30, 2005

Topsy-turvy doll - finished

It's finally done. If I ever think about doing any project like this again someone please shoot me. My hands may never forgive me. Ow.

It'll go into the mail tomorrow to my little niece, who turned five on Saturday. I hope she likes it.

This is the first side - Cinderella when she was still under the reign of her evil stepmother (Rosemary very nicely posed in the picture for me, to add some scale).

And here's what you see if you flip the doll upside down and pull down the skirts - Cinderella in her fancy ball gown.

The pattern is from a pamphlet called "Jean Greenhow's Christmas Special". I borrowed it fro a friend so I have no idea if it's still in print.

Posted by Jenipurr at 09:13 PM

January 28, 2005

Secret Pal 4 Questionaire

Over the past year I've seen knitter after knitter mention the Secret Pal exchange on their knitting journals, but I never managed to track down the information in time to sign up. However, I finally got it all together in time for Secret Pal 4, and today I received the email telling me who I'll be sending cool stuff to over the next few months.

Since I started this knitting blog last year I've tended to keep it full of mostly, well, knitting content, since all the rest of my life is covered pretty well in my regular journal - A Cat By Any Other Name. So to share a little bit more about myself (and to make things easier for my Secret Pal), I decided to fill out the quiz Jacqueline so nicely put up at the Secret Pal 4 main site. So without further ado, here's a little more about me (and see - it's still mostly knitting content):

  1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high-end/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
    I am definitely not a yarn snob. While I may sigh longingly over the fancy, expensive cottons, wools, and blends, I simply cannot afford to be a yarn snob. Plus, I simply haven't the patience to deal with clothing that has to be dry-cleaned or hand-washed. This isn't to say that if I suddenly stumbled across a supply of Noro or Debbie Bliss or other types of yarn that was actually affordable I wouldn't immediately snatch it up in my arms and race to the checkout counter while hissing "My preciousss…." in my very best Golum imitation and then dither for weeks over what to actually do with it. But since most of what I make is for other people, I'd rather stick to the more inexpensive (and machine washable!) yarns.

  2. Do you spin? Crochet?
    I do neither. I figure I really ought to stick with one addiction at a time (shhh. I am pretending to myself that spinning really does not look fun. I am also pretending to myself that I do not have a friend with angora goats who has already volunteered to give me the shearings because she doesn't know what else to do with them).

  3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
    If it's small and four-legged and fuzzy, I'm allergic to it. If a mouse, rat, or other rodent-shaped critter has been in the general vacinity I break out in hives. Happily, since last August I have been on allergy shots, which actually do seem to be working. I have dreams of one day being able to visit my friend with the guinea pig without having to load up on meds first. However, luckily I seem to be blissfully allergy free when it comes to wool for knitting.

    The answer to the obvious question, by the way, is yes, this does include cats. However, I figure my poor little immune system just gave up on that one years ago, since I've been living with large quantities of them for years (we currently have six) and have absolutely no intention of ever living without them.

  4. How long have you been knitting?
    I think it's been almost two years now. Although by the size of my yarn stash one might think it had been much, much longer. Heh.

  5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
    Why yes, as a matter of fact, I do.

  6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
    I love the smell of vanilla, almonds, sandlewood (if not too strong), and jasmine.

  7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
    I'm not a big candy eater, and since I'm odd enough to not like most fruits (anything berry-related makes me nauseous, sadly) that tends to cut out a lot of goodies available. However, I firmly believe that dark chocolate (with or without nuts) is one of the major food groups, and also an essential nutrient.

  8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
    Mainly these days I write, poke about on the computer, or knit. Occasionally I wield a paint brush, but that's only to paint a room in the house since I have not a drop of artistic blood in me.

  9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play
    MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

    I live in a house with six computers – or in other words, we are very much a little family of nerds. So we've got the ability to not only play music on the computers, but also convert MP3's to different formats should the need arise.

    My music taste tends to be rather random. I'm a big fan of Billy Joel, Abba (shut up, they're cool!), and Bare Naked Ladies. I like woodwind music (I play the oboe, so I'm a wee bit biased in favor of the woodwinds versus brass or strings) and most classical. I also occasionally like to listen to Celtic rock (Tempest, Seven Nations, that sort of thing).

  10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color
    family/season/palette you prefer?

    I tend to prefer greens, blues, and purples, with the occasional red thrown in for fun.

  11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
    I am married, childless by choice, and owned by six rather spoiled cats who think that my yarn is edible, my needles are great toys, and anything knit is fair game to snuggle into or under, or knead upon until full of claw-induced snags. We have a great game in my house called 'where can Jennifer hide the knitting so the cats cannot get it'. Sometimes I win. Sometimes, however, I lose.

  12. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
    I'm not sure I necessarily have any particular favorites (although after getting to swatch that Aurora 8 yarn earlier this month I have to admit that stuff could easily top the list). I tend to prefer wool and wool blends, or acrylics - smooth yarns instead of the bumpy ones (and yet I have a huge bag of Homespun for a full-sized afghan. Go figure). Cottons can be lovely, but they make my hands hurt.

  13. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
    I have to admit that I have completely failed to see the point of all those fun furs. They're nice to pet in the store, but since I am not much of a scarf girl, or a fashion maven, I have never had the remotest desire to actually make anything with them.

  14. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
    I think knitting in general qualifies as my obsession.

  15. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
    I am all about the sweaters, since that's the main reason I wanted to learn how to knit in the first place. But I tend to like knitting almost anything if it lets me play with yarn and needles.

  16. What are you knitting right now?
    Right now I am working on two baby blankets for two pregnant friends, and a topsy turvy Cinderella doll (one side wears a ball gown and carries a little fan; flip the skirt over its head and the other side wears the patched apron and carries a dust rag).

  17. What do you think about ponchos?
    I think they can look nice on some people. On me, however, they would look as if I was wearing a well knit tent. I'm not so sure that's a look I'm all that keen to acquire.

  18. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
    I tried straight needles exactly once. Then, after spending every bit of knitting time fending off cats (because knitting with a full grown cat clinging to the other end of the needle makes it a little challenging) I switched to circulars and have never gone back. The only straight needles I ever use are DPN's.

  19. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
    I'm not sure I really have a preference. I've used metal and plastic needles and they were both fine. I've never tried wood, mainly because I'm a little afraid the cats would decide they were edible. I mainly use my Denise Interchangeables, although if I'm going to buy needles individually I tend to head for the Addi Turbos over anything else.

  20. Are you a sock knitter?
    Socks intimidate me. But I *want* to be a sock knitter! My goal for this year is to get over my nervousness and finally tackle socks.

  21. How did you learn to knit?
    A friend at church was knitting and I asked her to show me how. So we set up a few meetings (it helps she also occasionally fosters kittens so I got knitting lessons *and* a kitten fix at the same time), she taught me the basics, I picked up a few books, went a little crazy building up my stash, and the rest is history.

  22. How old is your oldest UFO?
    I have actually been pretty good about this. I tend to try to get things finished because a lot of what I make is for other people. So right now the only unfinished objects I've got are the ones I'm actively working on right now (the doll and the baby blankets).

  23. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
    My favorite animal is the cat (I'm sure this comes as a big surprise by now). I'm not sure I necessarily have a favorite animated character, since I'm not so much into cartoons, and never really watched them as a kid.

  24. What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas! I love the smells of pine and gingerbread; I love the music; I love the sparkly lights and the tree and the way the house looks when it's decorated.

  25. Is there anything that you collect?
    I'm not a big fan of kitchy, cutesy stuff, so we don't really have any collections to speak of. I like dragons and gargoyles but I'm pretty picky about the types. And as much as I like cats, I do try to keep the amount of cat-related stuff to a minimum. Also, since I live with six cats, there are very few places in the house where knick knacks would be safe from investigating feline noses and feet, so we try to avoid having any breakable things out on display.

    Posted by Jenipurr at 06:11 PM

January 27, 2005

Ooh and ouch

First, the ooh - new knitting goodies! Because we did all our Christmas shopping at Amazon (using our Amazon credit card obtained for this very reason), we earned ourselves a $25 gift certificate. My husband and I poked through the rather length list of books we both want. He picked out a few Douglas Adams books (which I am going to read just as soon as he is done with them) and I picked out (surprise, suprise) a knitting book! Kath Dalmany's World of Knitted Toys arrived this week and I've been flipping through, checking out all the cute critters. I got the book mainly because someone I know is getting a stuffed knit platypus for Christmas, and I needed a pattern. But there are a lot of adorable creatures in there. I can see that over the years I shall be making quite the menagarie.

I also succombed to the lure of Elann.com (again). I found a lovely pattern for a cardigan, which is going to become a present for someone this summer. But while I was there, the Endless Summer Collection by Lara caught my eye. Despite the fact that I fell head over heels for the entire palatte, I told myself I was only allowed to pick one. Oh, the agony! After spending an embarrassing amount of time dithering on colors, I finally ordered 15 skeins of the Sunburst, which also arrived this week. It is even more gorgeous than the picture indicates! This is slated to become a sweater for me, once I pick a pattern and find the time.

Now for the ouch. I've been frantically working on a topsy turvy doll for my niece's birthday, which is this Saturday. The pattern calls for size 2 needles, but I didn't actually have any size 2's, I knew I'd have to go up at least one size anyway because I usually require at least that to make gauge, and I own a pair of size 4's, so figured having the doll a little bigger wasn't going to be too much of an issue.

The pattern also uses worsted weight yarn. Worsted weight, people. On size 4 needles! This makes for a *very* stiff fabric. Plus it does not help that the only pair of size 4's I have are a very short pair of circulars so things have to be scrunched very tight in order for all the stitches to fit.

Tuesday night I stayed up until after midnight finishing off the first skirt, and my hands were cramped into painful little claws for hours after. Yesterday I went out on a special trip on my lunch break to find a longer set of size 4's, and *thought* I was buying them, but it turns out I actually bought size 6's (the package says 4mm, which is what apparently confused me in the store. Sigh). So much for grand dreams of finishing off the second skirt last night. Instead I did piles of seaming and tucking in of ends, and made a small pile of teeny tiny hands. After only a few hours my hands were sore again, and there is still an entire skirt left to do, plus a few more fiddly bits.

Her birthday is Saturday and I am hoping that I can get this thing into the mail by Saturday morning at the very latest. And then I shall refrain from ever using such skinny needles with worsted weight yarn again. My poor hands may never recover. Ow.

Posted by Jenipurr at 06:22 AM

January 23, 2005

Knitting with cats

Let's say that you are sitting in a comfy chair in your library at home, working industriously on knitting up a doll for your niece's fifth birthday. You are using pale pink yarn because you are in the process of making the head piece.

Your perpetual kitten Azzie decides to come 'help' by bapping the ball of yarn onto the floor and you think "oh, how cute." He pokes at it a few times but then it no longer seems to appeal.

And then, lets say that the phone rings and you have to set the knitting down and walk out of the room for all of about 30 seconds to answer it.

What do you suppose you might see upon returing?

Let's check the hall outside the library first, what say.

That would be Sebastian peering around the corner, wondering just what the heck happened. Also, note the presence of the very cool lava lamp nightlight on the wall.

Now let's poke our head into the library. What do you suppose we will find there? Could it be Azzie, looking oh-so-innocent? He has *no* idea how the yarn happened to wrap itself around the feet of that chair, and then go skittering out into the hall. Really he doesn't.

I ask you. Would this face lie?

Posted by Jenipurr at 03:38 PM | Comments (6)

January 16, 2005

Hooded scarf

I've been tossing around ideas for something to make for my mom for her birthday, but each time I came up with something I'd find out later that she didn't like it. I'd settled on a gorgeous pocket shawl from one of my pattern books, but then found out - after I'd ordered the yarn from Elann - that she already owned such a shawl. Sigh. So then I toyed with making a vest, but the yarn is a lovely soft grey - perfect for a shawl or a scarf, but not so perfect for a vest for my mom.

I finally broke down and decided that even though it would no longer be a surprise, it'd be far better to actually ask her directly. She mentioned she really liked the hooded scarves she'd seen, I sent her a few pictures to get a sense of the type she wanted, and then I set about poking around online to see if I could track down a pattern.

I finally found a pattern here. There's no picture, but I was able to muddle through the pattern enough to figure out what the designer was describing to visualize it in my head. I decided I'd stick with that lovely grey wool from Elann (their Peruvian Highland wool), since it was so warm and soft. I picked a basic broken rib pattern - K3, P3 on one side, then K1P1 on the other side - so that the scarf would be the same on either side. I picked seed stitch for the hood part because I figured that would be the warmest. And over the last few weeks I've been frantically working on this scarf, hoping to get it done in time for her birthday.

Her birthday was actually Friday, but since we didn't do the actual celebration until today I had a few extra days' knitting time. I got up early this morning to seam the sides of the hood and tuck in a few ends, so I did cut it a little close on the timing. But at least I got it finished on time. And there is enough wool left over that I think at some point I may have to make another one for myself.

Here's my mom modeling her birthday hooded scarf.

Posted by Jenipurr at 11:02 PM | Comments (1)

January 15, 2005

Temptation (or is it cheating?)

Two of the members of our little crafting group (the mother and daughter team who came with us on our yarn store field trip last weekend) both have mentioned that they own - and use - knitting machines. They've talked about them in passing for the past few months and my knitting-enabling-friend and I have been intrigued, but we'd really no idea just what a knitting machine was. Plus I'll admit that hearing the word 'machine' makes me think of something where you plug in an electronic gizmo, feed in the yarn, and poof, out comes a sweater. Somehow that just seems to defeat the purpose of knitting - which is the relaxation that comes from working the yarn and the needles with my own two hands. And I know that there are those out there who might consider such a machine 'cheating'.

So today we all headed over to one of their houses for a demonstration on the knitting machine - to find out just what the heck all the fuss is about. And I was more than pleasantly surprised to find out that it is nothing at all like what I was imagining.

Over the course of an hour the daughter walked me through how the contraption works. It's not electronic at all - it's just a big narrow board with 100 individual needles, and a paddle that slides over the top back and forth (How the paddle creates the stitches on the needles is still a little bit incomprehensible to me, but no matter). She showed me how to do basic knitting - solid colors, stripes, how to work in waste yarn and a special cord that allows you to leave open stitches on the bottom so you can just slide them onto your regular needles to finish the piece later by hand. She then moved on to fair aisle, increases and decreases. She showed me how to make yarn overs that turn out perfect on the finished product (unlike the ones I do by hand which are always kind of raggedy). She showed me how to make cables, and how to work in pattern stitches. It is an amazing little gadget.

So now I have to admit that I am just a little tempted. I tend to prefer patterns with solid colors that incorporate detail from stitchwork instead of multiple colors, but I can see how easy it would be to whip up basic garment pieces with stripes and lacework in far less time than it would take me to do it by hand. One of the reasons why I'm hesitant to make anything more complicated than hats and scarves for the niece and nephews is that little kids grow so fast that I would spend 3 months working on something they'd only fit into for about as long as it took me to knit it up. But with something like the knitting machine I would whip up sweaters for the small fry in just a few hours over a weekend.

I like the fact that you can take the piece off the machine, slide it onto your own needles, and do all the finishing yourself. And I also like the fact that the machine is still very much a manual process, even though it does make the knitting go much faster than doing each stitch individually by hand. But I'm not sure if I do enough knitting of the type that would make the purchase worth the money.

So now I am pondering, just a little bit. The good thing is that they're not going to stop selling these things any time soon, so it's not as if I have to suddenly make up my mind one way or another. But at least now I know what a knitting machine actually is, and what it can do, and I don't see how it could possibly count as 'cheating' to do all the boring stockinette parts on a machine if you're still doing all the fiddly bits by hand.

Posted by Jenipurr at 10:54 PM | Comments (4)

January 12, 2005

The swatch review

After last weekend, when we got our free yarn and divyed it up to swatch, I took home my three skeins and over the course of the next few days I sat down to swatch. Since I picked three varieties I hadn't tried before, I decided to give my (unprofessional) review of the yarns now that I've had the chance to play with them. Bear in mind that since we were swatching for a store to display I didn't get to wash them and see how they stand up to that, but I at least got a feel for how they were to knit.

The yarns I took were the Aurora 8 in a deep chocolate brown, the pale blue feathery Esprit, and the Katia Idea Jeans. Here's a picture of the yarns and their respective swatches.

I started with the Katia, since I've been intrigued by the idea of ribbon yarn since I first saw it, and I actually picked this one off the shelf because the color was just so pretty. It's definitely a lovely color, and has a nice sheen to it, but I wasn't too crazy about how it knit. First of all, the ribbon was kind of a pain to work with - my needle kept wanting to go through the flat surface instead of around. I use Denise needles, which don't usually have enough of a sharp point to be a problem. I figure it's likely the type of issue that if I really loved the ribbon yarn I'd find a way around it and keep on going. But unfortunately, I do not love the ribbon yarn. I didn't feel as if I could knit it evenly (again - something I am sure that would come with practice, if someone so desired), and the selvedge edges were lumpy and looked messier than I'm used to. Plus I wasn't all that crazy about how it looked once knit.

Next I moved on to the Aurora 8, and oh my but it is divine. Not only is it a soft and beautiful yarn, but it is an absolute dream to knit with. Not once in the entire swatch did I catch loose strands, or feel like I ran into any problems. I would glady knit an entire sweater out of this stuff (assuming I could afford to fork over the dough for as many skeins of this yarn as I'd need - ouch). I reached the six inch limit for the skein far too quickly and it was almost a disappointment to have to bind it off and move on to the next one.

The third yarn I snagged for my swatch assignment was the Espirt. I wasn't sure how this would be since I'm not normally a fan of the fun fur type yarns, but it was so fluffy and soft I figured I should give it a try. I'm glad I did. This yarn is like knitting cotton balls. There is no weight at all in the strand, yet despite the fact that it's lined with feathery bits it knit up almost as easily as the Aurora 8. I can see that there would be no point whatsoever in doing anything but garter stitch in this, since the fluff covers up the stitches completely. And I did find myself counting the number of stitches in each row because it is so fluffy and fine I was afraid I'd accidently drop a stitch and never be able to find it again. Plus, at 50 grams, the skein probably has enough fluff to knit up a decent length scarf for some lucky little kid to use for dress-up purposes.

We don't know yet whether we'll be able to keep the remnants (we're assuming right now we're to return all unused yarn), and we also don't know if this was a one time deal, or if the manager is interested in letting us dive into another pile of yarn to play....um...I mean swatch it up for her. But even if it's just a one time thing it was great fun to do. I got to play with three yarns that were new to me. Plus I've seen a few of the others over the past few days and we're all starting a list of the ones we'd like to work with again, and the ones which might be pretty in concept, but we'd much rather leave on the shelf.

Posted by Jenipurr at 10:42 PM

January 09, 2005


I finally got around to uploading pictures of the two sweaters I made for Christmas.

Sonnet (pattern here)

Seabreeze (Oversized sweater pattern from 1000 Sweaters)

Friday night was our regular craft night, during which I cast on, knit, and frogged the start of a baby blanket three times. I think I've finally settled on a pattern. Of course then I went home and promptly ripped out the other baby blanket which I'd completed, but which turned out more than a little wonky, and cast on for that one again in a completely different pattern. And yesterday after I returned from the yarn store field trip I cast on for a hooded scarf, which will be my mom's birthday present, as per her request. Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool is surprisingly soft, for wool, and lovely to knit with. I have noticed that they have a restock of a number of their colors and I am trying very, very hard to restrain myself because I have far too many projects that are due over the next few weeks and months to justify buying more yarn, even if it is soft and gorgeous and at a price that I doubt I will ever see again.

The baby blanket is in a very old-fashioned color green - a modified basket weave pattern surrounded by a border of garter stitch. The scarf part of the hooded scarf is being done in a soft heathered grey, in a broken rib pattern. I have not yet determined the stitch I will use for the hood section, but I have most of another skein on the scarf so I've got likely until tomorrow evening to make up my mind.

Posted by Jenipurr at 11:13 PM

January 08, 2005


Last month at the craft night one of the other knitters mentioned that there was this great new yarn store in Walnut Creek. One thing led to another and suddenly we were planning a field trip to go check it out. So today we drove down to Walnut Creek, braving the rain, and found the store - FashionKnits.

It's a marvelous store. Every spare inch is crammed with more yarn than I've ever seen in one place. I wasn't the only one walking slowly up and down the aisles, petting everything in sight. So many lucious things to choose from, it was almost overwhelming!

I came prepared with a short list - yarn for a few tea cozies I'm going to be making for presents this year. But as I was fondling some lovely soft wool and nylon blends (not at all suitable for tea cozies, mind you) one of my field trip mates came up behind me. "Jennifer," she said rather excitedly, "you have to help me pick out yarn. Any yarn."

It turns out she'd ended up talking to the store manager, and in their conversation mentioned how much we liked the store - especially the fact that the prices are clearly displayed, and that there are swatches beside a number of the yarns on the shelves. The manager noted that they were having a hard time keeping up with the swtatching, my friend threw out an offhand comment of how fun it would be to swatch, and suddenly she was handed a bag and told to go pick stuff that wasn't swatched. Wow!

So we did. We tried to find yarns where a swatch really seemed like a good idea - like some of the ribbon yarns, some linen, some cotton blends, and so on. She and I felt like kids in a candy store. We were still trying to figure out if the manager was actually serious so we didn't pick too many, but it turns out she was. And when we left (after I bought my yarn for tea cozies, and a few skeins of that silky soft wool blend that I simply could not leave behind) we carried with us a dozen free skeins of yarn that we are to take home and swatch.

When we got back to the house we laid all the yarn out on the table to take a picture (of course!) and then we tried to figure out what all we'd grabbed, and then we divied up the yarn between the four of us.

I scribbled down names and I'm not sure I got all the relevant information because I was still reeling from how amazing this was, but what you see there is one skein each of:
  • Noro Daria Multi
  • Beatrice Merino d'Lania
  • Katia Idea Jeans
  • Espirit (by LLH?)
  • Euroflax Louet Sales
  • Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora
  • Reynolds Odyssey
  • Aurora 8
  • Muench Tessin
  • Berroco Lullaby
  • Muench Touch Me
  • Cascade Fun
  • Goa (by LLH?)
It was amazing. I've been intrigued by the ribbon yarns and now I get to swatch out a skein and see what it knits and feels like. Plus I snagged the Lulluby because it is so impossibly snuggly and soft that I just want to cuddle it, and the Aurora 8 because I love the silky feel. My knitting-enabler friend has been dying to try linen and so that was one of the skeins she took, along with the cotton angora. We're not quite sure yet what becomes of the remainder of the skeins once we've done the swatches for the store - not that the remains of a skein is going to be enough to make much of anything - but that really doesn't matter. Just getting the chance to play with some of these yarns - some of which are more expensive than I'd normally be willing to spend just to try something out - is reward enough.

On the drive home one of our group noted that they'd been to a place in Benicia where there's a yarn store right next to a tea shop, so we're already pondering plans for another yarn-related field trip. Somehow I think this one might be hard to top. I guess we'll just have to wait and see! And in the meantime I have swatching to do - that is if I can tear myself away from petting the yarn to actually knit it.

Posted by Jenipurr at 10:43 PM | Comments (4)

January 04, 2005

Jenipurr's State of the Knitting Address

I figured since I have yet to get around to creating a Finished Objects page (see here for further explanation of why), I would borrow a page from The Knitting Doctor's book and do a quick summary of what I managed to accomplish in yarn last year.

Since I started this journal in April of last year I'll have to refer to a few older entries from my regular journal (A Cat by Any Other Name). And while technically the first two projects on this list were actually completed in December of 2003, I'm going to list them here anyway, just because at least this way I won't forget them later.

So without further ado, here's what I managed to accomplish last year, listed in the order in which I completed them (we won't discuss the order in which they were actually started):

  • Toddler sweater, knit in the round. My first real project (aside from a few swatches and cat toys). I should point out that I had no idea what I was doing and consequently the sweater's neck was too tight to fit over the head of its intended recipient. Ah well.
  • Christmas ornament hats (helpfully modeled by my nephews and niece).
  • Windowpane cardigan. My first time seaming. If you look closely at that picture you will notice that one sleeve was attached inside out. Luckily I figured that out before I wore it out in public and a friend helped me detach it so I could try again.
  • A very boring shawl
  • A lovely purple T3, (sorry for horrid picture).
  • A stripy blue afghan
  • Another afghan
  • The first cat bed for Wendy's cat bed knitalong.
  • A feather and fan baby blanket
  • Two more cat beds for Wendy's knitalong.
  • A side-to-side cardigan
  • A very wintery scarf
  • Another cardigan - Sonnet (from Knitty.com) in purple wool. No finished object picture yet.
  • A penguin
  • A snowman
  • Seabreeze (no picture yet) - three-quarter sleeve sweater with roll brim keyhole neck.

    Posted by Jenipurr at 07:06 PM | Comments (1)