Friday, September 15, 2006

Something's fishy...

 Can you believe it... another FO!! This is the original sweater I started knitting for Kai, and I love it so much more that I think I'll send this one (even though he can't wear it for a while).

This is the Ship Ahoy! sweater from Adorable Knits for Tots by Zoe Mellor. There have been many complaints about errata throughout this book, but if you are a careful knitter you should be able to spot them easily before you run into trouble. At least, that was my experience from this pattern. I think the weirdest thing was increasing for the sleeve on every 3rd row, which means you have to increase on the WS sometimes. I'd never done M1s on the purl row, so I guess I learned something new!

I used Rowan Cotton Glace throughout, and substituted the green sail for a white sail. Other than that, I followed the pattern for the smallest size (6-12 mo.) and voila!

 In other fishy news, check out this chicken breast we grilled up last night. Does it remind you of something? I heard my husband on the back patio (where the grill is) exclaiming, "It's a fish!" I was in the kitchen thinking he needed new contacts or possibly some medication, because I gave him chicken to grill up. He proudly came in the house, like a new papa, showing off his chicken breast that actually did look like a fish. A smiling one at that. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Surprise FO!!

 I've been sorta MIA lately because I was busy watching the US Open tennis for the past two weeks. I'm one of those hardcore peeps that watches from the First round all the way to the end. Day and night, 8 hours a day. Hardcore.

I needed stuff to knit while watching all this tennis. I finished knitting the Aran baby sweater, but I wasn't in the mood to sew it all together. I decided to finish up the Ahoy! sweater and I'll have pics of that when I'm done sewing it up.

But I needed something to get me through the final weekend, so I knit up Fetching. I used exactly 1 ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in color 602. Since I have small hands, I knit 2 less rounds in the rib which is good because I probably wouldn't have had enough yarn to knit them anyway.

Gibson said I had to give him a tum-tum rub because I disturbed his slumber. Posted by Picasa

Noro sale

Noro yarn goodies
Originally uploaded by knitterj.

Ok, now that I've received my share of the sale Noro yarn at Webs, I can tell you that there is a sale of Noro yarn at Webs.

I got 3 balls of Kureyon in color number 157 to make (yet another) Booga Bag, this time for myself. This will be my travel project during our trip to Hawaii. We leave on Monday... I can't wait!!!

I couldn't resist picking up 2 skeins of Cash Iroha, also on sale. This is color number 86, indigo. If you've never knit with this yarn before, let me tell you that it is one of those that you have to try at least once. It's, for lack of a better word, fabulous. Go get some!