Monday, July 17, 2006

Blue Daisy

So here's a sneak peak of a birthday knit for a soon-to-be 2 year old niece. All that is left to do on this is a button loop and sewing these daisies on the main body.

I'm finding joy in knitting kids clothes. They are quick and usually easy and for the most part colourful. I have a hooded jacket on the needles for my daughter. It's from Phildar's Pitchoun ete collection and is just about done. All that is left is the hem on the hood and the front and sewing up the many pieces. I need to take pictures of it to post here.
Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bomber Cardi

15 balls of elann's Den-M-Nit in ecru can make one of these...

The "Bomber" cardi found in Rowan's Denim People by Kim Hargreaves.

I made this cardigan for my lovely sister for her birthday. It was the first knit I have made after about a 6 year break. I had forgotten how theraputic knitting is. I'm in love again.

Elann's substitute yarn worked wonderfully and I got perfect guage which is always encouraging. I washed, dried and blocked this knit and I am so pleased with the results. I was only taught how to knit on a pair of mittens before I moved away from my teacher, so I learned the rest on my own. I didn't know about blocking back then but I see how it really can make the difference between a "homemade" sweater and a "hand-crafted" sweater. So, it's a success. My sister has already worn it and she says it's a good fit.

Next post I'll show you something I made for my niece (my sister's daughter) once again featuring Den-M-Nit in Navy.

Friday, July 14, 2006

New Beginnings

I thought I would start a blog to journal my progress as a knitter and to document what I have done and where I would like to go. Now that I am done school, I feel that I can spend some of the little time that I have to do this. If you find yourself here, I invite you to leave a comment and enjoy your reading visit.