a knitting blog

Thursday, January 06, 2005

An introduction

Hi my name is Mary and Ive been knitting for alittle more than a year and Im a WIP-aholic. I love starting new projects & buying new yarn and patterns. I have so many projects started and only a handful finished.
What Im currently working on is a 1x1 rib scarf for my boyfriend done in Gedifra in a black-grey-white stripped pattern that you can see here http://gallery.bcentral.com/GID4728469P3634645-Knitting-Yarn/Gedifra-Yarn/Gedifra-Yarn-Fashion-Trend-Color-Yarn/Gedifra-Fashion-Trend-Color-4516.aspx, and Im about 5 inches into it. I just finished my H2O hat http://www.chicknits.com/h2ohatpattern.shtml ( with an extra 2 rows for my long melon ;-) )done in lionbrands landscape "rose garden" http://www.lionbrand.com/graphics/yarns/540-271b.jpg, I just need to weave in the ends =-).
The small teddy from Debbie Bliss' toy knits that you can see on the cover of her book here http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0312119011/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-1151922-5575300#reader-link done with lionbrand fisherman's wool that I dyed with coffee to make it brown for the bear, red rit for the sweater, and black rit for the boots.This is a present for my son, who will be 3 in 10 more days, and is 90% complete.
A bear in lamb sleep suit as found in Debbie Bliss' The baby knits book done in lionbrand fisherman's wool dyed black from rit and brown from red rose tea. This is for me and he's about 75% complete.
A baby blanket with cables as seen in Knitting For Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas using pound of love, lionbrand antique white. This is for my nephew Hunter I started it for him before he was born and hes now almost 7 months old and the blanket is only 12% done:-(
A striped romper suit as seen in Knits for Babies and Toddlers by Fiona McTague done in lionbrands woolease butterscotch and white. This I just started and I have part of one leg completed, its sooo cute.This is actually for noone in particular, I may just hold on to it.
And finally a pair of toddler socks from this pattern http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/sock-pattern.html done with http://www.yarnbarn-ks.com/Yarn_Barn/DonegalTweed.html in an olive green color, that my little man picked out himself and is 90% done. In fact I plan on finishing them before I goto bed tonight so he can wear them tomorrow.
Well thats my WIPs there isnt enough time in the day to list all my UFOs but I will mention one. Its a packysack http://www.kaleidoscopeyarns.com/packy-sack-felted-bag-pattern.html done with lionbrands fishermans wool dyed kelly green rit, that I started last June for my sisters graduation from high school. I ran into a trouble when it came time to do the slots for the handles when I discovered that somewheres along the way I had dropped several stitches :-( and I dont know where they went.Sorry Beth I promise I will figure it out before you graduate college.
I also wanted to mention one project Im about to start which is what brought me to finally cross the line from just reading blogs to actually having one of my own. Its the hello kitty knit-along http://hellokittyalong.blogspot.com/. I cant wait to start these projects! I plan on making all the items in the smallest baby size for my one day daughter, or grandaughter at this rate:-( Im ready to get pink knit crazy;-)

My first blog!

My first blog and its devoted to knitting=)