Tuesday, November 25, 2014

More Hat Progress

I made it to 2.5 inches in the ribbing.  I'm working my way up to 4 inches.  

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hat Progress

I have gotten to a point on my sweater where I can't travel with it.  My solution to that problem is to work on other projects while I am on the train.  

Here is the progress on my hat from earlier today. I'm almost ready for the increasing and cables. 

I will resume sweater knitting tonight.  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NaKniSweMo Day 23 - Sleeve Island

I am still stuck on sleeve island with my Japan Sleeves sweater.  I just completed knitting the width of the sleeve.  All that is left to do is to complete the shaping and seam the sleeve. Just a few more short rows. 

Hopefully, I can get to the body part of the sweater tomorrow.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NaKniSweMo Day 22 - Sweater progress

I made some progress on the sleeves.  I completed the short rows, and have been knitting from end to end.  Once the sleeves are done, I can seam that and start the body. 

Here is a close up of the sleeve cuff.  

I have this much yarn left.  I also have a second skein of pink. 

A few hours late

I really meant to post this yesterday, but I have been busy with work, work, work. 

I have decided to rip out my hat and cast it on again, using a size 5 needle. My curly hair has won the battle. 
This is a picture of my pocketbook on my lap while I was unraveling on the train. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy. Hahahaaaa. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Projects On the Horizon

A friend of mine sent me a request for these slippers. I think they are so cute!

Her favorite color is purple, so we decided on this yarn that has Nylon in it, to make is a bit more sturdy. 

So, my list of December knitting projects is growing, and very quickly too.  I want a pair for myself as well.  

Hmmmmmm...does this count as a submission for Operation Sock Drawer? 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Baby, its Cold Outside

It's 28 degrees outside, and I'm torn between knitting my sweater and making a hat.  

I wound up the yarn, and casted on for the hat anyway. 

The name of the hat is Sand Bank  by Justyna Lorkowska. It's a slouchy cabled hat, and I intend to add a huge Pom-Pom to it.  

I used a stretchy German Twisted Cast-On, but I'm wondering if I should go up another needle size. The hair on my head is quite curly and fluffy, and I need to make sure the hat will be able to fit around it properly.  Hmmmmmmmmm

Also, to get the cable needle needed for the hat, I had to remove one of the needles from my sweater. The good thing is, I was finally able to fix the twisted back.  Now it hangs just right.