Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Starting Over....

I just couldn't stand it. On the 1st of January, I started this scarf. It seemed like it would be the perfect knit. Rows and rows of just knitting (since it's basically garter stitch). Well, every other row there was an increase and decrease to create the shape, but otherwise just knitting.

Friday, January 10, 2014

2 New Cardigans

I mentioned in this post about needing some nicer clothes for some upcoming functions. I decided to sew a couple of cardigans out of some knit fabrics I had been "hoarding".

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Goodwill Score!

I went thrift store shopping the other day. I was on a mission. I needed some slacks for some upcoming things that I need to dress a little better than normal. My usual outfit consists of wrangler jeans and t-shirt. At work I throw a company vest over that. I'd like to dress a bit more "professional" than this , but seriously my work DESTROYS clothes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Casting on for 2014

How's everyone's 2014 starting out? I started a new knitting project. It's the scarf pattern Get to the Point. It was originally published in the January 2011 edition of  Creative Knitting.  Over at the Simply Notable Group we're trying to knit/crochet up some of our neglected patterns. That is, patterns we've purchased that we just haven't gotten around to knitting up. Most of my purchased patterns are in book/magazine form that I seem to accumulate.

I'm using Lion Brand Yarn's Amazing yarn. I had purchased a few skeins last year on clearance and this looked like a good project for a few of them.  The pattern actually calls for a fingering weight yarn. Even though Amazing is listed as a worsted weight - it's a thin worsted and I think the colors in this yarn will be.....well, Amazing! I hope the yarn won't be too heavy, but it seems to be knitting up pretty good so far.

I made about 3 inches of progress so far this morning. That's quite a ways from the 70 inches of the finished scarf! It's a start though and I'm happy with the results so far. Are you starting any new knitting projects for the new year?

Happy Knitting!

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