Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fall update

I took a slight break this weekend from sweater knitting because I really wanted to try knitting with my first handspun yarn. I made this hat. It is the Vita Hat from Hip knit Hats. I added the fair isle for just a little pizazz. I loved how the handspun knitted up. I actually knitted this about 3 times because I kept making it too big. But I enjoyed knitting with my yarn so much I didn't mind tearing back to make it smaller.

Vita with Handspun

Vita Hat

I worked on my Candy Corn last week. I'm still about 1/2 a sleeve to go.
Candy corn seater

I've tried it on a couple of time. I think it looks better on than it does lying flat.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ute socks completed

I finished the Ute socks. I have to say that I really like Fair Isle knitting. By the end of the second sock, my tension was really very good. I like it!!
Ute Socks complete

I have lots of small amounts of left over sock yarn. Now I know what to do with it.
I'm posting these on another blog Scrap Sock KAL which has some of the most lovely Fair isle socks I have ever seen.

Now back to my Candy Corn sweater. Almost done with it too.....Half a sleeve and the collar.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Obsession with my Candy Corn Sweater

I am obsessed with finishing my Candy Corn Sweater. Also, I have to say that I'm not sure why I called it a Candy Corn sweater. I originally thought that the stitch pattern I was using was called Candy Corn, but it is really called Indian Corn. So I was going to change the name, but Candy Corn kind of stuck. So the name has nothing to do with the sweater other than I am making it over Halloween - well that's good enough for me.

Anyway, I took this picture on Tuesday and since yesterday I almost have the first sleeve completed. I'm hoping to complete it by next weekend.
Candy corn sweater
I tried it on and it is looking pretty good on. I wasn't sure how the bulkier yarn would feel and the stitch pattern is kind of dense too, but I have to say, I think I am liking it.

I'm trying to finish this sweater and my Ute socks:
ute socks IP
(Which are now almost up to the toe on the second sock) before I start my handspun hat.

Also, just an aside, I had a little alien visitor last weekend. So cool!!! She wasn't afraid of me handling her. I put her in my plant where a bird couldn't find her.
Have a great week!