Monday, September 22, 2008

BYOB bag is done.

I've finished the BYOB bag. Yeah!!! My god it is so much bigger than I thought. I can get so much in it!! It works great for a yarn bag too.


The crochet for the knitted lace substitution I did came out okay. It is stretchy and pretty.
I have been working like crazy to finish my garter stitch sweater. I want to be able to wear it this winter. It is turning out cute and I plan to over dye the yarn in a navy blue color. The swatch I did came out a really nice colonial blue colorway.

Here are the picts of the WIP (so far):

This is it stretched out:

And this is it folded in half:

Monday, September 01, 2008

This and That....on Labor day weekend

Well Happy Labor day to everyone. Hope all had a safe weekend. So far, mine has been uneventfully safe and sound. I'm just getting ready to face the new "non-summer" season. Not really Autumn know.
I had a chance to photograph the finished Dashings mitts. I made for my DBF - Big G>
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He said he didn't need them, but I figure he may this winter. If not, they'll be in his car for me.

I'm making another pair in Camouflage yarn for another friend who is big into hunting. He'll laugh, but he might actually wear them.

I started BYOB and got to the very simple lace center portion and could not keep my concentration right for more then 3 rounds. I just couldn't do it. So I ripped it back to the seed stitch and proceeded to crochet a lace pattern. Then I picked up the stitches again and continued on in seed stitch. It looks a little different, but I don't care. I worked for 4 days on the knitted lace and screwed it up royally. But it only took me 1 evening to get the crochet lace part done.

I'll post the Picts. when it's done.

Oh, and I finally broke down today and bought the book A Fine Fleece. I paid too much because I had to get it today while at the bookstore, but I don't care.

I just haven't been restraining myself very well lately.

Keep up the good knits