Sunday, September 10, 2006

I've been knitting....really I have....

I realize I haven't blogged in forever, but I promise I've been knitting. Mostly I've been knitting things to distract me from the fact that I haven't finished my sweater. I went to Benno's Buttons here in Dallas last weekend and picked out the buttons for it, which was the last step for me. That place has every type of button you could ever imagine in your life. I had no clue as to what I was looking for but I figured I'd know it when I saw it. If you had told me this is what I would end up with I wouldn't have believed you, but they just felt right, so here they are. I think they have a vintage look that I love and I just stopped looking after I saw them.

I came home that night & fully expected to finish the thing. As it turns out, Maggie Rhgetti is absolute in her book Knitting in Plain English - Buttonholes are Bastards. Can't get any more plain than that, can ya? So I set it aside until I get some help from one of my knitter friends that knows what the heck they are doing.
These are my scarves that I am donating to the Think Pink Challege The top one is a drop stitch scarf that I knit with Plymouth Encore & the second one is Caron Bliss in Cotton Candy. This stuff is so unbelievable soft that I swear I'm going to knit myself a sweater out of it. It's to die for.

I made 2 of these Texas blcoks - I am in a group of Texas knitters & we will get requests for blocks for baby blankets for members. So I made these out of the same skein of Cottontots - such a great yarn to work with. I will definitely be working with it for future baby projects.

This is as far as I've gotten on Clapotis #2. I have no idea what the yarn is - I got it from a fellow knitter's stash. It's knitting up strange on this project & I'm not sure how I feel about it so I put it down for now. I also made a mistake a few rows back & it created enough of a hole that it's noticeable so I think I'm going to have to go back. For now I'm pretending like it doesn't exist.

Other things I've bought since I blogged last....
* My Noni Carpet Bag pattern along with the Camellia and Unfurling Rose accent flowers. I am making the large size in brown & pink as soon as I can get more of the pink that I want to use - my local store is out of it & I need at least 3 more skeins.
* Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti
* and because what I've read of that one is so brilliant, I ordered Sweater Design in Plain English too.


Knitting Rose said...

You are a knitting dynamo! Scarves, sweaters, claps! I am impressed! I always have to have small projects that I can knock out when I have a big project going - I am like you - I don't want to hate it! I love your buttons - they are a great choice. I have never made button holes (no sweaters with bottons) and I would be soooo nervous. Get help, that is all I can say!

Becky said...

I really like the Clappy colors. I don't think I ever saw that second pink scarf in person. You are really busy with knitting!! I wish I could have gone to the button place with you guys - I think those buttons will look perfect on the sweater.

monkeemaven said...

hooray for the clap!