Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bella Paquita!!

This sweater has been on my mind for quite awhile. The first time I saw the pattern, I knew I'd be making it eventually. That was 2 years ago. The Sexy Knitters Club had a knitalong recently for it and although I didn't finish in time (March), I have finished it.

I learned ALOT with this sweater. First time with the provisional cast on, first time seaming a knit item, I improved my lace knitting and fitting techniques. But most importantly, I learned to trust that I knew what I was doing. :) Each piece made me wonder if I was doing it right, would I get a proper fit, would I mess everything up with my seaming. Lots of anxiety but I love the finished sweater. It's not blocked yet but I couldn't wait to post it.

For all the knitters, I used 5 skeins of Patons Classic Merino Wool yarn in natural mix with my size 8 circulars. My gauge was slightly off so I compensated by knitting the large. The FREE pattern can be found here.

Another Quick One

To finish up the yarn from the scrubbie and hot pad, I made this ripple bag. Just wanted to try the pattern and my daughter can always use another bag for her stuff.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spiral Scrubbie and Flower Hot Pad

I took a break from endless sweater knitting to do some quick projects. A Spiral Scrubbie and a Flower Hot Pad. It was nice to do something fast and use up some yarn.