Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Sweater! Gasp!

Knitting stuff: I went to the Stitching Bee yesterday, and bought Baby Cashmrino to make myself a sweater. Yes, gentle reader, a sweater!!! Of course I haven't finished the one I started last February, mostly because I'm not mature enough to do the last bit.

I'm making the Half Moon Bay sweater from Just One More Row. I love knitting sweaters with different shaping. It's just something different to do, and I can customize it with any yarn and any gauge. I'll post pictures of the yarn later on; it's way too dark to get any idea of the colors I'm using. I probably bought too much yarn, but that's better than running out.

I'm also making a pair of socks for me. I may use the pattern in the sock club, here , but it has this glitchy point where you have to move a stitch to another needle. You only have to do this once in the 16 row repeat, but it might drive the clubbers crazy. I'd post a pic, but the patterns will be surprises. It's a pretty neat pattern, though. Well, I'll have to figure out how to write it so that people don't gnash their teeth.

I'm going to dye up some yarn today. I'm thinking one skein in blues and greens, one in a burgundy (if I can make up the color the way I want) and something else. Maybe shades of olive with a bit of peach to liven things up. And perhaps something with lilacs and greens. That's what I'm thinking right now at 3 AM. What I actually come up with may be entirely different. That's how I dye.

Harry Potter note: I'm really slogging through this book. It's like wading through mud. And I don't know why, because I love the HP books.

To be continued later because I need to go back to sleep.

OK, I'm up and here are some knitting pics:

The sweater that I have to finish!

The sweater I've just started with my new yarn:

Socks in progress (but not the sock club one): Niece's sock is first, DD #2 is second.

Sharon, do you have a picture of your sweater? I'd love to see it.


theknittyvritti said...

Hi Ruth,

Love your yarns, and thanks so much for checking out my blog.
Love yours, and it would be an honor to post it on my bloglist so I can visit it easily and often....

Ibunnysavetroy said...

ohhh, I like the socks.
(yeah my fingers were sore until yesterday!!!)

Sharon said...

I'm looking at the Half Moon Bay pattern and thinking, wow...that looks familiar. Of course it does...I'm wearing it as I read your blog. :) It's a terrific pattern, and one of my favorite and most useful sweaters. I'll look forward to seeing yours.


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