I really love this colorway. Its called Atlantis. It is very fun to knit with.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I really only have to finish my final practicum hours and write a paper for my elective class. I've presented my research and my committee signed off and told me that I passed! So I am at the end and nervous about the next step. Now the real work starts.
The results took me only a few hours to finish. I really like this design. It was my first time doing anything like this so the pattern kind of confused me, just because I wasn't sure of the way it would come together. Well, this is a very simple and easy construction. Basically, knit a rectangle to your measurements, knit some lace border, fold the rectangle in half, sew the edges of the rectangles about half way up and sew the lace border around and put it on.
Well, that might sound complicated but its really not.
The Lacy Hug Me Tight from Knit 2 Together, one of my favorite pattern books.
Some lace detail, my first time with lace. There are a lot of mistakes but its pretty hard to tell.
The next item was a frogged piece from some yarn that Nate and Michelle gave me two Christmases ago. I was trying to knit my first sweater and it was just not working. I think that either I was flawed or the pattern was flawed. I haven't done any further research with this but let's say the pattern was flawed.
I found a pattern that I reaaallllly liked and decided to frog the first sweater and make it into something more interesting. Here is my progress so far:
Here I have the back, left front, and the right front almost finished. This project is making me nervous for a couple of reasons. The first is, it is knitting up so quickly that I think I must be doing something wrong. I started this just 8 days ago and I'm almost done with the main pieces. Second, I don't think I have enough yarn to finish it. Yeah, I know I probably should've made sure I had enough but I just decided to go for it. Third, I can't seem to find this yarn in the U.S. anymore, which I guess isn't that big of a deal but I really like how it is progressing and don't want to wait for any extra yarn to be shipped from London. The end result should look like this. Which is interesting and wearable at the same time just like most of Norah's patterns. She is great.
I was going to keep going and tell you all about our Opening Day Weekend and about all the new plants we bought at the UW Greenhouse but I've lost some steam so I'll leave you with these tidbits:
This isn't my knitting project but I was around during the whole process so I hope you enjoy Dan's Ernie Sweater. Doesn't it look great?
Our first cactus garden. Ouch! The outcome was worth the pain. I can't take credit for the idea of putting 10 cacti together but I can take credit for re-potting this one. It was a very time consuming and delicate process. Definitely worth trying.