Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And I'm Still Knitting Too

It's been a while so I thought I'd give a quick knitting update. Despite the two boys and the two dogs and all the drama, I am still managing to knit some. Here are my two current projects:

This is a Wonderful Wallaby (Size 4) that I am making for J. He had a size 2 one that he wore all the time when he was one and two. I just got to the hood part. J just told me he doesn't want a hood so this project is on hold until I decide how I'm going to finish off the neckline.

This is a close-up of the Wallaby. I thought the yarn was fun with the variegated thread wrapped around cotton. I got it on the bargain table at my knit shop.

This is my next project I started since the Wallaby is on hold. It's for my nephew in Oregon. It's the Harvard Cap from the Winter 2008 Interweave Knits. I've been getting this magazine since Fall 2007 and this is the first pattern I've done. Crazy, but true. I am following the directions for the Aran weight pattern, but only cast on 96 stitches to get the 19" size I am going for.

Also, inspired by Yarnhog, I bought a copy of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2004. I am hoping to make myself this cabled cardigan (but I will probably try to do a zipper instead of the toggles). I've had the ambition to make myself a cabled cardigan for a while. We'll see if I ever slow down long enough to actually do it. I'm really excited about the magazine as there are some other fun things in there that are now "on the brain" and may eventually end up "on the needles."

And if you are looking for past issues of knitting magazines, I highly recommend Rosie's Yarn Cellar. They sell magazines at cover price with NO shipping. Very exciting!

That's all for now. I hope to start teaching my neighborhood friends to knit sometime in February. Right now I'm just gathering up some resources. I plan to teach them in groups of five and then do follow-up "open knit" nights. Ought to be fun!

My good friend Nicole comes in town tomorrow with her son who is J's age. He's woken up crying from his nap for the last two days because they weren't here yet. They are driving up from Austin and we can't wait to see them. It ought to be a fun weekend.

Take care and have a good one!


Lydee said...

wow! you've been busy! the wallaby looks good. too bad J doesn't want a hood :-(
Can't wait to see what you decide on for the cabled cardigan. I'm sure it will be pretty.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks like you have been busy and have lots of fun knits on your needles. Thanks for the link to Rosie's that will probably come in handy one of these days.

Jadielady said...

Beautiful wallaby and hat in progress!!!
I need to get my tail in gear on my own sweater and hat.