Monday, January 25, 2010

Little Knitterly Updates

I'm wearing and enjoying my two latest knits, the Berry and Bramble Cardigan and the Owls Sweater.

I wove the belt through several of the "loops" made by the berry and bramble pattern and am enjoying my cardigan much more. It's less fiddly this way.

I've managed to wear the Owls sweater multiple times despite the fact that it's hit 70 twice. I am still deciding whether or not I want to put buttons on this one. I think I do because I thought they were so adorable on the one in the pattern. However, I don't want the buttons to draw too much attention. I found some olive green 1/4" buttons at JoAnn's that are kind of cute. This is what they look like:

I like how the olive blends nicely with the colors of the yarn. I don't love how thick and flat these buttons are. I am worried that the 1/4" size may be a bit small. I found two other options on online that I like. They are both a tiny bit larger (3/8"). The first option is a beige button that is light in the middle and darker brown at the edge. Even though my sweater is gray, it's a very warm charcoal grey and I think these might look nice. I think they also look eye-like. The second option is a black button with a fish-eye shape in the middle. I think the black will blend more with the dark charcoal yarn. Not sure how I feel about the shine.

In other knitting news, I started J's sweater. I'm calling it the School Bus Sweater since that's what the yarn color reminds me of. I'm adapting the pattern so I can knit it in the round instead of in pieces. I will let you know how that goes. So far so good!

And, this weekend while my mom was here, we decided to try and learn how to crochet. My great grandmother used to crochet these awesome potholders that we all love. My mom and I found this pattern that looks very close so I tried to teach myself. This is what I have so far.

The stitches make sense to me, but I'm confused by the pattern. Will keep trying because I really need a new craft in my life :).

1 comment:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your berry and bramble cardi looks so comfy. Very nice!