Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Ideas

So, a lot has been going on in the past week. I have added more projects to my queue, well at least in my head.. and one more in reality. I will start with the most recent things first.

Yesterday, I bought the Fall 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting and the Fall/Winter 2008 Debbie Bliss magazine. I want to make the Druid Mittens, because they are soooo cute, and I want to make the cabled Beret from the Debbie Bliss mag. That will be my winter ensamble, along with a neck cowl that I will be making out of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran. See?? Functional buys!! Silk is not so harsh on your hair as wool is, so there will be less breakage. And since I did the big chop, I need to save as much hair around my hairline as possible. I think the hat will be perfect, as long as I flop it to the correct side. Hehe!!

I went to Seaport Yarn, and Purchased my Stitch N Pitch Tickets, and this is all the nice things that came in my goody bag.
I was surprised to see nice yarns such as the Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, the Punto Del Este sample, and the Artyarns Ultramerino added to the bunch this year. I also love the buttons, and the SOAK. However, since the Debbie Bliss Yarn is only 97 yards, I had to go back to buy another skein to make my cowl... and now I will need 4 more skeins for the Cabled Beret. See how they get ya???

I thought this was so funny. Here is a picture of Tawana's daughter KJ with Anne-Marie during our Sit N Knit in Central Park this past Saturday. I laughed till I cried. KJ tried to kiss her, which turned into eating her face.. haha!! It was so cute. Sorry for the slight blur, but it was comedy in action. Haha!!
Here is another picture of KJ just smiling. This baby is so adorable. We are going to turn her into a knitter before she learns how to walk. Haha!!

So as far as my knitting content goes, I started the Hey Teach sweater as a break from the monotonous stockinette on my Wicked. I actually devised a way to turn the short sleeves into a long sleeve, and wanted to try out my design ideas. I am using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease that I bought at AC Moore for about $4.99 a skein. The stitch pattern is very lovely. However, my first try at the sleeve was a little BIG. Haha!! Well, you live and you learn. I have since frogged that portion, and started over using about 10 less stitches in the cast-on. I have recalculated the increases. More updates on the progress to follow.


Nik said...

I want to make those mittens to. I thought I'd never want to make gloves/mittens. But these must make it to my wardrobe.

Deborah said...

I really like the mittens but if I were to make them they would have to be without those bobbley thingies. I was surprised to another sweater started instead of a finished wicked. You are so close to having that one done. I know you said it was boring ya but if you just stick it out you'll be done and feeling so proud of yourself. Hang in there. I must get my hands on the Debbie Bliss mag. Oh and it seems we got different sutff in our SNP bags.

sophanne said...

That little behbeh is so cute she's lucky the grown ups didn't eat her!

Kelli Simone said...

I too have been eying the Hey Teach pattern. Keep us posted on the long sleeve changes.

I'll see you at Stitch and Pitch. ~ksp

Kim said...

Goodie bags! I love a goodie bag. Looks like you got some good stuff and is that novelty yarn int here too? Bleck. I love the color of Hey Teach. Be sure you finish Wicked for Rhinebeck or the Klummp sisters will be after you!

hope said...

KJ is the cutest little girl. By the way, you've been tagged. Check out my blog -

Annie said...

Not the first time I've been bitten on theface by a cute baby. KJ sure had us laughing though. Awwww.

Slowly catching up on blog reading. :-)