Thursday, August 30, 2012

Picking up stitches for front bands.

I like to knit the front bands in one piece, with steeks at the top and bottom. I turn the bottom steeks under to form facings to reinforce the bottom edge. That way, when I tug on the sweater to straighten it, the bottom corner doesn't get stretched out of shape. For Erin I will knit the collar band last, to cover the ends of the top steek. Getting close to finishing this sweater!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dog chart second repeat finished!

This chart has been my nemesis on this pattern and I have now finished the last repeat for the sweater - whee! I'm over the hump on this sweater!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Both sleeves on St. Enda done!

Now I'll set her aside until I finish Erin and then pick her up to finish her in turn. It will be so nice to have two new sweaters to wear this fall!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

July block for afghan

July block for afghan by BlueDragon2
July block for afghan, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Cast on, knit, and cast off Friday night - took about 3 hours to knit. I'm trying to get back on schedule of one block a month. Tour de Fleece and then Ravellenic Games put me behind my schedule, but I made great progress towards my goals! My Erin is on hold right now until the two skeins I need to finish arrive. So yesterday I worked on my St. Enda and got almost four inches done on the second sleeve. That puts me almost halfway on the second sleeve. I might end up with three new Starmores to wear this fall/winter!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Block 8 of Great American Afghan

Used DH's handspun Shetland yarn for this block. Definitely will be using it for the next block as well. Nice to be getting caught up to my schedule for this project!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Down and out of yarn :(

Down and out of yarn :( by BlueDragon2
Down and out of yarn :(, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

That little end of tan yarn? That's the end of my J & S 32 yarn and I have to find a shop with more before I can knit anymore on Erin. But that's okay, because I'm over my procrastination hump! Personally, I'm a winner because I finished the first sleeve and I'm past the halfway point on the second sleeve. Congratulations to all the Ravellenic Games participants - we're all winners for making the effort.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Erin right sleeve finished!

Finished cuff and cast off at knitting today. Now to pick up the second sleeve.