Monday, April 19, 2010

Lace Socks

I finally finished these socks. I had seen this pattern on interweave a while back and was really looking forward to trying to make them. It's really an easy pattern and not as boring as strait knitting, plus with this pattern they seemed worked up fast. I should have used a finer yarn, but since I wasn't sure if I would be able to figure out the pattern with my limited knitting knowledge I just used some cotton that was in my stash. I will definitely make these again, but with a thinner and better quality yarn. Now off to work on my moms slippers for Mothers Day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Great Find

I found this great crochet book in the thrift store last week, it was published in 1989. Once I got past everyone's hair dos I noticed there are some really GREAT sweaters in there. The book was translated to English, so the patterns are going to take a little to figure out, but I think they will be well worth it. Of course all of their sweaters are made with such wonderful (expensive) yarns, that mine will probably never look like theirs, it's so hard for me to splurge on yarn and then worry that I'll ruin it, or worse never make anything with it.

So I thought I would try some sweaters out first with some yarn from my stash. This is some Bernat baby yarn, not fingering weight like they suggest, but I think it will work, and since it will be for my grandson who will be a size 4T next winter, it just may work. If not I don't think I'll be out a lot of $.
Here's the example of the "cable" as the book calls it for this sweater. There are so many cabled sweaters in here. So as soon as I finish knitting my socks (almost done), my sons afghan for his birthday, my moms slippers for mothers day, I think I'll start some sweaters. It's so hard not to start now, but I just don't dare start one more project without finishing up at least one of the others!