Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Anna flip doll

I finished the flip doll I was making for my daughter. I knit the braided head separate from the rest of the doll. Once I cast on for the first body and attached the head, I decided to use the pattern as more of a guideline.


I under stuffed the body and head on the half of the doll in Anna's coronation dress but otherwise I think I did a pretty good job.

So, wonky head and body aside, enjoy the photos!




And a close up on the details:




5.10.17 Edit:
I added stuffing to her head this morning. Huge improvement.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Back Panel Finished and Other Projects

I finally finished the back panel on the sweater I'm making for my husband! I think these cables are so great, and I can't wait to cast on for the front.

I also started working on some Anna and Elsa dolls for my daughter. She quite suddenly decided last week that she "hates Mickey" and loves princesses now. Toddlers are so fickle. Hopefully she will still be just as obsessed with Frozen next month for her birthday as she is right now.

I ran out of buttons for the eyes, but I have more coming in the mail on Friday. That's all for now! (Remember to provide your blog address of you comment so I can make sure to read your most recent updates!)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Beautiful Weather

We had some beautiful weather over the weekend (65̊ -70̊ F) so I brought my knitting outside while the kids were playing. I only got through a few rows but it was so nice sitting in the sun while the kids kept themselves happy and entertained.

And the stereotype of cats getting into your knitting is no joke! I only got up for about ten minutes before I found our kitty had made herself comfortable on my sweater.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cables

Sorry for the long absence! I haven't had much time to knit but I did crank out about 25 rows on this sweater this weekend.

I was a bit intimidated to begin this project, I'll admit. I did mess up my pattern in a few different places that I ripped out and fixed individually. After I got done with five or six rows and still had a problem with how the pattern was turning out, I cut my losses and ripped down to the ribbing.

I'm so glad I did. I added stitch markers where a new section of cables start and it looks great. I also added post it markers to help me keep track of where I am in the cable pattern, which is the only reasonable way for me to tackle this. I'm officially addicted. It's so much fun to knit, and even more exciting is the fact that the front will be the exact same thing.

Since my last post, I also finished The Narrative of Sir Arthur Gordon Pym and as I suspected, the book came to a tragic end. I don't have anything else I'm currently reading at the moment.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Current Projects: Two Sweaters

I haven't shared any project updates in the last week and a half so I figured I should probably update you on my sweaters!

I finally received the yarn for my husband's sweater last Friday, but didn't cat on until a couple days ago. So, not too much to look at right now but at least I've started. The yarn is bluer than the picture shows.


As for my sweater, I'm about half way done with the back piece. I'm not sure how much free time I'll have in the next couple weeks but I'm hoping to finish before the end of the month.


Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Seed Stitch Sweater

I finished the front piece of my sweater and blocked it this week. I love large gauge, chunky sweaters. They just fly off the needles and the instant gratification is intensified because it's a sweater.

The size doesn't concern me as much either since it blocked so nicely. I'm also really liking the color gradient in this yarn. The seed stitch is a good fit for it I think. I've already started the back of the sweater.


I used most of my free time this week knitting. So far the crew in Arthur Gordon Pym is still alive and kicking, and met a tribe of Arctic natives that they are sharing cultures with. That's all I read this week.

Until next week, happy knitting!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Couple New Projects

I finished the lamb toy on Monday this week! He's looking fat and ready for a new home. I casted on for a sweater. I was given 4 skeins (approx. 1200 yds) of yarn for Christmas and I decided to make myself a sweater. The pattern I chose is a simple seed stitch pattern.

I'm a little skeptical that it will fit me. The cast on edge is only 38 stitches for my size. I measured myself twice to make sure I was starting the correct size and I'm using a size 11 needle instead of the size 10 that the pattern calls for and it still looks like it might be small. Ugh. But I'm giving it a chance.
The length of this concerns me...

I also purchased sweater yarn to start a cabled sweater for my husband. This will be a Christmas gift this year. (Starting that early so I have enough time to make it!) I will be getting that in the mail sometime in the next couple weeks.
I am still reading The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allen Poe. Terrible things are about to start happening to the crew again. They're in the Arctic circle and with a crew suffering from scurvy and other illnesses, and a storm brewing, I don't anticipate many survivors in the next couple chapters.

Linking up with Yarn Along today.