Tuesday, April 03, 2007

So TEMPTING!

So, I've gotten a little sick of me retard needles, so I've set down my Twinkle project for now. I think I want something a little less "brain candy" and a little more challenging. I also thought something quick and easy would be really nice. I went searching on craftster thinking I could find it, and I just might have. The lace up opera gloves look SO EASY! And something I would love to do:


But then, while I was exploring, I found some other fantastic patterns, which of course I'm going to have to get into tonight. The first one is the Maude Louise sweater pattern by Knitting Kninja:


Here is a pattern by Rowan that is called Floss. It's in the book Big Just Got Bigger by Kim Hargreaves. It's knit on Rowan Polar yarn and I think it's just FANTASTIC:


After that comes the cropped shrug/hoodie that I thought was just GREAT! It's a home-made pattern and it's SO well done! It's made out of some Japanese yarn and I just can't express how much I love this hoodie:


This Razor Cami is just great and looks like a nice way to start on lacing. The girl who posted the finished project used Knit Picks Shine Sport in Silver Sage, however the pattern says to use an acrylic yarn which I think would just be a terrible idea with a very bad outcome. That's probably the only thing that I'd want to change about this pattern:


Other than that, I think everyone should check out phildar.com! It's fantastic!!! They have the best patterns available that I've seen in a very long time.

Keep The Needles Moving,
Maddie

Sunday, April 01, 2007

So Much Progress

Well, I've been so busy with all of this knitting that I've been forgetting to write in my blog. Here is just a quick little update on all of the progress that I've made.

I have been working on my groovy sweater (dress) that's from Twinkle's Big City Knits. I've gotten a decent way up it, and I've also gotten both of the sleeves done. I'm having quite a time trying to get the bobble done correctly, so I'm probably going to head to Georgetown tomorrow to get some help from Jess at StitchDC. Well, anyways -- here is the progress that I've made so far:

Looking at it on such a small scale makes it seem much better to me. I'm sure everyone knows what it feels like to look at your knitting and not like what you see because you are the only one who knows every little thing that went wrong. Then you hear everyone else saying how fantastic it is, well I can't tell you how FRUSTRATING that is! Not that I need to tell you guys, but my mom sure doesn't seem to get the point =)

So, I also wanted to show you guys what my Schaeffer bag is suppose to look like when there's a bottom in it:


I think that's all I wanted to show for tonight. It's late and I REALLY need sleep. I have to work every day this week except for Friday, the day that I'm getting all four wisdom teeth taken out! I know I'm going to be completely exhausted! Besides that, Stephen (on the left):


Well, Stephen is coming home for Easter weekend. I can't wait until he gets here! I've missed him SO much! Hopefully he doesn't make too much fun of me while I'm recovering from my surgery!

Well, that's all for tonight. Until next time guys!

Keep The Needles Moving,
Maddie