Sunday, September 2, 2007

September Already?

Wow, I can't believe it's September already. I really need to start thinking about Christmas presents and get knitting! I've been purusing some web sites and I have some ideas for presents but I can't really write about them because most of the people who will be getting them, have this blog address. Oh well, it will just have to be a surprise.
I gave RED his camera case the other day so I get to post the photo now so Mom can see too. It really is this small. I looked up the dimensions of his camera prior to knitting and I couldn't believe how small it was. Needless to say, it didn't use much yarn and hence the reason Spanky is getting his first sweater. I am modifying the color pattern and frankly, I'm just winging it with what I feel like knitting next. We'll see how it goes. :)

I also started working a a new shawl. I got this yarn at Big Lots (no yarn snobbery here) and I just wasn't sure what I would use it for but I really like the colors and shininess. I've decided to name this the "Candy Shawl" because thats what it makes me think of when I see it. I'm just doing a simple dishtowel pattern with a yarn over 2 stiches in on each row to create the triangle. I don't have enough yarn for a full size woman's shawl but I have a cute little young lady in mind for this one.

I also worked some more on my sock. I have now officially "turned the heel" of the sock. I was pretty cool. I did a short row heel turn right out of the Yarn Harlot's book and I think I finally understand how this works. It's cool. She also has a pattern to create a shawl in the shape of a circle by knitting pie like pieces using short rows. I really like the idea now that I understand the concept of the short row heel so I'm going to have to look into some yarn for this.

Lastly, I created a Flickr site where I've uploaded a good number of my knitting photos for viewing. So Mom, if your reading this, I'll send you an invite to the site and you can see all the pictures you like. Anyone else out there who wants to see them, let me know and I'll send you an invite too, unless you're creepy. :)


Vicki said...

Well, the little lady LOVES the shawl. Her stuffed dog, Beetle, now has a cuddly new place to snuggle. And since Beetle goes whereever Ellie goes, she has it with her all the time!

Zillah said...

So send me a picture already! :)