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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Week 7 Delancey Cardigan KAL

This week I finished the KAL goal by Tuesday, holy cow. That went really fast. Well here is a picture of the cardigan with both sleeves finished yay.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Week 6 Delancey Cardigan

I finished my first sleeve and got started on the second. At first I ended up making my sleeve too short even though I tried it on, so I ripped out the cuff, which is only 10 rows, and added 20 rows, yes it was that short.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The joy of Podcasts and Loopy Ewe what are you doing to me?!

So a little bit of back story of how I found podcasts. Me and my fiance work at the place and we are allowed to listen to our ipods, well I was complaining to him that I am running out of music to listen to. He told me that he listens to podcasts about his video games. I then went on itunes and oh my goodness there are sooooo many podcasts. I started with just one and then she would talk about other podcasts and I am trying to get caught up with 4 now and I have many others on my list. The difficult part is getting caught up since a lot of them been around for a while and I am OCD about having to start on episode 1.

They also talk a lot about The Loopy Ewe. I am now knitting a scarf for the Loopy Ewe 1st quarter challenge out of Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Stonechat color way and of course I bought that on their website. Your first 5 orders they give you little presents, I received a knitting needle inventory card and some sample yarn and a personal note, which I really appreciated.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Week 5 Delancey Cardigan

Ugh, this was not my week. I misunderstood the way to pick up the stitches for the sleeves but thanks to Allyson from Sweatshop of Love I figured that out. Then it went well for a while yesterday I was almost at 16 inches this weeks goal and this morning I realized I only done the decreasing twice instead of the 6 times I should of done it. So I ripped from row 65 to 31 and even after that I had problems all my fault my brain just wasn't here today. However I finished this weeks goal yay.

I also finished my secret knitting, you can see a picture on my ravelry page.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Random Update...Why not?

Yay, I finished my co-workers afghan and it is ready to go to it's new home tomorrow. I won't post a picture because honestly it doesn't look much different then in the last picture . I am also half way done with my surprise knitting project that I can't talk about, since I am not sure if this person reads my blog. I also started crocheting the Thundersnow Bag by Linda Permann, who's my favorite crochet designer. I absolutely love that bag and can't wait to show you the finished project. Tomorrow I am getting started on the sleeves for my KAL cardigan so that's exciting.
Anyway, that's pretty much it, just wanted to give a short update since I am so happy I finished that afghan. I am now going to weave in the yarn tails on my cardigan and then knit on the surprise project.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Whats on my hooks and needles

I know I been talking about my knit along every week, but since this week is break week aka weave in those ends week, I don't really have anything to say about the KAL. So, I thought why not talk about something else. Let's talk about what is on my needls/hooks right now.

I started last week on an afghan for a co-worker, I have crochet him the same afghan about 4 months ago in light blue and now I am crocheting it in grape.
I found the pattern on ravelry and it's just called Throw. It is very tedious, since it is no challenge to me. Usually I like to have a little bit of either a challenge or variety in my projects. This pattern is just double crochet and since I made it before it is very easy and takes a lot of motivation to make it. I am half way done and since it uses a size N Crochet hook and Bulky Yarn I should be finished relatively soon. I should mention that I am making it much longer then the pattern calls for, so instead of a throw size it really is an afghan size.

The next project on my needles is also an afghan, however I won't use it as an afghan I will use it as a wall hanging. It is called the Lion Country Afghan. I won't post a picture since as of now I am only on row 16 and you cant really see anything yet. You cast on 272 stitches on size 9 (5.5mm) needles, it takes forever to just complete on row. At the knitting group, I go to once a week at the local yarn shop, they joke that I will finish this afghan for my first grandchild, FYI I am almost 25 years old and don't even have any children yet. 

You all know about my KAL cardigan so I won't even talk about that.

Since I work full time I can't dedicate nearly as much time to knitting/crocheting as I would like. Once I finish my co-worker afghan I will cast on for a surprise knitting project, which I am very excited about.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 4 of the Delancy Cardigan KAL

This week went fast. I finished knitting the back and the other front by Tuesday. I then blocked it as recommended and seamed the shoulders using the Mattress Stitch.

Next week is break week, during that week I will seam all the ends in since there is a million of them from adding new yarn or adding a stripe pattern.