Monday, April 25, 2011

Waitin' for the bus

Girl of the House this morning, waiting for the bus.

Isn't it great when you have a really good book?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Starting over

Here's a last look for Bekky:

17 inches of warm Dale goodness.

Turns out, the only way this would fit tiny little Bekky is if she gained more than 50 pounds.  
I think that's too much to ask, don't you?

I did some calculations when I started her sweater, as I needed to replace the Daletta yarn for the Heilo yarn.  They have fairly different gauges.

Yeah, I miscalculated.  Yeah, I knit and knit and knit, and didn't do any measuring.  
Yeah, I was having fun!

Now that I'm ready to start the sleeves, I actually did some measuring.  

40 inches around.  

Never going to work.

Keep telling myself I'm a process knitter.  That's my story and I'm stickin' to it...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A full basket

I've a full knitting basket lately.

Three Dale of Norway sweaters in rotation.

Begun March 9, 2011.

Sapporo 2007
for Bekky
She chose the colors for a lovely grey/green colorway.

A pullover from Dale Book #138
for Ben

Gjende pullover
for Paul

I knit along on each sweater in rotation.  When I come to the end of a ball of yarn, I join on the new ball and move on to the next sweater.  This way I never get tired of any individual sweater.  I stay eager to move on to the next.

And in between, I still get a few small projects completed.  
My most recent carry around project:  springy fingerless mittens for the daughters of a friend.  Just need weaving in ends, then they are ready for the Easter Bunny basket.