Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tha Cardigan... she is finished...

...as am I...
 

Laters.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Will She Make It??

Hey Robin!
I won't bore you with the in-between shots but here's where I stand as of this morning!!

 
I dunno... think I can make it?
All that is left is to block the sleeves, sew it all together and knit the button-band! I'm going to get some buttons today hopefully!

Later!

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm a Knitting Olympian!

Hey Robin,
Whether you call it Knitting Olympics or Ravelympics, my fingers have been hard at work on my event project. I chose to take this as a true challenge on an Olympic scale and see if I can knit a cabled-cardigan in less than 17 days. I am 6 days in and here's my progress so far:
 
  
  
I was so frustrated with the instructions/charts in the published form of the pattern, I had to make a new chart in excel, After the second day I didn't need it anymore but I am so glad I made it. I was able to visualize what I needed to do and that has made things much more smooth! You can see the chart behind the wool in pics 1 and 2. I am now maybe halfway through the other front piece and hoping to complete it by tonight and begin the sleeves. Think I can make it?
At this point it's a bit of a struggle as being monogamous with a project usually gets me to burnout-time rather quickly.... I'm willing to push myself to see what happens. That's what the Olympics are all about, right?

Later!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wonderful Things happen...

Hey Robin,
I had happened-upon a wonderful knitted-toy pattern, and since I was in the "find easy patterns for my Knitting Club Girls (a.k.a. Knitlets)" mindset I downloaded it right away with the intent to share.

I have been bitten by the bunny nugget bug
 
Apparently these guys like chocolate chip cookies, I think I better do something about that...
Later!
Kate

Wednesday, February 3, 2010