Friday, August 14, 2009

vacation knitting, in sweater form

Perhaps you were wondering what I've been doing for the past month and a half. The answer: knitting sweaters!

For awhile I was just knitting on the Bauhaus sweater (Ravelry link) for Snowflake. This is a big deal project for me! It's the first time I've done 2-color knitting with more than two colors, by which I mean, different colors on different rows.

I knit the torso.

Then I did my first steek!! Snowflake took pictures.

Then I picked up and did the first sleeve.

And repeated again for the second sleeve.

...But my progress stalled when the Sarlacc (also known as our couch) ate one of the needle tips. Whoops. Here's a picture of it eating some other stuff.

Meanwhile, I also started on the Olive Branch Yoga Hoodie, also known as Sweater 2.

I did eventually buy a zipper for it, but I haven't gotten thread to sew it on with. Other than that, it's done.

I also started on Mr. Greenjeans for Li-Mei, also known as Sweater 3.

It's waiting for a button, and then it'll be done.

Oh, and I finally finished my wedding stockings... in time for my wedding! There are better pictures than this, I promise, but we haven't gotten them from the photographers yet.

Plus I made two tiny socks that Snowflake and I carried during the wedding... to prevent cold feet! :)

Oh, and I made a pair of wristwarmers for Kyra's sister. I don't have any pictures of them, but they look just like Kyra's.

Now I'm working on an Enid cardigan. I love the insides of the hems!!

It's out of Classic Elite Fresco. This yarn is really really nice. I love it. I think it's the 10% angora.

And some Houdini socks out of Malabrigo Sock in Velvet Grapes. Some crazy pooling!

Ok, so I didn't actually read the pattern. I sort of skimmed it like a year ago to get the basic idea, which I thought was awesome. Speaking of a year ago, I can't wait for the new Twist Collective!!