Saturday, April 29, 2006

Sachets Complete!

I finally managed to make three of the sachets from One Skein and they turned out well. I used the technique using two circular needles as explained in Socks Soar on Circular Needles. I found the instructions easy to understand. For my next project, I am knitting flowers to put on a hatband. We are having a Kentucky Derby party next weekend as a fundraiser and we are supposed to decorate our hats. I learned how to knit the flowers this week at one of my knitting groups and they go very quickly so I shouldn't have any problems.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Adventures in circular knitting

I'm very excited! The last couple of days I have started working on doing the sachets from One Skein. I decided to experiment and use the two circular needle technique explained in Socks Soar on Circular Needles. The amazing thing is I GET IT! It only took me two tries to get it. Usually, when I'm trying something new I have to rip it out at least 5 or 6 times. I wanted to try this technique on the sachets before I tackle a pair of socks. I think I'll be ready for the first pair of socks after the sachets. I'll post pictures shortly.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Catching up

I'm finally starting to catch up on editing photos of the projects that I have finished this year. Last night I finally finished up the baby afghan I have been working on for the last month. It's my first time doing a basketweave pattern, first time making a baby afghan. It looks pretty good, I can see some mistakes, but all in all I'm happy. This picture is in progress, but it was almost complete at that time.

This next project is my first knitted project for the year and the first project other than a scarf that I made from chenille. I got the pattern off the Lion Brand site. Very easy to do. I made it for a co-worker to wear for one of our fundraiser cocktail events. I ended up having to take the picture on my wicker chair because it wasn't showing up very well otherwise. I also took one with myself modeling. Dig the t-shirt!