I have now woven half the ends in on the back of the sweater. I have woven the ends in in the front. I now have to weave in the ends on the sleeves, to stitch up the collar and put the permanent stitching in the seams. I expect to be finished by the end of the summer.
Well…the purple socks are finished…and they are lovely. Knitted with finger weight yarn that is 75% wool and 25% nylon they were fun to stitch. I knitted at least two rows a night. They fit like a charm with ample toe room. They are just high enough to reach the calf as it begins to widen. I am wearing them now…and they feel great.
Red Sails is having the endds woven in. I have for all intents and purposes completed weaving the ends on the front. I am now working on the back. There are many ends to weave in. The neckline looks gorgeous. I wonder now if the hole for the head is big enough with the neckline nearly 15 (I do not remember how many rows the neckline is.) rows deep. Every night I weave in 18 strands.
I promised this sweater for last winter. I want to finish this sweater by the winter, 2014.
Here are two hats I listed in my Etsy store: Cheryl Louise Branche. They are the beginning of a Spring collection.
The jacket is getting lots of compliments. I want to put two turquoise buttons at each cuff and add a couple of pockets on the inside.
I have been looking for a sock pattern that has a simple lace pattern, maybe…or maybe a plain sock will be better.
Our assistant rector is pregnant. I must find a pattern to knit something for the baby. She is due in May.
I am knitting a reverse stockinette stitch beret for a friend of mine. I am using two strands of 90% washable merino wool and 10% nylon. I hope to complete it soon.
I recently completed this Chanel-like jacket. I used a turquoise wool and the basket weave stitch. The jacket is unlined.
Early this morning I got as far as weaving in the ends on my Chanel-like jacket. I wore it to work without the buttons on the cuffs; it was a hit and it was warm. The basket weave stitch went over well. I am excited and proud of the jacket.
I am working on a hat for a friend of mine. It will be a beret. I am using a merino wool and nylon blend.
I recently completed a similar hat using a Lamb’s Pride wool or wool blend. I have misplaced the ball band and have had to instruct my friend to hand wash the hat. I try to keep to keep a ball band in the bag in which I keep the project and the tools for completion of the project. When that fails I have no reference for washing instructions.
I…almost always send a ball band with the completed project to the intended wearer so that he/she will know how to clean the project.
Summary: Keep your ball bands and include a ball band with the completed project for the wearer.
On the way home from lunch with a friend I took the subway to 57th Street to a giant yarn sale at the Holiday Inn. I had planned to spend maybe $10, but I ended up spending $43 and some change. I ended up with 10 skeins of variegated turquoise yarn 10 pair of knitting needles and a plan to knit my girlfriend a hat and scarf, and my two brothers a hat each.