Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer Interweave Knits

I have never purchased an issue of Interweave Knits, but this coming issue looks like it has some great knits! I am thinking I might purchase it! Here are some of my favorites:

Stanwyk Pullover

I really like the style of this, but I am not sure I would be up to knitting a garment for myself on size 3 needles...

Great Gatsby Dress

Lately I am all about wearing dresses! I love this dress, and I think I would enjoy knitting it. I don't know, however, if it would look nice on my shape or not.

Ribbons and Lace Cardigan

Of course! I love cardis. It is the teacher in me, I think. Heehee. I think this is really cute and I think I will be knitting this in the future!

I didn't do very much knitting over the weekend. DJ and I have been going bowling quite a bit lately. He really enjoys it and would like to join a league. I just go to hang out with our friends and to have fun. I have been improving my technique, though, and a higher score always makes it more fun for me!

I am coming down to the last month of the Spring Semester at school. I had thought briefly about registering for Summer classes, but I would much rather have the freedom to spend time with my friends who went away for school. I am going to be taking vocal lessons because I feel like I have made a lot of progress vocally over the past school year and I would like to stay in practice.

Now that I have told you my plan for the next few months... :P I hope your Monday wasn't too... Monday-ish! ^_^

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Raindrops on roses...

...And whiskers on kittens...

I have been feeling like taking a lot of photos lately, and I am trying to teach myself how to edit them and such... Anyways, today was a rainy day so I decided to try and capture some raindrops.

Last night I started on the lace portion of Hey, Teach! I have never worked using a chart before and about six rows in I realized I had messed up royally. I had forgotten the two stockinette stitches at the beginning and end of each row, then I tried to compensate by knitting together stitches and... Ugh. I finally had to admit that it wasn't right. So I just let the project sit overnight and I picked it up again today for frogging and restarted the lace. Here you see the first repeat, minus two rows. I wanted to make sure there was enough light for photographing!

A close up of the lace pattern. (I need to do my nails. :P)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I have grown a little bored with my plain old sock, so I have switched over to the lovely Hey, Teach! I am loving working with this yarn (Knit Picks Comfy). It is so soft, and I love the color. I have about six inches of the back finished as of this post.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wondrous Wednesday

The sun smiled on the world, the wind ran its whispery fingers through the branches of the trees, and the temperature was just right. I sat outside and ate my lunch of strawberries and a ham sandwich today, and then decided to take my sock out for some fresh air. My camera became envious, so I had to take her for a little stroll. Below, you will see what we found.

My sock. I am almost past the gusset stitches. Just a few more rounds before I will be knitting away on the foot, then the toe, then starting the second sock! Now that the weather is warming up, I would really like to work on my Hey, Teach! Soon, soon. ^_^

I hope your day was as beautiful as mine!