Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Sorry,  to those of you who check the blog daily that I haven't written in a long time  I have  been giving the blog a new look.  Still work in progress.  

Here are 2 of my current projects.

This is  Legwarmies by Alana Dakos 

This is to be a birthday present for 7 yr. old girl in June, that pattern was free at my LYS and the yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino.   I originally started out  per the pattern, with a 1" ribbing then switch to  stockinette on a 3-3.25 mm needle.   The finished length on the pattern was 9".   Once I had knitted 5" I had that feeling that this was looking too baggy for a set of spindly legs, not as the picture showed chubby little toddler legs.   I checked for sizing with on of my knitting friends as she had a daughter around that age.   The length needed to be at least another 2", but that didn't solve the largeness of it.   

I went to the my LYS the next day and was talking to one of the great ladies that work there and asked her opinion and she suggested doing the whole legwarmer in 2x2 ribbing and go down to a 2.75 mm needle. Wow!!..why didn't I think of that.    I went home and ripped  everything out  and started with the same number for cast on but went to a smaller needle and with the ribbing it tighten everything up.  Looks like a tube sock without the foot.  It will definitely fit those long lanky calves that  I'm gifting them for.   Thank you everyone for your input !!
This lovely is To Eyer by Carol Sunday

  We have a knit a long with a group of ladies from our knit night.  I'm traditionally not a shawl person but this one looked so pretty and cozy.  Knits up quickly I have aboubt 3/4 of it done.  Carol Sunday designed this shawl to  duplicate the ones worn by  Jane Eyer  as the movie is to be released shortly.  I've not read the books, so I've had to go online and check it out.  I've had to  put time into the legwarmers so this lovely is on hold.   

I've have also completed a beautiful cardigan which needs to have it's own individual post to do it's true honour.   I've even gone out to buy some new tops to do it justice, and now the pictures have not been taken.  Can't wait around for the weather to be sunny, as that has been a hit and miss this spring.

Thank you to everyone who checks the blog frequently, I don't know if you are knitting enthusiasts, so that has been my theme on this blog lately.      I have lots of interests so I could share that too.

Till the next time.

Alice xox

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