Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Here is my mega-shrug done on size 50 needles. I got the pattern from LionBrand. I used some mohair I bought at AC Moore. This stuff sheds like crazy! Anyway, it didn't take long to knit and sew. I was pleased with the results. When I walked into work, 2 people stopped me and asked for the pattern. My younger son reluctantly took the pictures so if I don't look so great, let's blame it on him.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Square Holes Sweater

Here it is...I finally finished it today. It's suppose to have buttons but I like it the way it is. This is from Modular Knits by Iris Schreier. My advice to anyone who buys a knitting book: CHECK THE WEB FOR ERRORS! My book was a first edition and the corrections for my sweater didn't appear until the 3rd edition came out. I'm not going to tell you what was wrong with it. I think it fits fine! This yarn is also from Iris. It's Artyarns Merino. It was my payment for knitting for her new book.


A rare moment when the boys are together smiling! The afghan is long enough so that when both of them sit on the couch, there's enough afghan to go around. We are a family of blanket lovers!


This afghan was made with 4 strands of Homespun. This also went very quickly. The only downside to this is the stitches are big and sometimes our fingers get caught in the holes. The kids still like to cuddle up with it. (See next entry)


I just wanted to post some pictures of the afghan I made and the shrug that's in progress using those size 50 needles. They are awkward and you need to use your crotch to help you use them but 10 rows netted me 9 inches already! They are the nunchucks of the knitter's world.

This is me! Yes, you finally get to see what I look like showing off those big needles. The sweater I am wearing was the first modular piece I knitted about 8 years ago. It's a Horst Shultz pattern that was sold through a store called teh Knitting Basket. I believe they were located in California. Modular Knitting has really grown since then. I also think the store went out of business. I hope I'm wrong!