Friday, August 11, 2006

I'm Outta of Here!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I was pretty busy doing nothing. Thats right, I was lazy! But that is certainly not a problem with me. Moving right along.


So this

became this yesterday.

I was totally bored with the 1x1 rib and how the pattern was developing. In reality, I just wanted this yarn to be a professional looking vest for the office. Though I don't work in an office environment, I still want to make something that I will actually wear. A shrug, like I said before is not the type of trend I want to follow. I'm quite happy that I have parted ways with my failed experiment and am working on a new design that I think would much more reflect my personal style.

Stitches Midwest

Seeing that the Shrug is out of my hair, I can now wear my back up tank top.

This top was made last summer. The yarn is 100 % bulky weight cotton and I used size 10 US needles to make this sucker. It took me a whole of 3 weeks to finish this piece because for the first week and a half, I knitted a pattern I got in Argentina and realized at the end that I didn't have enough yarn (the design was a sleeveless turtleneck). Being pretty familiar with sweater design but never actually knitting a sweater, I simply made 2 identical pieces and sewed them together. Voila! A summer tank top. I'm wearing this with a brick red skirt that I scored for pretty cheap last Christmas at this store.

As for tomorrow's spending, I'm not buying much. I'll most likely buy some sock yarn and some Cascade 220 for a Christmas gift I'm knitting for my little sister. I'm also contemplating some fingerweight cashmere or a cashmere blend so that I could knit some gloves for my mother. I'm not spending much this weekend because there is another fiber festival in Michigan next weekend that I think would have more unique yarns. Plus I'll have more money next weekend so I'm saving till then.

Though I'm not spending much at this years Stitches, I am going to enjoy every minute of it. Why? Because my visit to the market is not to shop till I drop but really just to experience the energy of being in a whole convention center filled with people who are as passiosnate about knitting as I am.

Happy knitting and have a good weekend!


meg said...

have fun, kelly. hopefully, you'll inspire me to rrrip that tank i started a while back but decided when i was 85% done with it, it's not something i'll ever wear. but i love the yarn.

enjoy your weekend.

Saun said...

I can't wait to hear about Stitches. I hope you have fun.