Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Thank God it's August!

I figured that since this is a knitting blog maybe I should show you guys what I'm working on. I only got 2 things on the needles. One is a gift for my little sister for this coming Christmas (you got to start early people). The pattern is called Wavy and you can find it at this reputable publication. Here's a pic:

The other project is not quite on the needles but needs to be re-worked to suit my needs. The pattern comes from the Stitch N Bitch Nation book written by Debbie Stoller. The pattern is this:

I know it's kind of late in the summer to start knitting such a "Summer-e" piece but I'm planning on attending the biggest event of the year. This event is Stitches Midwest, which will take place August 10. I'm not taking any classes (read: poor college student) but I am planning on taking the 2 1/2 hour drive over to Rosemont, IL to shop at the market that weekend. Seeing that the event will take place in a Convention center this means that it will be close to freezing in there. As a knitter, I wouldn't dare go to a knitting event in a store bought sweater. So that means I have less than 11 days to re-write, start and finish this wrap.

Now I know what you're thinking. "Rewrite" the pattern? Yes, that is what I shall do. I don't have the proper yarn or even the needles to follow the pattern word for word. Did I also mention that I'm poor? This means that there will be no more stash enhancement until August 12, 2006. I plan on using the green cotton yarn I bought from that big blowout sale Webs had back in May. I know I only have 6 balls and the pattern requires more. I know that my gauge is 24 stitches by 28 rows over 4 inches and the pattern calls for 26 stitches by 32 rows. Thankfully there is a schematic that I can make the re-working of the pattern easier. Updates to follow. Wish me luck!


Sarah said...

I have some extra Oasis I can send you to try out.

I have to admit......I don't think most of the SWTC yarn is worth the money.

Send me an email with your address and I'll drop a couple balls in an envelope for you.

sbridger3 at cox dot net

L'Tanya said...

I'm going to Stitches East in November. It'll be my first Stitches event so I can't wait to hear how you like it. It must be huge. It took me 1-1/2 hours before I could register. I figured surely they must be giving something away...LOL

del said...

Good luck on the sweater! Hey, it may be too late in the season, but I'm still determined to do a halter top (may have to wait 'til next year though).