Monday, July 11, 2011

{Knitting Updates}

I've had a pretty busy first week at my internship, but I've managed to do quite a bit of knitting as well.  I finished a second From Norway with Love hat, this time a touch bigger so I could wear it!

Also, I've knit the first sock for The Store inside CFSotA.  Have I told you guys about that yet?  There's a new school of the arts around the corner from my house in this tiny town and inside there's a little art supply store that is carrying Unplanned Peacock yarn!!  I offered to knit a sock sample, and here's what I've come up with so far: one Nanner Sock by Wendy Johnson.

I think what I've decided to do is knit two ankle socks out of this 100g skein and then knit a pair of fingerless mitts just to show how far one skein can go instead of knitting one pair of VERY tall socks, ya know?  Is this a good idea or not so much?

And then yesterday I've also cast on for the Lace Saddle Tee out of Interweave Knits Summer 2010.

I'm knitting this one in pieces from the bottom up because I think the side seams will actually help support the 100% cotton and keep it from growing too much.  I think I've heard this somewhere... I think I'd rather be knitting it in the round up to the armpits to tell you the truth, but this also keeps too much knitting from sitting in my lap.  I'm knitting it from Estelle Young Touch, which is making a really pretty fabric.  I think I'm going to like this one! Not getting gauge (of course) but when I hold it up to myself it looks like it's going to fit okay, so I'll keep going and pray for the best. lol

I've also got a skirt mostly sewn together on my sewing table and a zipper to go in it, but no zipper foot.  I'm a crossroads here... do I pay for a zipper foot on my little Brother LX-3125 or do I hold out and wait until I upgrade (before the end of the year, I'm thinking) which will most definitely come with a zipper foot.  If I decide to wait, I'll just put elastic in the waist band of this one and keep my eye out for a used or refurbished sewing machine.  Ideas? Advice?

What are you guys up to this summer? :)


  1. Wow you have been a busy girl!

    Don't buy a zipper foot. I have one I will post to you and you can post it back later if you want? does yours take a kind of magnetic foot attachment? I will find a pic and email it to you.

    The new machine looks brilliant, almost exactly the same as mine, but no doubt a newer more exciting model :-)

  2. I like the idea of knitting ankle socks and fingerless mitts out of the same skein of yarn. It gives people more options and lets them see that sock yarn isn't just for socks.

    The new hat is just as gorgeous as the first one. Great job!

    I wanted to let you know I got my project bag in the mail today! There was also a black cat button inside the package and I wasn't sure if that was an added extra or a mistake. If it was for me, THANK YOU! :) If not, I changed my ravelry name to sameoldknits (to match my blog) so you can message me there and I will send it on back.

    Happy Knitting!

  3. I love the lace saddle tee! And yes, knitting it with seams should actually help the cotton fabric stay more stable.