The blue and green Broadripples I started are turning out to be much smaller than I bargained for - which actually great, because they'll fit Katie (a girl I babysit for) perfectly. She's been asking for a pair of socks, and she's thrilled with them. I'm ready to do the toe on the first one. I'll probably finish it over the weekend, and wait to start the other one next week, so I can have her try it on and make sure it fits. I'm having a hard time getting the colors to show up well on the camera.I've decided to start Green Gable next. I was out and about yesterday afternoon and picked up some Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Cherry Moon at Common Threads in Hight Point. I usually don't like short sleeve "sweaters" but this one keeps calling my name. I may swatch for it tonight while I babysit.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
This weekend has been great for knitting. Last night I babysat for a friend and her son had missed his nap that afternoon, so he was asleep by 6:30! So from then until almost midnight, I watched 6 espisodes of Sex and the City (season 2), last nights episode of Six Degrees and an old Frasier rerun...and I knit 6 inches of 1x1 ribbing on the cropped cardi. I am so excited about this - I've been spending a lot of time on it, but it's going incredibly fast. I didn't have any problems separating the sleeves, which I had been nervous about.
Today Kristen and I met for lunch at Panera, and then hung out on their patio and worked on our respective projects for a while. I finished the body of the cardi and picked up the left sleeve stitches. I tried it on and it looks great - I think I need to decrease for the sleeves a little bit, but it seems almost perfect. It's so much fun to know more knitters my age - it was so nice to just hang out and enjoy the sunshine, good food, knitting and friends.