Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finishing up some knitting

Ok, I'm finishing up the Queensland sweater that I've posted on Ravelry here.   I'm just about done with one front but have the ribbing and belt left to do.  It's really not bad as far as cabling is concerned but this is my first attempt.   I'm making it out of Cascade 220 Heather in Corodovan.  In real life the color is a rich mahogany red-yum.  It's not a green as the picture portrays.

Since I've gotten a little bored and ready for Spring, I have started a quick project by C2Knits.  It's called the Haley Hoodie.  Hoodie

I'm using the following yarn: Cascade 220 in Twilight Blue.  In real life it's very royal blue.  It doesn't feel like wool so I really like it.  Unfortunately I bought it when it wasn't on sale.  Now it's on sale at

On Ravelry there is a lace knit-along going on.  Yes, I'm reaching out and expanding my horizons.  Cables for the first time ever and lace this year too.

For my lace project I picked a quick one to knit from Verena.  Of course, my luck proves the same.  I sold this issue 20 months ago.  Figures!  So, now I have to buy the magazine or pattern again.  Teaches me...  It's called Strawberry Social .  I'm thinking of making it in a cotton but still not sure about this one. It's a DK weight yarn.  I did see someone make it in a fingering weight but seriously, I don't have patience for that:)

Sewing needs are still there.  Again, I need short sleeve shirts.  Honestly, I have t-shirts and that's about it.  Don't get me wrong, I love t-shirts but need wovens.  So, be on the look-out for some nice fabric and maybe some Burda blouses this Spring.

Now on to the summer sewing.  I did get a Simplicity pattern for the infinity dress.  There was a store here selling them for $98- again, easy to make and will get lots of wear out of it.  Burda has disappointed me this year and I think I'm going to stop my subscription.  La Mia Boutique is nice but I'm at a loss for what's next for me to sew.  Suggestions are appreciated.  Mojo is still missing.


  1. Can't wait to see your finished sweater!

  2. You are going to be an expert knitter before you know it!! Obviously, we are going to have a 'sew-intervention' to get you out of this sewing rut! Maybe a dress sewing day?? I'm wanting to do M5974, 'the perfect knit dress'. We need to see who else would like to join us.