Yippee! My Spring Fling is finished. Kevin took this sucker to work with him this morning. It is a gift for his friend/coworker who generously donated to Owen’s school. Next up a little boy sweater for the other coworker that also donated. I want to do a rollneck raglan in the round with as little ends as possible. Can you imagine why?
The Debbie Bliss Easy Garter Stitch cardigan was a quick and easy knit. I absolutely loved the Tahki Cotton Classic. Prior to this cardi, I had been a dedicated Cotton Fleece girl–great yardage and great price. But the Tahki just had a great feel and the colors were beautiful. I liked that Debbie Bliss designed the pattern to be knit in one till you split for the armholes. I did a 3 needle bind off for the shoulders on the right side to continue the garter look (rather than casting off and seaming.) I wasn’t thrilled with my seaming job on the sleeves. The instructions from Bliss’ How to Knit did nothing to help me. I had to wing my fling. The first sleeve looked better than the second–no idea why, just did. I took a deep breath, got a few family opinions and let it go. I appreciate all of your input on the buttons. Poor Kevin had suggested dark purple on Wed. night and I shot him down. I guess I should listen to him a bit more…nah.
Today is my knitting guild meeting. I am excited to meet two new knitting Ann’s. And I am teaching my felting workshop. I worked on Na Craga and the Peace Fleece cardi. Sitcom Chic is going to be ripped. My mom is going to help me resize the numbers to fit Gracie. And I am on the lookout for Katia 25. I want to make Gracie that off the shoulder tank that Kerstin at My Knits End made for her daughter. Granny’s Yarn Shoppe sells Katia so I hope I get it today. If not, I will be ordering it. It might be my sweater for Kimberly’s Marilyn-along.
I hope to post more pictures later, after the guild meeting. I am a bit tired today…Owen has been getting up nightly in the wee hours. I hate, no, I abhor sleep deprivation. So, I am not playing with a full deck today.
a little later
I met Ann of Purling Swine today at the knitting guild meeting. We have emailed several times and chatted on the phone once. Let me tell you, she is even cooler in person! She brought a couple of friends and they all joined the guild. Yeah! Today was a great meeting. Ronald McDonald House did a presentation for the members as the guild donates a lot of knitted items to the house on Long Island. And we had the various workshops. I did a felting workshop. This is kind of a hard workshop to do as we can’t do the actual felting. But a lot of the ladies had never felted before and wanted a bit of reassurance. I was surprised the majority of my group didn’t know I-cord. I am glad I was able to show them that. It was a great meeting. (Sorry Ann, but they aren’t usually that good!) I hope Ann comes to the June luncheon. If you have the opportunity to meet Ann–you definately should.
We were going to drape ourselves across the Steinway but were afraid we might get in trouble.