Monday, June 26, 2006
More knitty kitty
Pattern: Kate, by Jess Hutchison
Pattern Source: knitty.com
Yarn: Good question. Unfortunately, I bought this yarn years ago, before I had even taught myself to knit, and had no idea that I might someday want the information on the ball bands. I can tell you that it is 100% acrylic. And that it's worsted. That's all I know.
Needles: US6 DPN's. This was my first project knit completely on DPN's. And while I am still not so good at the DPN's (you should see the ladder on the back of this kitty. Actually you shouldn't. That's why I didn't photograph it.), I feel like maybe I'm ready to try knitting a sock again. Does anyone remember that I started a sock in January or February of this year? Yeah, well, that sock is STILL only one inch long.
Comments: Rick has requested a kitty. My mom has requested a kitty. And I would like a kitty. I will definitely be making this pattern again.
And here's a bit more about Maya's sweater:
Pattern: Child's Easy Rolled-Edge Sweater and Hat, by Florence Blum
Pattern Source: Simple Knits for Sophisticated Living
Yarn: See above.
Needles: Heck if I remember. I knit this sweater almost a year ago, at which point I concluded that though the pattern was for an "infant" and I actually made gauge, this sweater was way too big for a one-year old Maya. I'm still not sure it will fit the two-and-a-half-year-old Maya this winter.
Comments: With this pattern, I learned how to pick up stitches around a neckband and how to do a three-needle bindoff. I made a lot of mistakes, but I thought it turned out pretty good for my first sweater.
And I like the Suri Elegance Lettuce the best too. It's so pretty.