Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh my!

My iPad ate my post.

Greetings and Dear Laura:

Guess I'll have to start over, since the post I was working on was frogged by my technology.  First, I should admit that Knitting at Lunch has been encouraging me to post, so she should get the credit here (or blame, as the case may be!)

I finished my February Lady!  I cast off and blocked it in January, so I avoided having the project turn 2 years old without completion. 

 Here it is modeled by my lovely niece. It looks much better on her than it does on me!  I don't like the neckline or the raglan shoulders on me. Lea-Ann at Knitting Today thinks that I may like it better if it is shorter, so I may try ripping back a few inches.  Else I'm not sure what to do. I don't know if my niece likes it enough that I should give it to her or maybe I'll rip it out and try a new pattern. I don't want to have a sweater that I just don't like well enough to wear, but I love the yarn.  Oh well, we'll see!

I also just finished a pair of handwarmers to wear at work.  I wanted fingers with open tips for typing. I tried a pattern that I found on Ravelry and I really enjoyed it.  It is knit from the fingers to the cuffs. You knit the fingers and then join them as you knit the hand.  I find it much easier than gloves that start at the cuffs. This pattern also has a flap for when you are out of doors, but I didn't want that for this pair.  I think I'll do another pair with flaps sometime.

Ok, there's a quick update - the post that I lost was better - sorry about that! Talk to you again soon.

Keep knitting!

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)



Samantha said...

Absolutley love the sweater...great color and love the style of it. Do you sell your stuff on Etsy or anywhere else online?

linb54 said...

your February Lady sweater turned out very nice! I'm trying to get motivated to start mine.