Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Project and Knitting Mishaps

What did Sunny start last night, you ask? Well I'll give you a hint. Not any of the items discussed in the past post!

Nope. Instead, I decided to start the jacket for Bugs. I cannot find a picture of it anywhere online, so you will have to use your imagination for now. It is a zippered jacket knit in a 2x2 rib with cabling in various areas, particularly the front. It has a nice big collar (very stylish and cute) and the zipper pull should ultimately have a pompom. I haven't made a pompom yet, but I guess I will have to learn! I probably need to go buy one of these things to make it nice and even.

Anyhow, I am knitting it in a nice pinkish-lavender merino yarn. The yarn is worsted weight and the pattern calls for chunky, so I am holding 2 strands together. Bugs will love it; this is her favorite color.

So far I am halfway through the back and it is going well. It's a pretty fast knit, so expect a FO in the next week or so. I just have to decide if it should be saved for a Christmas gift or give it now. The problem with knitting is that for knitted Christmas gifts, I need to get started now. But when I finish, I just want to give the gift right away! So, I have to decide on that one.

That being said, I do have another story that will make mom cringe. I threw my 3 knitted tanks in the wash machine last night. I have washed them before and it's NEVER been a problem. They are all cotton blends, so I wash them in cold and hang to dry. Anyhow, the original Shapely Tank has a hole in it. I can repair, but it will take some effort. And the new Shapely Tank got a little too much fabric softener and looks stained. I don't think it is...I think another wash or two will take care of it, but it's so frustrating!

So, wish me luck on fixing these issues. Very annoying indeed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Sunny, I'd been missing your news. I've had a pleasant time catching up - you really are a knitting whizz now, aren't you? I'm terribly impressed.

I was especially pleased to read that Cassidy is doing well. I do like a cat with attitude. As you say, it might not last a long time but she's happy and you're getting longer with her than you thought you would. Long may that continue.