Friday, June 22, 2012

On the Needles Friday - June 22nd

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times with a knitting update. Here's what's on my needles this week.

Cast on the second sock of a basic pair for myself on Tuesday. I've only been working on these while my kids have swimming lessons and during my daughter's piano lessons. I've spent about 2 1/2 hours on them this week. I hope to have the heel finished by next Friday.

Cast this on Wednesday. I had bought two skeins of this super bulky yarn in the fall, planning on using them for Christmas gifts if I needed them. Well I didn't and they were still sitting in my stash. Came across a pattern for a bulky sweater in a knitting book from the library, "Weekend Knitting", and decided to make this for myself. I will have to break my yarn diet to complete this. I'm already done the first skein and have started the second.

Started a dress for my niece who turns 4 in July. This is the same pattern I used for her sister who turned 2 on Monday. The pattern only goes to size 3 but I'm adding some extra stitches and rows and hope it will fit.

I did get several rows knitted on this cardigan since I last posted it. I have finished the waist decrease and have 4 rows to knit before I start increasing. 

And in case you haven't heard, there's been a bit of a controversy with the U.S. Olympic Committee and ravelry. It seems the USOC don't like the name "ravelympics." You can read about it here and a great response to it here. It's good to remember that most of us knit for fun, while these athletes have been training and sacrificing for years. Comparing athletes to knitters is kind of insane. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Rachel, the cable knitting on the cardigan is lovely! What fun things you've got going on!! :)


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