Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Well, I was wandering around blog land this morning, and read The Sheriff of Knittingham's site, where she shows The most gorgeous sweater. Oh my gosh. I hesitate to show my little projects now, but I have become the small project Master! If it's little and portable, there's a chance it will get done. Otherwise, it's anyone's guess. First, the husband's socks, 72 sts, 2 by 2 ribbed pattern, very easy. Still took awhile. I knitted them on #1 needles, but I really should have used 2's. I don't usually like 2's as well, but the sock yarn was thicker than it appeared on the skein. Very weird, that. Ah, well, they'll be warm =)

Then a pair of mittens, striped, using up my Wool-Ease. I bought four colors back when the school was short of mittens, and I've still got enough left to make a couple of pairs. Kids mittens take very little, but I'm thinking of making myself some very soft mittens soon. Hopefully before winter is out! Now it's back to the husband's sweater, which I REALLY want to finish, because I want to knit myself a sweater. I know I'll never get back to his cream colored sweater if I start that cute rust colored one I have in mind for me. It's shocking to think how long ago I bought the yarn for that.


Remember when we all used to knit alone? For years, I'd pick out a pattern at my local yarn shop, gab a bit with the owner, maybe have a spot of tea, then go home. Heh. Another soul wouldn't see that yarn until it was gifted or worn by me. And when you gave it as a gift, who knew if the person would ever wear it? Knitting was very fulfilling anyway, but isn't it great now? I can show stuff, you can show stuff. We can meet and knit together, send patterns to each other, and look up patterns in the middle of the night, if we want. We can order our yarn online (from other than Mary Maxim), or still take our pattern to our LYS. I still try to do that, really. The lady is very nice, and not on the Internet yet, so I have to support her in person. Yup, things are much funner now. I'm glad we all can meet (in 2-D, for the most part, but I like it anyway) and admire each other's work and gain inspiration. Rock on, you bloggers. This is a very good thing.

11 comments:

AR said...

Ooh, thrummed mittens. Those really look warm!

Yay you got the socks done. Now, get to that sweater! teehee just teasing of course.

LaurieM said...

Nice socks. They look comfy and should wear well, what with tiny needles.

Your writing about bloggers reminds me of Jo, at Celtic Memory Yarns. Do you read her blog?

John said...

Little projects are a good thing especially if you're traveling a lot.

Those mittens look warm.

Laura B said...

Yes, blogging is a good thing for us knitters! It definitely keeps me overly motivated!

The socks and mittens look great!

Carol said...

I'm right there with you on small project isle! I keep thinking some day, I'll make a sweater for myself...at least you got some socks and mittens done! I do remember crafting alone. The ONLY good thing about pre-blogging is I spent less money;)

Jeanne said...

Cute mittens and socks! I love little projects - it so nice to finish things quickly. And I agree - reading blogs and feeling the connection is really a lot of fun - and its so inspiring. I think half of my projects or yarn purchases are as a result of something out saw on a blog.

Julie said...

I tried on a pair of thrummed mittens at SPA and now really want to make some. They are incredibly soft and I'm sure very warm!

I love the knitting community we have here through the internet. I've met so many nice people, some actually in person, because of this community. It is fun to show what I've made and see what others have made. I have found that my list of "to do" knits is quite a bit longer now, though :)

Lorraine said...

Thanks so much Carrie. The sweater you're referring to is "Sirdal" from the Dale Anniversary Book.
Blogging is the best thing ever. I always love to see what others are doing.
Cute mittens!

Tala said...

Great socks! I love ribbed socks -they just fit SO perfectly! One day maybe I'll knit a pair for the hubby - nah!

del said...

Those socks & mittens look so warm--great job!

Yes, I love how the internet brings knitters together--it's a lot more fun being able to share.

Nora said...

Gorgeous knits. I've been wanting to make something striped for a while now - thanks for the inspiration. x