Knittwitt Knitter

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Citron Shawl

I recently saw the citron shawl (by Hilary Smith Callis) posted on Susan B. Anderson's blog and I fell in love. So with my gift card for Lakeside Fibers and I bought the material for making the shawl. I got Madelinetosh lace weight yarn in alizarin color.

I started the pattern about two weeks ago. Unforntunately, my dog ripped apart my first attempt. However, the second attempt looks much better and is coming along nicely!
With this project, I found a lot of stitch markers to be VERY helpful! However, they can get a bit pricy. I decided to pick up a bag of small rubber bands for $0.99 at Walgreens and used those every 10 stitches.
I have also gotten a bit farther on the gaptastic cowl. Its pretty fast but extremely boring to knit. Plus, I have never knitted myself something and I feel its about time I did so.

Finally, I have not worked on the project in a while but I will again soon. Probably after my shawl is done. Here is the current status of my 2-at-a-time socks.
I must say I recently started using addi TURBO needles and I love them! I just wish they were cheaper. I will start buying these needles as project requires different sizes. Which brings me to the my newly queued project, Spud from Spud and Chloe. I am so excited. A family member just had a baby and I think a cute Spud would be the perfect gift!

I will end with a cute picture of my little man... who is growing up way too fast!
Too cute even without pants! Until next time, Happy Knitting.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Not too much new going on, I have been pretty busy with a work and my son. Nolan is such a great kid however, lately he is hitting the terrible twos. It seems like he is throwing a temper tantrum every 5 seconds! I try so hard to just let him throw it but it is so stinkin' hard to watch him angry and do nothing. I just want him to be happy but not a jerk from getting whatever he wants.
The other night, there was  a bit of snow so we took him out in the grass and let him play around.
Here he is with my husband after they finished shoveling. Two of a kind! They are the cutest two around! This past weekend we took Nolan to the children's museum! He had such a great time and did not want to leave.

As for knitting, I am still working on my socks. I really enjoy knitting two socks at once. It is so much easier than I thought it would be. I have also started another cowl for my sister-in-law. I am making the gap-tastic-cowl. It's done on 13 circular needs and it feels like I am knitting with sausages! Its going by pretty fast so I should be done within a day or two.

As promised, I will do a "where to begin knitting" post for some friends. I love that so many of my friends want to learn how to knit! I find it so relaxing and just all around amazing. I love different yarns and the beautiful colors.

Until next time, keep knitting.