Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The power of Tink

I finally started the Pinwheel Sweater for Rowan. Everything was going swimmingly until I came to the armholes. I tired my best to understand the pattern as written for the armholes, but after doing so it just wasn't working. So I tinked back...waaaay back to a mistake in my third colour on one of the yarn overs. Everything's A-OK now and I also found another way to do the armholes that I think makes a little more sense then the actual pattern so I will give that a whirl. It seems to be knitting up quick and I'm find the yarn lovely to work with. It's just Knit Picks Swish 100% Superwash wool. It feels nice to the touch though, I think it will be nice against Rowan girl's skin. :-) I'm very please at how my colours look together too. I wasn't sure how I wanted to do my striping but I think it will work quite nice. I'm also really getting a chance to use my new harmony options needles too.

We had a little fiasco with trying to ball my skeins of yarn. The natural shades come in skeins because it can be hand dyed. So Ron has helped Rhonda (mom) with this as a kid so he said he would help me because I never done it before. What an ordeal, this is what I ended up with:
Instead of 2 beautiful cakes I got this disaster. 4 small messed up balls and in the bag you see tangles...yes that's right, a huge tangled up mess! I guess next time I will wait until we go out to Rhonda's to do it. At least she has a swift (and knows what she is doing). *LOL*
I appreciate the effort on Ron's part though, it was sweet (even if we did argue a bit at the time over it). :-)

Aside from knitting Rowan turned 8 months last week. I can't believe that she will be a year old in 4 months. Both my girls are growing too fast! :-s

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Crummy Days!

To start off, I wanted to go to Mary Maxim today to pick up some yarn to make a baby sweater for some friends of mine who just had a baby. Ron told me on Sunday that he would take me, ofcourse today on his day off he didn't want to go so now I don't get the yarn I need to start the project. I wasn't pleased that he didn't want to take me, nor did he remember that he said that he would. Now what am I to do????
I've had the the yarn to make a pinwheel sweater for well over a year (I ordered a bunch of knit picks swish). I was going to make it for my niece who was born December 2007, but I never got around to it so now since I have another baby girl of my own, I thought I'd make it for Rowan instead. I wanted to start on it tonight while I watched American Idol. I checked out which needles I would be needing for the pattern and discovered that they were pretty much the only dpns I didn't have. So while Ron and Paisley were making cal zones for supper he told me to slip out to Micheal's (which is now a 3min drive from our house) and get some. Do you think they had the size I was looking for?? Ofcourse not!! I leave and head to the next closest store Wal-mart and they also happen to be out of that size. I just needed 5.5mm dpns, I guess it just wasn't in the cards tonight to start that project either.
There...I just needed to vent on yet another unsuccessful day of knitting. Thanks for listening and hopefully next time I have some progress of aleast something up here.