Sunday, February 28, 2010

Knitting Olympics

The Olympics are ending today, both athletic and knitting. I am happy to say that my project is DONE. I really enjoyed knitting the Citron and am actually considering another at some point but just not right now. Malabrigo lace is like knitting with butter. It is so soft and smooth. I want to knit lots of projects with it now.

Pattern- Citron from Knitty
Needle- size 6 KnitPicks Options
Yarn-Malabrigo Lace in Azul Bolita
Started- February 12, 2010
Finished- February 26, 2010
Adjustments to pattern: I left off the last two rows of the ruffle because I was afraid I was going to run out of yarn.

I also realized today that when it came to blogging this month, I seriously failed.  It is amazing how a month can go by so quickly.  I will admit that this month has been eventful to say the least.  Tomorrow begins a new month so maybe it will go better.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Life Gets in the Way

It has been crazy busy around here.  I have been knitting but all my projects seem to have been slow going.  Technically, I haven't finished anything all year.  The knitting of the  sweater for the Punkinbug was actually finished in December.  I have joined the Ten Shawls in 2010.  I have been plugging away on the first one.  I am on the second chart of three.  I have become more proficient in fixing lace knitting mistakes on this one which I am happy about.

Friday night was the beginning of the Olympics, therefore I needed some Knitting Olympics knitting.  I started the Citron shawl from Knitty.  I am using some Malabrigo Lace in Azul Bolita.  This yarn is so yummy and soft.  I am already trying to think of other projects I can use this yarn for.  This shawl is going pretty quick but I still have the longest rows to go.

A week ago Friday, I had planned to take the kids to movie night at school so I needed knitting that I could work on during a movie.  We didn't go for some reason but I still had a sock started.  I am making the Burning Rings of Fire socks in some Zen Yarn Garden.  This sock has saved my nerves some in the the last week or so.  The colors are a little washed out in this photo but I will get better pictures when the socks are done.