Monday, August 27, 2007

What's keeping me from finishing Campanula

That and the crazy amount of hours I have to put in at work for the next few weeks. What a girl must go through to fund her knitting habit. This is Eunny Jang's Print O'The Wave stole. It's my first real lace project and I'm loving it already. It's going to take me a long time (already frogged once) especially since I plan to start some Christmas knitting soon but I'm sure it will be worth it. Campanula was a good intro to lacy patterns and left me wanting something more intense. The yarn is Alpaca with a twist Fino (a splurge but less than what a sweater would cost and oh so worth it) and I decided to use Inox US 2 circulars. I don't want it to be huge so I'm hoping this size works out well. Seeing the finished product on other blogs really helped the needle size decision. Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My first post!

Ok so I'm officially a blogger, kinda neat :) I'm still getting a hang of things so this blog will probably change a bit once I figure out how to change parts of the layout. Sometimes things aren't as easy as you expect them to be... This will be a quick post since I'm already tired of fiddling with my blog today (probably not good for the first day). The absolutely gorgeous corgi you will see all over this blog is Penny, she loves knitting. I can tell this because the second I take out my knitting she's in my lap watching the needles move around and occasionally getting bopped on the head. Now for some knitting content. My current project is Campanula from the spring issue of Knitter's magazine. I'm a big fan of blogs with pictures so here is one from when I started back in June.

It is all blocked and sewn together, I'm just struggling to force myself to knit the I-cords that are threaded through the eyelets on the sleeves and front. Not my favorite part. More details on yarn and needles when I post the finished sweater. Thanks for reading my inaugural post!