Monday, July 26, 2004

I love the look of the new Bernat Ping Pong yarn and want to make a sweater for my daughter with it. I was thinking a zippered hoodie, but I couldn't find a (free) pattern I liked online. I came across this Pullover Hoodie pattern that looks promising though. It's done with Lion Brand Polarspun, which is very close in weight and guage to Ping Pong. I think I might go for this one, less math to adjust the pattern to guage, less seaming since there are less pieces (I will skip the front pocket because I think it looks kind of silly) and the look seems right. I'm leery of a pullover for a baby, but she's close to sitting now so it should be ok to get on and off.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

I forgot to mention, I managed to teach my cousin the basics of knitting while visiting up north:
She's 7 and took to it very well. I'm hoping to send her a kids knitting book for christmas, hopefully she will keep at it!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

I'm back home, and accomplished much knitting while I was away. I finished up the two blossom hats, which were well received, another hat for another cousin (one of the flat ones with ribbon yarn) while I was there, and am down to the grafting of the toe on a sock made with some Kroy in the Paintbrush colourway. (thanks for the yarn Mar)

I also checked out a couple yarn shops in the northern towns. One in Burns Lake annoyed me - no prices on anything! I am a very price conscious shopper so it bugged me a lot to not know any prices. I'm not going to ask about every single item!

There was a great shop in Smithers, Calico Cat or something like that. They had gorgeous yarns just piled up and spilling out of bins and cupboards. More like a yarn art gallery than anything. I got a set of Casein DPNs to try out and a ball of pretty cotton yarn. Now I'm wishing I'd bought a few so I could make a sweater for Teagan, oh well.