Saturday, December 08, 2007

Eliza's finally finished birthday sweater

Yes, Eliza's birthday is in October, but it took a lot of bus rides to and from UMass to finish this sucker. Fortunately, she seems quite fond of it. In fact, about the only time she took it off since I finished it two days ago was to fry latkes (and only then because I insisted). The pattern is Notre Dame de Grace from Interweave Knits. I used Berrocco Peruvia, which is 100% wool and also 100% feltable, but she promises to wash it lovingly by hand. Note: I made her everything in these photos!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

a (temporary) friend for Ms. Peron

I finished a Knitty Sheldon for one of Sally's twins! Still working on an elephant for the other. Sheldon was a pretty easy knit. One comment: I didn't read the pattern all the way through, so I put the eyes on the wrong end! You knit his body from tail to nose. Also, my childhood advice specialist (thanks mom!) suggested not using anything plastic, even the 'safety eyes' recommended in the pattern. I just used embroidery thread to stitch some on to mine. He looks kind of silly in the photo where you can only see one, but from the front he looks very cute! Ms. Eva Peron doesn't look all that interested, which is good, because he gets shipped off soon.

In other news, I finally got around to signing up for ravelry a few months ago, and I've just been added this week. Ravelry is like facebook for knitters and crocheters, except it includes forms that make it really easy for you to enter information about your projects and yarn. Very useful for me, since I have a tendency to, say, knit one sock with a slight modification, put it down for a few weeks and have no idea what I did. You can also see what other people are knitting, and when you enter a pattern, you can see all their comments. Any ravelers in the (admittedly small) readership? Unsurprisingly, I'm knitandperl.