Tuesday, June 21, 2005

a nice list of helpful sites

this great list is from knit flix, whom i found through christina at warm fuzzy knits. thank you for saving me from having to put together my own list of helpful online knitting resources!

so, yeah. pictures of baby sweater #2 (the child's placket neck pullover from last minute knitted gifts in rowan cashsoft dk #505 (mist)) are still on the memory card. also, the sweater is still neatly folded on my dining room table, which means it has not made it yet to miss molly jane (yes, her ever-so-hip mama made her a blog already) in seattle. of course, it's not really wool/cashmere weather now...even in seattle. so i suppose my lateness might be forgiven. of course, i don't want her to outgrow the darn thing before she even gets to try it on. bah. being a procrastinator really bites.

there are also pictures still to be taken of my in-progress projects:

+ kyoto in a german 100% cotton
+ secret mother-in-law project (not so secret to the 2 or so people who read this, but just in case she locates it somehow i don't want to mention it), and
+ baby sweater #3 & hat (chunky cardigan & matching hat from simple knits for cherished babies in rowan all seasons cotton #211 (black currant)).

oh and there is a front and a sleeve of charity in rowan ribbon twist #113 (rocky), but i put that on hold until i have holiday gifts completed and, more importantly, it's cool enough outside to even think about it. and then there are the not-even-started-yet projects, like the secret mother project and the secret father project. sigh. so much to knit (and blog), so little time.

Friday, June 17, 2005

For all you sock knitters

although i have not yet mustered the gumption (nor the inspiration) to try knitting socks, these patterns from spun magazine just might have me convinced. how great are those geisha socks?

now if I can just find the perfect yarn...suggestions are welcome, but be warned i like solids and light colors, especially white, for socks.

Monday, June 06, 2005

first real post

welcome one and all to the first installment here at zootknit.

i have been knitting for about 8 months now and have, thusfar, completed a garter stitch scarf (not worth seeing), two baby sweaters and a felted purse. that sure doesn't sound like much, does it? and i felt so accomplished too.

darling husband took some photos of baby sweater number 2 this weekend, but i haven't yet gotten them off the memory card. but, here is a picture of me with the recipient of my first sweater, miss sidney.


you can see it's a little big for her, but i have no doubt she'll outgrow it before i can blink an eye. babies are like that, or so i hear.
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more to follow at some point.