Sunday, 27 April 2008

Another project complete!

Here it is! My cardigan.
Now the only question is "How to finish it?" Do I add buttons? One button? The pattern calls for a zipper, but I'm not sure that I want to do that. A eyelet fastener? That could work. 

But all in all, it's okay. I'm glad I fixed the sleeves. It would have been unwearable otherwise. As it is, it looks slightly short already. I'm also not sure about the colour. I think it would have looked better in black. Next time right? Next time. 

Well, I have a ton of the yarn left over. 2+ skeins. What am I going to do with that yarn? Maybe I can make it into the sweater for my nephew. I still need to find a patter for that project. But Christmas gifts can wait. For now, I need to work on my cross stitch. 

I started it yesterday. I forgot how slow going it can be. Especially when there are a lot of colours. Well, I think it'll start going fast as soon as I get to the water and the sky. Before you know it, I'm sure that will be done too. Well. Maybe.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Getting there...

I'm getting there! I'm getting there! The cardigan is almost done. And I even had to frog one of the sleeves. While I was working on the 2nd one, I realized I must have totally messed up the first. I think if I hadn't have frogged the sweater sleeve would have been two inches too short, which would have been disastrous. So I redid the top. It wasn't so bad actually.
I really wish that it was done and I could wear it to work tomorrow, but I don't think that's possible. But I'm almost done the collar. that's all that's left to knit, and then it's on to the worst part - the sewing and finishing off. I'm so slow at that!

And then onto the next craft. I'm already excited. Go new crafts.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Been a while

It's been a while, and I'm still working on the same craft(s). Same off-white tweed sweater is in the works. Now I've finished the front two pieces, the back piece and I'm almost done one of the sleeves. Hopefully by the end of the day I will be done the sleeve and will have started on the other one. We'll see. 
I'm still planning for the cross stitches. I finally made it to Michael's and got the floss and cloth I need for it, and it'll start after I'm done my sweater. Well, maybe I'll actually count it out before then... we'll see.

So, the only craft I've done in the past two weeks (if you can consider this a craft) is this bowl I painted. My bestest friend was down visiting, and one afternoon we did this as a fun afternoon activity. I tried drawing out this vintage stamp design. (what in my head seemed like a great idea) Then I remembered that I really can't draw! So I free styled some flowers, and I think it turned out really nice. By far the nicest thing that I've ever made at the pottery painting place. Not that that's saying much. Like I said. I can't draw. That's why I stick to knitting and xstitch.