Monday, May 07, 2007

What's Goin' On

Hi Knitters,
Two of my neighbors both recently had baby girls so today I am dropping off these flower pots on their doorsteps. Sophia and Lindsay are their names, so cute.
I stuffed the hats with some fiberfill and tucked them into little terra cotta pots. I hope I get to see the babies in the hats. I love that.
I started this ripple scarf yesterday. I am using Jo Sharp dk wool that's waaay old and a 4mm crochet hook. I picked out a pattern that uses single and double crochet stitches, which are the only two I know. I surely could master more but I felt like doing something easy.
I think it is turning out well. I am using the pink ripple #16 pattern. There is one row that is a bit wonky on my scarf, but being the rebel that I am, I'm leaving it in! That's about as wild as it gets over here on a Sunday.
Go ahead and get this fantastic book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by Jan Eaton. It contains both knit and crochet stitches that would be terrific for blankets, pillows, scarves, table runners, etc. Ms. Eaton offers up a huge variety with clear guidelines and options. This is a winner.
Okay, remember I wrote about my Suss Cousins cardi with the leather ties? Well, here it is. The yarn is Meunch Trikolore #32 multicolor. I used the leftover for the wine bottle cover with the buttons and fringe from the last post. I selected this color because I loved it on Juliane Moore, but I didn't make the sweater she is wearing. I picked a different sweater called the leather tie cardigan. Oh yeah, the book is Hollywood Knits, Suss Cousins' first book.
I strung a loop on one side and knotted some strands on the other to make the closure. You can get the leather string on a spool at a craft store. This is a snappy little cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves. I always look long and hard at sleeve length when I am knitting sweaters. Being the petite girl (okay, short) that I am, I do have to modify sleeve length most all of the time. 3/4 length is one of my favorite sleeve styles because then I don't have to change a thing.

I know you are all wondering and the answer is yes, I do wear a shirt under my Leather Tie Cardigan at all times. I guess I am not very Hollywood.

best, susie