Tuesday, November 28, 2006

October KAL

Here are the finished October cloths from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL. (I posted it last week but with one click of the button I erased the entire post. Better luck this time!!!)

With this angle you can see the picture of the candy corn more clearly. The next shot is not so angled.

This is a fun cloth to knit. It teaches several techniques: shadow knitting, carrying the extra yarn up the side, and color changes.

Pattern: Candy Corn

Source: Monthly Dishcloths KAL

Yarn: Lion Cotton (Black)
Sugar N Creme (Yellow, Orange, and White)

Needles: US7

Here is the kitty cat cloth for October. The eyes are made by two single purl stitches. The photo doesn't show it clearly, but it makes for a cute cloth in person.

Pattern: Kitten Cloth

Source: Monthly Dishcloths KAL

Yarn: Sugar N Creme

Color: Taupe

Needle: US6

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sit Com Chic Finished!!

Yipee, I finished the Sit-Com Chic sweater from Knitty. I changed the pattern slightly. Instead of binding off the stitches for the underarm, I grafted them together after finishing the sweater for no seams. The pattern is very easy to follow and knits up fairly quickly.

This picture shows the eyelet detail.

Pattern: Sit-Com Chic
Source: Knitty.com
Yarn: Cotton Ease
Color: Popsicle Blue
Needles: US5 & US8 (circs & dpns)

Still Here!!

Well, I am still here. Life has interfered with posting. In the last month, we have had 3 children's'
birthday outings, my mother's birthday, and my MIL's birthday. My brother's birthday is Wednesday. A lot of birthdays all at once. However, I have still been knitting.

Veteran's Day Parade

My (recently turned) 14 year old marched in his first school band parade on the Friday before Veteran's Day. He is the tall middle tuba player. The band sounded great. Much better than some of the high school bands that were there. I have never been to a parade before, so it was a great experience.

There were several high school and middle school bands, a lot of ROTC units, and several veterans organizations that marched. The two younger children went with us and thought it was a lot of fun.