Monday, January 22, 2007

Already LOST my gloves!

Waaaahhhhh! My first knitting project in almost 2 years, and I have already lost it. Well, someone's walking around with some snazzy handknitted goods. Sigh...

Haven't been knitting the habu bag cuz I'm painting and re-flooring my upstairs. I'm in the midst of pulling up the carpet in my bedroom and dressing room area to make way for edge grain 5/8" solid bamboo flooring in natural. I have already covered my downstairs (living room) with it with fantastic results.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Finished my first knitting project in over a year and a half!

I'll post a pic later, but I'm very happy with the way my Alterknits lace up fingerless gloves came out. I even did a little modification on the ribbon detail too. Instead of using the ends to tie up in a bow at the end, I whip stitched the extra ribbon around the edges and viola! Gotta love that Manos yarn! I'm no knitting Habu Textile's kit-13S: Silk Linen Shoulder Bag (small) in the colorway shown. Cool beans. Since my knitting is so tight though, and even moving up a size in needles (5), I'm still not close to gauge. I've knitted what should be 8 inches of fabric so far, but mine measures 6.

I also picked up an amazing deal on a Juicy Couture cashmere hooded sweater. Regularly $288! but got mine from Jeremy's for $60! It has a tiny little hole in the sleeve, near the shoulder area, so I'm going to try my hand at darning. I found this site that seems to have great instructions on the process.