Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Favorite

I could not WAIT to finish this, because I knew it was bound to be my most favorite sweater I've made.

This is the Berry and Bramble Cardigan from the Fall 2009 Interweave. This went fairly fast, and was actually a fun and interesting knit. I used about eight skeins of Filatura di Crosa Zara, Extra fine Merino, which I bought on sale.

The yarn was a perfect fit for this pattern, and the sweater is light and airy and can definitely be worn into the summer, even in LA.

It's lovely when everything fits together perfectly.

Monday, March 22, 2010


This year I’ve started a new job at a local medical center. Soon after starting, I quickly learned about a volunteer opportunity that was right up my alley. The hospital’s volunteer department has a group of knitters that meet once a week and knits blankets for the Palliative Care patients.

While my busy schedule during the work day has prevented me from meeting with them every week, I’ve still been able to help out. I’m slowly working on knitting my own blanket, but I keep getting blankets thrown at me that need the finishing touches – a crocheted border, and the red hearts. This is a nice project for me to work on when I just need some mindless knitting, but I still like to keep my own projects going! I’m happy to share my skill and help out for a good

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Knitting 101, Part Deux

Saturday was a cool, rainy day in LA, so a perfect day to curl up with some knitting (not that I don't find that excuse for every other day!). My friends Sherry, Anne and I set out to a tea shop on Melrose, and cozied up to start stitchin'.

Anne is becoming a master of garter stitch, and Sherry took off with purling, YOs, and SSKs, to start a lacy scarf.

How's it coming girls? Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Something Pink

It's about time I showed you what I worked on throughout the month of January. I've been waiting to capture the perfect picture, but it just wasn't happening. These will just have to do.

This is the Something Red cardigan by Wendy Bernard. There are things I liked about this and things I didn't. Anybody who was with me while I was knitting this knew that I was not having that much fun knitting row after row of stockinette. B-o-r-i-n-g. Despite the uneventful pattern, I like the classic style of the simple cardigan. I made it out of a cotton, which is soft and light enough for LA. I don't love the way my ribbed edge keeps flaring out (see that in the pic above??), and I think it's a little wide so adds some extra bulk on me. Overall though, I think this can easily be worked into my wardrobe, and I'm REALLY glad it's done.

I've moved on to a much more interesting knit.

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