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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What's Going On?

There seems to be a decline in blog posts lately all around the blog-o-sphere. Could it be a little bit of Knitting Olympic overload?

I haven't been doing too much since the Olympics. I've made a bit more progress on the turtleneck shrug. I've also been slowly weaving in all the ends on my fairisle sweater. I hope to have that done in a week or two.

fairislebits
Fairisle bits

So it's now March and that means project spectrum and the Sew I knit along are both in full swing. Actually the sew along started on Feb 15th or 25th and the finished skirt is supposed to be done by March 15th. I think I better get sewing!

I picked a pretty simple wrap skirt pattern from fitz. Fitz has some really cool patterns and some of them are free. You just need to download them and print them out. Luckily, I have a really great printer at work that prints up to 13" x 19" so it made it a bit easier. I still haven't decided if I want to use some corduroy, which I'll have to buy, or use some fabric I printed up during college. It was a project for my screen printing class and I've been waiting for the right design to come along so I can sew it up. I think I just see it as a cute sundress instead of a wrap skirt. I'm not real big on colorful bottoms. I usually stick with denim or black - so creative!

limefabric

limecloseup

I'm sure a lot of you out there in blog land have heard about knitting podcasts, but in case you haven't, you should really take a listen. So far I've listened to some episodes of Cast On, KnitCast, Craft Sanity, and Knitting News. I listen to most of them at work when I'm plugging away at boring specs. They are also great to listen to while knitting of course. You don't even need an ipod to listen, you can listen right on your computer, usually without even downloading a file.

And finally, I have began to write a pattern for the green mohair sweater from a couple of posts back. A few of you had shown some interest, so I figured I might as well write it up and get it out there. I actually have a few secret projects I will be writing up soon, so I need as much pattern math practice I can get! I hope to have it posted in the next week or two.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who left nice comments about First Aid and who cheered me on through the whole 16 days. You guys rock!

6 comments:

carrie said...

can't wait for the pattern. it's so terribly cute.

i really love podcasts, particularly cast-on. i'll have to listen to a few of the others you suggested.

Marie said...

Yay! I'd love to make myself a cute green sweater too. I think I'm hooked on making lacy sweaters now...

Moni said...

That fabric is great! it will be nice as a sundress. Can't wait to see your skirt..I will have to check out that link to the free patterns.

Kelly said...

Ooh, I love that fabric. You're skirt is going to be beautiful.

I'm so glad you're making a pattern for the green sweater:)

Stacy said...

I haven't listened to any podcasts yet but keep meaning to since I've heard a lot about them.

I can't wait to see the mohair sweater pattern! Good luck on your sewing projects. My Mom was supposed to teach me how to sew but we haven't gotten to that yet. :)

Erin said...

I know my hands were a bit sore after the Olympics so I've taken a little time off before diving back into projects.

Oooh! Looking forward to the pattern for the green sweater! That will go on the "to-do" list for sure!