Thursday, October 30, 2008

Victoria's Secret

***EDIT**** this item will be frogged and started again, not in the round, the seed stitch seems to be twisting as i go up, and i'm finding it very annoying, so back and forth we go. I get those Victoria's Secret catalogs in the mail. I almost NEVER buy any thing, but they keep sending them out. That's OK, I love to look. The most recent one had a sweater in it i just fell in love with!!! It was only $40, sure i could buy it, but I'd rather have the challenge of making it! Looks simple enough. Some seed stitch and then ribbing. Add on turtleneck and then sleeves... whoa-la!! I have never made a design off of a picture. So this will be a fun experience. This is the photo of the sweater in the catalog.

Cute huh?! With me living in the desert (Arizona) nothing super warm is needed. So I really love the sleeves. I choose to use Joann Sensations Kashmir 100% wool for the project. It is yarn i found on clearance and had been in my stash for a while waiting to be used. (that will be a different entry). It is in pink. I did my swatch and checked gage. Decided to use size 7 needles and knit in the round. This is as far as i have gotten so far.

I am currently working on a project to submit to and deadline is approaching quickly, so that has top priority. Cant tell you about that one (its a secret) shhhh....

Sunray Knitting

Welcome to my first blog! I started this blog to show off my knew knitting designs. Yes i said knitting! It all started about 5 years ago and I was staying with my mom. I found in her sewing closet a how to knit book, some yarn and some knitting needles. My mom is much more of a sewer/crafter than a knitter. I have know her do make dishcloths and other thinks of that sort. So I want shocked that she never taught me to knit. I immediately was hooked. The first thing i made was a scarf and hat to match my Sponge Bob pajamas. We were going to ride the Polar Express train and you are supposed to wear pajamas. So a perfect addition would be scarf and hat. I work at a call center answering calls. I can knit and work at the same time, so that didn't help my addiction at all. :) I would now call myself and experienced knitter. Not counting lace or charts, I don't have much experience in that. But i have made numerous sweaters, tank tops, hats, bags, scarves, and other assorted items. I have also begun designing my own pattens over the past year. That is the main reason for this blog.... to keep you all informed and excited about my upcoming projects. I sure hope to get some feedback (good and bad) so that way I will take the information and make my patterns even BETTER! Hope you enjoy the adventures of Sunray Knitting.