Still Knitting, Of Course

Of course I’m still knitting in between learning to spin.  Spinning is just shiny and new right now, and I’m excited about it.  Right now, I am knitting myself my Christmas present.

I’m currently knitting the Garter Rows Pullover from Lion Brand Yarns, which I’ve had my eye on for quite a long time, to be honest.  It’s mostly garter stitch and doesn’t seem to have too much shaping to it, and is good TV knitting.

I like LBY’s patterns.  Though they tend to reuse patterns in different yarn on their site, Garter Rows seems to be a unique animal there.  I’m knitting mine in their demonstration color, Ranch Red in Wool-Ease.  Anyway, LBY’s patterns generally easy to understand and well-written.  Sometimes I think their sizing may be off, even though my gauge swatch comes out correctly on the suggested needles.  I will see how this sweater turns out.

I’m also working on a Fair Isle hat pattern that I hope to have ready to go by the end of the month.

See?  Still knitting. 

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It’s June and why am I knitting a sweater?

I’ll tell you why.  It’s freezing in my office, and I can’t find a cardigan that I like.  So, I found one to knit!

I just decided to do this last weekend.  I had the yarn already for another sweater I wanted to do, but I hadn’t bonded with the pattern.  This one, Raglan Sleeve Topper from Lion Brand Yarns, seemed to be a nice pattern.  So far, so good.  I have the back done, and am now working on one of the front panels.  Rather than the brightly colored yarn used in the sample, I’m using the same brand of yarn in variegated gray tones, something that would go with most outfits.

I really should apologize for my lack of posts.  First excuse, I’ve been really busy, and I need to take more time to post here.  Second excuse, I’ve been having a lot of problems with my back and am receiving steroid shots on a periodic basis for the pain.  I just had the last in a series of three today. 

Hopefully, I’ll be better and more motivated for other crafting, too.  I have a few sewing projects I want to do, and want to get some more paracord crafting done.  Stay tuned!