Sunday, March 22, 2009

Top Down Sweater by Pure & Simple

The sweater I am knitting for my daughter is a top down pattern by Knitting Pure & Simple. This is what it will look like but without the hood.

Here is my progress on it as of today. Now all I need to do are the sleeves and the front bands for the buttons.

This is the coller I have choose instead of the hood. I like the look of it better.

This week I plan on working on the sleeves. I am hoping to have it done before the weather gets hot. I have been cross stitching ALOT lately. So I have decided to put down the cross stitch and pick up the knitting needles more. I have socks and sweaters and sockes and scarves and socks and I would love to try my hand at fingerless gloves...have I mentioned socks? LOL

Saturday, March 21, 2009

First Entry

I love to knit. I have been knitting for only a few years and am pretty much self-taught. I have only taken a couple of classes to make sure I was on the right track. My first project was a scarf for my husband...he still wears it. lol But I have made a couple of bags, hats, and socks since then. Right now I am working on my first sweater for my daughter. It's a top down pattern that will be a pink carnigan when I am done. I had wanted to have it done last fall, but that didn't happen. Now all I have left are the sleeves and a few seams. I will post pics with my next entry. I want my next project to be a pair of socks for myself to wear around the house. I bought a really nice self striping yarn for them. I had found a link for some cabled socks that I want to try. But I have to find the link again. Untill next week....