Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Starting and Stopping Problem 2

I started this top years ago and now have run out of yarn!!

The pattern is Cupcake from Stitch N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I know I started this in 2007 because I brought it on the plane to Japan with me.  Its a little tight; I must have grown wider since then. :p  I also know I made it a little shorter on accident. Otherwise this will a great summer top if I can find the yarn.  Its purple Lion Brand cotton.  I've been to a few Joanns where I initally bought the yarn.  I've found other brands with purple but they're not the exact purple.  I'm going to keep searching and try even looking online on ebay and such.  Do you know anyone who has purple Lion Brand cotton yarn?  Help a knitter out!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tim's Sweater

Started this for Tim's Christmas present years ago.  He graduated from Law school this year so I can give it to him as a graduation present.  After all, lawyers dress up and wear sweater vests, right? Well at least my brother does.  While I had fun wearing what I wanted in college, my brother always liked to dress nice and presentable.  He wore button down shirts to class to his undergrad classes. Most kids I went to school with wore pajamas!  For now I just have a picture of the sweater laid out below.  I'll see if he sends me a picture of him in it to share (you know how brothers are!).

For any of you wanting to make one for your own brother here is the pattern below.  It includes mens and boys sizes!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stopping and Starting

This is a reason why I should not start projects...wait a year...then pick them back up.

I obviously used a different size needle or I knit much looser than I used to.  I also thought if I made any changes to the pattern, I wouldn't remember what I did differently now.  I hope the sweaters I plan to finish don't suffer the same fate.  I frogged the smaller wristlet and knit a second wristlet of a much closer size.  These will come in very handy at work in the winter when I am cold but need to use my fingers to type!

Pattern is Fetching from