The weekend just goes by too fast!!
This past Saturday was WWKIP (World Wide Knit In Public) Day. I had a blast! I meet with lots of talented women at a local mall. I think there were up to 30 gals there, but I did not count (just guessing).
I worked on a sweater for my grand daughter, she will be 4 this coming November, and I would like to get it done for her. The pattern is from a french designer and it is called Gilet noued noued, which loosely translated is Vest node node, but I just call it the "Bow Sweater" (You can find it HERE). I am working with a yarn that has 10% angora in it and it can get very fuzzy (Plymouth Yarn Baby Bunny). Now, there is one thing about the life of a Knitphomaniac.....I have startitis in a really bad way! I start so many projects and then see other things I want to knit and buy the yarn and put projects aside to start more projects. I have approx 27 projects on my needles at this time, and I really want to make a goal to get that number down to a much more manageable number. I put this sweater on the back burner in April of 2011 (yes, over a year ago). It appears back then that I made a mistake in the pattern, however, when I pulled this out and started working on it, I did not realize that and just kept on knitting with the mistake. So....everything I knit on during WWKIP Day, I ended up frogging plus 5 more rows that I must have knit back in April 2011. I was able to reknit more on Sunday. I have tabs marked to show you 1) where I started during WWKIP, 2) where I got to during WWKIP, and 3)where I had to frog back to. Of course you can see where I am now.
Sunday evening, I went to my parent's house to spend Father's day with my Fantastic Father! We had a great dinner, and they got to see their great grandson (I was babysitting). I ended up giving my Lintilla shawl to my mother. I had made her the Summer Flies shawl for her birthday, but she could not find the right way to wear it and it look good. I do not want a hand knitted item to just sit, and I could tell she loved the Lintilla when I showed her, so I swapped them. I know she will get lots of wear out of the Lintilla, and that just means that I get to buy more yarn to make another Lintilla! I am sure I can find someone to gift the Summer Flies Shawl to for Christmas!
Here are some pics of my progress and what it looks like during WWKIP Day!
Happy Monday Everyone!