Friday, October 26, 2007

It's been a while...

It has been a while since I last posted. We have been very busy with finishing up remodeling of our house (we now have a front hall closet!!!) and canning applesauce to last us until next year. I think I am going to have to go get more apples to accomplish this goal because we eat a lot of applesauce! I have been working on knitting a skinny scarf for the skinny scarf exchange that is going on at Tea Time Knitters. I have started this scarf at least five times, but it got ripped out once by my little ones and the other times, I just did not like the pattern that much with the yarn I picked out. I think that I am just going to have to design my own simple pattern if I plan to have this scarf done on time! I'll take a pic after I send it off to my exchange partner.
Thankfully, I am almost done with Christmas knitting. I thought I was done until my sister-in-law requested a scarf for Christmas, so off to the yarn store I went to get something to knit her one. I just have to pick a pattern now and I am sure I am going to have the same problem as with the skinny scarf where I can't decide on a pattern! Maybe some cables, since you can never go wrong with cables in a winter scarf!
I almost forgot to tell you all about the knitting class that I took this past Wednesday. I took a class to learn continental knitting. It was only two hours, but it was a lot of fun. I have never had the opportunity to get together with other knitters to knit. I had so much fun that I wish we had a knitting group closer to where I live! I live an hour away from the store where I took the class. The teacher said that I must be a natural at continental knitting since all of my stitches were neat and even, even those purl stitches that can some times end up being really loose in continental knitting. It was very dangerous sitting amongst all of that yarn, though! I am proud to say that I didn't buy a single skein of yarn, just one pattern book. I did buy some organic cotton when I signed up for the class, though, but it was just so soft that I couldn't possibly leave it there. I think that I'll knit a scarf for myself out of it since I did only buy one skein. (I'm trying real hard to use up my stash instead of adding to it!) Anyways, I'll add a pic of the swatch that I made continental knitting so you can all see what we did at the class after I charge up the batteries for my camera.
Update: Here is the swatch that I knitted continental method