Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bright-Eyed Boy

Hi, Again,

Here is the latest of Mitchell! :)

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Dune Sweater


Hi!

I have started another sweater. I modified a pattern for the first time. The ideas came from Sally Melville's "The Purl Stitch." The shape came from the cardigan, and the "fabric" came from the coat. I even picked the same yarn as she used in the coat. I thought the fabric in the coat was gorgeous, but the long length and A-line style of the coat were a bit too fancy for me. After all, if I can't wear it to work, where would I wear it? We are "business casual" at the office...

I have about six inches of the back done. The picture shows the swatchs. The left swatch is made with the needles Sally used (8 and 10), and the right was the closest I got to gauge (9 and 10.5). The rows where I'm pointing are "stockinette" rows on the larger needles. I made the stitch gauge but not the row gauge. That is OK, because I had to re-draft the pattern to the new gauge, anyway. (Sally's cardigan uses much smaller gauge with cotton yarn.) So, I drew out the shapes for the cardigan in my size and recalculated the number of stitches and rows given the results I got in my gauge swatch. Neat!

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Friday, November 16, 2007

Santa's Lap


Hi!

We saw Santa at the mall for the first time of the year, and there was no line to see him. Therefore, we took advantage of the opportunity!

I have been working with Mitchell for about a month, prepping him for what he would say when Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas. (The answer was, "World Peace.") He got really good at it, and we always laughed, so he gave a big smile when he said it. When he was actually in the presence of Santa, though, I couldn't get him to do it! (Of course!) It was fun though, and he smiled for the camera. :) [Note that I bought the CD with the picture, and I'm allowed to post it to a web page or print copies, etc. Really!]

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Reading to Mitchell



Hi,

No matter what time of day it is, Mitchell loves to read. We go to the library every three weeks and change out his books. (Of course, we have a lot of our own, too.)

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay