Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Too late to start Christmas knitting?
At the LYS where I work people have been knitting their Christmas things since January, although most people seem to start around August. So I ask you, is it too late for me to start now? Well, I hope not because I have big plans. I have already started a secret present for my mom that is going very quickly so I am confident that I will finish that. Then I am making this adorable sweater from Miss Bea's Band for my cousin who turns one in December (sorry, I would post the WIP but I cannot find my camera-my version is brown and tan and is made of Bazic Wool). I love all the Miss Bea patterns because they are so cute but it drives me crazy that she does not give specific measurements. As you can see this sweater has a lot of straight knitting and the pattern asks you to count rows. So I dillegently wrote out 1-52 on a sheet of paper and crossed them off as I went but now I am working on the back and after 52 rows it is not long enough! Obviously I need to go back to third grade and learn how to count because I just cannot do it. The same thing happened when I made the Miss Bea Cookie sweater, the sleeves were different lenghts. Notice to all designers: I need measurements! Finally I hope that I will be able to finish matching Christmas stockings for my cousin and her fiancee. I finally found a pattern I like in Country Living Magazine (who would have thought?) so I am going to start this week. If they are not finished in time they will have to be wedding presents instead. Oh, so much to knit, such little time (not to mention going to school).
Posted by Allison at 2:18 PM