April 13, 2008

A Work in Progress

I've been working on a sweater from my little niece, Brooklyn, since the beginning of March. I bought the pattern and yarn from Knitopia Wools Co. in Langley, BC and dove right in. It is a little slow-going because it uses a sock weight yarn and 3mm needles, but I was making quite a bit of progress. Then, like so many other projects I've started, it was put aside when I got distracted by some other yarn or idea. At this rate, Brooklyn is going to outgrow the sucker before I finish it, so I am renewing my commitment to this project. Here's what I've got so far...

Front and sleeves are complete, though nothing's been blocked and the ends have yet to be woven in, as you can see. I've also got a good chunk of the back done, but it's just white stockinette on a needle, not much to look at.

But, it's coming along. The pocket on the front is so cute. I hope that although it is wool, the fact that the yarn is thin and light-weight will make it cool enough for her to wear through Spring and on Summer evenings. I'd hate for her to get too big for it before she has much chance to wear it. Hopefully I will have pictures of it finished and on Brooklyn to post soon enough!

April 4, 2008


I finally got my invite to join Ravelry and set up my account on Tuesday. Over the past few days I've been poking around, trying to make sense of everything and fleshing out my profile little by little. I've loaded all my finished hand-spun yarns so far. I can already tell I'm going to love exploring what the site has to offer. Although I hope becoming active in the community will help direct more people to my Etsy shop, I'm really excited just as a knitter to jump into Ravelry.

I can't wait to go through my stash and enter what I've got. I'm so looking forward to having such a fun and effective way to keep track of what I've got. Also, I figure if I get any inquiries about custom orders over on Etsy, I can refer people to check out my stash to see what kinds of yarns they could choose from. And the prospect of selling my hand-spun and seeing someone knit something with it and put it up as a project is exciting too! I'm also planning to input all my finished projects and WIP's, however I'm dreading that a little because I think my tendency to lack follow-through with my knitting endeavors will become very apparent. I wonder how many lonesome socks I will discover patiently waiting for their partners...

In other news, my computer has decided to stop recognizing the digital camera when I plug it in, so I'm not too sure how I'm going to photograph any of the new items I've got planned for my Etsy shop. There'll be some fun stuff coming though, including pouches knit from my hand-spun and some dope crocheted headbands!

Well, off to play on Ravelry some more :-)