Thursday, March 01, 2007

Slowly but surely...

Well, I frogged the entrelac blanket and started over on size 5 needles, and I'm much happier with the results. I also learned how to knit backwards from this tutorial! It is helping things go faster because I don't have to keep turning my work, and my stockinette is much more consistent, I tend to purl loosely, so knitting backwards helps my work look much more even.I love taking pictures of entrelac, it's so multi-dimensional... In other knitting news, my most favorite LYS is having it's spring clearance sale, yippeee! I went this morning and scoped everything out but will be coming back tonight with a game plan. Plus they are having a party for all their loyal customers to celebrate the first ever shipment of Koigu! I love that stuff, I volunteered my one almost finished Anemoi Mitten as a sample knit. I'm also going to start teaching crochet classes again in March. Yay! More yarn money :D If anyone in the area is interested in learning, it's 30 dollars + materials for two 2-hour sessions on March 10 and 14. We do a very cute beanie made out of Rowan Big Wool. If you read this blog and live in Northwest Arkansas get your tushies over to Handheld Knitting and take advantage of the sale! See how well he holds his head up! He loves the blanket that all the wonderful ladies at my knitting group made for him. He likes to touch all the different textures of the blanket and look at the patterns. My new goal is to blog more consistently, it's one of the things I love, talking about knitting and motherhood and it really makes my day to hear from all of you!

8 comments:

Keisha said...

Oh wow! He is doing a great job. Violet needs to get busy and practice more!

jessie said...

Yah, yah, knitting blah blah blah. THAT BABY!!!!!! Cute!!

It's a good thing you saved the pictures of him for last or I wouldn't have noticed the knitting all. :-)

Rachel said...

What a sweetie!

I am not going to be able to make it tonight...wah!! Hubby has to work and I miss out on koigu.

tiennie said...

Aw Bea - he's too cute! I love every stage they go through.

Amazing Entrelac. Wow!

Jo said...

I am so jealous of your awesome knit backwards skill! But it makes so much sense. Why didn't we think of that? Baby G is getting so big. That blanket is beautiful last night. I wish I could have been at the shop last night to see you both!

Tina said...

He is so adorable! Love the pictures you take of him, they are really good!
And that blanket looks lovley. it must be a pain froggin entrelac?

Kim said...

Your boy is so cute!

Great job on the entrelac. I hope you didn't have to frog too much before changing needle sizes.

karenthecomputerwife said...

I get the feeling he's a boy, but dang is he pretty! He's the real finished object here!