Saturday, August 29, 2009

Seaweed Sock Done!

Hi,

I finished my August KAL sock. I only did one this month, due to working on Ingenue.



I really like how these turned out. The Creatively Dyed Calypso really works up beautifully, and is a springy, luxurious yarn. I didn't get as much color variation through the skein as I did with the orange colorway. The socks pretty much match.


Previous post with pattern links, etc., is here.

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ingenue Finished

Hi,

I finished my Ingenue sweater in just over three weeks. I like the fit, though I have to agree with Sally Melville (in the classes I attended in St. Louis) that raglan sleeves are not the most flatterning.

My original post with the yarn info and pattern picture is here.

I added a couple of increase repeats before separating for the arms. I started with the M size and ended up using the st count for the next size higher. Then, I put in six short rows (six turns each side) starting 3 sts from the side marker, turning one st sooner on each turn. The shaping ended up a little lower than it should be, but probably better than if there were none. This is the first time I tried to throw those in myself, so it was a learning experience.
I did waist shaping for two extra repeats than the pattern instructed. This also added some length. Folks on Ravelry seemed fairly unanimous that it was coming out too short. I didn’t change the waist shaping increases, though.
Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

St. Louis Excursion

Hi,

It was a perfect weekend in St. Louis. We had an excursion into the city, seeing the Arch, and generally wandering around.


The Arch is one of Mitchell's favorite outings. He likes the Indians and animals in the museum. We like to go into the mercantile shop, too. We got some chocolate-covered cranberries. (Any trick to get him to eat fruit.)


We made our way into Soulard, and we stopped for lunch at Llywelyn's Pub.
They had a nice coloring sheet for Mitchell, and so he had a good time. He also enjoyed the Oreo's that came with his kid's meal. :)

Two thumbs up for the fish and chips. Yummy!


Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pet Rocks

Hi,

We painted pet rocks, today.

We just used Crayola kids paints (washable, thank goodness), and then put on "googly eyes." Mitchell said the yellow one doesn't get eyes because, "It is the sun." The plain red one is the sun at sunset.


The pink one started out as a caterpillar, but now is called a centipede. Mitchell has been carrying him around all afternoon and named him, "Incher." I painted the legs and spots, and Mitchell painted the "hair" and mouth. He has twelve legs.


Daddy painted the frog with the brown spots. I made the ladybug, and Mitchell added a mouth. I'm not sure whether the "lip" appearance is on purpose or not, but it is pretty good for a 3-year-old!


Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Little Swimmer

Hi,

We take advantage of the pool at G&G W's development. It has a really nice shallow area where Mitchell is learning to like the water. He isn't really learning to swim, yet, but we're working on blowing bubbles.


Well, here he seems to be working on dancing and air guitar, but at least we have fun. Isn't that what it's all about?
Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Ingenue

Hi,

While I'm still working socks, and I have about half the second sock done on the "Seaweed" KAL, I started an Ingenue from "Custom Knits," by Wendy Bernard. Here's the book picture.


Here's my progress. I'm using Tahki Yarns "Shannon," a multi-strand twisted tweed. I could probably get some hand-spun to look about like this... Hmmm.

This pattern eats the yarn up fast. This is the start of the third ball.
Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August KAL - Seaweed Sock

Hi,

I started my August KAL "Seaweed Sock" with another color of Creatively Dyed Calypso. This color is called, "Good Will." The color seems like a great match for a seaweed themed pattern.


Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay