May 26, 2008

It’s almost too hot to knit

Posted in In Progress, Project Spectrum at 6:09 pm by merknits

Hooray for air conditioning – otherwise there would be no knitting around these parts from May through October.  I guess I have to expect that Houston will be terribly hot from now until the fall.  Ugh!

Good thing I usually knit with cotton!  My current project is Cherry knit in Svale.  I’m loving it!


The top picture shows the actual color.  The bottom picture is a close up of the stitch pattern.  It’s so cute and keeps things from getting too boring!

I’m also very excited to be taking a few sewing classes this summer.  A sewing lounge opened up in Houston and I think this will be a great way to finally find out if I’m doing things correctly when I sew!  I’m betting that I’m not. 🙂


May 8, 2008

Quickie Post

Posted in Finished Objects at 5:54 pm by merknits

A lot of work and some secret knitting has made it difficult to blog much, but I have an FO for you!

Don’t mind the laundry behind me!
Pattern: Scoop Neck Vest from Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Silk Aran, recycled from this
Notes:  A great, fairly quick knit that I didn’t have to think much about.  The yarn isn’t my favorite, especially the second time around, but it works for this top.

Now to decide what to make next–I have a long car trip coming up so I’m hoping to get a bit more knitting in then!