Saturday, March 3, 2012

No More Blankets... At Least For Now

Yay! I am finally done! After 4 months and 1 week I have finally finished my first ever blanket that I made for my husband, Mikey. So I really hope he'll use this blanket instead of my brown blanket.

Now I am moving on to sock knitting using the magic loop technique. So excited!

Anyway, I think this blog needs to be more organized so here goes:

Books I Read Last Week:

• Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
• Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
• Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery #1) by Maggie Sefton
• A Good Yarn (Blossom Street Series) by Debbie Macomber

Books I'm Currently Reading:

• City of Night (Frankenstein #2) by Dean Koontz
• Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye

That goes for the book talk... As for the knitting part...

So far, I am one of those knitters who knit only one project at a time (at least for now). For the last four months, I have been knitting up this blanket for my husband and finally it is done! I am not blocking it and I have no intention of blocking it. I am washing my hands off of this blanket. At least for now, no more big projects like that for me.

Current Knitting Projects:

• Socks

This is my first time trying out the magic loop technique and thanks in advance to Kelley's Sock Class video tutorial from the Knit Pick library for making sock knitting look really easy. Of all the sock knitting videos on YouTube, Kelley's sock class videos were the easiest to understand and I hope, now that I am ready with my size 3 circular and practice yarn (I do have a sock weight yarn on standby) I'm hoping that following along this video tutorial would be a breeze.

I am so looking forward to knitting myself and my husband some socks that fits better than the store bought socks that we currently have.

This is it for now and enjoy knitting with a good book!