Sunday, February 22, 2009

Some Finished - Some In Progress

Yes there are socks, there are always socks somewhere in my knitting basket. These are knit from Regia Galaxy "Saturn" and I brought two balls back from Germany. It was such a good price I couldn't resist, I'm a sucker for bargains.

This yarn cost half as much as some Tofuties I recently bought and seems a lot nicer to work with. I started some socks with Tofutsies and last night my hands got red and itchy. Am I allergic to the shrimp and crab in this yarn? Maybe... I may have to abort those socks. Meanwhile I'm in nor hurry to finish these as this is my sit and wait in doctors office project. Keeps me sane while I'm waiting.

Feb 22 2009 007

I'm finally finishing the cardigan for Steve and I'm embarrassed how long it took me. It was started last spring for crying out loud. But by the end of summer since we were heading for the warmer climes of Greece I simply relegated it to the bottom of the pile. Now I'm into finishing stuff.
Feb 22 2009 004

All those ends to sew in, grrr...

Feb 22 2009 006

All done just needs a little blocking. I'm going to wash it a bit warmer than normal and hope it shrinks down just a little. My husband is not really that big. He likes it though and that's important. There was no pattern for this cardigan, it was just loosely based on the Central Park Hoodie without the cable and without the hood. I had all this yarn leftover from other projects that I wanted to use up. I couldn't get enough of the beige in the same dye lot so I simply alternated the dye lots between brown stripes and you really can't tell.

Feb 22 2009 012

That's it for now. I now need some new projects but I might wait until my eye gets sorted out. It really is hard to knit with blurry eyes...


Blogger Rudee said...

Beautiful cardigan Rositta. I can't tell the dye lots aren't the same. It's lovely. I didn't like tofutsies-it split too much and had no shape. I gave mine away and knit my sock wars socks from lorna's laces. I never said I wasn't a fool!

I hope your eye problems get fixed soon.

February 22, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

And I was going to send the tofutsies to you...

February 22, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Everything you are making looks great to me. It must feel good to finish something. I am still struggling a little with learning socks, but went to a knit store yesterday and they told me to bring it in and they would guide me through it. Whew! They said I didn't need a lesson, just a little help. I was afraid to go in there because of the temptation to buy everything, but they were really nice, and I only spent $12.00. Not bad for me. Have a great day!

February 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Brenda it's too bad that you and other blogger friends (I have one in Greece) live so far away. I'd teach you everything you need to know about knitting, well almost...I'm sure Rudee can teach you a bunch too...

February 23, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

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