Today my mum and I went to the yarn district. Of course, I couldn´t help myself.
1. Delicious Cotton Boucle in four different colours for a project from Vogue Knitting Spring Summer 06 (I need to add that my mum bought light yellow one and I´m trying to persuade her to knit a matching bolero/cardigan for me.
2. Silk Boutone in a gorgeous golden/greenish. I still don´t know what I´m going to do with it... a sweater most probably.
3. Yummy Cerise Cotton. Again, I haven´t decided what to knit with this yet, but the colour was so beautiful I coudn´t leave it in the store...
My mum, in addition to the light yellow cotton boucle, bought some purple cotton for herself, and some off-white silk boutone to knit something for my sister. Silly me, I didn´t take pics of her yarn.
Anyway, I promised myself I wouldn´t even look at the new yarn till I had finished my butterfly. I have already started the body of the front, the thing is the weather is so freakingly crazy I have been having the worst allergy attack in my life, I haven´t been able to knit at all for the past three days. For those of you who are not in Buenos Aires, on Sunday, the temperature was 4° C and then on Monday it was between 1 C and 14 C. Then Tuesday and Wednesday it went up to 28!!! The weather is driving me crazy!!!!
Today I´m feeling a bit better, so I have resumed my butterfly!!! I´m looking forward to showing all of you my progress...
Friday, August 18, 2006
I have just finished the first part of my Butterfly. I couldn´t wait to show it to you all!!! I am so so excited about it. It´s almost midnight, so I know I SHOULD NOT start the second part, especially since it is the hem frill, which is terribly difficult and it requires 100% of my attention.
Ok, off to bed then, and tomorrow in the morning I can start my day with mate and butterfly.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
On knitting news, I have been crocheting more squares for my throw. I have also started sewing some of them. I need so many more!! I don´t think I have enough to cover my legs.
These are my legs covered by what I´ve done so far. As you can see, PINK is one of my favorite colors. Pink pajamas and pink slippers (the slippers were a present from my mom for Children's Day).
I have also tried to continue with the butterfly. I took it again yesterday, I did a couple of rows and realized there was a mistake 10 rows before.... Frogging this was the hardest thing to do, the yarn didn´t help me much, and then picking up all the stitches again, oh dear, nightmarish.
Anyway, I guess I´ll knit some more butterfly tonight after work, but not too much, my back is not perfect yet.
Friday, August 11, 2006
I have started the body of my Butterfly.
I found it excruciatingly unnerving to pick up the stitches from the hem frill. It was not as hard as I had expected!
And now all I have to do is go on knitting!
I think it is coming along nicely!
Last Wednesday I showed my Butterfly and a pic of the finished project to my 15-year-old goddaughter. She couldn´t believe her eyes... I know that right now she is racking her brains trying to figure out a way to ask me to knit one for her too!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Sunday and Monday I had a horrible headache. And I think it was because of my back. SO my mum told me not to knit for a couple of days, because probably it was the knitting that was causing it.
Now I am feeling better, my back still hurts a little, but I NEED to resume Butterfly!! I´ll just take it more slowly.
Posted by Carla at 6:23 PM
Friday, August 04, 2006
Not easy. Challenging.
I can´t believe I´m actually knitting it!
And that I CAN do it!
I would like to thank everybody who generously helped me. Thank you, Arianwen. Thank you, Ann Marie. Thank you, Catheryn. I´m looking forward to seeing your Butterflies!
Here´s the Hem Frill.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
This is the yarn I´ve been thinking of using, but I´m afraid it might be too thin. What do you think?
And here is the first repeat of the hem (I used thicker yarn to practise!)
It looks awesome, but it needs lots of concentration and patience and focus on the pattern and stitches. Not easy, but totally worth the hard work.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Not only do I have to deal with this frustration during the day... now I´m dreaming about it!!!
Last night I dreamt I had finished it, and that when I tried it on, I hated it.
Does it ever happen to you? I mean, am I the only crazy person dreaming about knitting and yarn??? Please, tell me I´m not!
And another question - do you ever buy yarn that you think is simply gorgeous, and then when you start knitting you realize you hate it and there´s no pattern that will make you happy to knit with that yarn?
Posted by Carla at 10:08 AM