chloe for penny.
Here’s a peek at the new sweater I started for Penny:
I’ve decided to skip the multicolored stripes, even though I think that they are super cute. I’m looking to make a sweet and basic cap-sleeved sweater that I can throw over one of Penny’s little summer dresses once the weather gets cooler and this pattern is perfect! And I chose a plain off-white, not just because I had it in my stash, but because I think it will go with everything. We can just grab it and go! How cute will she be? I’m excited!
I’m sure I’m not a very fast knitter by some people’s standards, but I’m happy with my progress here. I had to rip this back yesterday morning when I realized that I had totally messed things up. Yup! I was faking it, like a true newbie, because I had no clue how to actually use place markers (I didn’t know that they should actually go on the needle, and not just hang out on the yarn!), so I was veering way off course with each of my increases—yikes! There was nothing to do but take a deep breath and yank out the eight or so rows I had already knitted. But now I’m at about 14 rows. Feels good!
The sweater is seen here on top of my yarn notebook (I wrote about making this a few years ago, here). It’s a covered composition book and I just love working with this thing! I keep all my yarn information in here and I’ll make notes in it, so that everything is in one place. If I need to count rows, here’s my scratch paper. If I need to remember the difference between M1R and M1L, I have notes to remind myself. It’s fabulous!
So, I can’t figure it out: If I quilt one block of Katie’s quilt, I get an intense headache—even if I’ve only been at it for 20 minutes. But I can knit for a few hours and it doesn’t effect me. I don’t know that I’m holding either object any further from my face, but the eye strain from quilting is killing me!
So… guess which project is getting more attention this week?