10.31.2007

Ravelry... fabulous!

So, I got my invitation to Ravelry last night, and of course, I went and signed up right away. When I first heard about it, I was really interested in what they had to offer. I looked at screenshots, and thought, WOW, they have thought of everything! Once they had their new servers in place to handle greater load/members, I couldn't resist getting on the waiting list any longer. And really, I didn't have to wait all that long. I've already hooked up my Flickr and Blogger accounts, and I've entered 5 projects, so far. It's really nice to see how other people have done the same project - what yarn they used, color chosen, modifications made, etc. The only bad thing so far, is that I've figured out I've been doing the Trellis scarf pattern incorrectly! Ugh. Well, I'm sure I screwed up in my transcription of the pattern from the magazine to my note cards. It doesn't exactly look bad, but no one else has a solid diamond in the middle like mine has. I've gone too far to rip it out, and it will still be a nice scarf, but I really wish I had been on Ravelry when I first started it! I'm totally checking to see if other people have FOs of patterns I want to begin, so I know what I should get in the end. I remember scrutinizing the images of the scarf in the magazine, but none show the thing laid out flat. Blarg.

Overall, I really like Ravelry. I've been keeping specs on each project I do in a notebook, and they have a field for everything I've already been writing down - but it's much easier just entering it online. SO FUN!

10.30.2007

Baby Hooded Jacket

photo on Lynn's blog
baby_hoodie.jpg
Originally uploaded by Lynn1144.
Well, I completed this hooded jacket from Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby back in JULY. But, I never posted about it! So, here it is. When I went to Stitches Midwest in August, I found a vendor selling vintage buttons, and I found a cute shell button with a simple flower carved on it. It should work great on this hoodie. I used RYC Cashsoft Aran yarn in Foxglove on #9 needles. It was the best! I really like this yarn, and can't wait to use it again for another baby project. I love the fact that it's washable. I think I got it on sale at Loopy Yarns, another good Chicago LYS.

Anyway, I still need to give this adorable project to my friend who had a baby in June! Good thing I made the 9-12 month size :)


I'm still working on the Trellis Scarf from Interweave Knits (Spring 2006), but I've also started working on the Bubble Pullover from Norah Gaughan's Knitting Nature, which is pretty exciting. I have the body, sleeves, and bottom ribbing done, but I think I need to re-do the bottom ribbing. I didn't pick up enough stitches, and it looks too stretched. So, I've got that to re-do and then the collar to knit. I should have it finished by the holidays, I hope. More on that soon.