31 March 2007
The pattern calls for US sizes 6 and 4, but when I checked the gauge using the Rowan All Season Cotton yarn, I needed to use US sizes 8 and 6 to obtain the proper gauge. So far the top is looking great! I am on the other hand having problems with the circular needles curling up as I knit. I don't know what to do about that. I will have to do some type of Google search to see if anyone can help me.
25 March 2007
I spent the whole afternoon working on it, but I think it turned out really well. I have to admit I'm not the best sewer. Some of the lines to created the needle slots are not straight, but who cares, it still looks good and serves it's purpose -- TO STORE MY NEEDLES!
I finally finished my second Baby Bobbi Bear last night at around 11:30 pm. I left him on the sofa for my son to find completed. I was upstairs when he found him, but believe me I heard him! He ran back upstairs and said "Momma, brown bear is here!"
24 March 2007
Despite all the Spring cleaning, I did find time to knit. The second bear that I am knitting for my oldest son is 95% done. All he needs are the ears and a face. I was going to make me a bear also, but thing I am all beared out for now.
Plus some wonderful yarn I won on eBay arrived today. It is Rowan's All Season Cotton yarn is the color Misty. It is a gorgeous light heather gray. I plan to make my Sahara Short Sleeve sweater with it. I can't wait to start!
20 March 2007
I have to say that the second bear is coming out a little better than the first. The stitches that I had to pick up for the bottom and legs, look much cleaner and tighter. I am very happy I purchased this pattern and so are my boys!
19 March 2007
18 March 2007
It's not that I really want to knit faster, I want to make more projects. I have some many projects that I want to make, but I just can't seem to find the time or be able to work on a project quickly enough. My husband says if I knit to late in the evening, I am guaranteed to fall asleep in the middle of a row. And the sad thing about it is he is so right!
Well, enough chatting. I have knitting to do.
15 March 2007
11 March 2007
My bear looks good, but is do have some loose stitches where I picked up stitches at the cast on edge. Other then that, he looks great! I will post a picture of my progress later.
10 March 2007
I am working on the body of the bear now and it is coming along very well. I am using TLC Healthers Yarn in the color Light Denim and it is a medium worsted yarn. I am using US size 9 double pointed needles. I have seen how well the bear was completed be other knitter online. I just hope mine comes out as cute as the pattern.
The other picture is of my wonderful husband, Johnny. This day he all dressed up for a big company meeting where he had to do a presentation. Cameron and I went out the day before and purchase him a new shirt and tie for his meeting. It was the first time he wore purple as the main color and I thought he looked so good that morning, I got up out of bed to take a few shots before he left for work.