Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm Pretty Sure I'm Knitting A Stingray


I'm pretty sure that Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) is a knitting genius. I'm also pretty sure that I'm not. With that being said, this is an incredibly fun knit, but only with the help of the Sweater Knitting Guide (cheat sheet), and Ravelry group. I love the yarn by Lisa Souza, which I acquired from Marisol. Marisol, you can be assured that it is being put to good use. My nephew/niece is due August 20th, so that will be in perfect time for a light-weight sweater. And if this thing turns out to be anything decent, I'll make lots more in different sizes and weights of yarn. I think Lisa Souza would be my choice yarn for knitting these little baby surprise jackets though. They really do resemble stingrays when you start knitting the increase rows.

On my week off work so far, I have not done much - some laundry, some knitting, some watching Colin Firth (aka, Mr. Darcy) strut across my TV screen. I've exercised with some of my high school friends' mothers (sigh), played some racquetball, and generally run around a lot. One day I managed to get a nap. This morning at 2:00am, I somehow acquired an obnoxious ringing noise in my right ear that is driving me nuts! Tomorrow holds a meeting at my daughter's school, and some shopping for a new comforter/quilt and sheets for us. We need a bedroom overhaul.

Lastly, I leave you with a picture of the package I received yesterday, one of the most beautifully dyed yarns yet from Georgia - January's Yarn Pirate Booty. Lovely stuff. Here's a picture of it!

3 comments:

peaknits said...

I so need a Elizabeth Zimmerman book, I'm so curious. That YP is the best yet - figures right after I cancel:) The Project Spectrum (by the way) is not really something you sign up for as far as I can tell - I think you just join the Ravelry group and the Flickr group and post about things that inspire you in the "inspiration" colors, so mostly for your own interpretations and use. Seems like a fun self-directed project.

Nell said...

Good luck on the BSJ! The colors are great. Just watch that you increase in the same place each time. That's how mine got all jacked up.

Marisol said...

So sorry I missed the in-progress shots of the jacket:( It really turned out beautiful though:) I guess we will be seeing more these in the future he he....