Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm growing up!

...I my crafty life.. I've always had this mortal fear to knit anything that has to fit...which means I still haven't knit an adult sweater. Yes. I don't have a hand-knit sweater or cardigan. Every time I get the motivation to knit a cardigan,I research zillion patterns and decide on the yarn and there ends my efforts to knit a cardigan for myself. So, I finally took the plunge and decided to throw caution to the wind and cast on for Odelia(Ravelry link). Its a stockinette cardigan with almost no seaming. I've knit 6 inches of it and I'm liking it.

That is my earring moonlighting as a stitch-marker. I love the way the stockinette curls and its very therapeutic to knit the mindless stockinette. I look forward to knitting this cardigan at the end of a hectic day. I spoke about an Anchor stitch-kit that I finished after coming to Bangalore in my last post. Here is a picture of it..

I am yet to frame it. I hope to hang it in my house after getting it framed. I started this kit almost 2 years ago and left it to hibernate in some corner in my old house. This recent relocation unearthed this project from its hibernation and I decided to finish it for good. Here is a close-up of it.

Did I tell you that I have a dedicated craft-room in my new home? Its supposed to be a kids' room done in pinks and lilacs. But, I've decided to use it as my craft room and its in a royal mess. I have also decided to make curtains and some home-decor projects for my home. I have so many ideas and plans for this new house but, so little time to accomplish anything. We are on a school-hunt for Alvin. I hope we find a good school for him close to our home soon. All of this is eating into my craft time. Someday soon, I hope my life will fall into a lulling routine and I will get some me-time for my hobbies..



  1. cant wait to see finished sweater and the new craft room!

  2. your kit is looking good! So is that ufo you have there. I like your stitch marker too :)

  3. Great that you started adult size garment. I will be watching eagerly. :-) And I already love your craft room.

  4. I guess the sweater will turn aou beautiful!!
    Have a great weekend :)

  5. Love your picture. Congrats on starting your first adult sweater.

  6. Your sweater looks great thus far! Congratulations on knitting your first!

  7. Well done starting the sweater! The best fear is a fear conqured :D


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