Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm growing up!

...I mean..in 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..

-Josie

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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