Monday, March 30, 2009

Chuppah Update!

I am writing to update you on the Chuppah because there has been no knitting on anything else at all. I started on the border (twice!!!). Here is what I am going with.

They are little leaves and are turning out so well. I omitted the first three stitches of this pattern-because it was just garter stitch. It looks better without it, trust me. This is just the leaf from the swatches down below. It's better this way.

However, it will take at least 120 repeats of the 14 row pattern for the border and I have 6 done. 6. Good thing the wedding is not for a while.

Happy Knitting!

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I started a new project. It's a sock designed by Wendy of Wendy Knits blog. It is a free preview of her upcoming sock book, for which I am very excited. I have already asked my local yarn store, Ewe'll Love It in Nashua, to make sure they order it and they are. It is called Socks from the Toe-Up (amazon link:

The sock is the Diagonal Lace Socks. It is a super easy pattern to memorize, but there are no instructions for the even rows in the charts or pattern, it's not really a problem, since you just knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as you would in any sock. I think it looks great in the ShibuiKnits Sock yarn I am using.
Happy Knitting!

P.S. I had a great vacation, lots of good family time and skiing!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chuppah Choices...

I made a choice for the Chuppah. This motif will be the border. I want just the leaf out of this pattern.

I want just something like the stitch at the bottom to go where the garter stitch pattern is in this leaf pattern. I have a lot of patterns to swatch, it will have to start tomorrow!I made some progress on the replacement scarf for my stepdad. I don't know why the text is underlined there. This is one of my major problems with Blogger. It randomly does that. I still have a long way to go on this. It makes great TV knitting though.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I have finished swatching for now for the Chuppah border.  This is not the yarn for the Chuppah, but some yarn for baby things that I have in my stash that I didn't mind using for this.

These are the 9!!! options I swatched. I am leaning towards #1. What do you think?

#1 I really like how this one turned out, and if I did use it, I might want to do something in between the body of the Chuppah and this pattern-something very simple for a few inches, such as a simple feather and fan pattern or other simple and short repeat.

#2 This is the one Michael prefers out of these two. I wouldn't need to add an all around border before this border because it includes the row of holes on the bottom in the pattern.




So, which one would you do?  Please let me know your opinion!