Who doesn't love a knit a long....well I sure do!!!! So come join me in knitting a beautiful sweater over on my friend Kelly's blog. She is hosting a lovely KAL, which has really grown. I'm so excited to see everyones sweaters. Here is the start of my sweater.
I have chosen to knit this in the yarn that the pattern calls for, which is usually not the case for me, I typically change it up somehow. Well the only change that I made was to the color.....and it seems a little dark. I know the pic is hard to tell because it was taken indoors....with a flash....but I'm a little scared right now. Hopefully tomorrow I will get a little more knitting done and a picture in during daylight.....fingers crossed because I already caked my yarn....eek!!!
Unfortunately I didn't get in as much knitting time tonight as I would have liked to,
but I did get a good walk in with a friend....
You can check out my Ravelry project page for the Aidez HERE
Here is my second sweater for the Summer KAL over at www.luvinthemommyhood.com blog. This summer blog has given me soooooooo much inspiration....My list of must knits has skyrocketed!!!!
This is a C-mas sweater for my little cousin. I was hoping to knit it from stash, but I'm starting to get low on the pink. (I should have knit the green stripes wider and used less pink....but I am not about to rip it back now)
I have approximately two balls that are 16oz each...I hope I can stretch it out so that I don't have to buy a second ball....I would need very little. Wish me luck!!!!
Stop over and check out the sweaters in this KAL, you won't be disappointed!!!!
Today we attempted dyeing yarn with Kool Aid, and I must say, it was so easy!!!!
The smell is much sweeter than using vinegar too.
We had two sock blanks, and we each dyed one for a pair of socks for the other person. This is the one that my little guy made for my socks. They have a heart, a sunshine, and grass. He tried to write mom, but only got the "MO"....so he changed it to "MA" and I just have to read it twice for "mama"
I love how he calls me mama....some nasty little girl at school who likes to say mean things to him told him that he was a baby for calling me that......she is not very nice!!!
My socks for him will have a hidden message in them also, I always sing "you are my sunshine" to him, so I used an abbreviated version of the song. However leaving out "me" in "you make me happy" was an error. woops. And I always call him my baby boy. The top is hard to read, but it is his name.
Here they are ready to be heat set.......
and the finished project
These have been deemed our Thursday socks.....I'll have to get knitting them right away, he is super excited to wear them.