Thursday, October 20, 2011

Art Walk Yarn Bomb!

There's a few of us girls that have been working on a yarn bomb for our city. We have been working for the last 3 months and tonight we finally got to put it all up & see it come together! It was so much fun :) The city does an art walk the third thurday of every month (except in the winter) and the vendors downtown stay open late, others set up booths displaying their art, jewelry, pottery, etc. I had never been before & really enjoyed seeing everything. Especially our yarn bombing! We "bombed" a park, the art gallery, in front of the church and then covered some trees & light posts. (All with permission) Again it was awesome! I have a feeling this will be the first of many yarn bombs for us.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Knitting Fail :(

I have been working on some fingerless mitts for me for the last month. I saw this pattern a while ago & instantly fell in love with it! The rating wasn't too difficult & I went shopping for the yarn when I went to Colorado back in July. This was my first project for me & I was so excited to get started. Now I've finished them and I'm so disappointed. I made so many mistakes, the gloves aren't even the same size. I hated the cabled part of the pattern so I went with a pattern out of my stitch dictionary that looked similar for the second mitt. I am happy with how that part turned out. It was much faster & my language while knitting that part on the second glove was much better! lol But the first dpn project was a little too ambitious I think. There are lots of ladders & I didn't keep my place very well so you can tell where I've skipped a step. I don't think it's too obvious from far away but when you look at them close you can definately tell. Maybe I'll keep them as a lesson learned. But that would mean weaving in all these ends! Did I mention they are 2 different colors and there were lots of color changes?