Monday, January 26, 2009

First finished project for 2009

Well I finished my first knit garment of the new year and before the end of the month. Whoo hooo! I absolutely love it. The only problem is that it is a design I charted myself and while the fit is wonderful...I'm not exactly sure what I did with my schematic and instructions! Yikes! I want to make it again. Going to have to make an all out search. I also have to find the perfect button/fastener to top it off with.

Yesterday I was very productive. While finishing the lace duster, I thought I would get some sewing done but instead I decided to transfer some sewing and exercise videos to DVD with the video to DVD recorder I got for Christmas. I had sewing videos I didn't even know I had. In between running up and down the basement stairs no less than 25 times, while recording, I knit a couple of swatches on the Passap DM80. I have a KAL going on my Passap list so need to get a red sweater knit by Valentine's day. I'm on a natural fiber kick so the swatches were knit with 3 strands of 14/2 cotton. Incidently the lace duster was knit with 2 strands of 14/2 cotton on the Studio 700 punchardcard with LC2 lace carriage. Here's a couple of pictures of me at my Passap E6000 knitting machine and a better view of my totally trashed craft room!


  1. Look at you! You've got knitting machines lined up and lit up!!! Congratulations on your first FO for 2009. It looks great. I love the lace at the bottom. One of these days I'm going to knit a duster. I plan to get a KAL going too. They are fun. Where's yours?

  2. Monique my KAL is on the Passap machine. If you get a KAL going you have got to let me know because I want in. Maybe we should do a lace KAL together. I think I'm going to knit another lace duster in red. BTW I did find the schematic I knit from. Just need to make one minor adjustment.

    As far as having my machines lined up and lit up if you remember I have six machines up. All are well lit because my 51 year old eyes just ain't what they used to be!

  3. What a beautiful garment, nice work!