Monday, May 18, 2009


Yes, Pammie's knitting journal readers...I have no officially finished my first YEAR of graduate school at the University of San Diego!!!!!!


I started knitting again an hour after I finished and turned in my last assignment. I am working on the yoke of my cardigan.

Did I mention that I finished the gauntlets?

That is all for now


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Knitting without Guilt!

I finished the 2nd of the two gauntlets, they are now waiting to be sewn up the back...HOORAY

I also made a very big step in my knitting learning today. I finished the second sleeve on my cardigan today at the yarn shop! Then came the time to connect the sleeves to the body. The Diva saved me from a potential mess as I skipped a paragraph in the instructions and would have added the sleeves on wrong if I hadn't been in the store. THANK YOU Diva!

So I am now knitting the sleeves and sweaters in the round together in preparation for starting the patterned yoke. I am excited and nervous. As you may or may not know, I have never made a sweater for myself...let alone one with this is big for Pammie. I think I am ready, though. If I sit and focus and read the instructions, I understand what I need to do to make it work. I also think the instructions are well written. THE PATTERN

In case you forget, this is the cardigan I am making, but mine is in a chocolate brown:

I am really looking forward to getting to the pattern on the yoke of the sweater.

I felt guilt free spending my hours at the yarn store today. I spent about 3 or 4 hours today working on my Human Sexuality class final today. Tomorrow I would like to complete my reports on some client interviews...with a large smattering of knitting during the day...

And of course I am going to be calling THE BEST MOM IN THE WHOLE OF THE UNIVERSE to wish her a Happy Mother's Day!



Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Knit Fix!

I went to Knitter's Anonymous tonight at my local yarn store. I don't know which was more enjoyable...actually knitting again for the first time in like, 2 weeks? Or getting to chat with my knitting buds. I feel so refreshed! This is so what I needed at the end of the semester.

I worked on the second of two gauntlets I last worked on in maybe January? Here is the first one. I cast on tonight and got all the way to the thumb gusset...I was on fire.

I want to finish them by Saturday so I can get some help at the yarn store sewing up the side.

I still have my Blouson to finish...have I shown you all some of the parts laid out?

Here is what the top will look like when it is finished:

Everyone who is anyone at my local yarn store is making this top...LOL...I am making it using Berroco Comfort and Comfort DK.

After I finish the gauntlets I absolutely MUST get back to my commissioned pieces. A BIG sorry to those people who are waiting from knitting from me. *hangs head in shame*