Friday, February 12, 2010

C is for. . .

Casting on for new projects!

Yes, plural. Projects--two of them. I promised myself that, once I finished the Fussy Watch Cap, I'd start these two knits.

Nothing fancy--just a plain sock. A portable project. The yarn is from Sundara's Petal Collection sock club--Lenten Rose. (I just realized that Ash Wednesday is next week. Probably the subconscious at work when I chose the yarn out of the stash.)



And I've cast on for a sweater. My first one! The pattern is Anne Hanson's Jackie and the yarn is Briar Rose Fibers Fourth of July in a custom color.



This doesn't look like much. But since I've been talking about this sweater since November, I've finally taken the first step--casting on!

9 comments:

stringplay said...

Both projects are nice and the yarns really yummy. Should be lots of enjoyable hours there.

YesterUkes said...

You are braver than I am. Not sure I have the endurance to do a sweater--much less the knowledge. But it's tempting. Should do what I usually do. Just plunge in and ask questions later.

Is your watch cap a pattern that is available somewhere?

margaret in manhattan said...

Mary, I posted early this morning and it hasn't shown up - I don't know what's going on ---
'if I can remember, it was something like don't worry about a sweater - you can do it, and just be patient ...

hope this one shows up -

knithound brooklyn said...

Really nice sweater choice. I remember when Anne released that one I think I queued it up. Deep breaths, good luck, you will be fine.

minipurl said...

Your sweater choice is wonderful. Have fun with it.
One of these days I will figure out how you all knit socks. Stay tuned. :)

Annie said...

Good luck on your new projects! I hope you'll show us the results.
(r for results perhaps ;-))

Jackie said...

I love plain socks! I have some Sundara yarn but have not knit anything with it yet. I think that soon it will be time to pull it out and do something with it.

I'm looking forward to seeing your sweater progress. The yarn looks yummy and it looks like a fantastic project!

Paula said...

As a knitter with cast-on anxiety I am very proud (and a little jealous) to see your two projects have been cast on and and growing along.

Lori said...

Love casting on! It always reminds me of the first day of school ... everything is new and still full of promise.