Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Over on HPKCHC: Fall 2009 O.W.L. Proposal

Hello Professor,

I am requesting to do an OWL in Muggle Studies for Slytherin

1. Identify the pattern you will be using (original designs encouraged).

I will be knitting the February Lady Sweater (this is my first sweater effort, as my one other has been a HUGE failures…see project file)

2. Photograph of the yarn(s)/needles/materials involved.

I will be using Red Heart Soft Yarn in Dark Leaf (House Colors) and will be going button shopping as a reward once I get at least 25% into this project. I am excited because the yarn was on sale at Michael’s 2/$5. I have purchased 4skeins, for approximately 1000yards

I now have reason to break-in my brand new circulars from KnitPicks, that I recently received for my 1st anniversary, sizes 4-13 as well I new size8 dpn’s


3. Two or three sentences describing the planned crafting sequence and analyzing any areas of potential difficulty or new skills needed.

As this is my first sweater, I have hooked up with a fellow housemate to knit along with, as well as enlisted the assistance of my mother (she just does not know it yet). My goal is to have this completed to wear post baby-for Christmas… I am due 10/24 This pattern will be a challenge for me as it includes both a lace pattern, reading a pattern, shaping, and blocking (all skills I have yet to master…far from it even)

4. Photograph of your swatch OR an explanation of why a swatch is not needed. I have photographed my swatch along with my supplies.

Please note that after two attempts I was able to knit to gauge, as well as a practice section of the lace pattern required.

Ok well there you have it, my proposal was approved yesterday, and so will be cast on tonight.

My Goal is to just go ONE instruction at a time... and ask for help as I need it!

I have convinced Mom that she needs to knit this sweater as well, so between her and my "Big" I am pretty sure I will be able to pull this off.


Gina said...

Very ambitious - in a good way! Can't want to hear of your progress and then see the finished product! (And can't wait to get my shawl in the mail and wear it!!!!)

Elise said...

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Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....