Thought you might like to see this sweater out and about. Isn't the model handsome?
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Finally, I get to show you a secret knitting project that I've been working on for a while. This sweater has been a long time coming for my very patient sister. It took a few tries with different yarn and different sizes, to finally get to an end product that fits her really well.
The pattern is Martha, from Rowan 28, and the yarn is the ever-yummy Felted Tweed. My sister couldn't get over the fact that she could wear it with just a little camisole underneath. She was expecting that "wooly" feeling. Nothing but felty softness instead.
I love the herringbone-esque stitch pattern. But I won't lie, it was a slooooow knit. My lil' sis is totally worth it though.
Doesn't she look like a happy customer?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The snow from the last post is gone, but the damp wind is rattling my under-the-weather bones. So I made myself a new hat.
Worked in an evening and a half, this little beret was easy and fun to knit. I love me a well-placed bobble, and this sweet, free pattern is bobblelicious.
Pattern: Beanpole Beanie, here and on Ravelry
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 wool (100% Merino Superwash), in # 30 Teal
Needles: 4.5 mm
A HUGE thank you to all who've taken the time to comment lately. Normally, I like to respond to everyone, but a very nasty and tenacious cold put me behind in all non-essential activities, and now I don't think I can catch up. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your sweetness. It is truly appreciated.
Now, back to my WIPs pile! I just finished a yummy cardigan for my sister in rust-coloured Felted Tweed. I just have to sew on the buttons, darn in ends, and block. I expect a photo shoot will happen this weekend. Can't wait to show you!