Friday, November 30, 2007

Another baby sweater out the door. The picture is a bit sideways; not sure why.

Not sure what got into me, but I really worked to get this done in a week. No compelling reason, other than to mark it off my so called list.

So, now I'm not feeling very ambitious about knitting right now.

Something I did a few weeks ago was to work through my stash, and bag up a number of projects. I set aside yarn and sweaters for two more "boy" sweaters. I think I'll rely on Dale of Norway to provide the pattern inspiration, rather than designing my own this time.

I do have a scarf on the needles, and Fern in the basket, so no need to start on anything new quite yet.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

She looks so much nicer with buttons and her ends tucked in, don't you think?

I'm moving quickly on the next little boy sweater. This is for my daughter's geometry teacher. How do you like the 3-D cubes in the pattern? Just knit purl, but seems cool for a geometry teacher. I"m hoping to finish this week.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Almost done with some projects. This scarf just needs to have the ends worked in, then it's off to my friend Kathy in Seattle. She saw one like it that was being gifted, and put in an order. I'm a sucker for people admiring my work, so she gets a scarf.
When my daughter was a toddler, and I was travelling to Seattle a lot, she wanted to know who Addle was, since I visited this person so often.
A baby sweater to go to Atlanta. I finished the blue linen stitch one, and gave it away before taking a picture. The only way it will get documented here is if dad puts it on baby, and snap a picture.
I did a baby count, and came up with EIGHT. I guess I missed one, and I learned that another was landing last week. So, with this one, that's four down, and another four to go.
And another scarf for Carol in New Jersey. Carol helps me with a lot of projects, and New Jersey is nasty in the winter, so I hope she enjoys it.
Poor Fern. With Holiday Gifting scarfs, and baby sweaters, she is sad, and packed away in a zip lock. I keep thinking this week I'll do an eight row repeat, but it hasn't happened for a few weeks now. Maybe this week?

Monday, November 05, 2007

Well, the blog was slammed by some spam comment generator over the weekend. I thought I was suddenly popular. Silly me, I hardly get comments here, why should that change? I deleted the stupid stuff, and have added the little box with the funny letters to prevent the spam engines from tagging without effort.

I've been working on baby sweaters the past week. They've been showing up, and I intended to get them taken care of by the end of the year. I counted the babies I felt commited to make a sweater for, and the number was six.


These mitered jackets are for a set of twins that were born almost a year ago. They were premature, but now doing fine. My husband asked me to make these for his friend at work. This is the first time he has asked me to knit something for someone. They will get these baby surprise jackets as soon as I get the buttons.

Two newborns at the Atlanta Office, a boy and a girl. I've got the sleeves and edgings for this little blue jacket left to do. I'm using the last of the "Mothers Day" yarn binge and some very light blue e-bay yarn in a slip stitch pattern for the bottom of the body. This is a close up of the slip stitch pattern.
I'll do just the mohair mix for the top and arms. The edgings will be garter stitch in the light blue like the hem. Should be done soon as well.
The next will be for the girl. I go to Atlanta next week, so I hope I can get them both done and ready to give away for that trip.