Thursday, February 25, 2010

Slow Current Projects

All my projects as of late are coming along slowly because we are selling our house. We have so much work to do to get it ready to sell. You know curb appeal and all that jazz. In fact I am only blogging now because my paint is almost dry, but not quite and I need to do another coat. So here are the beginnings of what I am doing.

This first one is the Airy Wrap-around cardigan from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. I am not sure that I am happy with my yarn choice or maybe I am just knitting too loose, my gauge was correct though. The yarn is Naturally Caron Spa Sea Spray, bamboo/acrylic. It is really soft and I love the color! I want to paint my master bath this color in my new house.

I have been wanting to make this cute napsack since I was pregnant with Zac (before I knew he was Zac, of course). Now that I have a little girl who likes to carry around purses and backpacks filled with all sorts of little girly things I get to make it finally.

I started out by picking Shine Sport from Next time I will order a color card, I like the colors I picked I just think I may have picked a few different colors because they always look different in person than online. Knit picks is awesome though, probably my favorite yarn!
The next step I took was to print out my pattern and chart. I colored the chart so I could follow it with a glance. As you may be able to tell the green is not colored, that is because I had to wait for my greens(I couldn't decide which green was better, I needed to see it in person) as one was not available when I started the project
Then I started knitting of course because I knit at night while watching t.v. with my honey I promptly made a mistake and the worst was I didn't notice it for a couple of rows, there is a little green stitch where there should only be orange. Time to rip out and pick up the right stitch...
This was hard, but I have to admit went quite smoothly and in the finished piece you can't even tell.

So here is the first piece to the Cheesecake Napsack from Pipsqeaks by Kim Hargreaves. Hopefully I will finish all my selling my house preparations so I can finish the cute project.

Monday, February 08, 2010

This vest took too long for just a vest! It is done though and for the most part I am happy with it. Here are some pics. Some of these are ridiculous! I had to take them myself because I finished it in the wee hours of the morning and my shirt doesn't match cuz it was all I had clean(it's laundry day today).

This last pic is probably the best. Now I will be moving on to knitting in fibers other than wool!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Oldest Kid Sweater

Here it is Max's sweater finally! He is excited if you can't tell.

Most people are mad that the ground hog saw his shadow, but that just means that my really late Christmas presents to my husband and kids can get worn for six more weeks.

Source: Pipsqueaks by Kim Hargreaves
Pattern: Harry
Size: 9-10years
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes worsted blue ink

The sweater seems to fit him, but it also fits me. Either he is getting really old or the pattern size was misleading.

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