Friday, September 9, 2011

Ready for FO Friday

Will wonders never cease , but this is the second consecutive week that I have a FO to show !  It will probably never happen again . I'm so happy with this knit . The yarn , Zara  an extra fine merino , is absolute delight to work with  .  I learned more about sweater construction and design just from the little things like how the increases in the collar gave a much better fit and more finished look to the cardigan . My mattress stitch skills are improving with practice . It is a simple , classic design which I know that I'll knit again . I've already bought more of this yarn in a gorgeous blue to knit one for my grandson Mason .

In the mean time there's a hat to go with this cardi in the works , Mike's socks and a newly cast on vest for Mason . So many projects so little time ...

PS - There's a whole lot more FO over at Tamis Amis .
Have a wonderful weekend !

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What's going on ...WIP Wednesday

Wednesday already and time once again for Tami's WIP Wednesday show and tell . Wow , a week goes by quickly . Head on over to Tami's to check out what others are working on . You'll be inspired .

Eli's cardi is soooo close to being finished . I just didn't have the energy last night , this cold is wearing me out . This morning I put in a good effort , but seriously , I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to finishing . I seamed and ripped a few times before I was satisfied . One sleeve left to do . Hopefully this will be ready for it's closeup for FO Friday .

Here's the current WIP , a pair of socks for DH Mike , who's been hinting  lately  that with the cool weather coming he 'd really love to have some new hand knit socks . He even pointed out the yarn that he thought I should use . What's a knitter to do , but cast on .  I really should knit more socks for him , but  man size socks are so big and I have a short attention span . These will keep him happy for a bit  ;-) .

Till next time have a good rest of the day !

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Eli's sweater & a houseguest .

It's been a busy week what with one thing and another , but then that's nothing new .You'd think I was working for heaven's sake ! Thanks to the trifecta of rainy weather , US Open tennis and a really cr***y head cold , a good deal of progress has been made on my little red cardi for Eli . The knitting was pretty much done last week and then the procrastination began for the finishing . I really , really  hate this last part , mostly because I think I suck at it , to put it not so nicely . Though I think I'm becoming better at it with more practice . Left to do here is the collar and seaming the sides and sleeves . Then another search for buttons . With a bit of determination it should be finished any time now .

Last Wednesday we received an unexpected house guest . This little poochie needed a home while his owner is recuperating from a fall that ended up with her breaking a both arms . She's a senior who lives alone , and obviously can't manage to care for herself with both arms in a cast . It was going to cost her a fortune to board him , so Mike and I offered to take him for the duration . He's a really sweet little guy who gets along really well with our Bingo . The cats , however , are still giving us the stink eye . They were not happy campers when he arrived and avoid him as much as possible . Not hard to do when you sleep most of the day ...

That's it for today , be back next time with what's new on the needles . Have a good rest of the day ...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Yipeee, finished objects !

This week I'm passing GO or WIP Wednesday and going directly to Finished Object Friday .  The first of the finished knits is the baby cardi that was in need of some buttons . Imagine  , after much second guessing I went with these truly unoriginal buttons . Better safe than sorry . It was gifted , well received , tried on , and it FITS ! Stella should be able to get a few months wear out of it this winter .

Next up is this crocheted baby hat . I needed a little something extra for Stella's christening and found this sweet little hat on ravelry . It was really quick and easy , though I did have a few issues with the flower . I 'm more of a knitter than a crocheter so it took a bit of work for me to 'get' it . All in all I'm pretty happy with it .

Last but not least.... finished socks ! These are another pair of socks for  the Warm Hands Network . The deadline for the next shipment up north is the end of September , so I could possibly get at least one more item done before I have to send everything on . Better get knitting !

For more finished objects head on over to Tami's  blog .Have a good weekend !