Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's A Happy Day!

...for Hubby that is! He finally got his long awaited sweater, and boy was he happy! (Men are so easily satisfied)

I'm so relieved it fit him. This was the first men's sweater I've knit, and it seemed to be huge. The sleeves just went on and on forever! The weather has cooled down a bit the last 3 days, and he's been wearing it every day. The yarn I used was Knit Picks Swish, which I don't think I'll use again. It's very soft, but it looks like it's gonna pill a lot, even on 4.25mm needles I used. The pattern is roughly followed from the Baseball sweater from Knitty.
I also started a Shetland Triangle shawl, inspired by the gorgeous one Tammy recently made.
I'm using Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, which is so yummy!
I think I've gone into nesting mode. I find myself cleaning things I've never cleaned before! Only 7 more weeks!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Vine Lace Vest

My mom saw Grace's bolero, and asked for the exact same sweater. She liked how it was something little to warm her shoulders. I didn't think a short little bolero would look very good on her, so I chose something a little more grown-up:

Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, lake, 2.5 balls
Needles: 4mm and 5mm
This pattern was so quick to finish. And the more I knit with Cotton-Ease, the more I love it! It is so soft and squishy! There is no shaping (this sweater is just one big rectangle with an opening at the front) but it still fits quite nicely. I tried modeling it, but my big belly just looked ridiculous. Maybe I can get some shots of my mom.
Hubby's extra ball of yarn came today, so his sweater will be done next!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Poor Hubby has been patiently waiting for his Transformers sweater. A few inches from the end, I ran out of yarn:

I found a single ball for sale on Ravelry, so he's gonna have to wait just a little longer! Hopefully the weather will still be cool enough for him to wear a wool sweater.
Grace got a new doll, which she named Sweet Petunia:

She's named after a character from Veggie Tales. The pattern from Owlishy is really well written. Yarn is Bernat Satin, and I used a 5mm hook. Lots of embroidery, but it was worth it.

And lastly, I forgot to show these little flip-top mitts I knit for Grace a while ago:
Yarn: Regia sock, 1 ball
Needles: 3mm
Pattern: basic mitten construction

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Hello Everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while! To be honest, I've been seriously thinking about ending this blog. I haven't been feeling very motivated to keep it up. My husband, of all people, doesn't want me to stop, so I'll still be popping in every once in a while.

A lot has happened since the last post. My baby girl turned 5!

Easter toys were knitted:

Pattern: Fuzzy Mitten Lamb
Yarn: mystery mohair and Bernat Satin

Pattern: Which Came First from Mochimochi Land
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Wool

Baby vest completed:

Pattern: Vest from Essential Baby by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Patons Grace, 2 balls
Needles: 4mm

Hubby's Transformers sweater is almost done, 2 new sweaters and a cowl have been started, and I've purchased a load of new patterns. The problem is, not much knitting is being done. My usual knitting time in the evenings has been replace with an early bedtime. Everything aches right now, and even sitting on the couch knitting is not very comfy. I've also been trying to give the kids more quality time, since I know they'll be neglected once Baby #3 arrives. I have only 10 more weeks to go...I'm so excited, but so not ready! But like Hubby says, "That's okay! It's not like we were ready for the first two!".