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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Finally - Some finished stuff

Spring is finally here and boy is the weather nice this weekend. I finally got around to posting some pictures of some of my lately finshed items.

This is the sweater I made for Lilee from the Spring 2005 Issue of Interweave Knits. I very rarely make anything in the colors that patterns show, but this pattern caought my attention and I loved the colors. I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, expensive I know, but her Mom is good about hand washing stuff and it is soooooo soft.

It was fun and came out lovely. Lilee like it but for some reason I was unable to get a pic of her smiling. I am currently working on a princess dress for her from the book Adorable Knits for Tots as well as the pink kinda lacy sweater. I love knitting for her because since she is small they don't take much yarn and she always gets excited when i tell her I made her something. I can't wait until she is big enough to teach to knit.

These are Opa's socks made with Socks that Rock! My new absolutely favorite sock yarn( I can't remember the name of this colorway, nor can I find the band, Sorry). I did these toe up on two circs. It is a dream to knit with. It is close to Kogiu, but a bit thicker and not spun so quite so hard/tight (if you know what I mean) and the colors are delightful. I will be making many more pairs of socks with this I imagine. I thought color way might be too girly for Michael with all the pinks and purples, but he likes them. I did a slip stitch pattern from the bottom of the heel to the top of the heel, which i learned from the Queen Kahuna's Book. If you have any interest in learning to do socks on two circs toe up or down, I highly reccomend this book. It has revolutionized the way I do socks. I don't know if you can tell, but there are no holes in the gussest, and you don't have to pickup stitches while doing the heel either. Anyway I love this sock yarn!

Next is the mysterious missing shawl, I know I made it. Here is the photo to prove it, but it is no where to be found. I made it last summer for my best friend for her christmas gift. I even found a beautiful brooch to go with it. But to date I still have not found this shawl.....

I have made other socks and a couple of things for Lilee that I need to photograph. But this seems like a good start.

I hope everyone is enjoying spring......FINALLY!

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful child in a gorgeous sweater! Really neat socks, too. Your handspun combinations would make some lovely stripey or patterned (like slip-stitch patterns) scarves - very inspirational!
    Visiting from the Spindlers' list,
    -meg

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  2. That sweater is so beautiful! And in DB Cashmerino... heavenly. What a lucky granddaughter.

    I happened on your blog via the Knitters Tea Swap page.

    Happy knitting!

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