Saturday, September 22, 2012

Baby Hats

Sweet little baby hats sewn on a whim--a quick and fun project that got me into my neglected sewing room. But still, I have no motivation for sewing.

So, it's back to the knitting needles. (I started a pair of booties to match the finished baby cardigan which is waiting for its buttons).

If you have any extra sewing mojo, send some my way! :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Make Mine Strawberry (Cardigan)

Emily's sweater was finished several weeks ago, and I finally sewed on the buttons this week.  The cooler weather was just what I needed to motivate me to finish this project.

Yes, this princess of mine still loves kittens.  :)


The Pattern:  Make Mine Strawberry
The Yarn:  Liberty Wool by Classic Elite Yarn
Modifications:  I shortened the length.  And I'm glad I did.  However, my sweater came out wider than I like....perhaps it's because I used a thicker yarn (even though I did get gauge!) or because I knit too loosely.   Overall, I'm happy, happy, happy with this sweater; I will definitely make it again.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Acer Cardigan, All Buttoned Up

The buttons are on my Acer Cardigan!!!!  

I finished knitting the sweater over a month ago but finally sewed on the buttons yesterday--just in time to enter it in the county fair.  :)

This was my second adult size sweater to knit, and it was certainly a challenge.  I experienced a few "firsts" with this sweater:  my first time to knit cables and the first time to set in sweaters in a knitted garment.  

The challenge of this sweater was a good one, and I am more than happy with the results.  I'm delighted!


Look at those cables down the back!

More than likely I will not wear the cardigan fully buttoned up, but here's what it looks like.

 love, love, love

Monday, September 03, 2012

Yarn Stashing

A few posts back I said I don't have a yarn stash, and I had no plans to start a yarn stash.  I confess, my resolve has failed....  Let me introduce you to my new yarn:

 Knit Picks Shadow
100% Merino Wool
Lace Weight
Color: Forest Green Heather
Intended Project:  Rocio Cardigan

100% Merino Wool
Fingering Weight
Color: Pageantry Purple
Intended Project: Lafitte Shawl

Plymouth Yarn, Dreambaby
Acrylic Microfiber/Nylon (so soft, too!)
DK Weight
Color: 143 Green
Intended Project:
Paxton Baby Jacket 

Tofutsies (toe-foot-sies)
Superwash wool, soy, cotton, chitin (shrimp/crab shells)
Fingering Weight
Color: 856 TOEquoise
Intended Project:  Socks (someday)

Superwash Merino
Fingering Weight
Color: Pond Love
Intended Project: Socks (soon)

As you can probably guess, I have been knitting this summer and not sewing.  Now that our home school is starting back up,my knitting time will be lessened: I'm sure this yarn will keep me occupied for some time.