Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time Flies

Where does the time go?

It seems that we were finishing up summer and preparing for our vacation, now it's a full schedule of school, holiday preparations, and family activities.

It looks like my blog needs to be updated! Blog time of late has been limited and I haven't really been keeping you posted on my latest projects. I have been knitting, although it's a lot of stopping and starting, but I did manage to finish one project and well on my way to getting two more done.

Country Sweater Jacket
My first sweater, which was started about two years ago, is almost complete. I loved the pattern when I first saw it and thought why not try it. Ok, maybe a bit ambitious for my first sweater, but I did learn quite few new techniques, button holes, sleeves, pockets, collars, seaming. I am not quite finished, a little bit of seaming left, weaving in the rest of the ends, and sew on the buttons. I will wash it and block it before I consider it complete.

The Fly Away Jacket that Flew the Coop
I had my fly away jacket seamed and had already started crocheting the edging, but I just wasn't lovin' it. And my DH keep saying it look like something that was left over from the 70's era. I decided to completely frog it. It now is a very happy reader's wrap based on this pattern and this one, just no pockets. Seed Stitch edging around the Stockinette Stitching. It's soft, cuddly, and very, very toasty.

I will do my best to get the photo albums updated, and keep you posted on what else I have on my needles, a baby surprise jacket and a skirt knit in the round. I am also casting on a new sweater project, can I finish it before the holidays?

Until the next post, happy knitting!


Marcia said...

Nice work! Sweaters totally intimidate me. I love that wrap. I think I need to make myself something like that. :)

Sandi said...

Thank you, the Big Baby Yarn from Muench is so soft and warm, will be great for those days when it's cold outside! Sandi