Friday, January 22, 2010

2009 in review

I am a bit late on this one... but last night I was looking through my projects on Ravelry and trying to organize them a bit. It was fun to remember what had kept my hands and mind busy through the year. To reflect upon all that I had created.

6 miniature stockings
5 sweaters for me!
5 pieces of fruit :o)
2.5 pairs of socks
3 baby sweaters (two are not pictured)
2 baby hats, one pair of booties
1 adult hat
1 toddler hat

I hope that 2010 brings me as many successful projects!

I wanted to thank all of you who have reached out to me since reading my interview in Natural Stitches Newsletter. It was such a fun opportunity, and I appreciate the feedback!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2010!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fireside, Finished... almost

Hello, and a belated happy new year to you all! Due to some technical problems, paired with some lost of interest in my current project as well as distraction with loads of baking I have been neglecting my blog. However, I have a finished project. Almost.

It is my Fireside Cardi [Rav] which I have been working on since September!!! No wonder it was hard to finish. While it was a consuming project with all of the cables along the way slowing me down, I am so glad I kept on knitting. I love this sweater! It is warm, and cozy, and I think looks great on. Well take a look for yourself...
I knit the smallest size with some modifications. Like usual I added some obscene ammount of length to the arms and body of the sweater to fit my tall frame.
Across the back, I didn't merge the cables together as the pattern suggested for the smallest size. Instead I added some additional stitches and kept the two center cables 2 stitches apart before the increases started.
You may notice there are no photos of the sweater buttoned. Well, that brings me to the almost part of it being finished. I want some buttons, but decided to wait to put button holes in until after I was finished. I am leaning towards afterthought buttonholes of some kind, but have not ruled out an i-cord trim to also act as the buttonband. I also need to find buttons!