Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shorter days

With less and less brilliant leaves clinging to their branches it's hight time to get into winter knitting.
My daughter told me I have to stop knitting things she likes if I want to keep them for myself.  Does that mean that I am destined to end up only with ugly knits?? Doesn't seem right. 
This hat counts towards the Mad Halloween Dash, even if I will never reach that finish line.  Knit from handspun merino, it's really soft and cozy!  46 grams' worth subtracted from 2824g leaves me with 2778 g to go.  I did forget to weigh the hat and thrum mitt set I made for a friend's birthday, so that and a pair of socks would bring that total down, as well as the wool long johns I'm working on for myself, although it will be a while yet before they are done (I'm about mid-thigh on both legs).

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

It Fits!

You'll have to pardon the blurry picture, but here is Rylie in his birthday sweater.  A bit of room to grow, too, which is more than I can say for the sweater that a certain other grandmother knit for him, but hey, it's not like I'm competitive or anything!  See that smile?  He likes it!  A lot!  Which makes me deliriously happy.

Finished Object

Yay!  It's finally done.  Granted, it was finished being knitted a long time ago, but I just got around to sewing in the ends today.  Then it went for a good wash pre-blocking.  Not one, but two four-legged supervisors made sure I was doing it right!  Ta-da!
I think Knit-Wit was pointing out an edge I may have missed pinning.  Sheesh!
Two on guard duty.  Actually, I booted them right out of the room in case they got inspired to start removing the pins.
The pattern was a modified one from here:  I honestly don't remember where the lace edging came from.  Perhaps a free pattern from Knitting Daily?  Regardless, it was super easy.
So, although I am not counting this toward my 4000g of the Mad Halloween Dash, I am counting it as one of several projects I wanted to get completely finished before Halloween.  Another is my white Aran cardigan that needs sleeves; unfortunately I misplaced that pattern booklet but I have hope that it won't take me another 20 years to find it.  Yes, friends and other strangers, that is in fact how long that cardigan has held UFO status.  Sad but true.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Felines

Talk about creature comfort.