Monday, November 07, 2005

Oh what a feeling!

Finishing is a wonderful thing... you finish one thing and you immediately want to finish another! So, I need to take some lessons at my LYS for seaming and such... it didn't go very well.
This is the completed sweater for my coworker's son...a future linebacker, we think!
Here are the buttons up close:
Project Specs:
Pattern: child's placket sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Cotton Ease in Cherry and Blueberry
Needles: US5
Size: Toddler size 2T
Hints/Thoughts: there are WAY too many errors in this pattern... I should have looked up more errata from this book. I would make this again, but perhaps as a top-down raglan... the addition of the sleeves to the body was awkward and I didn't like the method of grafting the underams. Overall a C.

Next up, my boss's future daughter's sweater:
Here is my first attempt at Fair Isle on my own! (yikes was I scared... tinked back at least 20 times)
and here is the ruffle:
Project Specs:
Pattern: child's sweater from the Knitter's Bible (fair isle was my own design)
Yarn: Clarkheaton 8 ply (2 balls of purple, one of pink)- total of 300 yards
Size: 6-12 mos
Needle: US 5
A very versatile pattern, could easily be sized up or down. The edging was a great addition and I am glad I decided to keep this aspect of the pattern. The original pattern is a great mix of decreases, intarsia and finishing techniques. I am going to use this template pattern again for a boy's sweater, using an intarsia football and 2X2 ribbing where the ruffle is located. Overall, a B+.

And the quilt to go with the sweater! (yeah, this kiddo's spoiled already)
This is a simple "quilter's cheating quilt", 16 squares total. Each square is a sndwich of purple flannel, cotton batting, and print flannel. The flannel pieces are cut 8 inches square, the batting, 7 inches square. You quilt the sandwich together and then sew the squares into strips. Attach the strips to one another, leaving the edges exposed on one side. Then you cut small notches into the seams and toss into the dryer to fluff. Presto! baby quilt. Very little finishing.

The third project I was supposed to finish? My bro's scarf? Well, 4 hours of tv and I am halfway there. Understand, this is a scarf in 3X1 ribbing on size US7 needles...not exactly quick. I did pick up more yarn for PC's sweater... I cast on and started the ribbing. Hopefully, this holds gauge better.

More finished projects this week!
Happy Knitting Monday!
:) Mini


  1. Good for you, your finished projects look great!

  2. You have been BUSY!
    I love the little girl sweater. Did you knit it in the round?