Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yarn Along--going like gangbusters

I am joining Ginny today for her weekly Yarn Along, and I am so excited to finally have something finished to show!  


Isn't it lovely?  It is Gemma's, and I can't wait to put her into it.  I needle felted the mushrooms and painted the wooden buttons, and I think that in the spring when I knit myself a cardigan, it will be the adult version of this one.  My Ravelry notes are here.


And here is Una's Sweet Peasy.  I still need to find the perfect buttons.  I am thinking shell buttons.  It actually looks much better and has a nicer shape on Una, who had to try it on (no secret sweaters for Christmas--the kids all know what they are getting sweater-wise!)

I have also ripped back the first sleeve of the sweater I made for Gabe, thought would be too small, decided to make for Adrian, but Adrian found it scratchy so I tried it on Gabe and found it would fit if I lengthened the sleeves.  Did you follow that?  Good, because, it is a lot more confusing in print that it is when I explain it verbally for some reason!

And I need to cast on my last Christmas sweater, a Henley in brown, very soft Swish wool from Knit Picks. Of all my brown-eyed children, Adrian's eyes are the richest sable brown.  I think it will suit him well.

Reading...well, with all this knitting, I am not doing much reading!  I am finishing up the last few chapters of The Shadow of the Bear, which Una is quite in love with and which I find a very good yarn, if not a literary masterpiece.  It is interesting enough to keep me reading in the evening when usually my eyes close in about 15 minutes after climbing into bed.

I look forward to seeing what you have been knitting and reading, too!

17 comments:

  1. what really beautiful projects - your girls will look wonderful in them.

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  2. Both sweaters are just lovely!

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  3. Nice cardigans! And good job getting those Christmas projects done early.

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  4. They are both gorgeous!! I've read many of Regina Doman's books!

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  5. Beautiful cardigans! I love the little mushrooms. :-)

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  6. I just went to Ravelry and saw the buttons! SO CUTE!!

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  7. So gorgeous!!! Love all the mushrooms - they look so perfect on the cocoa sweater. And I can already picture Una in the lovely cranberry (plum?). How do you really wait until Christmas?!

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  8. I am impressed with your needle felting!!! Awesome! Your cardigans are beautiful and you do such lovely work.

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  9. Beautiful, my friend! I hope you are having a good week! +JMJ+

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  10. Happy One Year Anniversary!
    I can't believe how many contributors there are now! I simply don't have time to read them all - but I like to pop in and see what progress you've made. Beautiful!!
    I've been knitting too, it's just that posting about it takes up too much of my morning time.
    Have a great week!

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  11. Wow, that first sweater is my favorite! I love toadstools and you put them on the perfect sweater. Very lucky girls to have such sweet sweaters.

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  12. The sweaters are gorgeous, and the book should be on my doorstep tomorrow!

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  13. I love both sweaters so much! I have been thinking I might like that wool of the andes tweed, and now that i see it on your sweater I know that I do indeed like it very much.

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  14. these are absolutly gorgeous. your knitting and needle felting and oh those buttons. i would love to buy some wee toadstool buttons handpainted by you. would you ever consider putting some in your etsy shop?

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  15. Gorgeous sweaters. And yoou hnpainted those buttons - you are a super talented mama.
    xx

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  16. Those sweaters are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. The little mushroom really makes that sweater. Both are beautiful.

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