Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yarn Along--mission accomplished!

I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along over at Small Things, and this week's "finished project" is a wee bit of a cheat, as the buttons aren't actually sewn on yet, but I ran out of time for the shot.  Adrian's birthday isn't until the 5th of February anyway.  The choice of buttons, which I found on Etsy, was inspired by our family's   slight obsession with The Lord of the Rings (the book and the movies).  I really was looking for some sort of celtic/horse design that would be reminiscent of  Rohan, but came up with nothing of that type (but for a $63 antique collector's item!).  So these will have to do, and I am very happy with them.  The plain, brown sweater needed something a little flashy.



I actually am reading The Fellowship of the Ring right now.  I haven't read it since high school, and I am borrowing Una's well-thumbed copy (um, Una, what happened to pages 85-86...?).  It is slow going, as I knit more than read in bed, generally.

My next project is something little and hopefully quick:  a slouchy hat for Una.  I have a long queue of sweaters I want to knit, but I need to do a few quick projects after doing 6 sweaters in 8 months.


I hope to get a look at what everyone else is doing later today...

12 comments:

  1. Oh those buttons are fantastic!! And I love the colour of the yarn for the hat. LOTR fans here too! ;)

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  2. Oh! I like the hat pattern that you are working on now! Lately, I've been obsessed with hats. Beautiful work! All the best ~ Corey

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  3. The buttons are wonderful! They look great on the sweater.

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  4. Lovely! I love the buttons - even though the $63 were extraordinary!

    Love LOTR! We're slightly obsessed here, too. Love the sweater.

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  5. Your sweater looks so very nice and I think the buttons are just right.
    I just printed out the same patten hat to cast on for my daugher, now if I could just decide on a yarn!

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  6. Those buttons are fantastic (and if they're not quite LOTR enough, you could consider them Smaug from the Hobbit! It's close at least)

    Love the yarn for your hat :)

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  7. Beautiful sweater and I love the rich brown with the silver buttons!

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  8. You're right. Those button do make the sweater. Great job!

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  9. The sweeter looks great and I just love the buttons! I haven't read the LOR books, oh Lord, more than 14 years. And I really like the look of that hat your getting ready to do.

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  10. Okay, first - SIX sweaters in 8 months?! Wow! Second, another big WOW over those buttons. Just spectacular, and perfectly combined with the quiet warmth of the sweater. Third, I have a Tolkien novel of the same vintage (and condition). Finally, AWESOME yarn you're using in the slouch hat, which I'm ALSO loving.

    You know what? Yarn Along is FAB!

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  11. I saw the buttons but didnt take a second look until I read your post. They are really nice! They go perfectly with the sweater and cheers to finished projects, even if the buttons were not really on lol.

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  12. beautiful nadja! the sweater turned out so nice, and the buttons are a great choice. i can't believe someone was asking that much for some buttons! they must have been really special!

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