Monday, January 21, 2008

A sweater for the Boy

After taking three months to knit the Cobblestone Pullover, I wanted a smaller, quicker project. I decided to knit a pullover for the boy. This was a case where I decided on the yarn before the pattern and because of this, had a hard time finding the right pattern. Instead, I decided for the first time to wing it. I consulted him on style, and together we decided on a fitted v neck with raglan sleeves. He also wanted a flaming skull on the front, which may be added in duplicate stitch.

Dig those spider-man jammies!

Pattern: My own
Yarn: Moda Dea Bamboo Wool, Heather Grey - 4 skeins
Started: Friday, January 11
Finished: Sunday, January 20

Friday, January 11, 2008

Finally an FO Friday! (now with twice the FOs!)

Well, I'm very very excited to announce that I have finished my first Man-Sized Sweater for my man. He really likes it. I'm so glad because if he didn't after all the boring garter and stockinette, I may have cried. We had to toss it in the dryer for a few minutes to shrink it down a bit, since I had a hard time blocking it to size. Please forgive the awful photo, I wanted a picture before he went to work, and it is such a gloomy, rainy day today.

Pattern: Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood, Interweave Knits Fall 2007
Yarn: Cascade 220, color 8012, almost 7 skeins
Started: November 24, 2007
Finished: January 9, 2008

All in all, I really like this sweater, and I'm glad I stuck with it. I didn't totally enjoy the knitting, but I'm glad I knitted it.

More photos:


The second FO was much, much quicker. A new Pirate Hat for the boy (that matches his coat).

This came out a bit bigger than the last, but he LOVES it. Can't ya tell?

Pattern: Skull Hat, by Gina
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic, blue and orange
Started: January 6, 2008
Finished: January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy '08

I had a really great Christmas break, and I hope all of you did too. I got some knitting done, but not as much as I thought I would, what with parties and family and friends to spend time with. I'm plugging away on the man sized sweater, and hope to finish it in this month. The man sized man looks at it over the weekend and says to me, "will that be ready next week?". Yeah, I wanted to choke the living shit out of him too.

What I did finish:

A Tychus hat for the boy.

He still prefers the pirate hat. I can't get him to wear anything else. I may need to knit another so I can wash it.

Another Amanda hat for myself. I can't help but knit this hat. It is so quick, cute and fun. Watch Gina's blog for an along.

I finished a pair of socks for the boy. I had knit the first way back in August. I had forgotten about this until recently, then banged out another to complete the set. I don't have a photo, but they look like socks.

Goodbye 2007!