Monday, January 19, 2009

FO Monday

I'm so totally super excited for tomorrow. I was actually thinking of keeping the Boy home from school so he could watch the inauguration with me, but I figure they'll probably so something at school for it (I hope) and he's already listened to (part) of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech with me today, I've bored the pants off of him already. Enough with the history mom, let me play the wii.

I have a couple of finished objects to show off, first up, Bella's Mittens:

These are so quick and warm and yummy. My only complaint is they're hard to get on and off (I need to take off my entire coat). I have started just putting them on after my coat and rolling them up. I used Misti Alpaca Chunky because I already had one skein of it, so I only needed to buy one more.

Second up, I've joined the Ravelry group A Year in A Blanket (Ravelry link) and I'm making my first afghan/throw. The idea is you knit a square a month for 12 months. I'm doing log cabin squares in Noro Kureyon. The first square went so fast and was really fun. I'm looking forward to February (although I may cheat and start my Feb. square early).

The last FO is one that I'm really happy with. I've been wanting to make this forever, and asked for the yarn for Christmas. This was the first thing I cast on for in '09.

(I love this picture - the Girl and Ben at story time)

Pattern: Child's Cable Jumper by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, Color 205, 4.5 skeins
Size: 4 T
Mods: Started the largest size and quickly determined that it would be waaaaaay too big, ripped and cast on for the next smaller size, but used the length for the largest size. I have a tall, skinny girl.
Started: January 1
Finished: January 11

Happy Happy New Year!


Blogger Gigi said...

Such pretty projects! Love all the color. =-)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Nichole said...

Love the "glam" gloves... and the girls jumper is gorgeous!

2:14 PM  
Blogger SleepyEyes said...

I know...I was so excited yesterday, too! I got to watch some of the speech from Y&F, which was cool.

I LOVE all of your new projects - especially the dress - the DRESS!! Awesome.

Love the pic of the Girl and Ben...too bad we didn't have one with her hand on his leg, that was so cute!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Marion said...

That dress is wonderful, so colorful. I'm drooling over the afghan square. I love the color and the look of the knitted square.astruct

8:17 AM  

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