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Katie’s sweater is finished! You might remember the one I made her last year. I just realized that I finished that one almost exactly a year ago… totally unplanned. Anyway, that sweater was worn and loved (almost to death) and now it is too small. Hopefully this one will be loved just as much. (And it’s knit seamlessly from the top down, so I can lengthen it if need be.) Sorry for the “blah” photo. I would get her to model it but since it’s a Christmas present that’ll have to wait.
The pattern is “Children’s Neck Down Pullover #9730” from Knitting Pure and Simple. The yarn is Plymouth Encore Colorspun (worsted weight). I really enjoyed using this yarn. For a wool/acrylic blend, it is remarkably un-scratchy and soft. The colors are really pretty, too. And, of course, it is machine washable. (very necessary for Katie)
Well, I’m almost ready anyway. Almost as in a little more than halfway done knitting the three billion things I promised people this year. (I’m such a dummy.) The point is, I finished another Christmas gift! It’s a great feeling to be getting these things done so early. I would post a picture and more details but the recipient sometimes reads this blog. Here is the ravelry link (she won’t be able to see that).
10 gifts down, 9 to go…
As the title says, my camera is indeed broken. This is very unfortunate because I have so much to show you all. (well, not SO much, but something, anyway…)
I finished the little, pink kimono I was making out of Berroco Comfort and I made a little hat and a pair of booties out of the leftover yarn. The cuteness of it all is almost unbearable. I keep looking at the little set all laid out on the couch and making squeaky noises. I just need to rip and re-knit the little pants I was working on and then the “coming home” outfit will be complete. I wish I had realized that the pants needed to be ripped before I was 70% finished with them…
I also have a LOT of wip’s, as you can see from my ravelry notebook. However, since I’m currently unable to photograph them, I’ll just let you guys take a look on ravelry if you are so inclined. Now, it’s time to get some coffee and open the windows so I can listen to the rain.
I finally finished the pinwheel baby blanket that I’ve been working on FOREVER. It got so huge near the end that I was having to pull and tug it around the cable. (ugh) It was so worth the trouble, though, because it is soo snuggly and warm and cute. It’s the perfect newborn size, too! I used Knit Picks’ Swish DK and a size 4 needle.
Sorry the light is sorta bad in this picture. I have yet to block it and take a proper photo.
I also finished some of my secret Christmas knitting. (ravelry link) The recipient doesn’t have ravelry (non-knitter *sigh*) so I feel safe including the link. I also finished two more Christmas stockings. (Yes, I’ve been knitting a lot more than I should. My homework suffers.)
There’s a ton of wip’s going on right now, too, but I don’t feel like blogging about all that right now. I do want to be better about updating this blog in the future, though.