Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Mom wants to see this shawl

Ok mom, I finished my shawl, it is so yummy and warm.  It has not been that cold here yet but it will be so comforting when the wind blows and the temperature drops!!!  I love the way it looks.  Very happy with the final product.


The Miracle of Blocking


This sweater has been folded in my room for months, finished, but not FINISHED,  that is, I knitted the entire thing, but I couldn't find the perfect buttons, and I copied it from a sweater that my friend had so there were no written instructions.  All those fine finishing techniques that patterns have at the end were not written out for me.  Finally, at the Rhinebeck sheep and wool Festival, I found these horn buttons.  I grabbed them immediately, I loved them right away.  So the work on this sweater was resurrected.  I finished the buttonholes and added the buttons.  Coincidentally, I bought some foam blocks that industrial shops put on their floors to prevent accidents and use them for blocking.  I am now an avid proponent of blocking.  I never spent much time or effort in blocking but i have found that this is the secret ingredient to the finishing touches.  I also invested in a floor stand steamer.  This is really a project that requires some time and space but the results are worth all of that.  So here is the sweater in it's glory. I am happy with it, I wore it to work and everyone loved it.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Oooohhh... I love this!




The longer I work on this the better I like it. It really should be finished by now but my bosses at work have been harassing me so I have not had time to knit even though it would be very soothing in this time of great stress!! Maybe by the end of this weekend I will be able to model this. I will post a new picture when I make more progress!




Meanwhile, I am sending this preemie cap and baby blanket to my daughter-in-law-to-be's sister who had a premature baby. His name is Caden and we have been holding our breath watching him struggle along. He is doing well now.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yummy



Ooooh I just love this yarn. It is working up so beautifully into a luscious wrap. I am working on this during my classes at the school in Port Washington and in Manhasset. I enjoy the classes, they are filled with wonderful ladies who are all doing wonderful work. We all enjoy knitting and talking and seeing the progress everyone is making on their projects.


This is a picture of the yarn I am using, I am just combining random skeins of the same yarn and I am thrilled with the result!