Saturday, November 3, 2007

One Baby Sweater done...

I've been making progress on my long list of baby gifts and recently learned that two more friends are expecting so the list is growing!!

The silver lining of a bad cold/flu this past week is that I got significantly more knitting time in that I normally would... completed this Placket-Neck Pullover (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) and have some seaming and ribbing left on another baby cardigan.

I used Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere - wonderfully soft, but I had challenges with ladders from the dpns. Wool is so much more forgiving! But it's soft, and I used just a bit over 2 balls so it has good yardage.

Now hopefully I'll get to knit for a couple of girls...

Happy Knitting!
- JavaNut

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A wonderfully busy weekend

I spent last weekend with 3 friends outside of London, Ontario at a glorious house in the woods... it was the most relaxing weekend I've had in a while - good friends, good food, good wine, a great day at a spa. And plenty of knitting time.

I made the Everlasting Bagstopper from (using KnitPicks' CotLin) but instead of sewing ribbon handles on, I made I-Cord handles. It was a very easy knit, but because the pattern 'shifts' the handles aren't aligned very well when the bag is empty. This will be great for produce from the Farmer's Market! It was originally for a swap partner, but I think will be a stocking stuffer instead...

And for one of the many baby boys soon-to-be-born, I've got most of a cardigan done (from Erika Knight cherished babies book).

AND I also completed a scarf - it's blocking and still damp but will be mailed back to our 'host' for the weekend as soon as it dries!

Happy Knitting
- JavaNut