Thursday, January 24, 2008

Knitting Projects

I finished some knitting projects for the kids, but it's taken awhile to get pictures. For me to have the camera handy (with charged batteries), and for them to appear wearing what I made for them requires the planets to line up just so.

Here's Allie wearing the sweater I began for her last January, and which I finished last fall. I blogged about beginning this project here. The pattern is "A Cardigan for Arwen" from the Winter 2006 issues of Interweave Knits. The yarn is Knit Picks "Wool of the Andes" in the iron ore color.
When I finished the sweater, I knitted Alex a vest from this old pattern book. He's a conservative dresser, and these 1967 patterns are classics.
I love using vintage patterns and generally putting vintage materials to use.

This picture of Alex in the vest is blurry, but he was smiling, so I couldn't resist. The vest is knit from Knit Picks "Telemark," in charcoal heather.
Here's a better shot of the sweater, and a serious shot of the boy.


Debra Spincic said...

I miss sweaters! but this week I actually am wearing one and enjoying it so much. Your kids are so cute! Luckily you that they will wear something mom makes.

Rian said...

Wow! Cool stuff! I am always in such awe ("we're not worthy") of people who can knit and crochet.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Is there no end to your talent? One of these years I've got to learn to knit! Beautiful.

Finn said...

Great knitting Barb! I love both of them, espcially like the '67 model(sweater) and slighly newer model guy *VBS*
What fun that you got to hear Bill Clinton speak. It's a shame more of us in the boondocks don't get equal opportunity since we have no metro size airports nearby. Big hugs, Finn

Deb H said...

They're beautiful, (both the sweaters & the kids). I haven't tried to knit since 4th grade. I tried to knit a scarf & it turned into a very tight headband!

I could crochet a house though!

Catherine Arnold said...

Barbara, I love the pattern to Ali's sweater. The color is so rich--she must be thrilled with it. I wonder if I'll ever finish Megan's sweater? What fun to have heard Bill. I'm wondering what your kids thought--I'm looking forward to catching up again!
Love, Catherine