Monday, September 01, 2008

A Working Labor Day

School started last week, so I'm again in the thick of it. I did get away for the first part of this long weekend, but now I'm back getting ready for the work week.

I do have a few knitty project to show for myself. These days I knit during my downtime. It's portable and I don't need the machine nor a box full of embellishments. I can also feel the seasons shift into fall, and wooly items are a staple of my wardrobe for about half the year.

I recently finished this sweater for myself in a KAL (knit-along) on Ravelry, the mega-super on-line knitting community. The pattern is called Mr Greenjeans and is available free from Knitty, the on-line knitting magazine. This pattern has absolutely no seaming, and the color will keep me alert on dark winter days.
I'm on a fingerless mitts knitting jag. This is a fast easy pattern that lets you use up bits of worsted weight wool. The pattern, Fetching, is also available from Knitty.
I'm sending this child's sweater to the latest Afghans for Afghans campaign, which is collecting knitted items for children in Afghanistan. It's a worthy cause if you've got some wool, needles and a little time.

Pictures of my weekend get-away will be up soon. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.


rianammerman said...

Wow, lookitchewgo! I really must take up knitting. I am so impressed by the stuff everyone turns out. Waytago!

Debra said...

You are quite an accomplished knitter! Love all the projects.

I didn't know you were knitting for a4A--I have a sweater going with the crochet hook since I am not a knitter. You are right-very portable. I crochet in the car when Wes drives.

Judy S. said...

Love that sweater and the color, Barbara. In fact, I am printing off the pattern as I type. Like you, I love the portability of knitting, and like Debra, I knit while Dick drives. (I do think he'd object to dragging along the sewing machine.....)

Allison Ann Aller said...

I esp like the cables on the sleeves of that luscious pink sweater.
Nice, Barbara!!!