Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Knitwear Wrap Up


Thanks to everyone for your good wishes. I'm feeling much much better. Being couch bound has, however, given me the opportunity to finish up the sleeves on my February Lady Sweater, which has been hibernating for a bit. I'm so happy with how this sweater came out. It's a very flattering pattern, and I used up 2 skeins of Cascade 220 and 2 of Peer Gynt in 2 different colors. I feel very crafty for having made up a sweater from these odds and ends.


Here I am in one of those Facebook-style pictures in the bathroom mirror. It's okay that you can't see my face since my nose was so red and my eyes so watery that I was quite a sight. I had 3 perfect vintage buttons in my button box to complete the sweater.


Before I got sick I finished my second Truly Tasha's shawl. I sent this one to my mom. It's knit on a larger needle (size 8) than my first Tasha shawl, and it knit up faster, but is still substantial.


Last week I knit this Thorpe cap for Allie, who's currently visiting a friend in Canada for her Spring break. I didn't have the required bulky wool in my stash so I combined one strand of worsted and a strand of sport weight wool, and it came out perfectly.

For my Spring break I got my paperwork ready for my visit with my tax preparer and I will be grading papers and hopefully working on an academic essay I've been trying to finish for too long. I also have had Alex to myself, which is nice because we've had some good talks about his plans for next year. He's graduating from high school in June, and is coming up on deadlines to respond to offers of college admission, and there is always the option of military service, which he finds enticing, but I think he's pretty much decided to give college a try. At least that what he says. Today.

10 comments:

Kay said...

Oh, terrific! I like this a lot. As you say, it's flattering and smart too.

Glad you're feeling better. I hope to, also.

Allison Ann Aller said...

You are quite the accomplished knitter!
Love the bathroom mirror photo, too.... ;-)

Judy S. said...

Hi Barbara,
Love the way your FLS turned out, and I'm so glad I printed off the pattern. So far I have the buttons!
That's a really nice shawl pattern also. Right now I'm working on one (a different pattn.) in Homespun yarn for a friend who's facing cancer treatment. Your hat turned out great also; your needles must be smoking!

*karendianne. said...

Wow. I love your sweater. And gosh the shawl really takes my breath away. Your stitches show a lovely, even hand.

I'm happy to read you're feeling better, too. That's a big huge bonus.

Vicki W said...

I love your sweater!

Debra said...

I love your sweater too! I am so jealous that I cannot wear sweaters much here but of course, I wouldn't trade climates so I could wear sweaters more!!

Busy, busy fingers!

rianammerman said...

That sweater is a KNOCKOUT! Hope you're all well by now.

ROZ said...

I love the sweater. And the way that you took the photo

Plays with Needles said...

I agree it is a flattering look. I"ve been waiting for you to finish so that I could "see" it...I might have to throw this one in the hopper...it would be cute in cotton...

Magpie Sue said...

Sorry to learn you've been ill, but kudos on the finishes! Love the lacy look of the bottom of that sweater.