Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Finish Line


I've crossed the finish line with some projects.  First, these fun embroidered dishtowels.  These will be a gift for a former square dancer I know.  I love the vintage design of the patterns. 

There's a whole series of these dancers, but I decided two was plenty, though I personally would like a set a days-of-the-week dishtowels for myself.  They may be on the horizon, and I've gathered a lot of potential designs on Pintrest.


I finished yet another  Easy Ripple Afghan--this one's my fourth.  This one has a more controlled color palette, just 3 colors, and I used up a stash of Lion Wool-Ease, which is a nice acrylic and wool blend.  This will also go into my gift pile, as the holidays are coming.


For myself, I knitted up this super-bulky weight cardigan, Taiga.  I used worsted weight yarn held double and got a usable gauge, and I also used stash yarn.  This is a substantial jacket-weight garment, and it knit up pretty quickly with the heavy yarn.  I also got to use some of my stash of metal buttons.  It was fun to do the color work design in the middle of the sweater.  Again, in a bulky yarn, it pretty much flew off the needles.


3 comments:

margaret said...

far too nice to dry the dishes with love the dancing motifs. Ripple afghan will come in very handy in the cold weather along with your cardigan, very intricate pattern you have done on it

beth said...

Wow! That sweater/jacket is wonderful! Wonder if I'll ever be able to say " fly off the needles"! :)

Lana said...

That sweater is remarkable!!! all those little swirlies...you are VERY GOOD!!!