Grace Knits a LOT!

Knitting mostly but other crafts, too (crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbooking) and life in general.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A walk in the 2007 and some FOs

I have no excuses for not blogging. But here it is 2008 and I have not blogged since last december and a pretty lame one at that. But Bob and I went for a woods walk last november and I have to say, I love my camera (Nikon D40X).

I also did complete a sweater, Mr GreenJeans (makes me think of Captain Kangaroo!). Here is a detail of the cables (love cabling without a needle-Thanks Grumperina!)

and here is my finished product before blocking:

Yarn-Dream in Color Classy in Chinatown Apple I think about 4 skeins on bamboo needles recommended by the pattern. I LOVED knitting this sweater! It was so much fun to knit and I think I got it done in about 2 weeks. This was my first topdown sweater and there were NO seams to sew up! I did make the 2nd to largest size and I left the sleeve length alone (not 3/4 on me--full length) and I made the torso section a little shorter. Instead of a button, I made buttonholes on both sides of the sweater and I fasten with some i-cord I made out of some similar sock yarn. All in all, a FUN project.

Fair Isle fun:
What you see below is the start of my ivy league vest from interweave winter 2007. I am using smith and jameson fingering weight on size 3 addi turbos. I have gotten a little further along but I need to take more progress pics.

But before I started the vest, I took a fair isle class from Fiddlehead Yarns shop (a great lys in Kenosha, WI). Mindy was a GREAT teacher and I loved the class. It was a two parter, and, overacheiver that I am, I finished this hat before the next class.

So I spent my time adding a lining. It was fun. but the shop is 26 miles from my house! However, Mindy is great and I would drive all that way again to shop and take another class. If anyone is in the Kenosha area, you MUST check it out!

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