Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vest, dishtowel, new projects

So, I finished Andy's vest (finally).
Rugged Vest -- done!
He says he likes it a lot. I wish I had divided for the v-neck a few rows lower, and I'm not crazy about how the left seam turned out, but otherwise, I'm satisfied with it.
Rugged vest - done!
(There's wee Jamie playing with cups in his crib.)

Look what else I did!
Simple dishtowel
My mom is teaching me to use a sewing machine, and how to prep and measure and cut and press cloth and follow a pattern. This was my first project, a cute dishtowel. It only took six hours. :\ But I like it, and surely I'll get better and faster at all the prep work. I hope.

I also started the Audrey Hoodie (Ravelry link)from Vintage Baby Knits. My cousin is due in April. I'm hoping to be done with this by the time she has her shower in March.
Baby sweater start
But! I have to put it on hold starting tomorrow night, because I've decided to challenge myself in the Knitting Olympics!

My event will be a hooded cardigan for Rose, modeled after A Cardigan for Arwen and A Cardigan for Merry. She's too small for the one and too big for the other, so I'm going to use my Ann Budd book and the cable chart as a jumping-off point and see how it goes!

This is the yarn I'm going to use.
Helpful kitty
I bought it at Zeilinger's Wool in Frankenmuth. It had no label, but I think it's a wool/alpaca blend. Pretty bulky, 4 stitches per inch, so it should work up quickly enough for me to finish by the time the torch is extinguished.

Whoo hoo! Let's hear that John Williams theme!


magikjaz said...

i totally wanted to do the crochet olympics but time got away from me - so I'm just gonna see how many shamrock scarves i can make in the same time. I'm quite sure I'm gonna need to ice my wrist before it's all over and done with.

Jo said...

Great work, I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines!