Friday, September 12, 2014

On and (Off) the Needles

I have two finishes and WIP.  Last weekend the Big Guy and I went to DC for our youngest daughter's baby shower.  I finished a rolled brim baby hat on the way down and added it to the box of hand made baby items.
This is what is leftover.  I didn't have an opportunity to take a picture of the hat.  But I was very pleased.
There is another Christmas finish--Gap-tastic Cowl.  I fell in love with the name of the yarn--Madelinetosh ASAP in Dachshund. 
It just needs a little blocking.  The yarn is so soft and plush.  Little Kate (who isn't little but a very beautiful young woman) will be able to wrap this around her neck twice and bring it up as a hood for those cold, snowy Maine days.

And my newest project is a Custom Fit sweater for me!  I think of this as my "big girl" attempt at knitting.  The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock and the color is Blackbird.  I have never successfully knit a sweater for me.

I love the detail of the hem.  It isn't a traditional ribbing but a little twisted cable.
I must admit I am a bit nervous but very excited about this project.

I am off to visit Judy and see what other's are knitting up.



  1. those are gorgeous yarns and lovely projects I have been oogling the madelintosh and good to see what it loooks like knitted
    have a great weekend

  2. Love the color of your cowl. I have never tried any of the madelintosh yarns yet. May be in my future.