Tuesday, June 5, 2007

FO NO. 17


Hello, a bit of an absence from me due to my sickness, but after all the good wishes from you all I am on my way to feeling a lot better, so thank you so much for all your kind thoughts. Now since I have been sick I have not been knitting as much as I would like, but I did manage to finish something today. Isabelle's long ribbed cardigan from Special Family Knits by Debbie Bliss. I knit this in the size 7 to 8 years and it is quite long on her (down to her knees actually), but it is a good length and will keep her really warm. We only took this picture a few minutes ago so now she is snuggling up on the couch watching Harry and the Bucket Full of Dinosaurs whilst keeping nice and warm. I knit this using GGH Samoa in a nice bright green, and it seems my last two projects have been that color. I am thankful to have finished knitting this, as it did a great workout on my arms and neck for knitting on it for so long. I did enjoy making it though, although I did not knit the ties at the back as I did not think they needed it and I really wanted to knit something else too. At least Isabelle likes it. I have started something else for Isabelle since it seems most of her other handknits she has grown out of. I will take some pictures and post them throughout the week. Oh, and some happy news my cousin's wife had another little girl on Friday night, Killanda (I am not sure of the spelling), and she is very healthy and doing well. Only downside is that now its another girl they dont need anymore handknits as they will be using Jindalee's ones so I might just knit her a little toy. I do have that toy book calling out to me lately. I am also going to knit my very good friend a baby knit too as she informed me on Saturday that she is having her second baby sometime at the end of the year, so I will have fun making lots for her new baby. So only 4 more baby gifts to make before the year ends, funny how May went by so quickly. I will have to knit something in an adult size soon as I am sure you will think I only make baby clothes, although I do love knitting them I do knit other things too. Happy knitting and I shall see you soon!

12 comments:

Rachael said...

glad you're feeling better! The cardi looks great, I'm sure it's just the thing for winter.

Knittypants said...

Isabelle looks so sweet in her new cardi :-)

sandra said...

Great, great coat! And coloure! You are amazing and Isabelle is soo lovelly!

Killanda - what an interesting name!

Sue H said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better at last. Love Isabelle's cardigan.

claudine said...

Glad you're feeling better, Sue. That coat is lovely on Isabelle, looks very warm indeed. I love the apron that you made her as well!

Dipsy said...

What a totally cute cardi, and Isabelle looks so beautiful in it!

Kate said...

More wonderful knitting!

Saltwater purls said...

Isabelle looks good in green. The cardy looks very warm and the pattern is so cute.

joyce said...

very nice sweater - i wish i had the motivation to knit. i haven't picked up my projects for awhile.
the little one is starting to crawl over the place, she's taking my energy.

ferg said...

Isabelle obviously loves this one, and so do I. Things are picking up here and I shall send you some pictures soon.
Cheers Gillian

Sandra said...

A gorgeous new cardi for a lovely girl! Debbie Bliss's patterns are a bit huge aren't they :-)

PlumStitches said...

The color is lovely on Isabelle and it sounds like she'll have room to grow into it!