Monday, August 18, 2008

2008 - FO No. 34 and FO No. 35


Pattern: Gathered Scarf
Yarn: Heirloom Pizazz (acrylic) 3 balls
Started: Last week some time and finished today

This scarf is for my friend's birthday which is on Thursday. I used an acrylic yarn as she likes something that is easy to wash with having a small baby and working in child care. I do hope she likes it as I really like the pattern and the yarn isnt scratchy either.




Pattern: Cable and Lace wrap from Baby Knits
Size: 6 -12 months
Yarn: Heirloom Whisper (acrylic) but really nice, about 3 balls and a litte bit.
Started: Thursday 14th August
Finished: Monday 18th August

I really loved knitting this and the pattern was so easy, although if I were to knit it again I would do set in sleeves, as they were quite difficult to sew in and a bit of a weird shape. It would work just as nicely with flat edges on the sleeves and also sit nicer too. This is off to a friend in the USA whose baby is due in about 6 weeks so I do hope it makes it there before she has it, and it wont fit for quite a while so it should be okay. I do plan on knitting another one for my friend's baby girl for Christmas in a different color. I can see this being another one of my faves.

Tomorrow's post should hopefully show some progress on my new pair of socks, Uptown Boot Socks. I do hope they turn out okay. I spent time today winding the yarn up. I am so excited as I will be using my new harmony dpns, and I know a few of you wanted to know what I think so the verdict will be in tomorrow.

We are still being harassed by a few bugs here and there with coughs and colds, but hopefully soon they will clear up. Isabelle was unwell last week and today my ribs hurt, just muscular I think, and Paul's ribs hurt from coughing so much. I would just love a decent night's sleep without having to venture to some other room to try and sleep without hearing Paul cough through the night. Perhaps some vitamins and honey and lemon drinks tonight.

Well I am off to cook the roast for dinner, the beef with mustard is cooking at the moment. See you tomorrow!

25 comments:

Donna M said...

What a dear little baby sweater! Lucky little one to get that. I can see how it would become a fav!

Sue said...

Love how it turned out! And the color is so sweet. Great job Sue!

Denise said...

That is such a cute baby wrap, I love the cabling on it. I find some acrylics very nice and soft, I bet this is too, and also the scarf yarn, love the pattern to that too.
Great jobs!

MrPuffy said...

Love that scarf - both color and pattern - but the baby sweater is too adorable. That would even look nice on an adult, I think.

I can almost smell the roast cooking away.

Noeysmommy said...

Wow Sue! I am so impressed with your lovely knits. Your baby sweaters are just precious. I'm enjoying seeing all of your many finished objects! :)

Sandra said...

Can't stop looking at Wrap! GREAT! Must Knit One!

sweetp said...

Love teh cardy. Hope you all feel better soon

tiennie said...

Those are wonderful! I envy your speed at knitting!

Katt said...

lovely knitting as always!! i just adore that baby cardi too!!!

oooh dont make me jealous about socks!! i would love to knit myself a pair of socks!! but alas i have waaaaaaay too much other knitting in need to get done before i can even consider doing something for ME!!

i think its the time of year.. everyone i know in Aussieland is having the same problem with bugs flying around.

Michele said...

OMG - you are on a roll! Love the wrap - it is really cute!

Hege said...

The baby wrap is beautiful!

Ann said...

Love the baby wrap - it's gorgeous!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I am so impressed.

picperfic said...

what a delightful pattern that little cardigan is. I love the colours too!

Manoute said...

That baby wrap is amazing!

Kellie said...

Oh my goodness to start something and finish it in FOUR days is amazing!!!!!! Maybe I should give this knitting thing another go! Hope you are feeling better, it seems the bugs are hitting everone later in the year this year than usual.

Jelly Wares said...

What a gorgeous baby sweater vand I love the bright blue scarf for your friend... It's lovely and bright and I think it sounds like it would suit her just perfect... Looking forward to seeing the sock progress..

Jodie

Ingrid said...

Very cute baby sweater. Hope you feel better soon....we've got sniffles here too...guess who gets to get up and comfort babies in the night and guess who snores right on through.

Corrie said...

oh my goodness that cardie is just beautiful!!!! love it! well done

Corrie:)

Harpa J said...

The baby sweater is gorgeous and the scarf is really cute. I hope you are all feeling better!

Jeanne said...

I love the wrap. How adorable!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness why is that baby sweater not on your projects page so that I may favorite it? Why can't I favorite something 500 times? Does the pattern have any larger sizes because I so need to find that for the Bean!

amanda said...

The baby wrap sweater is perfect! Love the colour choice too.

Stramenda said...

Beautiful work ! Great colour too.

Johanne said...

It's lovely. I agree with you about the sleeves. Of course I didn't think of this but I will next time.