Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 - FO 4

Pattern:  Helena from Knitty
Yarn:  Bendigo Woollen Mills Harmony yarn (less than 1 200gm ball)
Started:  February and finished Monday when I stitched on the ribbon
Size:  12 months

I decided that my baby gift basket needed to be restocked with some new knits and as I looked through the basket I noticed that not very many in that basket were girl pressies so Helena got made for the next little baby girl that someone has.  I love the Harmony yarn, so pretty and it has a nice texture to it too although the green seems very washed out in this picture, not beautiful as it is in real life!  The pattern wasnt too hard to knit up at all (which I love).  I do hope some little baby girl will like wearing this one day!

Other knitting - some more baby knits from some Freedom pattern books that I purchased at Stitchery Blue (and yes I never showed you them either).  The blue socks are still sitting there looking half finished, well the first one is.  I havent been in the mood to knit them, although Isabelle did ask me this morning if I could knit her a pair of socks because those red lacey ones will now will be too small whenever I finish them off.  I might have to sell them to someone with small feet I think!  I will have to try and find the right size and pattern for Isabelle, nothing too intricate as I am sure they will succumb to that horrible habit Isabelle has of wearing her socks outside with no shoes on which drives me bonkers (trying to get that blasted red dirt off them).   I will have to explain that handknitted socks do not go outside the door unless there is a pair of shoes to cover them up!  Maybe my sister can teach her to love handknit socks like she does.

Nothing much else is happening around, still going to the gym and surviving (not that bad), although Monday after a 2 day rest of not doing much at all I nearly died after my workout! I felt as though I had just stepped out of the shower I was dripping with that much perspiration (although Paul said that it showed I was pushing myself and working out properly), should I take that as a compliment or not?  I cant be mean about him today though (he is rather good to me spoiling me with flowers and a giraffe statue on Valentine's Day) as he rather kindly dropped off Dillpickle's prize in the city today, so hopefully her sister will deliver it to her on the weekend for her!

Okay off to search for some socks to knit up for Isabelle or maybe start another baby gift .... cant decide!

24 comments:

2paw said...

Helena is s gorgeous and how organised are you to have a ready made basket of gifts???!!!

Thea said...

Helena is very sweet! I just love those baby knits :-) but I never do seem to make 'em.....

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable! What a good idea to have a baby supply -- I need to start a stash like that!

Sue said...

What a beautiful sweater! Unfortunately, everyone I know is having a boy this year!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So cute. I'll be making a Helena soon. I dyed some yarn up just for that pattern

Miss Prudence said...

Yet another project perfect! You are amazing - I really need to push myself and develop my average skills. You are an inspiration!

Gillian said...

Keep up with ANY exercise Sue!! I'm looking for more yoga classes. I really enjoyed it when I did it and must sign up somewhere again. My sister is doing "Curves" at her local place and "bums and tums" is common here at local centres so I have no excuse.
KEEP GOING
Cheers Gillian

Jelly Wares said...

Oh Sure, this one is just gorgeous!!!! I love the harmony wool and this colout that you've used is divine..

Hugs
Jodie :)

Amanda said...

That is very sweet. How do you like knitting with Harmony?

Rhonda said...

One of my favorite patterns. Don't you just love it?

Jan said...

Very sweet indeed and Harmony is so lovely to work with.

Michele said...

The sweater is so cute! What a great job you did - and the color is beautiful!

PlumStitches said...

adorable - I've been eying that pattern!

Bells said...

i'm knitting the sleeves of my red Helena this morning! Isn't it a lovely pattern? Your chosen colour is just so pretty!

dillpickle said...

What a sweet little jacket! I'm looking forward to the day when I can knit something quickly!

I'm sure I drove my mother completely mad with all the careless things I did to the things she knitted for me! I have a much better appreciation now of how much work goes into hand knits (and I'm only 33 ;-))

Please thank Paul for me - it was a very efficient and effective delivery process!!

xx

pinry said...

your helena looks lovely! i was thinking of making my second one in the green harmony too.

Laurel said...

Love your Helena! Made one for Margaret a year or so back... fun sweater to do!

Katt said...

Helena is gorgeous!! i have been eyeing off that pattern too. i have a friend with a little girl..

you are doing well for this year!

how is the sock knitting going? i am still yet to finish pair number 2!! will have to get my butt wiggling.

i should get into the gym to get extra help needed to shake the weight..sigh. cant afford it though.

Sandra said...

You are in 5th speed! And that's great!
Loooove that sweater!!!!!!!! Must sho it to my friend - she is asking me to knit something for her friend daughter!

Tamara Paetkau said...

Thank you for your kind comment! Your blog is beautiful...I'm adding it to my blog reader straightaway :)

Corrie said...

oh that is soooo pretty! I'm going to add that to my list of patterns to make this year! the colour is sweet too!

good on you for going to the gym :)

corrie;)

Oiyi said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! The color is perfect. I really want to try Bendigo Woollen Mills yarns. They always look so pretty.

Julie said...

What a sweet little sweater!!

My Love is..... said...

Wow!! I am loving all the sweet baby girl potential you have knitted. fantastic work :)