Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2010 - FO 5


Pattern:  Whirligig Shrug by Stephanie Japel (Interweave Knits Weekend issue 2009)
Size:  12 - 18 months
Yarn:  Harmony (light yellow) nearly 2 balls I think (hard to judge from the 200gm ball)
Started:  February, took about 3 days to knit up

I loved knitting this pattern and luckily it was a really easy, fast and pretty knit to add to my baby basket of gifts.  The yellow seems a little washed out in the photo but it is a bit brighter in real life.  I did read on Stephanie's blog that she is writing up this pattern in larger sizes so that will be fantastic!
I have also nearly finished another little knit.  It isnt finished as yet but nearly.  I will try and knit the last bit tonight so I can take some photos before the weekend.  I didnt get too much knitting done last week as I was in bed for a few days with the worst headcold which the kids kindly gave to me (twice as bad as theirs if Im honest) which took me 6 days to recover from so there wasnt too much knitting or any gym at all.  I ventured off to the gym today fearing the worst and thinking I would be in pain but no, I felt great like I had heaps of energy.  Now if only I could stop my heel from hurting I would be feeling fantastic.  It has been playing up for quite a few weeks now.  If I walk non-stop for an hour or two then it becomes very painful and I can hardly put any pressure on it but I am thinking that if I rest it and take it a bit easier instead of walking at a gallop I might actually get better and it will heal itself.  I am hoping that is the plan or otherwise I will be visiting the podiatrist!

Okay must go hang out another load of washing.  I need to get Isabelle's swimming gear organised for tomorrow.  She made it into the swimming carnival and had the best time for the backstroke so I am hoping she does really well.  She is a lot younger than most of the other girls as it is really for 9-11 year olds but I am sure she will be fine.  I just need to pack quite a bit of food as swimming seems to make children so very hungry.  Oh and I nearly forgot that it is Paul's birthday tomorrow.  Hopefully we are going out for dinner to celebrate but it will depend on how he feels after work... okay must get busy.

23 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I can't believe how much knitting you get done! That is adorable!

Oiyi said...

What a pretty yellow! This is so adorable.

Maria said...

What a beautiful little shrug!!!
Good luck to your daughter

opportunityknits said...

This shrug is simply adorable. You do knit the cutest things :) Best wishes to Isabelle for her swimming meet.

Kylie said...

It looks great - I love this little knit to oand makes the perfect gift. Happy Birthday to Paul for tomorrow:)

bellsknits said...

oh that is so pretty! I must make one!! I don't know how I missed it. So lovely.

Lynne said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow Paul.

Two beautiful FO's - well done.

Denise said...

That looks really pretty, I like the shaping of it :)

Gillian said...

That looks tempting to knit, even for me. I've finished one pair of socks and have started another so I'm only one month behind!!!
Good luck in the swimming, Isabelle.
Cheers Gillian

Rhonda said...

That is so cute, I've been wanting to do that one for my granddaughter.

Kate said...

I love that little yellow cardi so much! I might have to print out a pic of it and see if our local knitting guru could write a pattern for it to fit me. Maybe in grey. I think all the new Mum's around you are thrilled they have a brilliant knitting friend like you.

Michele said...

That little shrug is adorable! I hope you are feeling better!

Julie said...

Thats the sweetest little shrug, I think I need one in my size!

Kate said...

I love it - you are inspiring to finish mine!

Ann said...

It's gorgeous. I have not done any baby knitting in the last 2 years.

amanda said...

That's some basket you must have there! How many items are in it at any one time?

This one is real pretty!

sean the prawn said...

your knitting is truely inspirational. I dream of being able to knit so well.

Miss Prudence said...

how absolutely beautiful - so elegant and special. WOuld be lovely for a special occasion. As always you have displayed such amazing skill...

craftschmaft said...

Just gorgeous Sue, love it!

Corrie said...

ohhhh I love the colour, I bought the magazine just for the project and can't wait to get started!

Corrie:)

Jelly Wares said...

just gorgeous Sue!!! I love the colour...
My mum made one of these for my 12 month old in a rust colour and I just love it...

I hope Isabelle goes well at her swimming carnival..

Hugs
Jodie :)

Karin said...

Adorable, I may need to add that to my ravelry queue.

vanessa said...

Your knitting is gorgeous! What fabulous baby items, I particularly like this Stephanie Japel shrug, and the colour you've chosen, it's so elegant. Very enjoyable. Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)