Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 - Item 10

Sporty Car Coat 2
Pattern:  Sporty Car Coat from Sublime
Yarn:     Carnival Yarn from Big W (given to me by my mum years ago now) using just 1.5 balls
Started:  January
Finished: February 27 - although I still need to find the perfect buttons

I am thinking of giving this to baby Alex (no I still havent wrapped up his present yet and he is over a month old now).  Must get onto that over the weekend.

February has come and now is almost over.  Thank goodness because Paul and I have been having a terrible month, mainly due to his working lots and then not being paid when he should be so we have been living very frugually which is just terrible as we have our bills piling upwards!  Even though I have now returned to work I am not earning enough money to cover all the expenses in our household so to say there is stress around this house is an understatement at the moment.  I think sometimes even the knitting doesnt help times like this.

Also my sister was in hospital today having an operation that was planned for about 6 months ago.  Thankfully she come through it okay, although very groggy.  She will need lots of TLC for the next 3 weeks at home so I think I shall be popping over in between work and school to see if she is okay.

Now lets hope that March is a whole lot better than February was, and yes I know people have it a lot worse in some parts of the world, but sometimes we need to vent to get the stress off our shoulders, even if only for a few minutes.  Okay off to knit some more of my next project which is for me ..... suprised you all with that one didnt I!  I will give a peek later on when I have some more knit up.

13 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh it's lovely!! Just love green in all shades, mixed together is amazing, love Posie

Thimbleanna said...

Yay! Knitting for YOU! The little sweater is adorable. Can't fathom where February has gone, but it's probably just as well. Onto March and greater things, right?

Karin said...

It's a lovely little jacket.
Hope March will be much better for you.
I wish your sister a speedy recovery.

Esther said...

Love the colour! Did you find my pattern on ravelry??

PlumStitches said...

gorgeous sweater! I'm so sorry February has been so stressful for all of you and hope March will bring good things. Hope your sister has a quick recovery.

faith76 said...

love the jumper. hope march is a better month for you x

Michele said...

That little coat is too cute! You did a great job!
I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. I know that can definitely be a stressful situation. I am hoping things turn around for you very shortly.
I can't wait to see what you are knitting for yourself!

Sandra said...

that coat is so vintage!
Luckily February is the shortest month! I really hope not only March will be better for you and your family!

Oiyi said...

Love this green cardigan!

angelina said...

hi sue,
just dropping in to see how you are doing. it sounds like you have many things on your plate, i hope they can soon be replaced with easier items. i love this knitting, you are a spectacular lady! love to you, angelina xxx

Ann said...

Lovely sweater. All the best for March.

Tania said...

I reckon I entirely dig sporty car coats! Especially in that go faster green...

angelina said...

this cardy is stunning , what lovely talent you have. sue, i am wishing a healthy and safe surgery for you and much positive thoughts and relaxation in the meantime. blessings to you, angelinaxx