Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Project Bag and a few FO's!

Hi there, how are you all!  I have been busy lately so the posts have been few and far between lately which I apologise for.  I have lots of content, just never enough time to just sit down and do it so here we go.  Up above are our two kitties who love my craft shelves.  I had a new project bag which I bought from Amanda of Knittin In The Sun podcast and who has an etsy shop, and had just finished the project which was in it.  I came back to see the two of them had wasted no time in hopping in thinking it was their new bed!  They later snuggled in amongst the other project bags on the shelf and went to sleep!

My finished items are being sewn up and photographed finally.  Here is the first hoodie for my nephew Jai.  He loves to play in the dirt and get covered in everything he can get his hands on so I thought a darker color would be nice to suit his big brown eyes and sandy colored hair.  I used Dazzle Heirloom yarn in royal blue and black for the edging.  This pattern is from Milla Mia Wonderland book, and the pattern is called Jonas Comfy Top.  I didnt use the beautiful Milla Mia yarn as my SIL has 3 small boys and no time to do special washing for handknits so acrylic was used instead.

This is Lucas' hoodie from the same pattern and the same yarn, in a camoflage colorway.  I quite like the way this one knitted up as it didnt have much pooling in the varigation.  I am hoping that my SIL will like these for the boys in winter.

Lastly, but not least is my shawl called Crosswords In The Coffee Shop.  Knitpurlgirl (Karrie who passed away last November) designed this shawlette and it is so lovely.  I used Fibrenymph Dyeworks yarn in a beautiful aran weight.  I loved how it turned out.  Sorry not all of it is in the photo as I couldnt fit it all in.  I might have to wait until my small model/photographer comes home to take some more pictures.

Other knitting news - Cabled vest is still going and has one half of the front to go, and then bands and neck to finish.  I have also finished Isabelle's cabled hoodie but I need to buy some toggle buttons for it.   My LYS didnt have any in a wood finish that I liked so I guess a trip to Spotlight tomorrow to buy some  will be in order.  I am still knitting away on my eyelet cardigan too so hopefully will finish the other front of it very soon so I will be able to wear it soon.  Other than that, I think I have a pair of size 9 lady socks to finish for Isabelle, and hopefully her growth spurt doesnt extend to her feet for much longer.  She wears the same size as me at the moment and is only 11, goodness knows how big her feet will get.  Her brother is 19 and wears a size 13 so I have refused to knit socks for him anymore.

I think that is about it until I get some more handknits caught up.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Thimbleanna said...

Whew! That's a lot of knitting -- I don't know how you get it all done so quickly! Love those cute little hoodies!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

THe kittens are too cute!

Ann said...

Great jumpers. Looks like you have been busy.

Teri said...

I've been reading your blog for years and I love it. I guess it's about time I told you! Love the picture of the kitties. I love how cats find anything new to hop into and get comfy. Wonderful knitting, too.

2paw said...

I love those gorgeous little kittens in the bag, they looks so sweet!!! The hoodies look great and also very practical. I love your lacy shawl, so pretty. I hope you are able to work on all of your projects. You have so many on the go.

Taylor Kay said...

Hi Sue!
You always knit up such cute little sweaters! I like the camo one, course I'm always partial to camo ;) And your kitties are just the cutest! My cat always jumps into my empty bags

I am having a 100th post Giveaway on my blog if you would like to pop over and enter to win one of my knit hats! :) Would love to hear from you!

Taylor Kay

Michele said...

Those hoodies are great - and just perfect for boys! Your shawl looks so pretty. I love the color and the pattern. Enjoy it!