December 21, 2007

Busy Bee

Posted in Finished Objects at 10:00 pm by merknits

Things have been a bit hectic around here lately, but I’ve still managed to fit in some knitting:


Pattern: Flair from Knit and Tonic
Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed in Rush, 6 balls
Notes:  This didn’t turn out quite as planned.  I wanted to make it look like Wispy  so I decided to make the fronts smaller and only put two buttonholes at the top.  Well, I didn’t really think it through well because I made the fronts so small that there’s no way I can button it at all.  So I sewed the buttonholes closed and I suppose it sort of works as is. 

This sweater also took me forever, I think mostly because I didn’t like knitting with Summer Tweed.  I absolutely love the way it looks and feels knit up, but it is very uncomfortable to knit with!  Regardless, I think I’ll still get some wear out of this sweater.

Pattern: Fun Fur Kitschmas Tree 
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun and Yarn Bee Party Girl
Notes: Isn’t this the cutest thing ever?  You can’t tell too much from the picture, but the yarn is a bit sparkly and looks perfect for this tree.  The nice thing about “Party Girl” yarn (from Hobby Lobby) as opposed to the Fun Fur called for in the pattern is that it has much better yardage and is a lot cheaper.  Also, it has sparkles!  I knit the bottom part instead of crocheting it and added a plastic circle for support.  I have enough yarn over to make another, or maybe lots of tiny ones for next year!

And I finished another project in record time–I promised my husband felted slippers for our trip up to Illinois a while ago.  I cast on last Saturday and finished the knitting on Tuesday.  I didn’t get a chance to felt them until today, so hopefully they dry by the time we leave!  No pictures at the moment, but it’s the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern.

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!  I’m off to enjoy a bit of cold weather and hopefully use some handknits.



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