Tuesday, October 20, 2009

projects .. projects.. projects..!!

I've been looking for just the right top down raglan sweater to knit for Abby and everything is either for infants or adults or the wrong gauge. With computer technology I sometimes forget to look in my closet. Sitting there right on the shelf I found this book that has every type of one piece knit you could want.. all sizes.. all gauges both in knit and crochet. It's not exactly top down but just as good. The hunt is over. I have the yarn, the pattern and now I just need to finish up all the projects I'm working on to start the sweater.

I decided to make a fall wreath with what I had on hand. Most of which was from my daughters fall wedding last year. The woven arch was in the garage for... forever. The only things I purchased were the little picks that were all on sale at Michaels. Now I think it still needs maybe a rafia bow or something.

Another baby project. I just couldn't resist making this. It's so cute. I had a few problems in the beginning that are now worked out thanks to the designer who so kindly helped me asap. I couldn't get the right gauge and had to use thicker yarn and a larger crochet hook. I must crochet tight or something. The other problem was.. I didn't know how big or how small it was supposed to be and I really didn't want to start it over again. Did I say this is the result after 2 previous attempts. It ends up I'm right where I'm supposed to be at 12" long and 10" wide. Shew.

Please excuse the sideways picture. I'm about to run and get ready for work and didn't want to reload it. I finished the baby sweater yesterday morning and have 3 sides left of the last row of crochet edging to finish. For the last row I'm using what looks and feels like a very soft terry cloth. It adds a little fluff to the edge of the blanket. I was originally going to add this on the edge of the sweater also.. Now I'm not so sure about it. Did I say that the baby shower is this Saturday!!


Nana Mary said...

Beautiful work on the baby gifts. Enjoy the shower and the compliments when the mommy to be opens those gifts.

Glad you found your sweater pattern-is this part of your Christmas knitting?

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

This sweater is all part of the baby gift. It's actually the Bliss ribbed baby jacket pattern. I needed something that would knit up in a jiffy!!