Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Marpril Sweater!

I finally finished my March Sweater for March Sweater Madness, only it took me until the end of April.

Project Details:

Pattern: Top-Down Raglan Cardigan from Cosmicpluto Knits aka Laura Chau
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool in color Cherry Blossom. I used just over 4 skeins.
Needle: US 8 circular and DPN's
Size: 36-38" bust
Start: March 1, 2008
Finish: April 27, 2008
Mods: Followed the pattern as written although I chose to not add button holes. I may add pretty ribbon and snaps down the front though. I also added the cable from the Tangled Yoke Cardigan on the bottom.
Thoughts: This could be a fast knit. I started March 1 with the race on March Sweater Madness. But after someone else finished, I put it down to work on other projects. Glad I was able to finish before Summer though! I have the sweater on as I'm typing this. I think it does need some sort of closure so I'm going to look for ribbon and get some snaps. Other than that, I think this is a beautiful sweater, if I might say so myself. ;o)

Friday, April 18, 2008

What's Your Personality Type???

So I found this quiz over at Yarn Crawl's blog and decided to try it for myself. I think it comes out pretty darn accurate, what do you think?

You Are An ISFJ
The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

In love, you express your emotions through actions.
Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!

At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut

Monday, April 7, 2008

FO - Oceanic Baby Bunting

Lots of knitting has been going on but not a whole lot of finishing - until today! Incentive to finish to be revealed later this week.

I give you the Oceanic Baby Bunting from baby knits kit.

I'm very happy with how this turned out.

The appliqu├ęs were a learning experience but I think they came out fine. The recipient's parent's own a Fly Fishing shop, hence the light bulb went on for this pattern when I saw it. You know, fish and all.

Project Details:

Pattern: Oceanic Baby Bunting from baby knits kit
Yarn: Elann Sock It to Me 4 ply - 2 strands knit together throughout. Appliques were from
various scraps of worsted yarn.
Needle: US7 - 24" circular and DPN
Size: 6 months
Start: March 16, 2008
Finish: April 7, 2008
Mods: None, followed the pattern.

This is being washed now and will block then off to the new baby.