Thursday, July 12, 2012

On My Needles: 3 Lovely Sweaters

I can never work on just one project. I just can't. Nope. Never.

I have come to accept this.

Fresh off the needles and ready to be sewn up:
Deanna's Baby Kimono 1
Deanna's Baby Kimono

I received this orange and purple yarn from a friend on Ravelry, and was waiting for the perfect project. After hearing that a childhood friend was expecting her first little girl this coming fall I immediately wanted to knit this for her. The pattern is a free download on Ravelry: Miss Sadie Baby Kimono. It is a wonderful pattern for beginners, and I hope to use it when teaching a small group of new knitters soon, however, it leaves a lot for the knitter to fill in on their own, so I plan to rewrite the pattern as an "exploded" version with lots of details and specifics to help out the newbies.

Next, for a sweet niece:
Libby Sweater 1
My purple Libby Sweater by Leslie Friend - whose blog name "a Friend to knit with" is genius and I wish I was half as creative!

Front and Back are done... working on the sleeves now.
Libby Sweater 3

Lastly, I have made a bit more progress on Helen's Fall Sweater:
2012 Helens Fall Sweater
Can you see the error I made early on and left for character purposes of course?! I am very proud of this first REAL cable project. This is knit in Berroco Vintage - I LOVE THIS YARN!!!! It is squishy, wonderful, and machine washable - and you don't have to sell a kidney in order to afford it.

Oh, and.... I got an awesome, AWESOME Ravelry Bag! They were all sold out on the very first day!
2012 Helens Fall Sweater & Ravelry Bag
It makes me feel like a real Ravelry groupie!

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