On the Needles – Friday, November 7, 2014

As usual – there are lots of things on the needles – too many things.   But I’m plugging along, switching back and forth on various projects. And today I hope to make some good progress on this sweater.  (Yes I have the day ahead of me to knit or sew or whatever — took a day off of work so THREE DAY WEEKEND!)  Thought about doing some cleaning first thing this a.m. but – no- it’s a “vacation” day and I just can’t be “working” on a vacation day. 🙂

DSCN3925These are the fronts of my CustomFit Featherweight KAL sweater.  I’ve done some changing from the original Featherweight pattern since I don’t want the fronts to hang open quilt as bit so hopefully I’ve figured all that out.  It won’t end up looking like the original Featherweight sweater since that was cropped at the waist – a style I can’t wear.  So this one is longer and the fronts will not gap open as much (or so I think). LOL

Anyway I love the way this yarn knits – a nice drape to it  and this color Blood Orange, is pretty true in this photo.  It’s not red – it’s more rust but sort of a red toned rust – whatever it is – it’s pretty.  The back to this sweater is already done and blocked even.

I also have been working on the Bamboo Pop top I started quite a while ago.

DSCN3926  The front is nearly done.  A few more rows on the one shoulder to add but I wanted to  cast on the sleeves one day so I had some “bus knitting” so put the shoulder on a holder to finish later so I could swipe the needles.  The sleeves to this are cast on – I’m doing both at the same time – and I nearly have the seed stitch trim at the hem of the sleeves finished.   The lace pattern is from Pine Forest Baby Blanket and I’m a little concerned that my gauge got looser on the lace (I seem to have that problem with lace) but will have to wait and see – I think I should have put a smaller panel of the lace down the front to help combat that but it’s been dragged here and there so things may “shrink” a bit when blocked.

I need to finish one of these because I have the swatch all finished for a lovely new V-necked pullover with a bit of drape and I so want to get started on it.  I keep wrapping the swatch around my wrist thinking how lovely it will look in a sweater (okay – maybe a bit obsessive about how much I love the look and feel of that yarn).   Then again – the blue sweater is a summer sweater so why finish it now?? (Yes I’m trying to convince my self to start the other sweater.  🙂

Not pictured – a cowl I’m nearly ready to cast off – just a few more rows.  The scarf I still need to add the fringe to so I can count it as complete, my Wiggle Wrap, that I recently pulled back out to work, and some mittens — those are all the things currently strewn around my living room or in the “currently working on basket”  and opposed to the “out of sight out of  mind – knitting in progress” basket.

So time to stop puttering and get this vacation day fun started.  First and foremost — no one brought me breakfast this morning!! Who was in charge of that??? It’s now 10:45 a.m…….. I’m waiting!……

Well friend Judy sort of brought me breakfast. 🙂  Look at these jars of yummy homemade goodness that survived the postal system and arrived at my door earlier this week. What a great surprise.

DSCN3930 Chocolate Raspberry Jam (raspberry anything is my most favorite thing in the world); Prickly Pear Jelly (I’m anxious to try that) and Prickly Pear Syrup (I will admit I  just stuck my finger in the syrup this a.m. and that is delicious!!!   But the only true way to test a good jam or jelly is on biscuits so I’ll just have to make them myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 comments on “On the Needles – Friday, November 7, 2014

  1. You choose the prettiest colors for your knitting – fits right in with my color palette “likes”. Both of those sweaters should be lovely. And lucky you – to have a friend willing to share goodies like home made jams and syrup.

  2. Your shown projects are sure pretty and I particularly like the blue pattern on your sweater. Yum yum, you are a lucky lady to be gifted something so good and from a great cook. Those will be wonderful on a warm biscuit right out of the oven. Heck, they would even be good on a cold ANYTHING!! Enjoy. them and your 3 day weekend.

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