Monday, December 24, 2007

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

With Warmest Wishes From Our Family to Yours

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Sweater

I have been so super busy lately, that my poor blog has been neglected. I have been knitting though, and here's my latest FO. It's a fair isle for #2, AND it was completely designed by ME!

I took his measurements and using my gauge I figured out how much to cast on for the body and sleeves. I knit the body in the round up to the arm holes, and the same with the sleeves, then attached the sleeves and began the yoke. I used 2 different motifs from Sheila McGregor's Traditional Fair Isle Knitting and figured out the centering and the height of the yoke.

The whole thing turned out pretty well. The sweater is a little too large for #2, but he'll grow into it. I used Cascade Ecological Wool in natural brown, black, and gray. My needles were US 10 & 9 circulars and DPN's.

Sorry the post is hasty. I'm running around like crazy trying to make Christmas happen. If I don't see you before then, Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Warning: Slightly Nasty Video Ahead

Would you believe I was reminded of this song by a biography of Queen Elizabeth I?