Thursday, October 22, 2009

Busy, Busy Knitter!

I haven't posted in a while, because I've been a busy usual.

I'm getting started now on the Bernat Star Afghan. Right now, it looks like a Star PILLOW!
Star Afghan "Pillow" - No Flash

And I'm still working on the Christmas Stockings, as well as some other projects. (No updated photos...sorry.)

Yesterday morning, I was reading my usual stuff on the internet, and took a look at the Afghans for Afghans blog. The current campaign has a VERY FAST deadline. Everything must be in California by next week. So, I decided that I would not be able to participate this time. I then turned off the computer, and walked down the hall to my craft room to work on my projects.

When I sat down, I felt a little tug on my heart. So, I reached behind my knitting chair, and pulled out a bag of 100% wool yarn I use for charity knitting. And got started knitting a hat. I just had to do what I could to make a child warmer in Afghanistan. They have very cold winters there, and most homes have no electricity or running water.

It only took about an hour, and I finished this pretty hat, with some nice bulky 100% Alpaca yarn. The yarn was in a Nicky Knits poncho kit I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. It knits FAST...which was exactly what I needed.
A4A Bulky Child's Hat In Progress - No Flash

Now, at least ONE child will be a little warmer.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vogue Knitting - Lace Panel Gloves

Yay! This morning, I finished knitting the Lace Panel Gloves I've been working on to display at Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill, NC.

The pattern is in the Fall 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting.

Ta Da!
Lace Panel Gloves Complete

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yay! My Cape is FINISHED! :D


Last night, I completely finished the cape I've been making for the Bernat Blog:

I can't believe it! It took about 5 or 6 weeks to make, using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. I was working on several other projects at the same time, so that caused a bit of a delay on my cape.

Anyway, I'll quit talking, and show you the finished cape.

The front:
Cape Complete - No Flash

The back:
Cape Complete - Back

I love it. :)

And my hubby likes it too! When I walked down the hall to show it to him, his mouth dropped open, and he said, "That looks great!" Such a sweet hubby. (glowing with pride)

The thing that really finished off the hood and made it look nice was the buttons on the side. I also added a big button on the front, where the neckline separates. I think it adds a nice touch.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Knits in Progress

Quick update:

Here's the large Oddball Blanket #5 - ready to be donated!
Oddball Blanket #5 Complete - On Bed

Oddball Blanket #5 Complete - Folded

The Bernat Side Button Hooded Cape. The back is done, and the front is halfway there!
Bernat Cape Front Almost Done

And, I'm on the last finger of the Lace Panel Gloves.
Lace Panel Gloves Last Finger

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