Thursday, March 26, 2009

What was I thinking...

when I gave up starting new projects for Lent? This is hard! Oh, wait, that's the whole idea of Lent, isn't it? Well, I made the right decision then. But I can't wait until Easter so I can go back to my old ways.

Here are a couple of my UFO's on which I've made progress. First is the Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood that I'm making in Rowan Tapestry.

The picture was taken at about 32" and since then I've added another 5". I'm still working on the first skein of each color. If I finish the second skein of each color, it will be over 70". I probably won't make it that long. This scarf is great for t.v. knitting.

Next, a project that I finished! I started the baby sweater about a year ago. The pattern can be found in Leisure Arts #3202 "Precious Layettes to Knit". It's knit in one piece from the top down and was done except for the last 1 1/2". The yarn is Sirdar Snuggle Fair Isle DK. A friend of Ariane's just had a baby girl so I decided to make her a little layette.

The bonnet and socks weren't started before Lent but since they were part of a layette that needed to be finished, it was okay to make them. I mailed the set out to my daughter yesterday. If you click on the picture to make it bigger, you'll see the cute butterfly buttons.

Once it was finished, I had the urge to start another sweater from the same book but I have to wait a couple of weeks.

I fixed the mistake I made on the Monkey socks but haven't progressed very far on them. They will get finished one of these days.

The little aran sweater I'm testing knitting is progressing slowly. I'm halfway done with the second sleeve. The designer says the rest of the sweater goes quickly once the sleeves are done. I hope she's right. The acres of seed stitch is getting a little boring. This sweater needs to be finished so I can move onto other things.


At 12:07 PM, Blogger Joan said...

I love making those scarves. I did the Noro one and now am making more in other space dyed yarns. Yours looks terrific.

At 1:32 PM, Blogger Ruinwen said...

Wow! You've gotten a lot accomplished. It is hard to wait but it makes you stronger in the end. :)

That scarf is georgous!!!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger AmyS said...

Your scarf is beautiful and I love that sweet baby sweater. You will feel so proud and virtuous getting all these projects finished up. :-)


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