Monday, August 07, 2006

Pinwheel Sweater: FINISHED!

Hip, hip hooray! I finished Emily's Pinwheel sweater this morning. It took just over a week. But I can talk about that in a minute, first here are the pictures:

I started the sweater on Saturday morning. On Monday night I completed the body. On Wednesday night I completed the edging. Sleeve 1 took about a day and a half, sleeve 2 took a little longer. Mostly because I was making an effort to not be a delinquent parent (I took Ali to the art museum and to some other fun stuff that wasn't knitting friendly) and we had a lot of social demands this weekend.

I know it looks gigantic on her - she disappears under it in the photo of the back - but she's just 1 month old, so it shouldn't fit for 5 months. And in 5 months it just might be under 80 degrees here. :)

A cutie sweater in just over a week, that's a damn good project if you ask me. I have tons of yarn left over though - maybe I'll make a matching hat. I don't think I'm going to start Alison's immediately, I have to refigure the pattern some since she's so tall.

Back to work on my French Market bag. And I may start some Christmas presents to try to stay ahead of the game.

At one of the aforementioned social events this weekend, Emily received a really great blanket from an old family friend. It was cute and crafty, so I can't not post a photo right?

I picked up Mason-Dixon knitting at the library about a week ago and have been slowly looking through it. I really like the washclothes, felted boxes and baby bibs. I've got a mountain of cotton and some wool, maybe I'll be knitting up some gifts to have on hand soon.


adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...
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adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

oooo your sweater came out beautiful..!!! ( i can't spell today)

Maggie said...

The sweater is awesome, but watch out for those MD washcloths, they are addicting

AJ said...

I was thinking of making the same sweater. Yours is absolutely beautiful. The colors are gorgeous!

Hooney said...

The sweater looks great. I love the color combination.

Laurie said...

Adorable! I love the colors you used! I'm starting this for my two year old and hope it'll fit her well. Does it still fit your daughter (who must be a LOT bigger now)?