Friday, July 27, 2007

Summer Knitting

Wherein this:

Can with a little origami, become this:



I just need to find some buttons, then I can pop it into the mail to little Amelia. I liked knitting this Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket with Socks that Rock. Worked out well, and I think I have enough left over for a hat. If I get really motivated.

Also easing its way across the finish line is my Two-Tone Shrug from Fitted Knits, which I should call a One-Tone shrug, because I made it all in black.



I tried to finish it while I was in Dallas, but after several days of conferencing, I couldn't get the last increase to work, so I packed it home and finished it last night, with an "oh, doi!" moment, as I realized what I had been doing wrong. Do you ever just overthink the knitting? And it didn't help that I didn't have a picture with me, as I am very visual knitter.

Next up? Well, some serious nights of finishing. I've got all these projects sort of sitting around, with only seams needed or buttons sewn on. Like the EZ Baby Surprise Jacket up above. So I am going to resist the urge to start casting on and get the pile on the coffee table done.

But it is hard to resist doing just a little bit of casting on when this arrived from Webs the other day:



Must resist. Must finish other projects. Must make leaning tower of UFOs disappear. Yeah, who am I kidding?

1 comment:

tiennie said...

Fantastic projects!

How many UFOs do you have? :)