Closing in

Wee One's Hoodie is nearing completion; however, as I can only knit when she is either asleep or not home, it has been slow going.

In fact, I took today and Monday off from work to make sure it gets done.  Also, as my mother is due to arrive on Tuesday, it will be my last opportunity to enjoy being home alone for a good while.

In any event, here are some shots:

The current status is as above.  The front and back are both done and the sleeves are half-way complete.  After the sleeves, I need to seam the sides and shoulders together, then knit the hood.

The construction of this thing is very interesting and pleasing to me.  The pocket on the front is knitted with the garment.  I cast on the front, did the ribbing, then left markers to denote where the pocket would go, then knit 43 rows.

At that point, I was instructed to pick up stitches between the markers and knit the pocket.  When the pocked was also at 43 rows, I began knitting the body of the front again and simply knitted the pocket onto the front seamlessly.  Genius!

With baking for neighbors, colleagues and teachers this weekend, as well as Wee underfoot, I will really have to buckle down to knock this out by Monday.

Pattern:  Under to Hoodie from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation (It should look much like this when complete, although I opted for charcoal sleeves.
Yarn:  Cascade 220 in purple and turquoise and Cascade 220 Heathers in Charcoal.

If there is any charcoal yarn left, Sweet One has asked me to make the Sweet Boyfriend one of these for Christmas.  Today is the 10th of December, right?

In other news, a gift pair of socks is coming along nicely.

The yarn is Miss Babs in Woodland Viola.  I always think it is interesting to see how hand painted yarns translate into knitted fabric.

These are done toe-up two-at-a-time.  The pattern is Twilight from 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.  I have to admit, the socks are much prettier when on a foot.

I finished a couple of more Christmas gifts that are only a partial surprise, as the recipient knows they are coming, just not exactly what they look like.  So, here's a snippet.  More information later.

Another friend saw the dark cabled one from above and loved it, but I told her she could not have it.  Thus, I need to cast on for yet another.  This time in Malabrigo, instead of the equally fantastic Madelintosh Merino:


I need to get cracking...

Especially, if I am to cast on for something for me.

Yeah, the yarn came in for this.


sigh . . . all so beautiful!
Michele said…
Holy moley!! And here I am proud as a peacock that I finished ONE thing!! *LOL* Everything you do is just amazing.
Lolly said…
Wee Cool
and Way Cool!!
LauraB said…
YES! I so want to see the stages of that amazing sweater...

As for the rest? You just flat out baffle me with your endurance. Lovely, all!

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