Monday, February 27, 2006

i did it!

I got the gold! I finished my sweater when I was traveling, so I didn't have a camera to take a picture. But here it is!


Here they are--finished on Sunday afternoon (just under the wire):

I have more details on my blog but the end result is that I am very pleased and proud of myself. This was fun but I am looking forward to knitting without the stress of a deadline. So glad I pressed on and finished though.

Saturday, February 25, 2006


After many trials and tribulations, I finished! I'm even fairly pleased with the results on the sweater. The hat was an unofficial add-on, I dyed the roving, spun the yarn, and knit the hat during the Olympics as well. I still can't believe I finished a sweater in two weeks!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Getting there!

So I've been working on this sweater every day, yesterday I spent boatloads of time on it. I've frogged the sleeves because they were too long (I knew they would be, yet I continued to make them too long?!), I re-sewed the main bottom and top together (it was too tight), and I've taken two stabs at sewing one sleeve on (my first set in sleeve). So I guess I'm doing okay! This sweater has been many challenges for me, all wrapped into the big one of getting it done on time. I still have a way to go, but I figure I'll be done in about 2 or 3 days, depending on if my motivation hangs on! Here's Jessica...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The stocking is growing

I love the shape this is taking. I think I am in love with a stocking.

I started work on the heel flap last night--I am hoping to finish the first stocking by Saturday. I think I have to in order to be done in time. I am loving the way these are turning out. Now I need to find some shoes to go with them. Oh, and get a tan.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

fairly isling

Here's progress on my first fair isle sweater (sized for a 9 month old, thank goodness!):

First Progess

I wanted to check in since I haven't posted yet. I am working on the Norwegian Stockings in Nancy Bush's book Folk Socks. My progress has been good so far--last night I spent most of the night knitting and watching the Olympics. I literally cried when that Utah guy won the gold. Anyway, the picture I am going to show is several days old. I am much further now and will post a new pic soon but here is the start:

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Chugging along

I committed myself to 16 items for the Dulaan Project. So far, I have completed 4 or 5 if you count each mitten separately :). In the process, I even created my own hat pattern, no don't get all excited. It is a simple hat but it works up quick on size 10.5 US needles

4 items down 12 more to go....I don't know if I can do it. But I will try.
You can find the hat pattern over at my blog at
Purling Sprite

Go Utah Team!!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Making progress!

First, I've added a few people to the blog! Thanks for joining Team Utah!

Finished the top half of the front and back and started on the top of the sleeves.
My balls of Leaf came today too! I hope the other two balls of Sangria are on their way too, and that they match what I've already got. Here are the colors, I think they will do just fine.