Wednesday, January 28, 2015

dun DUN

Since last I posted I have been hard at work on a customer project that has not been going well. I have already ripped out the yoke once, and I have to do so again. I'll post about it when I'm not so annoyed with the whole thing.
As a palate cleanser I was cutting out a dress for The Youngest and I ran across this silly nearly finished project from a couple of years ago.
All that it needed was about 3 inches of the zipper attached and some eyes.
The Elder and The Hubby both think it looks like a cheerful whale, but The Younger and I know the truth: It's a terrifying shark, perfect for gobbling up pencils.
Update: I forgot to link to the pattern yesterday.
Thanks for the kind comments!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thank You and a Finished Product

Thanks to you all for your kind comments on this little sweater. 
Last night I was able to finish it up while waiting for the laundry machines to run their cycles. 
It was a little late, but totally worth it.
I redrew the robot chart to be more in scale with the other patterns. It did still come out a little long, but I'm calling it a tunic right now, and then she can grow into it.

Next on my list is some customer work, but before that can happen I have to organize this awful basket mess.
In the aftermath of leaving my knitting teaching job I let my knitting materials get totally and completely disorganized. 
Urgh, not looking forward to that!

Thanks again for the lovely words of encouragement!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Still Knitting

I finished the Sweater for The Youngest last Thursday, but it ended up being a little short.

The Youngest picked a few motifs from my Lucinda Guy book, and I am in the process of adding length to the sleeves and bottom hem.
One of the things I love about this book is that space ships and robots were available for The Youngest to choose, and she did.
I am not quite sure about the robots, though, I think they'll end up being too long. I think I am going to pull them out and redraw the chart to a smaller scale.
The left sleeve is finished, so all that remains is the right sleeve and finishing up the hem. 

Joining Nicole at KCCO

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sweater for The Youngest and a Photo Shoot

In 2013, a knitter friend sent me some yarn she was destashing and I was inspired to start a dress for The Youngest. 
It turned out too big, and I didn't really like how it was going, so for a year or so it was hibernating. 
This past Sunday, my amazing photographer neighbor asked me to come and sit for a series she is shooting on people with passions. 
I pulled out this little sweater for the shoot, in the hopes of getting my mojo back.
It worked, because now I am on the final sleeve.
It was super fun to go through my knitting books in search of the perfect patterns, the little ladies were already finished and I can't recall where they came from, but I got the flowers from Yokes (my Christmas present to myself)by Kate Davies, the birds from Little Red in the City from Ysolda Teague and the hearts from Knitting Motifs for Babies and Kids by Lucinda Guy.
The Youngest isn't all that interested in wearing it, but I hope to change her mind once it's finished.
The Elder joined me at the photo shoot. Shelly, who is so cool in so many ways, is such a treasure. Even though I am not all that photogenic, I love when I get to go to her studio. She has a way of capturing perfect moments.

If you're local, you should definitely check into a visit with Shelly.