Done done done!!!

The blue baby sweater for my friend’s baby is all done!! Seamed, blocked, ends weaved in and ready to be gifted. The size turned out bigger than I expected but I hope that the wee recipient will be able to get lots of use out of it. I love the little orange detail of the ties at the neck which was crocheted. The pattern is from a Phildar magazine and uses Phildar Lambswool yarn which is soft and squishy. I used size 3.5 mm needles and it was a relatively quick knit. The collar is knit separately and uses a bit of short row shaping at the end to get it to curve slighty.
A Debbie Bliss Blue Ribbed Jacket using some no-name yarn is also D-O-N-E!! The construction of this sweater was really easy and it knitted up really quickly. I may knit up another sweater using this pattern and better yarn for my lil Bean. I have not decided what toggle or tie is to be used at the front of the sweater.But that does not mean that there aren’t any UFOs laying around….

I have been working pretty steadily on my Clapotis scarf and I am almost done with one skein of Koigu and ready to begin with the second skein. I don’t think that I will use the whole second skein because I don’t really want a long scarf that I can wind round and around my neck but more so an accessory piece. I love how it is turning out!
I have also been working up a Crossed Cardigan for my lil Bean and since we don’t know yet if it’s a boy or a girl, I am working this up in Peter Pan yarn in white and will add some pink or blue trim later. I’ve been taking this sweater to work at my knitting group and it’s been going really fast. I’m done with the back and ready to begin the right front.

The hubster took me to the book store/LYS last week for me to pick out some yarn as a belated Mothers Day present. I got 6 hanks of Sirdar Wash N Wear Double Crepe yarn in a deep moss green. I am using this yarn to knit Ariann and I am loving the pattern and construction. I had to go up a needle size to get stitch guage but my row guage was off a tiny bit so I worked an extra repeat before the waist shaping decreases and will work an extra repeat between each of the decreases and increases. I think that this will compensate nicely for the row guage thingy being off.Love the stitch pattern…

Bonne Marie is a genius pattern writer and although I have not worked much on my CeCe much lately, her patterns are fun and quick to knit up and have minimum seaming – we all love that!!!! I have been using Cascade 220 for my CeCe and I love the heathered green color of the yarn – the color in this picture is totally off though.

On my knitting wishlist are A Cardigan for Arwen, Shedir and a kid sized Cardigan for Arwen for my 8 year old son and of course many, many more knits. One at a time….

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