Wednesday, August 12, 2009

FO alert!! and some Casting on!

Hello! How is your week going? This past week has flown by. This weekend was packed with family fun, friend fun, and knitting!!

Saturday, after meeting my friends Kelly, Sheryl, and Sheryl's baby Levi at Panera's for some girl time, I cleaned the house and then spent time finishing Sarah's sock! Yes, I'm a week late but they are DONE! I'm going to put them in the mail soon along with some other goodies! They came out so great. I really like this pattern.FO #1
pattern: Spring Forward by Linda Welch
yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in Spring Tickle colorway.
notes: Love this pattern. hehehe

Saturday night, I cast on the Ribbed Vest by Sarah Punderson in my handspun Romney. So far so good. Here's me holding it up at my sister's on Sunday while over there for a family dinner.
Sunday, I headed over to my friend Manda's for Fiber Fun day!! I didn't bring my wheel but brought two WIPs to finish, the ribbed shawl, and yarn to cast on a new project. I got there really early because I knew I had to leave early to be at a pizza party at my sister CZbrats. They all started work this week so they wanted to do a last dinner party before school starts. Not that we don't have them when school is in session too. ;)

So...I was over at Manda's early and I finished my dad's vest!! YEAH!! Just in time...he'll be up here the first couple week's of next month. Here's a picture but I'll get a picture of him wearing it when he's here.

pattern: The Subtle Stripe by Lara Killian
yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in Merlot Heather and Cobblestone Heather
notes: Really liked this pattern. It's easy to follow and worked up quickly. It's got just enough interest to keep you from getting bored but is easy enough to do while talking on phone or watching tv. I can't wait to see my dad in it. Everyone I've shown it to so far has said that looks like your dad! ;)

After finishing the vest, I put buttons of my sister's February Lady Sweater which I actually finished knitting back in January or Feb of this year. :) I had to sew in ends too. I don't have a picture and I already gave it to her but I'll go over tomorrow and snap one. :)

So. the last thing I did was cast on the Morning Surf Scarf for my sister Luz. It's out of some handspun Ramboillet. This pattern is easy and a quick knit. Not sure how long it will be because it's eating yarn but hopefully it will block out nicely

Ok...well..hope you enjoyed the Knitting filled post! It's a bit much in one post but what can I say...seems like lately I only get one post a week might as well make the most of it!

On a personal note, we put in an offer on a house yesterday!! It's in our neighborhood and has been on the market for some time but it's a great house! I can't wait to hear back! I'll let you know when we do!

Off to get a shower and get to sleep!



  1. Do we get a photo of your dad in his vest?

  2. I think it is great that you knit for your dad and he likes it. My father only wore the sweaters my Mother knitted over the course of their 30 year marriage ( He died) She keeps all his sweaters and you can see her talent grow as well as the years when she had small kids because they were more simple patterns....Great job!
    Your dogs are as lazy as mine....I had to put a gate on my room because that is where Bluie hangs out.

  3. I like that vest! Looks like that will be a fun scarf as well :)

  4. I love that you look so happy holding your knitting and your t-shirt says "whatever". lol...

  5. Everything looks so great! Your Dad will love that vest. Nice colors for it too, versatile. Glad to see you and your family are well.

  6. Hurrah for cast-offs! Love the socks.

  7. Isn't Spring Forward a great pattern? I really enjoyed knitting that one.

    Dad's vest looks great!

    Good luck with the house. Can't wait to see photos.

  8. I love your Ribbed Vest!!!! It looks great!
    I have been looking for this pattern everywhere (Ralvery and online shops) but it seems it's not for sale anylonger.
    Do you know where/how I can get it?!

  9. The vest I'm talking about is the RIBBED VEST.


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