Sunday, April 01, 2007

I know, I know, I know...

...I've been very bad. I think, really, I've been trying to avoid doing an inventory of all the projects in 2006. Kind of like doing taxes, it seemed sort of dull. So I'm not going to do it. (I will, however, do my taxes. I promise.)

Instead, I'll just show some things I haven't posted yet.

I finished CNITU's holiday vest during a family visit to Wisconsin. Say what you will about the Midwest, all that crummy weather does force you to finish off those UFOs. I think it took me longer to weave in the ends than it did to knit the vest. This is me knitting the Cowboy Waistcoat from Miss Bea's Dressing Up by Louisa Harding, knit in Rowan Wool Cotton.

Do you see all those bobbins? It will be a long time before I knit another diagonal-striped intarsia vest, I'll tell you that.

Stop the madness.

It did turn out very cute, though.

Uncle Adam got CNITU a Sheriff's badge to go with it (since it's the Cowboy Waistcoat and all.)

Here's a belated picture of the throw I knit for Sis for Xmas. I'm pretty far along in this picture. I don't know why the picture is sideways, but hopefully you can still see the yarn. There's a Noro in the middle there, surrounded by Rowan Little Big Wool, and green Manos del Uruguy. There ended up being a little light blue Blue Sky Alpaca on the end, some fluffy blue and white, and a border of shiny ribbon, but I can't remember the name of the yarns.

In 2007 so far, I've knitted a reversible cable scarf for myself out of Rowan Tapestry, from a pattern in Scarf Style. I recently finished a skirt in Rowan Scottish Tweed for Great Knit Designs (a commissioned piece). No photos yet, sorry. Those took me all of January, Febuary, and March -- I was in rehearsal a lot and didn't have much time to knit.

I finished these baby sandals in a couple of nights for a pregnant friend who is due any moment now. They're from Debbie Bliss' Baby Cashmerino book, the same one with CNITU2's onesie. I used some of the leftover yarn from that to make them. The process is a bit fiddly, but they're so great when they're finished. Being me, I forgot to take a photo before giving them to the mom-to-be, but hopefully I'll get one of them actually on the baby.

I finished them off with antique Peter Rabbit buttons. These are so great, I'm going to make them again for the next baby shower!