Monday, April 14, 2008

Lovely!

Thanks for all the wonderful wishes for a truly happy anniversary! We did have a very nice day! He worked for a few hours in the morning and I as you know cleaned a few parts or really corners of the house (randomly of course)! We got Indian take out for a wonderful dinner and got to hike with the dog for a bit too in the afternoon... Nothing really exciting, but we don't mind! A very lovely day!

Ok... here they are pictures:
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It is from the lionbrand site. It is the super easy hooded cardigan sweater. I didn't have enough yarn to make a hood, so I picked up stitches and made a small collar to brng the whole thing together.

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Here it is flat. You make the back, two fronts, sew the shoulder and pick up sleeves. It was super easy and pretty fast. I might consider making it again for a few charities. It comes in different sizes so I could make it in wool for CIC. The yarn was from the local dollar store. I picked up random colors and grabbed a few others today to make a "somewhat" matching blanket. These two pieces along with three other sweaters and four blankets will be dropped off this week at a clinic for new mothers in our town.

Just finished the second Mary Kruger book - she writes knitting mysteries. I liked the first (Died in the Wool) better than this one (Knit One Die Fast). She hinted at more coming out, so we'll see. SInce I am on vacation this week, I do plan to get a lot done. I wanted to pick a room and cleaned or reorganize, but I seem to pick a corner at a time. Things still are getting done though! I also want to get outside and clean the flower beds and rake the front yard. Not to mention the pile of books I would love to read and knitting projects to get to... plus we are house-sitting for the FIL and his wife for the new two weeks, so I will be back and forth. Works well with my knitting and reading plans!

2 Comments:

At 5:44 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

The sweater is so cute!! I have seen that style of construction. It is so clever.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

The sweater is really cute I love that you put that collar on there, it really made it special. Have you read any of Maggie Sefton's books? She is a knitting mystery writer also. I am just now finding knitting mysteries. Thanks for the mention of another author.

 

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