Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Least you think I am all work and no play...

So I do still knit for myself too...Here's proof.

Ok not this one. This sweater should have been in the previous post because it was a commissioned job but it was for my mother-in-law. It was her Birthday present from her husband. Doesn't she look beautiful?!

Pattern: Bed Jacket by Joan McGowan-Michael in Knitting Lingerie Style
Size: 39
Yarn: Sublime, cashmere merino silk dk in shade: 0011
Mods: I knit the sleeves 1.5 inches longer. I used size 7 needles rather than the 9 that the pattern called for so I knit the 43.5 size and came out with a 39/40 for her measurements.

The closure was purchased from Art for Hair.
I would highly recommend this etsy seller. They went out of their way to mail this overnight while the hurricane was approaching Florida so we would get it in time for the Birthday party. Above and beyond service in addition to a very cute sweater adornment.
Summer of socks flew by but I did get two more pair done:

Pattern: ??? Made up from another pattern I saw but don't remember where.
Row #1 P,K,P,K,P
Row #2 P, K3,P
Yarn: STR Raven Clan, Rook-y
Detail shot:

Summer of Socks #3

Pattern: Uzume by Momma Monkey Designs. Gigi Silva
Yarn: Schaffer Yarn, Anne
Detail shot: Color is accurate in top picture.
Summer of Socks #4

Yarn: Wollmeise color: Wellensittichvogelfeder (Don't worry I can't say it either)
Blurry Detail shot:

Now for WIPs:

Silver Belle
Peplum and one 1/2 of bodice done. Still love this sweater but it is very hot to have a lap of wool in the summer. Will continue once the temperature drops a little.
Detail shot:
Don't you love all those wondering cables???

Color is more accurate in this picture:

Summer sweater (that got displaced by all the production work this summer)

Pattern: Central Park Hoodie
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Teddy Bear
Back, Left front and one sleeve done. I may tear out the left front and re knit in the larger size. It looks very small to be going around my 42" front. I know the button bands are large but I don't think they are large enough! I made the sleeves extra long so they hit at my knuckles rather than my wrists.

Detail shot: Color more accurate in top picture.
I think I have a cable fetish right now.