A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 6, 2004

Friday Finishing Frenzy!

It's here. The moment you've been waiting for. Ladies and Gentleman, I present you with Banff.

I had the neck opening just the right size and then when I was weaving in my ends I made it too tight. I'm going to need to try to stretch it a little when it's wet. It's also a tiny bit too short for my taste. So I'll stretch a little that way too. Here's a shot to show you just how HUMUNGOUS the sleeves are.

It's a super comfy sweater. Both of my boys came running over when I put it on and starting hugging me. They both really liked how soft the wool is. My 5 year old said, "It's...it's...it's lovely!" That cracked me up. He's never used that word before. I guess the sweater inspired him to branch out. Earlier while I was still finishing it he told me it was "vintastic." LOL.

But wait! There's more.

I also felted my Bottoms Up! BOC. It took forever. Forty minutes in the washer. The same yarn that I used for my felted tote last week. The tote was done in half the time. What's up with that? Yarn gremlins, I guess.

Here's the tote. Now with handles.

What's that peeking out of the tote? Why it's 100 Afghan Squares to Knit: Patterns and Instructions for Mixing and Matching Afghan Squares for Blankets and Throws by Debbie Abrahams. I'm taking a class with her tomorrow.

Here's the hat and tote ensemble. I can wear it with Rosedale and be Ms. Matchy-Matchy. (Don't worry, I won't.)

Phew. I'm exhausted. I guess I better go swatch for my next sweater.