Monday, December 20, 2010

The boy's sweater = DONE!

I am very happy with how this turned out. More...I am really happy I am NOT knitting this anymore. I do not enjoy knitting with acrylic yarn. It is fake feeling and a little squeaky. This particular yarn is 80% acrylic, 20% wool, and machine washable. Next time, I am just getting some superwash wool. :) The bonus, of course, is that this sweater cost me...wait for it....$10 to make. Ten. Dollars. And he **LOVES** it. He loves everything about it, the color, the feel, the warm, the style, all of it.

There are lots and lots of details on my ravelry project page.

Now I have to finish knitting the Man's sweater. Then I can focus on mine! Mwahahaahaa!
In other knitting news (yes, this has totally become a knitting blog, for now):
My yarn from the Speshul Snowflakes Yarn Club is arriving today. I am totally excited. I would highly recommend joining this yarn club. You get two color choices and YOU pick the base yarn (sock, worsted, bulky, DK, etc.) each shipment. You can order extra skeins too, and you can even choose to get both colors if you want. I *love* it. This time, I got both colors in sweater quantities (because I loved them soooo much and couldn't choose just one). Pictures this week. (Yarn is not here yet.....mail comes at 12.)
I also decided last minute to knit a few Christmas gifts. Great idea, right? Especially since Christmas is in 5 days. Uh-huh.
I actually purchased some fun-fur, on purpose, to make one of these gifts. I hate it, but my mom thinks it's the bees knees. I am making her a scarf. I am holding the fun fur with a strand of some Caron Simply Soft acrylic (at least it's not squeaky) and knitting a garter stitch scarf on size 10.5 needles. Should be done soon.
I am also going to make my brother (I hope, may not get it done in time) a Green Bay Packers hat our of Cascade 220 wool. It will be warm and wonderful and he will like it.
Don't tell them what they're getting. I am talking to you, Aunt Sandy. :)


elizabeth said...

I love it too - especially the pocket!

Anonymous said...

Yay! You finished it! It looks great. :)

Kim said...

found you through Papa K. I've been meaning to stop by forever now -- you knit, I knit, you cloth diaper, I did too, I birthed 2 of my kids med free, I breast fed all 3 of them . . . so much to talk about! Can't wait to read more!

MamaMidwife said...

Thanks for the comments!! (Look at me, replying to comments!!)

Welcome elizabeth and Kim! It's nice to "see" new faces/names. I hope you enjoy poking around my space. :D