Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Two endings and a new beginning

The peace fleece cardi is done!! Yippee!! It is the first time I have made a sweater and not stalled out in the middle. I like the sweater but it is big and slouchy, more lounging around at home then wearing to work. Sorry about the photo with me in the sweater, I just couldn't quite get it....
I also finished the Berrocco kable needle case which you can see here. Mine is a little unconventional, but I really like it and it holds needles well.

In honor of finishing and getting down to only 5 projects, I decided to start a new one! (And in my defense, the bottom three projects on my chart are old UFO's that I am forcing myself to finish, the top three are the new fun projects!)
So I cast on the Pi R Square shawl from Elizabeth Zimmerman. So far it is knitting really fast. Although it seems kinda small, so I am a little nervous about that....I know it will stretch when blocked and I am going to add a lace border, but I am (what should be) over half done with the shawl and it is only 11 inches long stretched tight....hmmmm. I am going to keep going on it for a little longer and see where it goes, especially since I would really like to take it with me to Vegas since the convention centers are so over air-conditioned and this is just two days work. Garter stitch is so fast!!

3 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

Your sweater turned out great! The buttons are too cute! I bet when you block your shawl you will be able to get it to the desired size.......i'll keep my fingers crossed! :)

KnitXcorE said...

that cardi is sweet! i love the buttons!

Obsidian Kitten said...

love the sweater! looks so great...

i had a rather homely light grey cotton sweater from the Gap that lost a bunch of its buttons (yeah, some good craftsmanship there)--i replaced them with all different buttons and now i love it