Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cute sweater recipient update

Just an update on the adorable llama baby sweater:

The lucky recipient, a 6 pound 6 ounce baby girl was born on 10/28.

I got the distinct honor of meeting her today, and I almost didn't give her back to her mama!  She is absolutely adorable, and I was so glad I didn't have to lie about her cuteness.  ;)

The new mom and dad can't wait until she's big enough to wear that sweater, as well as all the other beautiful handknit items they were lucky enough to receive. 

Congrats to the whole family!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What's going on?

And now, what's currently going on on my needles.

A shawl... with BISON!!!!
 Wild Wild West Shawl, by Evelyn A. Clark

Socks!  With Noro Kuryeon!  And a Cookie A. pattern!  (Kai Mei from Sock Innovation)
The most accurate picture of the colorway

This one was my Niagara Falls traveling knitting companion, and the second one is on the needles as a commuting knit for my travel days at work (when I sit in the truck for a couple hours a day traveling the countryside in search of dogs and cats to surgicate).

Also in the works off and on is a really obnoxious red confetti cropped sweater.  It's either going to be really cute or really really ugly.  Or both.  Like a pug.

As soon as I find the pictures of the ADORABLE hat and socks I made for my yet-to-be-born nephew, I'll post those.  :)

Now, back to the shawl...

Introducing Vivian!

So, I finished the Vivian sweater sometime in September.  And it is absolutely fabulous.  I still need to baste down the ribbon backing on the zipper, but that hasn't stopped me from wearing it at every opportunity.  :)

Pertinent details:
Pattern: Vivian, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in the color Turtle (awesome)
Needles: US 8/5.0mm circular (first Addi Natura, but then after that was chewed on, trusty Knit Picks Harmony)
Ravelry link
And now, for the fun part...

As you can see, the hood IS small.

Fenny started to get interested.

Clifford just wanted his but scratched.

Nappy Fenny shows off the cabling.

Vivian traveling on a road trip to Niagara Falls.

And Vivian by a large boulder at Niagara Falls.

Woohoo!  Wearing handknit sweaters is so fun that now I have a hankering to make more...