Monday, January 7, 2008

2008, so far

So far...I mostly finished my sister's Juliet. Still on the hunt for the perfect "glitzy" buttons per Kristin's request. I picked up a few neat silver-tones buttons at A Good Yarn but I'm just not satisfied with them. One of my favorite yarn shops but not the best button selection if you're looking for something truly out of the ordinary. I think that I'll try to hit up Windsor Button sometime this week or next weekend.

Speaking of family knitting, my dad brought it to my attention that I've never knit a stitch for him. So I asked him what he wanted. He wanted mittens. I find this slightly amusing that a grown man, such as my father, wants a pair of mittens. Not a pair of gloves or even fingerless gloves, but mittens. Ok-- can do. I've finished 1 mitten and the cuff of the second so far. They're an easy knit and actually my first pair of mittens. I'm knitting them in this yarn I bought years ago from Circles Knitting Salon (when it was still here in JP). It's a really lovely worsted-weight super-wash wool. The color way is a nice variegated earthy green.

I haven't touched my Tree Jacket in quite some time. I really should work on it but.....sleeves.... They are really dreadful. Especially these sleeves which are garter stitch in the round. Now can you see what I mean by dreadful?

I still have to finish a baby hat for my exec director at work and make two more for a doc and one of my staff members. Seems like everyone is popping out kids about now....yuck.

Well, even though I'm not a fan of babies, I still find their clothing adorable...I'm not totally heartless. Well, at least not for that reason...

7 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Juliet looks wonderful! My dad declared the same thing, except he wants regular gloves. I'm not looking forward to 10 fingers on DPNs. LOL

Macoco said...

Your Juliet is so pretty. Definitely hit up Windsor Button. I snagged some fabulous buttons from them last week.

RandomRanter said...

Very nice! I find more of my sweaters end up with 3/4 sleeves because that's as much as I can force myself to do.

Devonshire said...

Your sisters Juliet looks awesome as does your tree jacket. Love the mittens too.

VeganCraftastic said...

Your Juliet looks gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Nice work! You have been busy! It's all gorgeous. Happy New Year.

Kristin said...

Hi Michele...thanks for visiting my blog! It's nice to meet someone else from MA! I am a new knitter, taking classes right now b/c i couldn't learn on my own. I am so inspired by your Juliet, and other large projects. Will i ever be able to knit something that large & complicated? How long did it take you to do the Juliet?

P.S. I would love to be friends!! :)