Wednesday, December 03, 2003  

Two FO's

Thanks to the long Thanksgiving weekend, I managed to start AND finish the baby sweater I made as a gift for a family friend! I still have plenty of the yellow yarn leftover, so at some point I may grab another skein of a coordinating color and make another sweater... I'm sure another little one will be needing a welcome gift at some point!

I also finally finished up Frode... plenty of time to spare before Christmas. :)

I really like this sweater... I may have to make myself one at some point... but in a different yarn, and with longer sleeves and a slightly longer body (maybe another 1-2" on both). {sigh}... yet another project to add to my list. Speaking of, for now I'm concentrating on mosaic and I'll also power through the second chenille mitten-glove. I'm thinking I'll keep the blanket at work for a lunch/down-time project, and, once I finish up the second glove, I'll get started on designing and knitting a sweater with the green yarn I got ages ago from elann.

My preliminary sketch:

The darker greens represent stitch patterning... not stripes. I'm loosely basing the design on a man's guernsey pattern I have, but I want the finished sweater to be more fitted (but not too tight!). I also want set-in sleeves to give it a more tailored look, and, depending on the yarn amounts, I may do 3/4 sleeves... I'd rather have full, but we'll see how the yarn goes.

alterum alterius auxilio eget
"one thing needs the help of another"


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