Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along.

cap and mittens for new nephew

cap and mittens for SIL's niece's baby

finished shawl for mom's co-worker

FINALLY finished fiona's pebble vest 

pebble and cap for nephew... with buttons!

what i am reading and knitting right now

the ever growing sweater vest
finally finished fiona's woolies

she calls them her "woowees"

Last Saturday I whipped out a couple baby caps and sets of baby mittens for a baby shower that was thrown on that Sunday. I used this pattern for the green hat and both sets of mittens and sort of winged it on the other hat. I finished up the shawl for my mom's co-worker and I just love how it came up, so big, lacy and cozy. After some serious time I got buttons for Fiona's pebble vest and my nephew's pebble vest and they look so cute. Fiona's loves her pebble, which I am so happy about.
I am working and working on the sweater vest, which I noticed was waaaay to big for Caelan. It was also to big for Sagan, so I guess Logan (my 14 year old son) will be getting that for Christmas. Which got me thinking about all the kids holiday gifts, I decided to knit all the bigger boys similar sweater vests (but that will actually fit them). AND!!! I was inspired by this sweeeet pattern, I am going to knit one for each of the kids (the boys all matching and Fiona and Audrey matching). I think they will look super cute. AND, I was able to finish up the pink and red woolies I had started some time ago for Fiona. They fit and she likes them alot. I just love knitting things for people who like them.
I am reading "Seven Times the Sun" which I have read before, but it has been years. It is still as good as I remember. 

17 comments:

The Jones Family said...

You are staying busy with so many projects...they all look very nice. The book sounds interesting. Wish I could have read a book like that when my kids were little. Have a great Wednesday

Gretchen R said...

Awww...well the woolies might just be my favorite project. Did you have a lot of unfinished ones laying around because that's a lot of knitting going on over at your place! Baby knits are fun!

Tracey said...

Wow! Your needles have been hot this week. I love seeing all the baby knits and know they are a joy to knit.
PS- Today is my first day of Whole30. Thank you for talking about it here, your words gave me the encouragement I needed to finally take the step.

momto5 said...

@Tracy... woohoo! we are almost finished, this friday is "the last day" but seriously i have been feeling so good that i just don't see an end in sight for myself.
@gretchen: there were a couple things i needed to just finish up on, the woolies and the buttons on the two pebbles, but everything else... lol. you know sometimes i feel like i am not getting things done and then i post a yarn along and realize i am busy! lol

steph said...

I know baby things are rather quick to knit, but my goodness!!!! you've been really cranking out the FO's!!!! Wonderful!

City Sister said...

WOW that's a lot of knitting...and I thought I had a lot of projects going. I'm making the pebbles vest, a very tiny one for a 4lb baby. And I think it's going to fit!

Kristin said...

Wow you've been knitting up a storm! Beautiful work.

tess said...

Oh my goodness. You have been busy! Everything looks so good - I'm impressed all around! :)

Darcel said...

Wow...you are on a roll! So much yarn goodness in one post. I haven't tried double pointed needles yet but I want to.

Emily said...

Soo impressed with your productivity!! You gotta love kids and baby knits--the closest thing to instant gratification a knitter can get! :)

karen said...

You have so many projects done! Fantastic :) the pebble vest is adorable and it looks so cute! I am sure each baby is going to love their little present that you made them.

Angela said...

So many great projects! You are so productive! Love your pebble vests especially. :). I have a free pattern to share if you are interested - it's a very easy baby/toddler vest. Happy knitting!

http://www.larksongknits.com/2012/10/23/free-babytoddler-vest-pattern/

ang said...

Your hands have been super busy-love all the knits especially the pebble vest (awesome colors) and woowees.
xo,
Ang (peach coglo)

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

So many wonderful projects, just lovely. Love Seven Times the Sun.

The Sitting Tree said...

What a nice assortment of finished woolens. I love the colors you chose for the pebble vest!

Mama Gone Green said...

wow- you have been seriously busy!!

purplepear said...

That's a lot of knitting you've done there. Love the gnome hat and thanks for visiting my blog