Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yarn Along- December 15th

Another yarn along... another day.

this week I have two finished objects to post...

A matinee cardigan I made for a toddler.  I adapted an Elizabeth Zimmerman baby pattern... well actually I used her increases to make up my own cardigan LOL but went with the 'gull stitch' lace pattern she mentioned.  I was very pleased with the way it came out- especially since I had to do an afterthought buttonhole.  That's a pain on a small cardigan like this!

And a miniature Christmas stocking.  This too is my own design- commissioned by a friend for a project idea I have in mind.  This is the prototype which will eventually sit on my knitted decoration garland :)

On my needles now- well on my hook is the filigree cardigan and I am planning to start Alan Dart's fairy mouse :)

As to what I am reading- well I still have Harmony and the Creative Space book on my pile... but my novel has changed to a Heather Graham one, and Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island has joined the lot!


  1. the top sweater is soo pretty! I love the yarn, it look similar to what i'm knitting for my daughter now!

  2. That is a very cute sweater. Impressive!

  3. Thank you both!
    Appledapple- yes it is like the yarn for your daughter :)

  4. Beautiful sweater! I love the color and the stitch pattern. I am always in awe of those that can design their own patterns. I still have trouble following a pattern.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  5. Such a cute cardigan! OH and that filigree! Amazing. I hope it turns out.

  6. Great sweater! I love it! EZ would be pleased!

  7. What an adorable sweater! And I can't wait to see the filigree one; looks like a beautiful pattern.

  8. The sweater is beautiful! And I love anything Bill Bryson... he keeps me laughing.

  9. Oh that little sweater is so sweet and I just love the color of it :) Can't wait to see the next one that you are making!

  10. Gorgeous sweater - so sweet and dainty!
    The first time I ever, ever read Bill Bryson was on a plane headed to Britain for the first time. Bad, bad move, I'm certain the entire planeload thought I was insane what with the laughing aloud, snickering and snorting to myself going on. ;)

  11. Elizabeth: Thank you :) It comes with practise... but you start by adapting a pattern that is not quite how you want it :)
    Sherry: Thanks- I finished Filigree last night and am now waiting for a top that will work with it for a good photo opportunity LOL
    Kristi: Thanks!
    Wendy: Thank you!
    Lisa: Thanks- it was a fun pattern :)
    Adele: Bryson certainly is a hoot :) I have to read passages aloud to DH which makes him slow reading LOL
    Rosina: Thank you!
    Jen: LOL sounds like a great way to spend a flight to me ;)

  12. love the sweater, just gorgeous! and the stocking is precious!

  13. That sweater and stocking are lovely! I'm so impressed!

  14. That sweater and stocking are lovely! I'm so impressed!


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