Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Retro Redux Shrug!

I must say I love this nifty little jacket! Two skeins of Bernat Mosaic yarn, a few meetings, and ta-da! Even the not-always-so-darling kids at work complimented the shrug in their "it doesn't even look like those old lady sweaters" sort of way....

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I had to attend a staff meeting yesterday, and then an all day training again today. In the world of me, that translates into the coveted minutes necessary to complete my knitting projects, have my knit-ego petted, and inspire others to want to knit. This is what I have so far on the Retro Redux shrug:
It would probably be done, except I left my size 8 needles for completing the second cuff and neck ribbing in the parking garage, and dashing across the rainy UW campus during a 15 minute break didn't sound pleasant. I haven't yet decided how I feel about this Mosaic yarn, because the transitions between colors aren't as smooth as classic (but expensive) Noro, but I do like the idea of a reasonably quick, well priced, easy knit shrug!
This is a little late in delivery, but here's a picture of my adorable nephew Jeremiah, wearing his Oregon Ducks hat that I made a few months ago!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

for the baby shower....

Finally, finished! I just seamed the shoulders of the Baby Surpise Jacket, and now I need to find something other than a darning needle to sew on the little buttons I bought. I am still working on a little softy blanket for the baby as well, and the shower will be on Sunday (three days left to finish this all!)
I am also desperately searching for another skein of the Bernat Roving yarn in Cobalt blue to finish my Sideways hat from the Boutique Knits book....as of yet this is all I have:

I finally found a pattern to use up the three skeins of Mosaic yarn that I picked up on sale at JoAnn, the Retro Redux Shrug from Interweave- I think the pattern will be an interesting way to show off the colors! As soon as things are underway I will post a picture for you all...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

ooh, so busy

its been awhile (again) and I don't even have a super spectacularly awesome project to share with you.....

...other than I knit my own crown, to prove that I am and will forever be the queen of procrastaknitting!
I actually made that as a birthday joke gift for a coworker and snapped a picture of myself wearing it before I passed it along- but she did wear it all day!
more to come, sooner rather than later. there are still at least 9 unfinished projects in various stash spots throughout the house and car, but nothing close enough to finished.