Friday, January 27, 2012

Bits and pieces

Ladies, journey with me now to my dining room table where you will rarely find china, silver, and crystal. Instead, knitting projects hover there waiting to be photographed like a long line of model wannabees.

First up, sisters Theresa and Anita take their stroll down the red tablecloth. These sisters lusted after a Buttoned Wrap Scarf worn by their nephew's girlfriend to a family party last year. 

After much analysis, study, rumination, and shopping, the sisters picked out two bulky-weight yarns with matching buttons. Neither of these creations will be an exact replica of the original, but hopefully they're close enough. Anita chose oatmeal and Theresa selected olive green. Theresa's buttons are another great Etsy find. She bought them from BeckySueCreations, the vendor who made the great buttons for my Under Toad. Becky Sue makes her buttons with very lightweight polymer clay but they really do look like stones.

The Sophisticate is also coming along. After debating how long to make the sweater, I took advice from Linda, an active Knitting at Large Rav group member. She suggested making the sleeves and then deciding on the sweater length. Great idea. I finished the right sleeve except for the cuff and now need to decide whether to make it a folder garter cuff like in the pattern or with a plain garter cuff or ribbing.

I've got several other projects that I want to make - two pairs of mittens, a pair of fingerless mitts for my friend Faith, a pair of socks, and the second Carnation vest, too - but I'm trying to finish something. Anything! Before starting something else.

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