Thursday, January 04, 2007

One down....How many to go?

Ok! I got one UFO that sat for an entire month done! Look at the picture from yesterday, there is one in November that looks just the same. LOL. To answer Jeri's question about the pattern: Here is a link to the one I used. I did fiddle with it a bit and I added stitches to the cast on and to the thumb. They fit pretty well, but they look really long and narrow. Good thing my hands are long and narrow. Next time, I might even add a couple more stitches, and a little length in between the cuff and where the thumb starts. I used Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool that I dyed with kool-ade. Now I am going to choose one of the other (older) UFOs and get to work on it!

Speaking of UFOs, I got the little pic in my sidebar, so now I just have to figure out how to link the pic to Kat! Jeeze!

I also wanted to say to everyone thank you for the nice comments about the pinwheel baby blanket I knitted. And for the votes of confidence for the UFO finishing. *hugs* to you all!

I started the pinwheel in October. I could have finished it sooner, but it was such a great while visiting knitting project, that I saved it for while I was out and about. I used Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes yarn, with the Coordinating solid color for the ruffle.





I also finished another soap in a sock. The orange kool-ade wool and black one. I am not complaining, but all I have left is the blue striped one and the one I just finished. I took them to knitting yesterday to show off to Carrie and she bought them. :) Isn't that great? Thanks Carrie!

So, when I left knitting, I went to the store and bought some more cotton yarn. LOL! Give me a couple a bucks and guess where you'll find me. I'm going to knit some Baby Genius Burp Cloths from Mason Dixon Knitting for the baby who gets the pinwheel.

Then, I started another soap sock that is the peacock color and some green blue koolade dyed (by me) wool. I am totally addicted to knitting these little sock soaps.

I was looking at my list of WIPs and UFOs, and I saw a lot of things that I've promised to LD. I think my next one will be one of the ones that are for her.

I'm sure I had more to say, but I have to run if I want to get anything (like some knitting) done before going to pick up those kids from school!

Happy knitting to all!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woo! Gratz on getting a UFO out of the way!! They look great! So colorful!

Jane said...

Love those soap socks! Gotta make some!
Jane

cps said...

Very nice mittens:) I love the orange and black soap sock. Very halloweenish. Need to have a knit night soon:)

tiennie said...

I love that you're so willing to use color! Beautiful knits!

Christina said...

Love the mittens, but for some reason they remind me of McDonalds...LOL

Anonymous said...

I love your mittens...the colors are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations on being done with your first UFO!! Those soap socks are great... I've been slacking on my knitting.... May have to join the UFO resurrection gang!!!

Anonymous said...

I really love those soap socks! I have a few questions about them:
Is there a pattern link?
How many stitches do you cast on?
How do you close them after the soap is inside?

Whimsical Knitting said...

U R a busy knitter...been missing you!
You have been tagged, stop by my blog to understand, sorry....

Nora said...

You're a knitting machine!!

PS: Tell the kiddies that school holidays begin Dec 22 and end Jan 29 - so yeah, that's our summer. Then there's 2 weeks off for Easter, winter and spring.

If they're planning a trip now is the best time - I'll take them to the beach! :)

Anonymous said...

You've been tagged! Read my blog for details...

Momo said...

wow! you're a knitting maven! The mittens are great. :-)