Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the pink sweater

Finished a baby sweater for a pregnant coworker over the weekend and got it to her just in time for her shower. The sweater is based on the Helena pattern from I changed up the bottom of the sweater, though, and used the ribble pattern from the Socks, Socks, Socks book. I loved the yarn...... Sheep Number 3. I've used the yarn before for some socks so I knew I wanted to do the sweater in the same yarn. Its such a soft pink.
Now I'm working on finishing another pair of socks, working on my Malabrigo sweater, and the sweater I'm knitting for Nathan. And just to add some more fun to all of that, I'm making a swifter cover from the Mason Dixon knitting book.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

while I've been whiling away the time.

Four weeks ago I had knee surgery so I've been out from work since then. I didn't feel much like knitting the first couple of weeks as I had to endure pain and physical therapy. The upside to this is they gave me some good pain meds so it made up for it. I HAVE managed to get some knitting done lately, though. I am working on a baby sweater for a coworker, some socks, and a couple of sweaters. The sweater piece in the picture is the front of a sweater I'm knitting for my youngest son. I've got one sock done and about 10% of the second sock. The yarn is from my good friend the Knitwitch. Its a worsted weight and I do believe the colorway is Sagittarius. She'll have to correct me if I'm wrong. It has a really nice feel knitting with it. The pattern is Red Dwarf by turtlegirl. I've never been much of a toe-up sock knitter, but this is a fun pattern. Also, after a much anticipated wait, my LYS Sugarfoot special ordered me some Pagewood Farms sock yarn Glacier Bay in the colorway Crayon. I am loving working with this yarn and highly recommend it if you can get your hands on some!
I go back to work in about a week and a half so we'll see how that goes. Besides the physical therapy I 've been trying to take some walks around the neighborhood to build up my endurance in anticipation of my 12 hour shifts I'll be going back to!
Also posted is a picture of my cat Zooey surfing facebook.