Posted by on August 24, 2008 in knit, stitch | 11 comments

Since the last post was about starting something new, I thought maybe I should try finishing some things for a change. All finished:

The pattern is Embossed Leaves, and this is the third pair I’ve made. I love this pattern, not only are they pretty and easy to knit, but they fit my big feet perfectly. This time I used some old Blue Sky Alpaca yarn that I had in my stash, and the gauge is probably a little big, but they’re so very soft and cozy. I’ll enjoy them a lot this Winter. As you can see, getting a picture outside without a dog in it is nearly impossible. Here’s what most of my shots looked like:

Winston finally got tired of posing and went to lay on the doormat.

His fur is growing back quickly. I hope it cools down soon, for his sake.

Next project, nearly finished:

I’m not even going to link to the post where I described starting this sweater, it was so long ago that I’m completely embarrassed. The pieces have all been knit for ages, but I needed to seam it, and it turns out I don’t really like seaming. Especially with this bulky cotton yarn. And then there was the crocheted edging. I want to like crochet, and I want to be good at it, but I think it’s going to take awhile before that happens. My hands feel all claw-like tonight after working on this. It’s just two rows, one of single crochet, and then one of crab stitch, which I didn’t think I was ever going to get the hang of doing. It is nice though, so it was worth the struggle.

I just have to sew in a zipper, which I am going to attempt tonight. This pattern is Blue Sky Alpaca’s Zip Cardigan (free!), and the yarn is Blue Sky Cotton. It’s lovely and soft.

One last nearly finished project, another bluebird pillowcase:

The first one I made for my Christmas swap with Yvonne. I was really tempted to keep it for myself, but I resisted. I still have to stitch up the hem and seams. I may even make one more, so I have a pair.


  1. Okay, first if it is too hot there for Winston I am sure he would love it up here. Just say the word.
    Second, the socks and sweater look marvy. I’ve been thinking about doing some socks for a while, I haven’t knit a pair in over a year. The crochet thing does come, where you say, why the heck didn’t I start doing this sooner? That being said, I am still working on a king size ripple blanket. How silly am I?
    Have a wonderful week,
    Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

  2. Those bluebirds are the sweetest things EVER!

  3. I didn’t read just looked. So cute. Very cute. I just love your dog!
    I’m like in a pool of sweat – sorry. Summer be gone.

  4. The socks are amazing, your dog is adorable, and I LOVE the bluebirds. I just found your blog the other day, and I think I want your life. I hope its okay if I link you on my blog!

  5. Hey! You’ve been busy! But doesn’t it feel good to have so many projects finished?

  6. The bluebirds are beautiful. As are the socks and your sweater! I hope it cools down for poor Winston too!

  7. Love the bluebird pillowcase
    and the socks and the pup!

  8. Will you please come here and show me how how you do that? They are just so great!!!

  9. Ok- cool sweater- I could never make that! Love the color. A friend of mine knitted a bunch of socks for Christmas gifts last year- I loved mine and told myself all year I would learn to knit. Nope still haven’t learned! I want to find a shop where they can teach you, because I keep checking on books and they look to crazy to me. Anyway- you have many talents!

  10. Oh I just love your blog, so happy I found it. I’m including you in a little post I’m doing as well as adding you to my blog roll. Looking foward to more gorgeous inspiration. Thanks darling!

  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those birds!! Great job

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