Sunday, September 19, 2010

Summer Knitting

Summer stretches out before you, and you think of all the time you are going to have to work on knitting projects: a cotton summer sweater for myself, a shawl for my daughter, finishing a sweater for my grandaughter for the Fall, a sweater for my grandson for school, a baby sweater for my new grandson, Forest. It all seems rather ambitious now, but I did manage to finish a few of these things and I'm close to finishing a few more.
This is my cotton sweater from Knitty in 2008 called, Hey Teach.  I don't do alot of lace knitting and I had real misgivings as to how this would come out, but I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

I also finished a shawl for my daughter called The Nina Shawl from Mason Dixon Knitting. I saw this model at The Lamb Shoppe in Denver and liked their choice of colors.  It has a real southwest flair and my daughter got to try it on and loved it. This was made using Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece.

Now it's on to Fall knitting and those other projects still waiting, but couldn't resist starting a winter project for myself.  This is called Foliage from Nashua Handknits and the yarn is an alpaca, wool combination called Snowbird.