"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Friday, November 19, 2010

And in the meantime.....

While I have been waiting for BG to decide he would indeed try on his Monster Sweater.....I have been knitting other items. 

It's charity mitten time of year.  I think if I had to knit one item for the rest of my life, it would be kid's mittens.  Not sure why, perhaps the idea that some day they will keep wiggly, giggly fingers warm and playful.  Hmmmm...perhaps.

And, last Saturday, I bought sufficient yarn at my LYS for a new shawl pattern.  One of the TNKG ladies had started "Terra" by Jared Flood, and for some reason, it really grabbed my attention.  I also wanted an opportunity to try out Berroco's "Vintage" yarn.  It's a machine washable, wool/acrylic/nylon blend.  Normally I admit to being an acrylic snob, but this has a wonderful feel to it, and comes in some beautiful, heather colorways.  So - the shawl is finished, but as you can see, as of yet unblocked.  Not sure if I will keep it, or gift it.  Going to try to block it this weekend, and will take a better photo when it's all blocked and looking proper.  I think it's going to be nice and big - a good snuggle up under type of shawl.  LOVE the pattern!   I plan to knit another in a nice natural wool yarn.  Would love to try his new "Shelter" yarn, but may be a little too pricey for me - we'll see.  This one I wanted to be machine washable - just in case it went to a new home.  

But the REAL excitement that I want to pass along -- having just happened this morning..... (Drum roll, please!)


For some reason, he is totally entertained by trying on ill-fitting, mismatched mittens.  While he had a pair(??) of those on this morning, and I was lamenting to his mom about his poor abandoned sweater, she suggested that he try the sweater on WITH mittens.  It worked!  (although the mittens were shed in the process).  Go figure - the mind of a 2 yr old (and a very independent one to boot!).  So, hasty measurements and a quick camera click produced a fuzzy photo and a plan to shorten sleeves  by 2 inches.  Ahhhhhh.....grandma is happy again - life is good!

Enjoy your weekend everyone.  I'll be knitting sleeves!  :)

10 comments:

Monika said...

The shawl looks lovely, even unblocked. I like acrylic/wool blends well enough, just not acrylic by itself. I love the photo of BG, he's such a character! THe monster on the pullover is just great!

I've got some Shelter for my birthday. It's colors are wonderful, have to decide what to knit with it.

Artseycrafts said...

Oh Kathy, your "Terra" is gorgeous. It looks very warm and cozy (I can't believe you knit it in only a week). I may have to add it to my projects.

Love the photo of BG in his "Monster" sweater.(LOL) Also the photo with his "turkey". Did he paint it himself? If so, he is already an artist!

Karen said...

The monster sweater is so cute on BG! I'm so happy he tried it on for you. His turkey picture is so cute too.
Terra is lovely. I will be stunning when blocked I'm sure.

Dorothy said...

Incredibly cute! Don't shorten the sleeves too much - remember little arms grow.

Marguerite said...

Oh good! He tried it on and even managed to do it with a happy face. Love that monster and I'm happy for you that you can finish it up now.

Going to check out that shawl pattern. It's so pretty, even unblocked. Wish I knew someone who wanted a shawl.

KnittySue said...

CUTE! and he tried it on with a smile. Love that sweater and I'm sure he will to. The shawl does look very very snuggly.

Rebecca said...

What an ADORABLE sweater the little man is wearing! Great job, Kathy!

Jean said...

The sweater is so cute! 2 year olds can be quite a challenge. Hope your darling little Soffee is doing better with her allergies.

Robin said...

The sweater is adorable and so is BG! That looks like a great "wear all the time" shawl.

Liana said...

BG looks absolutely adorable in the sweater and I'm so glad he was coerced into trying it on. You will enjoy the shawl this winter and it looks beautiful.