Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Almost done (x 2.5)

I often find myself finishing a couple of different projects at the same time. I'm not sure why this happens. This week it's my Grannie Smith Cardigan (button bands have been added, so all that's left to do is seaming and neckband) and my Flock of Triangles quilt (done but for the binding on three sides). Exciting! I'm very pleased with -- and proud of -- both of these projects. Both have taken a fair bit of time and skill.


Those are the two almost-done projects; the almost-half-done project is one I only started this week: the Druid/Green Autumn Mittens from the fall VK. I'm using the 100-gram ball of B.C. alpaca I bought in Vancouver in June. These are fun to knit, and they're going quickly.


The softness and hairiness of the alpaca prevent nice, crisp cables, but I don't mind. These are going to be soft and warm, and they're still pretty.

11 comments:

yaiAnn said...

Oooooh, I'm excited about your flock of triangles! I love those colors together. I need to go more bold with my color choices!

Bertha said...

I am seriously so excited to see your flock of triangles.

Steph said...

Now that I've got my craft room almost set up, I really want to make a quilt and the triangle quilt is first on my list!

Jennifer said...

Those mittens are in my queue! I need to hunt down a Vougue knitting so I can knit them. I also look forward to your finished quilt. I looks lovely from here.

Rebecca said...

the binding on your quilt makes the whole thing POP. so lovely. can't wait to see it once it's all done.

J. said...

Those mittens are on my list of things to knit. One day....

stefana said...

Your hand-quilting looks gorgeous. I can tell you've enjoyed doing it. Beautiful!

Veronique said...

The Flock of Triangles quilt is going to be awesome! I love the gray backing, and the orange binding.
Wow, you've been busy :)

Sonia said...

I have been coveting those mittens...well done!

I've handed you a blue ribbon on my blog. I just love your knitting and writing style and wanted to share it with my readers!

Debbie said...

Those mittens are lovely. Unfortunately as far as I could tell they were the only thing worth knitting in that issue of VK.

Elizabee said...

I work in a yarn shop, and my fearless leader gave me the task of making the Vogue mittens as store samples in my spare time. Believe me, these are not a project to make when there are customers to help and phones to answer. They are, however, beautiful. I'm using Cherry Tree Hill's Supersock yarn, which makes knitting them a pleasure as well as a challenge.