Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Knit Year!

I've been knitting. A lot. I mean, seriously, A LOT!

Currently, I'm helping a good friend work on some samples which will be revealed later this year...so I can't share that with you just yet.

In the meantime, let's take a look at what I was able to finish in time for the holidays...and beyond!

My mom's LBI Sweater - designed by me! As luck had it, Ramona was sick on Christmas so my mom did NOT have to receive a partially finished sweater...and I say "partially" finished because I was well on my way when I realized I would run out of light blue yarn. I placed an order sometime around Dec. 20th and received the new yarn on Dec 30th. I was able to finish the sweater before we saw my folks on Jan 2nd - hooray!
LBI Barnegat Lighthouse Sweater

I also finished my neighbor's THIRTY (30!!!) year old sweater. I've gotten so many complements from Raveler's - one lady even believes she may have knit this one too! She's looking back through her stuff and will send me photos - pretty awesome.
Ye Old Sweater

Jill was kind enough to include me in her latest kit quest with Tilli Tomas. I was sent a list of "rules", 5 different yarns, and sent on my way. I designed and knit this in three days (approx 20 hours). Whew - talk about a whirlwind weekend of knitting!
Tilli Tomas Shawl Design Project 2010

I also knit this sexy little number for the shop (yes, it's Noro!)...
365:306 Noro vest back detail

I also made this cute little slug for my in-laws. They love it - Karen FTW!
Garden Slug face

Ramona wanted a scarf - which I happily knit - but won't pose for a photo in it - so that's for another day! In the meantime, I made T-Rexes for she and Matt...
T-Rex #1

Lastly, I designed and published patterns for my Chester Mittens and Cowl. The cowl is a free pattern on Ravelry (after some debate). The mittens are for sale at the low price of $1.99! Let me know what you think...
Chester Cowl
Mittens Schmittens

Well, glad to have my first post up for the Knit Year - hope all is well with you until next time!