13 November 2005

Best November Days!

  1. Paisley came for a visit wearing her top down sweater and I decided to wear my leaf cable from the book Hot Knits made with Debbie Bliss cotton cashmere. The weather was still warm enough that we didn't need our jackets.

    I'm still plugging away on her raglan hoodie, trying to write the instructions as I go. The body will be one piece and the sleeves separate and I haven't quite decided how I want to do the hood.

    I did manage to make a pair of fingerless gloves for a friend at work. These gloves are a lettercarriers dream. I still have to make a pair for myself . I still had some Patons Classic leftover from a sweater I made for my husband a couple of years ago thus reducing my stash just by a little. The pattern has the mitten flap too but she didn't want that, so they only took me a couple of nights to finish. I prefer to wear a pair of dollar gloves under them just to keep the chill off the fingertips and you can still flip through the mail bundles.

    During the summer I went through all my magazines and my daughter helped me catalog all the ones that I really want to make. So now my quest is to start using up the yarn I have bought ( with no sweater in mind) and knit those sweaters. I know this will not be an easy thing to do but a girl has to do what a girl has to do. I'll just have to tell my husband he will have to a little bit more cooking and cleaning till my quest is done. (LOL)
    Happy Knitting!


Samantha said...

The picture of you and Paisley is gorgeous. One to hang onto forsure! :) I love her little sweater. It looks so sweet on her. Did she get a hair cut recently? I thought I remembered her with longer hair ... maybe not. Hmm. Can't wait to see how the raglan hoodie works out! :)

I like the fingerless gloves as well. I think they'd be the electrician's dream too ... Michael is always complaining about cold hands in the winter because he can't wear gloves to do some of the electrical stuff he does outside.

Don't worry, I won't tell Julie you still sometimes make mistakes ... you're secret is safe with me. How far have you gotten on your entrelac bag or have you been a good girl and waited? Ha ha.

Samantha said...

Rhonda, either way would be great ... I'm always appreciative of any help I can get (and sometimes I need a lot!) ... if you and Val want to come out here or if you want to bring them to the guild meeting, either would be fine. :) Just let me know what's best for you. :)

Samantha said...

PS. If you're confused as to what I'm talking about, I'm referring to the comment you left on my blog. *lol* :)

Samantha said...

What'cha knittin'?

Sally said...

That is a lovely photo. I'm impressed by your weekend sweater too.