Well, January is almost over and I have not really posted about knitting all month. This would only be worse if I hadn’t actually been knitting this whole month. Which I have. Been knitting that is. I have my first FO of the year completed and done but waiting for it’s intended recipient to come visit me and take some pictures. That’s right, I actually knit for someone other than myself. Shocking I know but true. For Christmas I decided to knit a sweater for my little non-knitting sister Bri. I did not finish in time and due to jet lag I really didn’t get much done until the second week of January. Here is a preview of the finished sweater.
Bet you can guess what it is…
Once I was finished with my gift knitting I decided before picking my next project, I should finish up a WIP I had on the needles. Namely, Glee. I started Glee last fall and got about half way, so I picked it up again and am now almost to the bottom ribbing.
Honestly, I am not sure how this is going to turn out. It is one of those sweaters that I won’t know if I like until I try it on. The best thing about this sweater is the yarn I am using is a really soft alpaca that I want to pet all day. It is also really really orange–yam to be exact. I am crossing my fingers for this one.
I don’t know what my next project is going to be but I am trying to make a decision now so I can get the yarn this week. Maybe the Equestrian Blazer? Exmoor Jacket? I don’t know. One project I know I want to do is Eunny’s Entrelac Socks from the new Spring Interweave. That woman is my hero. But that pattern is not out until the end of February. Seeing bloggers become amazing knit designers is really inspiring to me. I would love to try my hand at design this year. But I may not have any talent for it so you might not see it happen. Either way, I think it is kind of exciting to not know what is going to make up my 2007 project queue.
So there is the knitting update. Now I am off to finish Glee…
The following 10 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Your sister will love that CPH! I just know that the amazing knitter you are can churn out an amazing pattern. I’ll root you on!
You can always over dye the orange to tone it down. Susan and Karen are both good at dyeing.
lucky sister! and Glee is perfectly named for the color, which we certainly could use to brighten things up in the valley, n’est ce pas? Blue skies, Lark
The hoodie looks so comfy just sitting there on the chair! I’m sure your sister will love it.
And I vote Equestrian Blazer, but only because it actually caused me to drool when I opened the last IK.
WOW! you busted that CPH out like woah. that definitely makes me want to work on mine some more. great job! and you know, orange is under appreciated. work it.
Oh, can’t wait to see the CPH’s pictures. What a great gift!
is that a hoodie? ;0)
i have been eyeing off eunny’s socks too. can’t wait!
and missy, i *expect you to have a go at designing, if you think you might like to give it a go, you definately should, i bet you would do great! just start with something small so you don’t get too overwhelmed. well, that’s just my advice :0) x
I love the cabled sweater. Good job. The color is so classic.
Beautiful sweater! I’m looking forward to seeing more details. You are one fast knitter, and a thoughtful sister, to boot.
How did I miss your Glee? I just cast on for it… I can’t wait to see how yours fits. It seems like such a wearable garment. Love the CPH too – show up some modeled pics!