Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Stash

Knitting doesn't stop because I have meetings.  No, I don't knit in the meetings even though I really would like to be doing that sometimes.   It would at least make the time more productive than it often turns out to be.  However, I do use knitting as my wind-down time.   While a meeting may not be exciting, the results can inspire me or sometimes make me angry.  I have to have some yarn therapy while I work things out in my mind.

This week I alternated between my Big Easy cardi which is turning out to be one of the easiest adult items I've ever knit.  Here it is minus the the left sleeve.  Since it's knit side to side I can get a pretty good idea of how it's going to look very early in the process.  I think I love it.  The yarn is soft and the color is so soothing.  I'm imagining the big funky buttons I'm going to have to find for this.  I should start hunting now - it's almost done.

My other project was a tiny (6mos) tee in plain pink acrylic worsted - made to donate.  But isn't it the sweetest little tee?  Can't you see it layered over, well, almost anything?  Spring is coming! The pattern is also incredibly easy:  the Telemark Pullover.  Top down, four ends to weave in when you've completed the sleeves, and you're done.  I modified the original pattern by making the sleeves short.  And I can see a whole lot of other possibilities.  This is the best kind of pattern - a jumping-off place for all sorts of playing with design. 

Not too many finished pieces to report but I think it was a successful knitting week.  Wonder what's in store for the next seven days?


Joyful said...

Those are both cute. I love the colour of the adult sweater.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm lovin' both of these projects!! The blue is so beautiful... a nice soothing color of yarn therapy! ;) Love that little tee, too! Very versatile! blessings ~ tanna

Anonymous said...

These are both great. Lovely colours.

KarenG said...

Pretty amazing to knit a sweater side to side like this. I think I'm going to have to google that pattern and see if I can find it. I'd love to try it.

Mimi said...

I like that sideways cardi a lot!
Your stash must be almost non-existent now?
The little pink sweater is adorable, whatever little girl gets it will be a lucky one.

Rudee said...

I've knit in meetings, but I think that if the powers that be are rude enough to make the nightshift go in on their time off, then they have to put up with how I cope with that mandate.

I love your Big Easy cardi and that pink sweater is adorable.


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