Saturday, November 17, 2012

The turtle is done

I managed to finish the turtle before the baby shower yesterday. Granted I finished it at 1:30 in the morning before the shower at three that afternoon. I am really thrilled with how he turned out.

The pattern is Sheldon and I used Caron Simply Soft on size 5 needles. Most of the pattern was basic toy construction but there were definitely a few things that challenged me. I had to knit an i-cord and do some basic crochet. Actually this was a great chance to practice my crochet which was one of the things on my resolution list.

I'm tempted to make one for myself - I just love how cute this patten is!


Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm back

Wow it's been way too long since I've posted anything. Life really got in the way for a while. Lately the only free time I had was devoted to knitting. I ended up having a few of my deadlines moved up. The baby shower I am going to was moved up two weeks. So now instead of needing to finish a stuffed animal by the last weekend in November, I need it by a week from today. Aaaaarrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhh! I did find a cute pattern though - I'm knitting a Sheldon.

The other project was one of the stockings. Long story but I decided to knit it for my grandma's birthday instead of Christmas and her birthday was last week. I did manage to finish it so it's my finished object this week.

This is only the second time I've done color work so I'm fairly pleased with it. I did knit a little bit tightly so it pulled a bit. I also got slightly turned around after turning the heel and ended up as a ridge of purl stitches. I decided not to rip it back as it sort of looks decorative. Can't wait to try the next one and see if it comes out even better.

For more finished objects check out Tami's Amis.