Friday, June 14, 2013

FInished Object Friday and 2nd Blogiversary!

It's true, today is the second anniversary of this blog.  A lot has happened in two years.  Why is it that the older we get, the faster time seems to go.  I'm very grateful that you stop by and read this, post comments, and offer encouragement.  I feel like I have made friends through Tami's and Wisdom Begins in Wonder, even though I may not know there names.  And whenever I have a knitting dilemma you all have an answer.  Thank you so much for that.

Today I have a finished object for a little girl.  This will be published in November in Cast On, they don't get excited about you putting things on blogs in advance.  I'm doing an article on set in sleeves and had to have a pattern as an example.  Honestly I'm way ahead of their schedule but with doing the article as well, I needed it.  The normal deadlines are pretty stressful.  This was much less so.

The only stressful thing was that I almost ran out of yarn.  This is in Liberty Wool super wash.  I'm not usually a big fan of super wash but I love how this yarn turns out after washed.  And for kids it has to be washable, right?  I have about 3 yards of yarn left!  As a result I just did a crab stitch edging and crocheted button loops.  I hate ribbed buttonhole bands, so even if I had more yarn, it is doubtful I would have done more.  The ruffled edges are from a Frilled Cast on.

You know the drill.  Go to Tami's and Wisdom Begins in Wonder to check out all the great fiber projects.  Have a great weekend with lots of yarn.


  1. What a sweet sweater! Kudos on your article and pattern.

  2. Very pretty, I really like the frilled edge.

  3. Very sweet sweater! And happy blogiversary!

  4. Super cute! Love the ruffles and the color too. Well done!

  5. I love that sweater. I know what you mean about using superwash. I know a lot of people who love it but it always leaves my hands feeling weird.

    1. Exactly! this one has a very nice feel and drape after it is washed though that makes up for that.