Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finally a FO

Been a long time coming, but the pink sweater is finally a total FO. (Click here to see a better picture. It's the same, but it looks better here.) I can't remember exactly when I started it, can't seem to find where I had it written down. I think it was sometime in March. It sat for weeks waiting for the ends to be weaved in. I finally got it done on May 17. It was knit with Patons Fresco, a discontinued acrylic ribbon yarn. It wasn't bad to work with, but I had to keep untwisting it as I knit. The worst part was weaving the ends in. That was a pain. The ends keep wanting to stick out, so I'll have to watch for that when I wear it.

Heddy's tractor sweater front finally got finished, too. I definitely won't be knitting the Littlest One the tractor trailer sweater. Too many colors happening at once for my likings.

We also got in some new yarn, Bernat Handicrafter Stripes. The boss lady wanted me to make a couple for display cuz it looks like the regular variaged kind in the skein. The other two cottons are to make dishcloths for me.

Our camper in our new spot. It wasn't the spot we were supposed to have, I won't ever go there! But this one will do. I like the trees, and I also like the grassy area. I am going to plant flowers. (Have to thin some of mine out at home.) This lot gets sun and shade, and there is a nice area under the trees for the dog to lay in when it's hot.

The Oldest One and his salamander. I think he only had one at this point, but he arrived home with four!
Spoiled rotten! Even using a pillow! She wasn't scared camping this time since she wasn't being electrocuted. She was quite a bugger at times. We had a friend and her two kids the first night with us, and I had to put Jewel in time out in the kennel at one point (which I don't like to do) cuz she was being bad. Plus she peed on the carpet under the table, and I was NOT impressed. She knew she did bad, too. It's aggravating cuz there's no need of it. She wasn't left alone, and at night she goes in the kennel. I'd like to get a wire kennel like Hank's for home and keep the one she came in at the camper.

I am on the toe of a pair of socks for the store. I will have them finished tonight. I took them today to hubby's doctor's appointment, but we only had to wait five minutes, so I didn't have much time to knit. Should have at least the socks to show next post.

Happy knitting!

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Blogger Donna said...

Love the pink sweater and the tractor looks great! You are so brave to take that one on! Heddy will be thrilled!

5:59 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Beautiful sweater, both! You're so brave with the intarsia... two minutes of that and I'm tearing my hair out :)

6:52 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

The sweater is lovely.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

The sweater is very pretty! Would you mind bringing it to Knit Nite so that I might see how the ribbon yarn knits up?

7:38 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

very pretty!

Thanks again for finishing off the front of the sweater -- now there is only a bit of work left for me! Would you mind bringing it tonight?

8:06 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

The pink sweater is totally lovely. I like that it has no buttons!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

The pink sweater is awesome! I love the tractor sweater.

The dog looks so comfy lol

12:43 AM  

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