Friday, January 9, 2015

All Done! Well Almost.....

Max turned three last weekend, but since Daddy's birthday is on Saturday, there will be a joint celebration this weekend.  I just finished sewing the seams and attaching the buttons today.  This sweater is to replace an earlier one which he's outgrown.  Hoods are so useful in our PNW climate! (You can see the tweed better if you double click on the sweater.)




Brent's fingerless mitts are done, too.  The pattern was in the Winter 2013 issue of Knit Simple; it was easy and pretty quick....and hopefully, useful. This is the first pair of mitts that I've made with an opening for the thumb instead of a thumb gusset. To make the opening the pattern said to knit back and forth rather than in the round and then reconnect after about 10 rows.  Interestingly enough, it worked!



And then, just this afternoon I learned that there will be a birthday girl at the celebration. Yikes, what to do? Luckily I have yarn left from this project. She has long hair and is a skier, so maybe she will like a headband? I'm about 3 inches into it, and Sunday's a long way off, right?  Wish me luck.



Happy knitting everyone! For inspiration, go to Patchwork Times and see what everyone else has On Their Needles.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Excellent knit gifts. They will be used and loved.

Ramona said...

Great gifts! We all need warm items right now. The sweater is adorable. Enjoy the birthday celebrations.

Araignee said...

Fabulous gifts! They will all certainly be appreciated.

Dar said...

All very appropriate knitted gifts for anytime, but especially now. Thanks for shsring.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CUTE little cardigan. Happy Birthday to Max and his Daddy!! And, a bonus birthday lucky girl, too. blessings ~ tanna

Changes in the wind said...

Good job on your knitting projects...especially like the hooded sweater.

Caffeine Girl said...

The cardigan is adorable and perfect for your climate (and mine)!
The construction of the thumb opening on the mitts is really interesting.

Merry said...

How lucky that you knit so well and these people all receive such thoughtful gifts. That sweater looks toasty warm.

kathy b said...

Love love love the sweater. !! Judy its wonderful.

I love the fingerless and I have to try the thumbhole method on my current pair.

I think the headband is darling and any recipient would love it!!

Great finishes

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful kitting projects. Hope you made your knitting goal on the headband! Love your header photo. Yours?

Mereknits said...

All of the gifts are fantastic Judy, you are so fast and talented. Hugs to you, Meredith

Nancy Kay said...

That hooded sweater is sooooo cute!! All your projects are very nice; you've been clicking those needles at a pretty rapid pace!

karen said...

beautiful sweater :) Hooded ones are the best, then every part is toasty warm. The mitts are nice as well, my son would love those!

Janet said...

Nice projects, Judy. The tweedy yarn looks really cozy. Nice mitts too.

Becca said...

Nice! I'm sure Brent is enjoying his fingerless mitts as much as I am enjoying mine! I want to put them in a blog post soon. I love them.