Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lotsa Stuff

Whoops, it's been a while huh. Perhaps this will make you smile....Joe and I had a photo shoot. Some of these are old some are new, I don't think there are any surprises. I'm pretty sure I've at least mentioned them before, then again, maybe not.

This is the ever popular Mr. Greenjeans. I had hesitated to make this merely for the fact that it is so popular, but a KAL in one of my Ravelry groups spurred me on. I love it. Made with reclaimed cotton. I WILL make this again in a heavy wool for winter. Pattern here. Other blog posts here....hmmm no other posts about this?!? Here's the Ravelry project.

This is GreenDay another pattern that received a lot of chit chat but not as many takers. That was clearly understandable once you see the pattern. It's a translation from Norwegian? Swedish? I was swayed by the same Ravelry group to join the KAL. (honestly, I'm such a push over!) Pattern here. Ravelry project here. IF there was going to be a next time I wouldn't make the ribbing on the bottom as deep. I did raise the original neckline and worked it in the round.

Ahhhhh my saddle shoulder cardi. LOVE this cardi!!!! I can't wait for cooler weather. I know you've already seen this done, minus the buttons with Vivian wearing it, thought I'd share a photo of me wearing it, buttons and all. :o) Lots of blog posts on this one here. Ravlery project here.

Another you have seen plenty of, blog posts here and its big sister here. Ralvery project here. I live in this sweater. I took a pic today cuz you guys have never really seen a side view like this...isn't the diamond on the deltoids to kill for?!? It thrills me to no end. Case in point, do you really think I'd post a pic of my drapey old chicken neck like that if I wasn't so thrilled with the diamond and thought you'd be thrilled too????

Did you really think you'd get away without seeing another Drops pattern?!? My Open Cable Top (Ralvery project) blog posts here. I did modify this just a tad. I opened up all the cable crosses, the pattern calls for only the top one to be open, and I lowered the neckline.

I made this one last summer and realized I hadn't said anything about it. Yes, it is the same reclaimed cotton that I used for Mr Greenjeans. There's an awful lot of yardage in a man's x-large cabled sweater. :o) (I still have some!) The pattern is here, obviously I did not add the bling, and if I remember correctly I made the shoulder straps differently. Here I braided some i-cord to make the shoulder straps. This too is on my list to make again, it is super fast, easy to make and very easy to wear. Oh yeah, I worked it in the round too.

What am I doing now? There still are some older UFO's on the needles, and if you check out my Ravlery projects page you'll see quiet a few of them (not all of them mind you but a few of them) They will all get done in their own time. Someday. The current project that has most of my attention is this Drops pattern. (go figure it's a Drops!) I'm making the long sleeved version. It is suppose to be for Gillian, but if she doesn't like it I'll be happy to keep it. I'm using Classic Elite Four Seasons in red. It is a cotton wool blend I thought would be a nice winter sweater Savannah style where Jilly goes to school.

I'm itching to cast on for something new. Something wooly, bulky, and big., OR something light and lacy. I'd love to cast on for the winter Mr. Greenjeans, but that really doesn't fulfill either of my yearnings and I'm afraid it would languish longer than usual. Maybe I ought to make Mr Greenjeans in something bulky! lol Now that's not a half bad idea......


gotta go!



  1. All your finished projects are looking wonderful, but what impressed me most is, in what great shape you are in!

  2. Wow! You have been busy. I especially love the Mr. Greenjeans. I may have to make that one after all.

  3. Yeah! I'm glad you're back :-)
    Wow, that's a lot of I feel like a slacker :-)
    And it all looks so good...can't you at least have one knitting disaster LOL...just joking...I wouldn't wish it on no no :-) I'm just jealous! :p