Sunday, August 23, 2009

Why it's a Finished Object or Two!!

Apparently I'm never going to be a regular blogger. I have trouble with commitment. Ask those who know me. Daily or even weekly is more than I can commit to. But this weekend I got a couple of projects finished, which always feels so good. So I thought I'd post a quick update. And now that something's come off the needles, something else can go on. Like Liesl and Ishbel and Selbu Modern and .....!

This is a little out of season... a winter scarf that stalled on the needles when spring arrived and then spent the summer patiently waiting it's turn again. I don't know what prompted me to pick it up this week. It's been quite warm and sticky here in the Philadelphia area but I dug it out of the "zzz" basket and would not rest until it was done. I knit until I ran out of yarn.

Pattern: Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun Scarf
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky 2 skeins / 262 yards
Needle: US 10 / 6.0 mm
I've used this pattern before. It's a (usually) quick, easy knit. Unisex. And I think it works well with variegated yarn and would work equally well with a nice solid color. It may become my 'go to' scarf pattern.

I also finished my granddaughter Devin's school sweater. I don't think I ever blogged about it. It started out as a navy blue cardigan, per uniform regulations, but I did fancy it up a bit with some feather and fan. Hope that's acceptable for school standards. I'll take some photos and update my ravelry page next week.

And there's one more FO in my life I should share.....

Born on August 13th. I'm smitten. He's beautiful. Now I have 5 grandchildren to fill my heart. And knit for.


  1. You saved the best for last. What a beautiful baby! Aren't they so sweet looking when they are sleeping?

    Congratulations on the new family member.

  2. aww he is so cute! Congrats!! Love the scarf too : )

  3. The scarf looks so cute! Nicely photographed.

    And that pic of the baby is too much :) I know how happy and proud you are Grandmom!

  4. He's so precious! I have to wait for my nieces to have children. I've given up on my nephews.

  5. Love the scarf. The baby though? Just gorgeous. Congrats to you and Mom and Dad.

  6. Great Post Suzygirl! Congrats on that new grandbaby!

  7. Congrat.. Oh my... I am smitten too!

    The scarf is just perfect!