Friday, July 4, 2008

The Tortoise and the Hare

Some projects seem to fly off the needles. The February Sweater is one of those projects. It took me 2 weeks to knit. That's pretty quick considering I'm not a very fast knitter. I think it helps that I've made the baby version of this lovely garment a couple of times so I have the basics down. This is a fantastic pattern that was quite simple in execution and I think it would make a great beginner's projects. Ok, advanced beginner cause you have to know how to increase and purl. You could always cut out the lace if you wanted to really simplify it.

Being an avid watcher of What Not to Wear, I have come to understand the need for busty ladies to lock and load the girls so I did 5 buttons instead of 3.

I'm not sure you get the full effect with the baby bump sticking out. We'll have to wait til the winter to know if that was a good choice or not. As it stands, I'm quite enamoured with this little number. Too bad it's way too hot to be modelling it.

My second pair of Froot Loops are in the category of knits that seem to take forever.

I usually knit socks at work but I had a busy couple of weeks so no knitting. I'm trying to finish these up before the Tour de France starts so I can focus on lace knitting. I also have an idea for a men's sock pattern that I'd like to try out but I'll have to have some time to concentrate on that.

And in other news, look what Jill made me!

Isn't it GORGEOUS! It's totally me and I love it. Go over to her blog and tell her how much you love it, too! (I'm trying to get her to open up an Etsy shop so that knitters everywhere can enjoy her gorgeous yarns.)


Sarah said...

Beautiful sweater, nice to have it tucked away for cooler weather!

T. said...

The girls look great - all nicely locked and loaded. Stacy and Clinton would be proud.

Metta said...

Your sweater looks beautiful. I am still struggling with mine. I never used markers before and made some mistakes with the increases, also probably due to the dark yarn I am using. I just didn´t see it at once, so I had to frog and start all over.

I love the yarn Jill made for you. I have visited her new blog and will post a comment later on.

I think the Froot Loop Socks are missing on my tally. It should be 14 in total.

Donna Lee said...

I have some yarn set aside for a Feb lady sweater for me because I love it. But it has to wait until after the Tour. It'll take all the three weeks and more to knit the lace I'm working on. I am so slow.

Jill said...

Hi! Thanks for the linking!

Do you have my new blog linked?

Just had to check!

Happy Weekend!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

the sweater is amazing!

Emily said...

Love the sweater. And that was fast!

andi said...

That sweater rules (of course, I do have a bit of a thing for blue...)Glad to see the ladies under wraps. Sadly, I can't say that's ever been an issue for me.:(

Spinning Ninny said...

i love the FLS. seems to be all the rage these days. with so many popping up, i may have to do one myself!