Thursday, April 7, 2011

my creative space

Early this year, I secretly* decided to set myself the goal of knitting each of us in the family a garment of some description. The smallest is getting a cardigan, the big girl is getting a stripy jumper, I will be getting a vest (gulp - first adult sized knitted garment ever to me made by me - I hope I like it!), and my husband is getting a scarf. I know scarves probably don't technically count as a garment, but for the purposes of this self-imposed goal, it does. He approved it and chose the colour so hopefully that means he'll wear it!

Over the last couple of weeks, I've made some good progress toward that goal.

One purple Garter yoke baby cardi (Ravelry link) 75% done and just waiting for me to find the right sized dpns (I know I have some somewhere!) so I can do the sleeves and finish the buttonhole band...
One well-and-truly underway Wayfarer scarf using Shelter yarn in pumpernickel...
And another pair of socks. Oh, hang on, socks aren't on the list! These are just another piece of evidence to support the theory that when the sock bug bites, it won't let go very easily...
These will be Spring Forward socks in Ms Gusset yarn which I like an awful lot!

Good holidays with lots of car time when you discover that, contrary to belief, you can knit in the car (when someone else is driving) leads to very satisfying knitterly progress.

For lots of making inspiration, visit Kirsty's place.

*It's not so secret any more, is it!?!

6 comments:

Faeryfay said...

I just love the Spring Forward socks! The yarn is divine!

Tania said...

That's my kind of approach! With a bazillion (three) things going on at once there's always going to be something that strikes my fancy...

jodeye said...

Love the whole make everyone something philosophy;-)

Leonie said...

Love the Miss Gusset yarn, it's lovely and smooshy. May I suggest weighing your first sock when it is done and weighing the remaining yarn as well to check you have enough for the second sock? When making Jules' socks I ended up reworking a couple of times due to the length being a tad on the short side, it would have been easier if his feet were shorter.
Love your plan of knitting for everyone, I had that plan prior to Bendi last year. I think everyone has scored something since then, just not the something I was planning for each of them!

Seaweed and Raine said...

They are looking really good! I am trying to make something for everyone for their birthday's this year... I think your job might be more challenging (I'm not knitting everything). I love your socks!!!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Love your socks,Im waiting for Ms Gusset to restock her shop as Im after some of that brilliant green like the daintree silk she had!
What do you think of that Shelter,Im thinking of knitting DH a jumper this year in faded quilt (though secretly I love one for me)