March 22, 2010

Daytime Seamstress/Nighttime Knitter...

If you look at my list of "Lofty Goals for 2010", you'll see that one of my goals is to finish my current, albeit small, pile of UFOs (UnFinished Objects). This is a project that has been on the back burner for a while, but I'm happy to be back at it now.

I usually knit at night when Handsome and I watch a little television together. I started this project right after Christmas last year, and picked it up a couple of nights ago, after I finished the Beads on the Beach clutch. I finished the front and back so far. Two three-quarter length sleeves to knit up, and then I'll be ready to sew it all together. After it's assembled, I'll block it and I'm hoping to have it all done by the weekend. At this rate, I'll be wearing it next week!

For those of you who knit...the yarn is 100% Egyptian cotton called King Tut. For those of you who don't knit...it's soft, breathable and has a great drape to it. I'll actually be able to wear it all summer because it's cotton. I also love the mint color of the yarn. Before I know it, I'll be able to check another UFO off my list! yippee!
Today, I'm on my way to Tampa to the bridal fabric shops. I'll be choosing the materials to make the wedding gown on my list. I'll be sharing progress on that all next week for you. I'm looking forward to getting started.

Hmmmm...Looks like I'll be sewing during the day and knitting at night. It's a good thing that all these things are fun and relaxing for me. Otherwise, it might start to feel like work!
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Just in case you want to follow my progress on my list..."Lofty Goals for 2010" is located at the top of my blog in my menu bar. I'll mark off my projects as I complete them.

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Doni said...

Wow Donna! that sweater is going to be wonderful. I love the way the pattern waves at the bottom. Very pretty. I know you'll love it when you get it finished. I learned how to crochet from my god-father when I was very young. In fact, I stayed up late one night (I was about 7), and crocheted a very sloppy square which turned almost into a triangle, tied yarn to each corner, and put it on as a halter the next morning to wear to school!!! My mother praised my efforts, but told me it was too cold to wear it that day. I never knew what happened to it, but I do remember it was the brightest of the multi-colored yarns available!!!!
Enjoy your sweater! Hope it's not too cold!! : )
Doni

Jane said...

I love your UFO term! I have several UFO's in my studio too.
The sweater is lovely and I love the color.
Good luck finding all of the materials for the wedding gown...now that is one lofty project!
Jane

Maggey and Jim said...

That sweater is unreal..I love it. Your work is phenomenal..Can't wait to see more,,
Hugs,
Maggey

Claudia said...

The sweater is gorgeous - what a lovely color! By the way, the rules of the stitchalong are simple. Amy picked 39 squares because she was turning 39 but you could obviously pick any number. They are 1 inch squares. The idea is to post one a day and I guess that means stitching one a day. But sometimes I get behind and stitch 2 or 3 a day!

xo
Claudia

DeeDee said...

Wow Donna..you are one busy lady indeed.....I love the soft color and this will look great on you...wish I had your talents for sure...

waiting to see the wedding stuff.....I know I will faint with its beauty....very excited that means...hehehe!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I knit, and it looks really lovely. Most especially the stitch pattern at the bottom. I've only ever created a raglan sweater, but this looks so beautiful. :) Perfect to wear for a walk along the beach. Theresa

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, that sweater is going to be beautiful! You are going to look so pretty in it! Twyla

Shirley said...

I really like your new sweater you are knitting. I don't know about you, but I have to keep the hands busy. It is a way of handling stress. I love the color of the sweater that you chose. Take care. Your Missouri Friend.

beedeebabee♥ said...

I pass the most beautiful little yarn shop almost every day, and when I pass I think of you. I almost always catch a red light, and end up gazing into the store for a few moments. The front windows are spotless, and the lighting is soft and glowy. The shelves inside are filled with the prettiest yarns...Did you ever read the book "A Shop on Blossom Street" (I think that was it's name)...well, that's what the shop looks like! Your knitting is so beautiful Donna! xo Paulette

Net said...

If you are just doing one row of the new color, you will have to break the yarn in order to knit back with the main color.






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