Friday, August 30, 2013

FO Friday 152

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all the well wishes you all sent on Wednesday. I'm doing much better, minus the huge hole inside my mouth. It's not too painful anymore, just annoying and uncomfortable. I'll get over it soon hopefully. :)

This is a big FO Friday for me, as I finished my Elfe. I haven't blocked it yet, but I'm not sure I will. It fits so good right now. If I do block it, I will probably throw it in the dryer (it's superwash) once it's almost dry to pull it in a little. Thanks for the great suggestions, Christi!

I have to say I loved making this so so much. I might even make another at some point. I've been SOOOOOO busy with my secret project the past month and a half (which is almost finished!) that I didn't get much knitting time, and I still finished this sweater in a month's time. I started the sweater July 27th and finished August 26th. Crazy, right?

So here it is!


Here it is on the back of my bathroom door. The lighting isn't great. I wish I had remembered to take a picture when it was still daylight out.




Not the best picture, as this is late Monday night after knit group when I finished. I had actually never tried it on (nor did I make a swatch...shhhhhhh) until this moment, so I was excited to see it fit. I'll have a better picture of it soon, as I was making in part for the Yarniacs podcast Fall KAL. Part of the fun of the KAL is to wear it with a Fall outfit designed around your knit wear. I'm still coming up with the full outfit, so I'll share that when it happens soon!


Materials:

Yarn: Candy Skein Yummy fingering in Grape Soda and Sugar Snap Pea
Needles: US size 6
Notes: I have to say I LOVE the neckline of this sweater. I wish all pullovers had this perfect construction. It's so clean and pretty. I also loved how the continuous sleeves allow for the sweater to just be finished when you finish the body. No dreading the sleeves or neck band, etc. I made the size S, but it was a 36", which is too big for me. I'm afraid if I block it, it might get a little big, but we'll see. I did the stripes jogless, and carried the yarn down the back of the sweater. I first started cutting at the bigger stripes, but realized how pointless that was. I'm happy I carried it the rest of the way. Overall, I can't wait to wear this when it gets a little cooler. I think it will look great with a pair of jeans and even a long sleeved tee under it for Fall/Winter.

That's it for me. Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday 159

Hi guys! Sorry for the delay in this post. I had my wisdom tooth pulled yesterday and wasn't really in my right mind (nor did I remember) to put this up. I'm doing a little better today, but just wanted to post something for you all to link to.

Friday, August 23, 2013

FO Friday 151

Hi everyone! Happy Friday. I hope all is well with you and you're looking forward to the weekend. It will be a work weekend for me (although not too bad) and I will have hit a huge milestone in my secret project today and decided I will take the rest of the day off to relax (and probably take a nap). I feel a cold coming on, and since I am getting my wisdom tooth pulled Tuesday (finally), I can't be sick. Don't colds always come at the worst times?

Unfortunately, I didn't finish my Elfe pullover yet, and in fact haven't knit a stitch on it since Wednesday. However, I plan to finish it this weekend. It's one of my goals so I will DEFINITELY have a FO next week! I can't wait. I also can't wait to start a new project, which I already know what it is, but don't want to reveal it just yet. You'll know Wednesday.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday 158

Hi everyone. I hope this post finds you well. We had a great time this weekend and now I'm plowing through work. I'm almost finished with my secret project, and let me tell you, it's going to be a huge weight off my shoulders. I can't wait to tell you all about it once I can. Not only that, I'll have time to knit, cross stitch and sew! I can't wait! I almost promised myself a week off coming up. We're hoping to take a small little vacation and it's much needed in my house.





As you might have guessed, I'm still working on my one project, the Elfe sweater in Candy Skein Yummy, Grape Soda and Sugar Snap Pea. As you can see I'm SOOOOOO close to finishing! I would love to be done by Friday (but not blocked, just done with the knitting), but I don't want to put the pressure on myself. If I finish, awesome, if not, that's okay. There's always next week.

I will promise you one thing. Once I finish my large secret project, I will be trying to post here more leading up to the holidays. There are a lot of different subjects I'd love to write/cover on the blog. I hope the first one will be about my secret project. :)

That's it for me today. I hope you all have a great rest of your week.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

FO Friday 151

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I don't have anything finished this week unfortunately. I hope you all have a great weekend. We're at Tiki Oasis and I'm sure having a blast (I'm writing this Thursday afternoon right before we leave to go to the opening event at the Bali Hai). I'll see everyone Wednesday.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday 157

Hi everyone. I hope all is well for you. I have a few things to share with you today, which is exciting! First off, my Elfe, which you've seen the past few weeks, but I'm pretty close to finishing. Give it another week or so and it should be good as gold!

 I must say. So far I am like stupidly proud of this pullover. It has gone super fast and seamless (knock on wood) and I just love the colors together more and more each time I work on it. Work is going to get crazy again between now and the end of the month, so keep your fingers crossed that I'll find time to work on it.




Speaking of having no time, you may remember my Woodland Sampler by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I'm super behind, but I found a little time this weekend to start on July so that I can try and get back up to date. Again, I didn't get too far (I didn't do the borders in advance, unfortunately), but at least I was able to start last month's!


That's it for me today. I will try and remember to post Friday! We have Tiki Oasis starting on Thursday (those of you who have followed this blog the past several years know that it's an event we attend every year), so I hope to post it in advance so I don't forget!

That's it for me today. I hope you have a great rest of the week.


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Friday, August 9, 2013

FO Friday 150

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday 156

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday. I hope you're having a great week and had a great weekend. We were home all weekend, with my husband having the hurt back, so I had a lot of time to watch movies and knit! It was relaxing, yet by the end I felt a little cooped up with only going to the grocery store the whole weekend. The great part is that my Elfe is FLYING off the needles so fast. I feel like I blinked and it started to look like a real shirt! Don't you love when that happens?



This is my progress picture from tonight. I'm a little over half way finished with the pattern. This is such a great pattern and if you're looking for a first time garment, look no further. It's easy, yet fun as the stripes keep it interesting. It also doesn't take a ton of yarn, which is great. I bet everyone has a few skeins of fingering yarn that would look great together from their stash.

I certainly hope it fits, but even if it doesn't, it will make a great sample for shows. I'm using Candy Skein Yummy fingering in Grape Soda and Sugar Snap Pea.

That's it for me today. What are you working on?

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Friday, August 2, 2013

FO Friday 149

Hi everyone! I hope all is well. I've had a hell of a few days since Wednesday! Unfortunately, no FO for me, and no weekend plans as my husband hurt his back, so it will be a house/work (for me) weekend. You all must get out and enjoy the summer sun for me!

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