Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sweaters for Little Girls

I have an order for 2 sets of worsted weight sweaters. They are for sisters, & mom wants them to match. She doesn't want any pink because they have so much pink already. She wants them in 'girly' colors though. The girls are 6 & 8. I thought these lavender colors would be a nice change from all the pinks, & still 'girly.' The top one is a size 8. 

This is the size 6 for the younger girl. Every thing finished but the neckband & making up. I  was afraid that I was going to run out of the light colored yarn but managed to get it all knitted. I'm not sure if I have enough for the neckband but am going to try it. If I run out I will do the band in the darker color instead, but I really want them identical, because that is what the customer ordered. 

I am going to do some intarsia for the other two, if I have the time. I'm not sure what yet, but am looking for a smaller pattern for them. I have a really good book that I bought on Ebay for $5 & it has easy cute patterns that I would like to do. I don't want to do any more stripes for her.  

The mom that ordered them lives next door to the couple that do my yard work. I gave him 2 sweaters for his boys out of my charity box for the women's shelter & when she saw them, she asked for my number. I have been working on them in between orders & the rest of my busy life. Right now I don't have any orders pending so am going to work on the 2nd one tomorrow even though I don't like to knit on Sundays. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

More UFO"s

This is another UFO. I was making it for my son. It was going to be a V neck cardigan. It has been sitting around in my UFO box for a couple of years. My son is now living in a much warmer climate so I thought I would make it into a crew neck cardigan for me. It is a 'cut & sew' so changing the neck is not a problem. It looks grayer in the picture than it actually is. It is more of a warm brown. I am going to knit some pockets for it & use snaps for the front. It will be for causal wear. It was knitted on the GC. I only need to cut the neck & graft on the front & neck bands. Right now all the pieces are on waste yarn. 

Checking my UFO box I have a dozen or so projects that I haven't finished. I don't know why sometimes I lose interest in a project & forget about it for ever almost. One knitter suggested that it may be because the project is not going well, & so is abandon. I am determined to get them all finished by the end of the year.