Nov 7, 2005

Coordinating set in progress...

I am finally in the home stretch of finishing Grace's Cardigan/Hat/Mitten set...what started as just her new fall sweater has turned into an ensemble. This wasnt necessarily planned, the yarn just keeps stretching into each new project. I still cannot get over how I had 2 coordinating yarns in my stash...finally I have succeeded in knitting a project without having to run out to a store ~ oh shoot, I still have to go get a zipper for the cardigan (or I could alter the pattern, add a button band, and finally have a complete stash buster) ...hmm, I'll have to think on that one - if anyone who stops by has an opinion on this, please share.

I dont think I've shared the prospective stats on this project, I'm doing the Accordion pattern from knitty, with the yarn I was RAOK'd by Stephanie as the main color and stash busted my way through the contrasting colors (perfectly). As I realized there was going to be plenty of yarn left over, I began a hat from adorable knits for tots (earflap hat pg 120) and then flipped over a few pages (as there was still certainly a sufficient amount of yarn) to work up some mittens (pg 130). If there is still yarn left over, I may have to finish with a scarf, but I'm not counting on it.

Here are some [not very artistic] in progress photos:

1st The Ensemble

The "original" project
Gracie's 2nd sweater

Her Earflap Hat
Gracie's Earflap Hat

And, finally, one lonely nearly finished mitten
1 lonely mitten

Well, I'm off to see what I can get done on the last mitten before my eyes/patience send me to bed ;) Hope your week is off to a good start!


Brianne said...


The set looks great! Grace will be so warm in them. Good work!

Knitcrazy said...

Oh The sweater set is adorable...
You have inspired me to make it also! Thanks !! :)