Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's Sweater Weather!

Hi there! Just a quick post about my latest project: a cute little shrug sweater from Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel. Check out my progress below...I'm almost done constructing the body. I'm finally using the new stitch markers I made as an extra little Christmas present to myself!

Such a gorgeous book, by the way! I purchased it last year when I was recovering from back surgery and earmarked several skeins of yarn for a few sweater projects, but Spring came and my ambitions flew out the door. Ha! Anyway, I'm hoping this shrug turns out perfectly so I can move on to a few items from this book while the weather is still so chilly.

Stitch crucial for "serious" projects! ;)

Since I'm expecting baby #3, I'm in the mood for nesting and knitting baby hats! But I couldn't get started on anything for the baby until I finished a hat to match my new winter parka. Even though I've always lived in the midwest, I really can't handle the cold! This hat is seriously warm and beyond soft in an alpaca and merino wool blend. I added embroidered daisies with french knot centers with a contrasting chunky alpaca yarn.

One size fits all!

Happy Wednesday!