OK, I keep forgetting to do this


and then the gifts/sweaters I make are upstairs folded up or out on the person I gave ’em to – and no pics. so…. Here’s a work in progress – a sweater for my little grandbaby, Ruby. I’m hoping it’ll be big enough to fit her in Sept/Oct, because weather’s getting warm here in MD!

I’m making the pullover from the Knit Picks website (www.knitpicks.com)
and combining the yarn with Dale Baby Ull in white. The striping is still happening and the sweater will be a little bigger and bulkier.

I kind of like the results so far. Both yarns are machine washable – far more sensible for a baby. Her mommy seems to like how it’s coming along, which is important:)

OK, if my husband sees this, I’m in deep doo doo…..

My entire cotton yarn stash.. And then divided up for projects. My goal is to make a bunch of lightweight summer tops to wear with suit jackets during the summer (when we can be just a tad more colorful:))
I will get started on that when I finish Ruber Duber’s sweater, LOL. Cannot wait.
Still have to get to Janet Szabo’s FLAK sweater. What a terrific knitalong that is!
You can find it at http://www.bigskyknitting.com/FLAK/knitalong.html Her recent book, Aran Sweater Design is an excellent resource for those of us who want to do this right. Cannot wait to get into that, too. Already have two yarns for two aran sweaters. I’ll have plenty to do this summer:)

Well, today is Holy Saturday. We have the Easter Vigil service tonight (my favorite – and most meaningful) service in the Church year. I love singing in the choir. My voice is just beginning to come back, so I still sound like Alfalfa’s grandma, but then I am no soloist, thank the Lord!
My prayers are with all who read this.
Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Terri says:

    Hi Joan, I really enjoyed reading your heartfelt “Why I love what I do” post.

    Love your yarn stash. What lovely colors!

  2. FugueStateKnits says:

    Thanks so much, Terri! I have been following your progress on the FLAK and the SFCKAL! They are both beautiful. Are you going to “camp” this summer? Sounds like it will be wonderful. You must really love this stuff. DO you spin, too? I have to say, that looks fascinating, but it isn’t that cost-effective to me. But then, knitting isn’t either, except for the quality you get.
    Thanks again, and take care,
    Joan

  3. Maureen says:

    Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. I love all the yarn you have featured on yours too! And had to tell you that I too made that baby sweater from knitpicks pattern! It works up so cute and I love the buttons along the shoulder! Nice work!

  4. Maureen says:

    Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. I love all the yarn you have featured on yours too! And had to tell you that I too made that baby sweater from knitpicks pattern! It works up so cute and I love the buttons along the shoulder! Nice work!

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