Monday, March 06, 2006

No Gold but Two F.O.'s

I did not receive a gold in the Knitting Olympics. Which is not to say I did not try. Here's the progress I made on the sweater, in my opinion, the hardest part - the colorwork on the body from the hem up (including extra inch that gets turned up to make a scalloped edge). The rest is solid black except for the sleeves, which have more colorwork, but are done in the round, so no purling.

In addition, I finished making this tote bag, which I started about three years ago. It even survived a move. Note the piping.

And finally, I knit this hat for a friend who is due to have a baby any day.


Theresa said...

The strawberry hats are adorable! And I love the fabric on that bag... as well as the construction. Did you have a pattern to go by or did you make it up yourself?

Janice said...

Thanks Theresa. And I enjoyed your sweater construction photos. I have not done a "real" sweater yet. I was dissapointed that this baby pattern was worked flat.

I should have noted that the hats are an Ann Norling pattern that everyone sells here. Can't wait to make a pumpkin. The tote is from McCalls, I think. In the end I really like the bag. I have a ton of the toile fabric left because I used different scenes throughout.

I've been working away on my Scandinavian itinerary. Landing in Oslo on April 4th. I'm in contact with my second cousin who lives in Molde, and whose brother still lives on the family farm on Gurskoy.