Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mystery box

I got a package in my mail box the other day from the Loopy Ewe.

It kind of threw me off for a moment--I didn't remember ordering anything from there recently. But then I opened the package and found this:

Sock Blockers
A pair of sock blockers! There was also a note from Sheri or one of the Loopy Elves to let me know that the blockers came from my Secret Pal, Gabrielle.
Thanks, Gabrielle! (I didn't get your blog address, so I can't link to you) Now I just need to get back to knitting some socks so that I can try them out!
Thanks again!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Good news bad news

I'm as finished as I'm going to be.


I thought it was too long, so I decided to try to felt it just a little, to shorten it up some. However, I forgot that the button bands were picked up and knit sideways from the edges. So, while most of the sweater shortened up as I'd wanted it to, the button bands did not. It's turned out kind of a combination of the Tangled Yoke Cardigan and the Tilted Duster.

After thinking I'm pretty much done, I just don't have the desire to cut off the button bands (I don't think they'd frog very well since they're slightly felted) and pick up fewer stitches. little brother and his wife are expecting their first baby in January, so I might just give the sweater to my sister-in-law. I think the angled bottom would look kind of cute over her pregnant belly...right?