Friday, October 09, 2009

FO's & WIP's

Well, I know I've been promising pics of my latest projects....but I just can't seem to find the time anymore to post. Oh, I do find it easy to brag on my Lil Rudy and post pics of him...so now is catch up time!





First are my Spring Socks (Rav Link) Which I experienced "SSS/second sock syndrome" I cast on my second project and concentrated so much on it that I didn't pick to knit the second sock up again for quite some time.
The yarn was a gift from my friend Terri, when I saw it I immediately thought of springtime.











Of course, I always have to have a "big" project to work on...I went out and bought this yarn after a SERIOUSLY bad day at work. Yes, I fell off the "yarn diet" wagon. I haven't gotten a picture of me wearing it yet, so this will have to do for now.
The design & yarn are both from Classic Elite:
Smock Top using Cotton Bam Boo
Beware of this yarn...it grows, luckily I made the sweater an inch shorter than the pattern called for. I did have to run an "insurance line" around the neckline...otherwise I'd be showing off more than just my top!

Then there's--

(Rudy's saying..."Thank goodness she didn't put that dress on me!")

The Little Black Dress w/ Pearls that I made for his girlfriend...no, not the sheep in the picture. He met Miss Sophie back in the spring at the Mutt Strutt, she's a petite little girl Tzu that is so much a little lady I couldn't help but think of Audrey Hepburn when I made this dress for her.



He took it to her this past weekend at Dogtoberfest (a fundraiser for St. Francis of Assisi). She was so pleased that she sang him a song...they had a contest called Americanine Idol that she entered.





Now, onto the WIP's--

Keeping up with the "seasonal socks" theme, I pulled this yarn out of my stash for the Autumn Socks.



Opal Herbstmelodie (Rav Link) I found this leaf while walking Rudy, pretty darn close!

...and...

I've swatched for my Celtic Vest



I'm using my handspun yarn...I don't know if you remember but a couple of years ago I had planned to do this pattern but found that I was going to be short on yarn, well since I've lost weight I think I'm going to be good on yardage now! At least lets hope so...


Whew...now that's done I can go knit!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

10 comments:

knittinwolf said...

What beautiful FO's!! Gorgeous yarn too. Wow that vest looks hard! Have a great weekend!

Channon said...

Oooh!! LOVE that top. Cute dress too. What are the chances of a photo of Rudy's gal pal in it?!

The socks are cute too. Have a wonderful weekend!

KnitNana said...

Great FO's and that FALL LEAVES yarn is to dye for!
:)
(((hugs)))

Rachel said...

All your FO's are great! I'm experiencing a second sock syndrome currently as well!

Love the new sock yarn and WOW, that vest is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see how you progress with that!

Anita said...

I love that top! Glad you thought about the growing yarn beforehand. :)

Becky said...

Oh, I LOVE that fall colored sock yarn.

I need to post some puppy pictures. We've had Jake a week, and I've only posted photos the one time. Rylea isn't too sure about this little squirt that's moved into her territory.

IndigoMuse said...

Oh how I still love that blue you're using in the Celtic vest. It's going to be stunning! Was that Dave Simpson's Dolphin Dance or was it another one?

Bubblesknits said...

Awesome FO's! I love the sweater. :-) Give Rudy a big ole smooch for me.

Dianne said...

Socks and Sweater are both totally gorgeous!..Love the fall yarn..but of course, Rudy steals and 'stills' my heart as always.

trek said...

Great finished stuff and the new yarn is so autumnal!