Monday, August 24, 2009

Big update

In case you haven't noticed, I tend to post in spurts. I'll post 2 or 3 days in a row, and then accidentally let a week slip by without a peep. I figured someone would want an update, so I'll give it you. You'd think I'd be smart and spread the progress report over a few posts.

First up is the elefante for Fred's D. I've been done with her for over a month, but have been procrastinating on doing the eyes and tail. I finished on Saturday.
Pattern: Elefante by Susan Anderson

Since I like D, I thought she'd like some booties too.
Pattern: Saartje's Bootees (link goes to blog-pattern on right)
Yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) in P713.

Next up is a secret I'm making for Fred. Since I'm a tad bit evil, I'm going to post a teaser. If you know what it is, don't ruin the secret.

In the last post, I said that I had decided to join a cabled sweater KAL (rav link, tempted link). This is my progress to date. I had originally decided to use the worsted weight alpaca that I bought on vacation, but when I swatched, the yarn is possibly not worsted. So, I'll just use up my paton's classic wool instead.
Pattern: Owls by Kate Davies (rav link)
Yarn (for now): Patons Classic Wool

The second sock pattern of the Wendyknits Socks from the Toe-Up KAL is the Diamond Gansey socks. I busted my butt to get the first pair of the month done, and it kinda looks like I'm not going to finish this one by next Monday. But, alas, they are for my DH and I'll finish them anyway, eventually.
Pattern: Diamond Gansey Socks
Yarn: Tempted Good Grrl in Moonlight

I've really slowed down on knitting the girasole, but I'll throw in a progress picture anyway.

Finally, this is what 2 mini schnauzers look like when you neglect grooming. I'm going to have to do it sometime this week before they go to their grandma's house for labor day weekend.

1 comment:

DragonSpice said...

Yay for updates :D The elephant looks great! Everything else does too lol. Good luck with the grooming :D