Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Empty Promises

I know I said I would talk buttons today, but I don't have any good pictures of my now finished (complete with buttons) February Lady Sweater. I will try to have Dave take a few photos this week. Today the most I can give is a little tease. A photo of the sweater right after I sewed the buttons on this week.
Knitting and Finishing as part of Ginny's Yarn Along
My knitting has been a bit crazy this week. Besides sewing buttons onto the sweater, I finished the birthday gift for my niece as I mentioned a few days ago. I also have been working on Aine's stocking. It is going fairly well, since it is a bulkier yarn. However, since it is colorwork, I need to pay a bit more attention to the charts. This doesn't make for good park day knitting or even good child rearing knitting.

I needed some plain knitting for these occasions, so I made Eamon a set of fingerless mitts and matching hat per his request. He loved the mitts so much he donned the first one as soon as it came off the needles.  He wore it so much that day he had felted the palm a bit when he returned it for sizing of the second. Fortunately he now has two. I made the hat on a whim since I still had more of the stash yarn. He selected a fuschia trim for his Thorpe hat and couldn't be more pleased.
Eamon's Mitt's and Tiny E's Earflap Hat as well as his new fox
While knitting, I have been listening to The Passage by Justin Cronin. I am almost finished. I am really enjoying the story although science fiction apocalyptic stories are not my usual read. The book moves along rather quickly, but could be a bit shorter (over 700 pages). I fear that the ending will not satisfy me as I read online that there are two more books in the works. Sometimes I wish every book weren't a trilogy. My print reading (since audiobooks don't count for some people) has mainly been children's books. I am reading part of the Penderwick series to my kiddos. They really enjoy the sisters' adventures with their friend, Jeffrey. Eamon likes it so much, he named his fox, in the above photo, Jane.

26 comments:

  1. Lovely color on your February Lady. The buttons are a good choice too.

    I really like the matching hat and mitts as well. Looks like you are accomplishing a lot of knitting. :)

    ~Cynthia
    brambleberriesintherain.com

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  2. Lovely green, lovely buttons, just brilliant! And I love how much your boy loves his mittens and hat (and how he proudly presents his new fox - fantastic) =) Isn't it the best when handknitted things get so much appreciation?

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  3. Oh I just love the green yarn you used for your sweater. So pretty! The matching gloves and hat turned out great to :)

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  4. green is the best colour in the world, lovely looking goodies you have made.

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  5. Love the hat and mitts, so warm looking. Definitely going to have a go for my nesh little ones.
    Found you through Ginny's yarn along, lovely blog you have.

    x

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  6. Love the buttons you chose.

    The hat looks awesome, I love the pink trim :)

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  7. Yeah for the sweater - it looks lovely. Your son is so cute with the fox on his head. The palm on his mitts began to felt that quickly? Glad he likes them.

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  8. The FLS is so pretty! I bet you have already worn it. The hat and mitt set are such a nice shade of blue and your modelling son is cute!!

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  9. I'm a big fan of boys in various shades of pink ;-). Love the "child rearing" knits. I've got a few of those on my needles as well (ok, if truth be told, that's really all I can manage anyway ;-).

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  10. Love the color of your February Lady!! I've just about worn mine out, but mine is just a boring blue. Not sure why I didn't do it something happy like that green!!! Enjoy!

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  11. Loving the sweater! Beautfiful!

    The your son's fox...I think my daughter has a matching one in her room! Adorable :)

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  12. I love the green, it is gorgeous! The fingerless gloves and hat are awesome too!

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  13. My guy's having been asking for fingerless gloves too and I really need to get those accomplished! I love the February Lady you did.

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  14. The FLS is gorgeous and the buttons look great. I love what you said-colorway work is not good while trying to child rear. I think that is one reason why my knits are so simple. ;) Thanks for sharing!
    Ang- www.peachcoglo.typepad.com

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  15. your sweater is gorgeous, i love that green. and your son is so cute, his knits are perfect. fox on his head. hee hee.

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  16. Beautiful green sweater and lovely buttons. Looking forward to seeing it modelled.
    Love the mitts and hat! The fuchsia trim is such a great punch of colour.

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  17. I love the green you used for your FLS!

    The hat and mitts look good on Eamon, though I have to say that the fox really makes the hat. ;-)

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  18. Oh, that green is wonderful!!

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  19. i LOVE the hat! it turned out great! and it does seem lately that so many books are not just stand alone novels. lol i think i need to get a cd player or something so i can listen to a book while knitting. lol

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  20. The hat and mitts are awesome! I love the blue!

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  21. Love the colour for your February Lady sweater. I keep thinking that I need to knit one. The book sound really interesting too. I may have to check that out. Though I agree that 700 pages is a long read.

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  22. love the green of your sweater! And the arm warmers are just perfect.

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  23. Looks like you definitely have a satisfied customer there. ;)

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  24. I love trilogies myself - I just get frustrated when I have to wait for the next installment to come out! It's a good kind of frustration though, because it's nice to have something to look forward to.

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  25. I love the color of your sweater!

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  26. So cute! I made a Thorpe last year for my brother in law and loved it! It was hard to give away..lol!

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