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Fabric buckets and two summer sweaters

Posted by on August 13, 2010

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments on my last post, I’d almost forgotten about the wonderful bloggers out there, I really did miss you guys.  It’s good to be back!

I admit it’s been hard getting my much-needed knitting in with work, kids and house but now that I have summer break and a bit of freedom with the kids heading to various kids’ houses to play, I’ve actually found some of that golden time to play. Here are some of the fruits of my labors. The first is my brainless knitting that I started a few months ago with sea silk, oh how I looove this stuff!  My whisper cardigan.

As soon as I finished her I cast on for my ambrosia from Interweave Knits. I fell in love with the pattern when I saw it and funnily enough, I had 4 skeins of the called for yarn in my stash from a sale I couldn’t pass up 2 years ago. Instead of bothering with the hooks and eye closure in the front, I sewed the two sides together and I’m extremely pleased with the result.

It’s been a while but a few days ago I was a bit tired of working in the yard so I went straight to my sewing room in the basement to make some fabric buckets. The left one is for me and the right one is for Alida and her many hair things.  As you can imagine, she picked out the fabric and, once again, I really like the result.

Since sewing the buckets I’ve been in the yard working to get this in order and I’ve made tons of progress.  The deck is done and roses, lavendar, blueberries and a butterfly bush have been planted along the edges so now all I have to do is sit and knit.

I’ve cast on for the Metro from the twist collective using Carpe Diem which is a merino/alpaca mix.  It’s sooo yummy!

The sun is out so I’m off to knit, bis später!

6 Responses to Fabric buckets and two summer sweaters

  1. julie

    Your Featherweight cardi and Ambrosia-turned-pullover are both gorgeous!! I especial love the yarn you used for your Featherweight. The fabric buckets are amazing, too!

  2. Lori

    The cardigan and pullover are both beautiful (and will be added to my list of must-knits) but what I’m most smitten with is your lovely deck! I want to come hang out and knit!

  3. Nicky Lowitz

    I love your fabric buckets! Do you have a pattern available for them? Thanks, Nicky

  4. Birgit

    I absolutely love your fabric buckets as well! Do you have a particular pattern you use for these? If so, would you be willing to share? Thanks!!

  5. Theddie Harris

    I love the sewing ideas. So grateful for you sharing them. I understood the instructions very well. Thank you so very much.

  6. Theddie Harris

    I love your sewing ideas. I am very grateful, and thank you very much, I love your instructions, can understand them well. Thank you!

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