Sunday, March 11, 2007

Burning needles

My needles have been racing this week with new projects.
For my Ubba (dad), who turned 62 on Friday and is sick in hospital, I'm knitting a scarf to keep him warm. I'm stash busting by using the Cascade 220 which I overbought (as per normal) for the mini flower basket (Vogue Fall 05). Colour - mustard. I haven't got a pattern but I'm thinking a textured knit, either a cable or a half woven stitch.

Next up I'm knitting a Debbie Bliss top from Special Knits for baby Fay who's 9mths now. I'm using Jaegar Aqua in India Cerise.

BTW, I did knit a beautiful dress for her which I was very naughty about and didn't blog my progress throughout. I'm just waiting for a photo of the gorgeous girl to show you all what she looks like in it. *Prompt Loulou*

And one for me. I've cast on Phildar Quietude for this gorgeous swing jacket from Phildar Autumn 06/07. Its the first time I've used any Phildar yarn or even seen a pattern book - love it, its my new Vogue.

The stitch here you see is the half woven stitch which I plan on using for Ubba's scarf.

Now for Jade. She's gorgeous, but I sense she is going to be a slow fairisle project.

Unfortunatley, those Norweigan socks have now taken a back burner... thats what happens with me a socks.

As for The Nosh and weening. *kvetch, kvetch, kvetch* Spoon in, spit out. Spoon in, spit out. Oy. Not only has he learnt to spit out over this weening process, he now has learnt how to watertight his mouth *sigh*.

Today possible breakthrough, I offered him banana... love it, loved it, loved it. YES. Until Hubby got his hands on him. Hubby fed him at 3pm and apparently got nisht. *Sigh* New day tomorrow, new start.

5 comments:

Laura.Y said...

Oh dear, sending get well wishes to your dad. :) I like the baby top, so cute! And that coat pattern is interesting.

ali said...

Always a ton on the needles, I can relate... the baby top is looking great, as is the phildar coat- I just LOVE phildar desings!
Keep up the great work,
ali
www.skeinsherway.com

iSeL said...

Hope your dad is feeling better.

The Phildar jacket is going to be beautiful. I am so jealous of all your pretty projects...

Lauren said...

Your projects are so great! I saw your comment and would love for you to steal the Meme! Especially since you're the first 'surprise' comment I've gotten. Who knew people were actually reading! Hooray! Thanks for making my day.

Knitting Mummy said...

That is a lot on the needles, and they are all beautiful, I love the baby top. I also look forward to seeing the dress as i LOVE knitted dresses. Hope your dad gets better.