Sunday, October 31, 2010

{Yet Another Gift Done}

Today is Halloween, just 55 days until Christmas is upon us.  The days here are getting crisper with a tad of frostiness each morning.  I of course am MORE than welcoming this change from 70 degree days!  Let winter come!  The most surprising?  This is the second to last gift that I had to do, and then my Christmas knitting list is complete!  Almost too good to be true, isn't it?

Alrighty, now's the time for the standard warning: if you happen to be Niece #2 - You may not look any further!!  Anyone else, look away!

Okie Dokie, just completed today is this lovely Cardigan!  I used Caron Simply Soft to give it a nice drape and to be kind of fuzzy.  I'm a fan of this acrylic because it's not scratchy at all, but I found it to be a tad splitier than the Eco version of the same yarn, which I've used for numerous other projects for dads and nieces and nephews alike.

This is the Fresh Picked 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan, a free pattern from Lion Brand that can be found here (you do need to sign up for their website though).    The pattern was super simple and only took me 5 days to finish!

The last of my christmas knitting now comes down to that dang pea coat.  To Frog or Not To Frog? THAT is the question.


  1. It's darling! I wish I had a small niece to knit for (all mine are high-schoolers/college aged.)

  2. Absolutely Beautiful! You're really coming along with all your gifts. I'm inspired and impressed! :o) Can't wait to see what you decide on the coat. Either way, I bet you'll always refer to it as "That Dang Pea Coat" ;o) Larri at Seams Inspired

  3. your work is lovely - that sweater is beautiful.

  4. The sweater came out just lovely. There truly is a place for all yarns! And I am jealous that you are so close to finishing holiday knits. That must feel great (I wouldn't know).

  5. This patter makes me want to gouge my eyeballs out. I've been working on it since august!

  6. Man I whish I could be as dilligent about Christmas knitting as you are.
    Well, I decided to bake honnycake hearts this year for almost everyone, if the recipe tuens out good, which I'll find out on Saturday. Do you guys have a tradition of honnycake hearts?

    You can find the recipe at