Friday 21 March 2008

From worst to best!

What a turnaround... from my worst FO (poor David Bowie) to my best (I think!)

I present Trees Breeze:

Pattern: Trees Breeze from Cover Up with Nicky Epstein
Yarn: Zettl Sportimo 4 ply acrylic
Needles: 5mm

I am so proud of this afghan. I think it turned out brilliantly. I didn't have enough yarn so I omitted one round of repeats of the tulips each time on it, but I don't think it takes anything away from it. This is a christening gift for my sister in laws baby girl. I really hope she likes it! I think it would make a perfect christening blanket. I am amazed I created something so lovely.

I particularly love the tulip leaf border, it's so pretty! Although it took almost as long as the afghan to make! I did try and crochet the border to the blanket, but failed miserably. I just find it hard to get the hang of it. I must get one of the ladies at my SnB to show me and then go straight home and practice! I ended up sewing them together, but I think I did a good job, there's no gaps and no lumpy seam! yay me!

In other news, the Tangled Yoke is coming along.

I'm almost (9 rounds away) finished the second sleeve and then I've decided to knit a few more rows onto the body of the cardi as I think it's a bit short for me.

I've also cast on a new project:

Swallowtail Shawl from IK Fall 06 by Evelyn Clark. I have seen so many beautiful examples of this on Ravelry that I had to try it. I'm going to try using beads instead of the nupps for a bit of sparkle as I'm going to a world premiere of a new musical here in Dublin in May and thought it would be nice to have something glamorous to wear.

Other good news, we're not moving! yay! I managed to persuade hubby to stay for another while and pay off our mortgage here first. It was greatly helped by me managing to get car parking near the new building. Thank God, that was the biggest worry. So, all's well that ends well.

Happy Easter everybody! I leave you with a picture of my gorgeous daughter who is 7 tomorrow (how time flies) modelling the Easter Bonnet she made for the Easter Parade at school.
Happy Birthday, light of my life. xx


del said...

That is a gorgeous afghan! I think it's the perfect gift.

Happy Easter to you, too--hope the Easter Bunny brings lots of chocolate to your cute little girl.

gilraen said...

Cáisc shona duit Sinead!!

Your Afghan is simply stunning!!!!

What a really cutie you have there :D

WorstedKnitt said...

The afghan is gorgeous! Congratulations to your daughter!