Sunday, December 28, 2008

I wanted a sweater for Christmas too!

I guess that's my signal to get sewing the sweater I started well over a year ago. Nearly 2 years ago, I was gifted several balls of Patons Decor in Aubergine for my birthday from my MIL Rhonda and I had started a sweater with that but I frogged it and the yarn sat for a while until I found the Tilted Duster from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 issue. So yesterday I got it out of hiding and started sewing. I've been loathing, no maybe fearing the sewing because I never like how it turns out because I am a poor seamstress. actually turned out not to bad. So now it is finally finished, all I need to do is find some buttons for it (I want to find pewter coloured ones) and ofcourse I'm going to wash it and block it a bit. :-) Once I find the buttons I like, I will post it up again. I'm really look forward to wearing it soon!

Christmas came and went like whirlwind. We did Christmas Eve at my In-Laws in Smithville, Christmas Day we went to Owen Sound to see my family and ended up staying the night and then on Boxing Day we went to Ron's Grandma's place in Ancaster. Santa was good to both of the girls, even Mommy got a few unexpected gifts from Santa, like a water dispenser and a mini food processor to make Rowan food. I whipped her up some applesauce last night and I absolutely love it and I got an awesome vest from Valerie. Someone also knew that I really, really wanted a set of knit picks harmony options. I can't wait to cast something on with them but it's been so hectic the last few days. Ron was sooo sick all day yesterday...eeeweeeey.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too, but I've got to go for now. Rowan just woke up from a nap, she's been fussy and the house is a mess (I've really got to clean today...soon)!


Rhonda said...

Nothing like finally taking the plunge. Good work.

sue said...

TheTilted Duster looks great so far. I too even have visions of my knitting not turning out right after sewing it up, but luckily not too many turn out badly. It sounds like you had a very wonderful xmas too.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sweater looks good!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It looks great girl!

Alisha said...

Sounds like a fun Christmas!!

Nice sweater!

I can't get over how big the baby is getting!! Growing too fast!