January 3, 2009

Still making 24 hour sweaters - actually they're only taking about an hour now

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alice and her finger puppet, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

We had a break in the weather so I took the gang out to our old stomping grounds at Reed College for a photo shoot. The gang now includes a new member who is nameless – I guess I’ll call him Mr. Sweater. 

As you can see, my mini-sweater mania has not let up and I have actually found this recent mini-sweater pattern (it's called Cheers!) a little easier and a little quicker than the one I showed you last week. I guess it helps to be using bigger needles (size 4US dpns) and a DK weight yarn. The little green guy knit up in about an hour.

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In addition to the tiny sweaters (I’ve made six so far) I did get around to finishing another project, the fetching fingerless gloves which are now on their way to Indiana. Shhhhhh! Don’t they look lovely on Alice? She accessorized quite nicely with the friendship bracelet she made. I guess she is quite crafty after all.

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The irony is that both projects have not only the same yarn (Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino 2000) in common, they are both designed by the same person, Cheryl Niamath of Fetching Knits. Both patterns are free so go download fetching and cheers! today.

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More FOs from the Reed College photo shoot are coming. Stay tuned!


On a limb with Claudia said...

Good luck with the little sweaters - what a great idea. I love the fingerless gloves. I bought a pair this year and wear them all the time. What a great thing to do with left over yarn and stuff

Angela said...

What a cute sweater! Thanks for the suggestion on hats, I will check into that.