What’s on the needles

blue+soliel Whats on the needlesFinished just in time for my trip to Maine. This is the Soleil top from knitty.com knit with Knitpicks Shine sport. This is the second top I have knit in this pattern. I knit this one in the same size for the bottom half as my previous top but with a smaller size for the bust. I found the cotton tends to stretch out as it relaxes and the other top was getting too loose. My sister may be getting another sweater. Half of the sweaters I knit end up too big and she is the lucky recipient of most of them.

For the trip I have several knitting projects to take along.
embossed+leaves Whats on the needlesA second sock to finish. These are the Embossed leaves from Interweave Winter 2005, you can also find this pattern here. I wanted a thinner weight sock. So I am using two strands of Knitpicks Shadow. It is a very nice feeling sock.

wimple Whats on the needlesThis is Priscilla Gibson Roberts Colorado Cashmere Whimple from the book America Knits. I am knitting it with two strands of Knitpicks Shadow also.

nantucket+jacket1 Whats on the needlesAnd last but not least the Nantucket Jacket from Interweave knits Winter 2006. Knit with Knitpicks Swish Superwash in Indigo heather. This yarn is so soft. I love the new heathered colors Knitpicks has added to several of their lines.

6 Responses to “What’s on the needles”

  1. wow this is so cute..I love your blog.. I am also interested in knitting and embroidery :) so this is like a treat for me :)

  2. Kanishka says:

    You are terriffic. Wow I loved reading through.

  3. GG says:

    I have been looking at knitty.com myself. The zodiac on the baby is absolutely adorable, and I thought about making one for a baby-to-be, but decided on something different. I am, however, looking to do this pattern for charity. I do love baby patterns, but they aren’t born very close to me.

    I must say I never feel like much of a knitter when I see other people’s work, like yours. I guess I try to stay away from things that look too difficult that I would completely destroy in the end. Maybe I will become more daring, but until then I will stand in awe of your work.

    It’s good to know that knitting is not a lost art.

  4. Catherine says:

    the weather is perfect here in Maine today – hope you have a great time!

  5. babelouise says:

    Very pretty! I just started knitting and I hope to be able to eventually make something as gorgeous as your sweater!
    Right now it’s just teddy bears for my boys!

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