What’s on the needles

Finished 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.
A 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.

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

And 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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