Thursday, December 3, 2009

Whirligigs

I'm happy to finally show you some knitting pictures!  I made this Whirligig Shrug back in September or October.  My little friend's mom reads my blog so I didn't want to put it up here before I got a chance to deliver it.  It's the 12-18 month size and she's a petite 14-month-old so it's a little loose but will be perfect for her spring fashions. 



Since I didn't get a chance to go right down and deliver this sooner (various people have been sick), I tried it on my niece to see how it was going to fit.  It fit her perfect and it was so quick and fun to make, so I made the 24 month size for her.  I just have the edging left to do.  That's on my list of Christmas projects to finish, and I'm hoping to embroider it but I'm not sure what I'll embroider, what color, and where.  There's not much front to it, so the sleeve or the back?  Then again, I might not have time.  I'll let you know. 

Pattern:  Whirligig Shrug by Stephanie Japel
Find it in:  Interweave Knits Weekend
Yarn:  Cottonease

One more picture of it on my little friend:


I bought the magazine for this pattern but I also like the Hero Pullover and some of the other projects.  

As I was visiting this friend, she surprised me with an early birthday gift!  She gave me some stitch holders, which I could definitely use for my FLS sleeves and beyond, and also a book, Amigurumi Knits.  I have seen some cute projects from this book, including a mobile made with all the sea creatures.  This is in no way a hint.  It's really not.  However, if I ever happen to have a good friend, who likes the sea, and ends up expecting a baby, I might be very tempted to try the mobile myself.  Although I might not have the physics knowledge to make it balanced.

3 comments:

dajknits said...

the shrug is so sweet on your little friend, what a special gift.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, that little shrug is adorable. And I laughed out loud and your "non" hint -- you're too funny!

Rebekah said...

oh my goodness! This is the sweetest shrug. It looks so cute on her too! What a special little girl to get such a special gift.