Thursday, December 31, 2009

Still not done documenting Christmas

and we still have another Christmas to celebrate this coming weekend, weather permitting!

Do you think I got carried away with the Calorimetry pattern?

There is actually one that is missing from this. It was the original one I knit for my sister BEFORE the hair cutting ceremony! I ended up frogging it and making it into the first pair of fingerless mitts. You should have read ALL about that earlier this week! So technically, you have seen it -  just in another project!

The two on the left were for my nieces. I made them out of Rowan Cotton Jeans. The one that is slightly orange (third from left) is Artful Yarns Fable. Of course I liked working with that yarn, and now it is discontinued!

The one on the far right is the new one that now belongs to my sister. The sister with the now shorter hair! (love you sis!!)

I have yet to photo the bunny related items I received for Christmas...and yes I STILL can not upload photos on my computer. My DH is really treating me by uploading all these!

As for now, it is time to put away the computer, bring out the snack food to settle in and watch the ball drop. Onward to 2010!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas for my SIL

I made my Sister-In-Law a scarf for Christmas.

Pattern: Drop Stitch Scarf
Yarn: Handmaiden SeaSilk
Colorway: Renaissance
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace US 6
Cast on: 26 stitches

This scarf made me nervous with all those YO's and I didn't fully appreciate the look those until I blocked it. It was then that the scarf really opened up and showed off its wonderful design.

We were unable to be with my SIL when she opened her present, however we were speaking with her when she did. I was SO relieved that she liked it!

Yes, I do have more knitted gifts to blog about...stay tuned for next time!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas gifts for others

I told you I've been a busy knitting elf this year! I've really enjoyed it. I feel that I have brought my knitting to the next level. Just like the f@cebook group I joined "I knit to stay sane!' While that may relate to my feelings many days, knitting for me is my calm in between my storms. I think you, even if you do not knit, can truly relate to that statement. With that said, what else did I knit for Christmas this year you ask?

I made this for my Gram:

Pattern: Baktus
Yarn: Sugar Bunny Boulevard Emeline
Colorway: Red Shoes in Autumn
Yardage: 400 yards (less than .07g left - thank goodness for the scale!)
CO: 4 stitches
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 7

As my Mom wore purple to Christmas, Gram wore, this went well with what she was wearing. It was so funny, all this matching to your knitted present!

I've been asked what did I get for Christmas, well for starters my DH purchased the Knit Picks Harmony Wood Needle Set! I've started knitting a Chevron scarf with the US 4's and they are just wonderful needles! This cotton just slides right over them and the joints are just so smooth and the tips are perfectly pointy -  it is just wonderful!

The DH also gave me some Tussah Silk so I can try my hand at thrumming! I really can't wait to start that, although I have to finish this scarf and would like to finish the Tuscany shawl first!

I also received the page a day calendar by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I really enjoyed this years so I can't wait to see what she has to say next!

I'll have to share my rabbit presents next time!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Knitting take 2

Oh yes these hands were knitting fast and furious to keep in line with the goals to provide each female member of the family a handmade gift for Christmas.

I can now fully share some of them with you, as we still have 2 Christmas celebrations to go.

Here is the scarf I knit for my mother:

Pattern: Amy Singer's Bailey
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Pearl
Colorway: Black Purl
Yardage: 220 yards (a smidgen left!)
CO: 22 stitches
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace US 6

I know I've said this before but I LOVE this yarn! It was ironic that Mom came to Christmas with a purple sweater and it matched quite nicely!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas for my sister

I originally knit my sister a Calorimetry. This would have been back a few months ago. You know how I've blogged about my love of this knitted project. How the Calorimetry works well with people with really long hair yet keeps them warm.

Well, she went and cut her hair quite the calorimetry got re-knit a bit thinner. I sewed the button on, tried it on myself a few times and I was pleased with the fit (her and I have about the same length hair now). So far so good!

My sister loves cute pigs as much as I love rabbits. So, I found this company that is featured on the Ph@ntom Gourmet. It is the When Pigs Fly bakery . I bought her this cute mug that changes pictures when a hot beverage is placed in the cup. The black pigs turn into small pink pigs with wings! Too cute!!

(no idea why that is not turning correctly!) So, I THOUGHT she was done for Christmas. A handmade gift and a little purchased gift. Check her off the list.

Then, she just happens to mention that when I get good enough to knit fingerless mitts she wants a pair. Good enough? (yes that was the exact term she used!) Well, you know me and challenges. I was determined to make her a perfect pair of fingerless mitts. I mean come on how hard can be be, I've made 3 pairs of socks, I know how to knit in the round.

The issue was that I didn't know what type of fingerless mitts she wanted and it isn't like I wanted to ask her details. Do I make individual fingers, or just an individual thumb, fancy pattern or basic rib...decisions decisions.

Well, I tried one mitt via DPN's. It wasn't going too well. In my sock knitting I was always had a knit stitch between the two needles, while the pattern for the fingerless mitts was a purl. I was having too much give between needles. So, I worked the pattern knitting them flat and figured I could test out my seaming abilities. Now that was going to be my challenge!

Off I went, one prototype pair of mitts later and my seaming was turning out much better on the second mitt. Off to make the final pair!

Now she was officially done! Thank goodness, as I still had a couple of more handmade items to finish.

Christmas Eve came and I received a call from her, she had just been presented with an engagement ring from her long time BF. So, now I was over the moon with that fabulous news, as I knew that fingerless mitts were going to go over big since she could keep her hands warm yet show off her ring at the same time! Score one for the knitter!

Christmas Day her BF presents her with a coffee machine, score two - as I got her a pig mug!

As it all turned out for the best, I do believe she liked her gifts, and the stories that went along with them.

I have to say, I'm SO excited for her on this big change in her life. She deserves something great and I do believe she has the right partner for life! Of course, we do have a photo of her ring (disregard the beaded ring in front, as it is holding on her engagement ring from falling off!)

Now should I go back and make a third pair of fingerless mitts with a hole in them, so the ring can show through?

Somehow I do not think so!

As for what I received for Christmas....I'll tell you next time along with more of my handmade Christmas gifts.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Waterford what?

Yes, a Waterford Bowl is my current yarn bowl. My DH really thinks I'm a yarn snob now! He even said so. In turn I told him he is being blogged.The bowl isn't something I would have purchased for myself. It was a gift from my company for hitting a milestone length of employment.

What is in the bowl at the moment?

Pattern: Tuscany by Amy Singer
Yarn: Handmaiden Seasilk
Colorway: Pumpkin
Needles: Addi Lace US 6
CO: 4 stitches

I just realized that I have some weaving in of the ends to some Christmas presents. So, bring on the snowstorm that is scheduled to hit us and bring out the Chibi and off I go...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Another WIP

Here is the Baktus I am working on. It is a great knit at night after a long crazy day. I love the cheerful colors of it!Pattern: Baktus
Yarn: Sugar Bunny Boulevard
Colorway: Red Shoes in Autumn
CO: 4 stitches
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 7

The base of this yarn is cotton, nylon & bamboo. It has a great squishy feeling to it. I love that I've found a yarn that I'm not allergic to that is hand dyed!

I also am rewarding myself with casting off on my Ishbel. I've wanted to knit one for about a couple months now. However, I didn't want to get into knitting something for me when I still have some gifts to finish and get so tied up in this that I leave the other items for last minute. So, I only allowed myself to knit a couple of rows at a time in between the gifts.

So far it is working!
Pattern: Ishbel
Yarn: Seasilk by Handmaiden
Colorway: Periwinkle
CO: 3 stitches
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 4mm

I'm truly in love!

I know I say this about all my projects, but when you you see a hank of yarn, pick a pattern and start knitting...soon enough, you have this handmade item that shows itself to you as something beautiful, you can't help but smile and fall in love with it!

You knitters out there know EXACTLY what I mean.

This bunny is one of the tiny ones I have. It is only about 2 inches from tip to tail! It is ceramic and hangs beautifully off my handmade Grandfather clock (yes, made by my Grandfather!).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Remember me?

The sporadic blogger?!

I'm still have issues uploading pictures. However, you can not have a blog without photos. So, the current workaround is getting DH to log into his computer, upload photos to our server...then, I can go in and get them from my computer.

So...what have I been up to? Knitting. I've been out straight at work that each and every night I come home and knit for a little while then head straight to bed from exhaustion.

The calendar shows November 14th. Do you how close Christmas is to today? That would be a mere 40 days. I'm doing well on my Christmas knitting....and I really should be, as I started in February!

With that said I'll show you what I'm working on over the next few blog posts. However, you'll get full pictures after the recipients receive them!

First off, a little something I learned from AMY SINGER!! This is her Bailey pattern:Pattern: Bailey - Amy Singer
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Pearl
Colorway: Black Purl
CO: Can't tell you right now
Repeats: Can't share that either
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace US 6mm

I LOVE this yarn! It is has a great feel to it and it is simply a pleasure to knit with. I'm waiting for The Loopy Ewe to get this back in stock as I would love it in other colorways.

I also spent some time with SLG, since my last post, which leads to this bunny photo. My MIL purchased this rabbit for me at a craft show. SLG and I had a ball painting it. The base color is called cherry, and we HAD TO HAVE a purple head. As this is SLG's favorite color. Do you see the polka dots? SLG thought a rabbit with dots on it would be funny!It certainly makes for a very colorful bunny!

Until next time....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Snowy Scarf

I used what I had learned in my Amy Singer's Plug & Play Shawl Design class back in September to create a patten design for this scarf.

It is another Christmas present I just finished today. I was able to use my graph paper to design the recipient's initial into the scarf. Since the initial would give away who this is going to, you are only going to see a portion of the scarf. I truly amazed myself at how the initial came out! I do hope the recipient enjoys it this winter!Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
Colorway: Blush 410
Pattern: K1, repeat both sides
Yardage: 2 skeins, 170 yards total
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 8

My hands have been flying on the needles so much in the past few days that I didn't take a bunny photo this time, so stay tuned for next time!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another Calorimetry

have I mentioned how much I LOVE this pattern?Pattern: Calorimetry from
Yarn: Rowan Classic Cotton Jeans
Colorway: SH 367 Hemp
Needles: Lantern Moon US 8 straights

This is the second one I have made. I just need to find the perfect button. It is so squishy I really want to keep it for myself. Unfortunately, it must go into the Christmas present bag.

These bunnies round out the ones that sit on or next to my quilt rack.

A Hurricane

as a finished object that is.Pattern: Hurricane Hat
Yarn: Misti International Pima Cotton & Silk
Colorway: 4338 - Light Blue
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 8
CO: 81 Stitches

I LOVE how this hat came out! I'm debating if I should use the remaining 2 skeins of this yarn for matching mittens....we will see.

I just caked this yarn skein up to start on another Christmas project. I really like the bright colors. I hope the recipient does as well!

Yarn: Sugar Bunny Boulevard - Emeline
Purchased at: The Loopy Ewe
Colorway: Red Shoes in Autumn
Yardage: 400 yards

It is made up of 55% Bamboo, 24% Cotton & 21% Elastic. It feels wonderful in the hands. The bonus is that you can either machine or hand wash it! Perfect!

While I do quilt & sew a bit, I can't imagine sewing up something this small!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Shawl That Jazz

Pattern: Shawl That Jazz
Co: 248 stitches
Needles: Hiya Hiya US 8
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton
Colorway: Borealis

LOVE THIS! It hasn't been off my shoulders since I've completed it! Well, just to sleep last night.

I immediately cast off for another Calorimetry. I just really enjoy this pattern. I got the yarn for this one at WEBS. It is a Rowan Classic Cotton Jeans and, like any Rowan I've tried, it is a lovely yarn. It has cushion, gives enough stretch in the knit/purl pattern and feels good in your hands. I wonder who is getting one for Christmas?!

Ms. B wanted one of her toys to make it into the Bunnies on the blog. Here you go...
It has a plastic bell in the center and she loves to pick this up and fling it all around the room. It makes us smile just hearing it and knowing she is happily playing with her bunny toy!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


A what? A Calorimetry. Leave it to my Amy Singer to publish a pattern on her for one.
Pattern: Calorimetry from
Yarn: Artful Yarns Fable
Colorway: Goldie Locks #94
Needles: Lantern Moon US 8 straights

I do need to find the right button for this. Ideas are welcome. I can definitely see more of these in my out!

Are you still submitting your guesses to how many rabbits I have around the house? Here is another one. This is actually a salt and pepper shaker. Although I think she looks best on my quilt rack.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Amy Singer is my knitting hero

We all need one. Someone we look up to that has helped us in our knitting. For me, it is Amy Singer. She, like myself, is allergic to all things wool.

Her No Sheep For You book is fabulous! I do personally hold her responsible for my tastes in expensive non-wool/mohair/angora yarns!

I enjoyed her lecture on Thursday night. I truly felt like a groupie when, at the end, I asked her to sign my book and pose for a picture. This would be Amy Singer signing my book:You can see from Live and Let Learn!'s blog that they even got Amy to play a bit on the Uke. Wool Free and Lovin' Knit also has written up a nice write up on the lecture.

Friday's class was really good. I found that I can actually read a chart. I thought for years that they were so overwhelming that I would cringe and pick a pattern that was written out instead. However, she broke it down in such a manner that I actually get it! So, me and my seasilk are working on a lace pattern called Coraline! How great is that?

I have to say I'm SO GLAD I went!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Amy Singer tomorrow... is only a day away!

Tomorrow is the No Sheep for You lecture by the one and only AMY SINGER!! WOOT!

Friday is the Shawl design class....WOOT!! WOOT!!

I'll talk to you after my AMY SINGER fix!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Any knitting going on here?

Yes. I've been knitting like a mad woman. You can tell the stress level at work is high.

Let me see where I left lutea shell is completed:Pattern: Lutea Lace Shoulder Shell Tank
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarn - Sundance
Colorway: 6204 - Slate Gray/Blue
Needles: US 8 Hiya Hiya 24" Circulars

I'm also progressing on my Shawl that Jazz. The last photo I had of this was about 2 inches in....20 inches later:I am at the point where I'm knitting the edge. So, if you picture a triangle I'm going around two sides, each row is taking me about 45-50 minutes! Yikes! For measurements, it is roughly 25 inches long and 48 inches for wingspan.

I'm determined to finish this within the next week or two. You know, BEFORE I meet Amy Singer!

I also finished my second ruffle scarf. I love these scarves. This one is green.
I also found more bunnies around the house. This one was given to me from my sister-in-law about 17 years ago. You are also getting a bonus bunny as I have a bunny frame in the background that was given to me by my Gram.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vacation trip to a farm

This just wasn't any farm, it was Romney Ridge Farm. For those of you that are Loopy Groupies you should be quite familiar with this farm!

We hadn't planned on stopping in as I wasn't aware we would be passing right by the farm on the way to our destination. In fact, it wasn't until the day trip to Brunswick, ME that I found the sign and yelled "THAT'S ROMNEY RIDGE!" a thoroughly confused DH!

We left Brunswick and went back by Romney Ridge and stopped in. I'm so glad we did!

Kelly was just a joy to spend time with. I think we were there for over an hour just talking with her and being introduced to her farm family.

We found Romeo in the hay shed. We took a picture of the cousins to the Afl@c duck (I'm convinced!). We heard a throaty Judy make her presence known to all of us. Kelly even had 2 week old chickens that were so adorable....however, by far, my personal favorite was Uma & Tom the two angora goats....then again it might be the babydoll sheep.

My DH stated, before we were out of Kelly's driveway that "...that was the best part of the vacation so far!"...HOLY MOLY!

If you are ever in the area for Romney Ridge Farm (Route 1 in Maine) you MUST stop in a say hello to Kelly and the rest of her family. Maybe buy a skein or two from well loved sheep!

Directions are here then look for this sign: Until next time...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vacation Tale - good shop, not so good shop

We are back! That vacation was well needed! The weather was perfect, in the 70's every day and only one day with high humidity. This was our view from the living room every night:You can actually walk down a path by the trees on the left (see above) and it brings you to this:A huge rock that allows you to sit, reflect, knit, chill, lose track of time, feel the ocean, hear the waves, watch the lobster traps being pulled up, you name it...until it was time to go eat and SHOP!

I had scoped out two yarn shops that were easy day trips from where we were staying. One was Purl Diva. Ellen has a great store! I found some wonderful cotton/silk yarn from Misti International. The feel of these are destined to become something warm, I'm thinking hat and mittens?! Time will tell. I couldn't put it down as I walked throughout her store. Of which was funny, since I was wearing a navy polo shirt, which I realized when I got to my car that I was wearing fuzz from them all over the front of my shirt!

Her employee "C" was so friendly! We were talking about her running the past 10K in the area and about the nice weather that had finally arrived in the area. I was bummed I didn't actually get to meet Ellen. I'm sure there will be a next time.

Ellen had turned the kitchen area of the older home into a great book nook! Even the DH found a comfy place to sit while I went through the store a few times. This is the kind of store, if I had one, I would want it to be modeled after room of yarns, friendly employee, selection and selection for wool and non-wool lovers alike.

All in all, I would give it a 5 skein rating! I recommend you stopping in and saying hello if you are in the Brunswick, ME area.

We also stopped in at another yarn store, that shall remain nameless. One word: SNOTTY! We walked it and immediately felt like we had not dressed up enough. I felt I should have worn high heels and a dress - definitely NOT vacation attire (khaki capris & a polo short!). This is not what a yarn store should feel like.

We will NOT be going back to this store. I'll stick with Purl Diva, thank you!

I have a few more things to share, however the laundry needs to be taken care of.

Until next time...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Amy Singer and I...

are basically going to have lunch together on my birthday! How exciting is that?


Amy is coming to my LYS. My DH, being the wonderful man he is, bought me a ticket for a class she is giving on a Shawl Design Starter Class!! Since the class is 10-1 lunch is included.

Just peel me off the ceiling!

Do you think I would be a dork if I had her autograph the book I have with "Happy Birthday! -Amy Singer"?

Her book No Sheep for You was the first knitting book I ever bought. You see both Amy and I can not knit with wool. I also found out she has house rabbits, much like my household.

Well I'm sure I'm going to bore you with going on about how thrilled I topic switch.

DH and I are having some down time, a part stay-vacation and part travel vacation. So, you may not hear from me for a few days. I've had quite a hard time at work these past few months, compiled with my DH's health and unemployment status I need to get refreshed.

So, until next time...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A little me time

via way of a Q & A...
  1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:50AM
  2. How do you like your steak? Medium-well
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Coraline
  4. What is your favorite TV show? Royal Pains (at the moment)
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Bermuda
  6. What did you have for breakfast? yogurt and animal crackers
  7. What is your favorite cuisine? American
  8. What foods do you dislike? The list would be WAY too long! I'm a very picky eater.
  9. Favorite Place to Eat? Chuck's
  10. Favorite dressing? None
  11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Honda CRV
  12. What are your favorite clothes? lounge pants with oversize shirt
  13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Alaska
  14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? This depends on my day.
  15. Where would you want to retire? Bermuda
  16. Favorite time of day? It starts when I walk through the front door after a long day
  17. Where were you born? Northampton
  18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Nascar
  19. Bird watcher? Absolutely! I LOVE my feeders!
  20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
  21. Do you have any pets? A very spoiled rabbit
  22. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? I'm going on vacation this year when I thought I wouldn't be able to go anywhere this year.
  23. What is your favorite childhood memory? I have so many of these too!
  24. Always wear your seat belt? Yes
  25. Been in a car accident? Yes.
  26. Any pet peeves? People who take what you do and claim they did it.
  27. Favorite pizza toppings? Ham & Pineapple
  28. Favorite Flower? Three way split - daisy, pansy & petunia
  29. Favorite ice cream? Peppermint Stick
  30. Favorite fast food restaurant? KFC I really like the new grilled chicken.
  31. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? I didn't
  32. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Either LL Bean or Kohls
  33. Do anything spontaneous lately? Invited the DH's family over, spur of moment without prior consultation. Oops!
  34. Broccoli? I'll eat it, but it isn't in the top 3
  35. What was your favorite vacation? I always say our last one. So, that would be Niagara Falls, Canada side.
  36. Last person you went out to dinner with? DH
  37. What are you listening to right now? Iron Chef America... go Cat Cora!!
  38. What is your favorite color? Blue
  39. How many tattoos do you have? None
  40. Coffee Drinker? Yuck...even the smell makes my stomach turn.

Did you learn anything new?

I haven't been knitting the past few days. My work has been insanely busy. I've had one employee out for a family emergency, one is sick, one is on when I get home I do not dare start knitting for fear of messing up.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Still photo troubles

Ok, the work around only worked for so long. So, it makes uploading photos a much more time consuming task. (read into that as totally irritating!) I need to hunt through the bin of computer software and find the camera software CD.

I've been working on my Lutea every night since you saw it last. Here is what it looks like:I have to learn a new stitch to finish it. It is called a 3 needle bind off. I'm used to the kitchener stitch, so this will be different. I'm waiting until I have some daylight knitting time...maybe at some point this upcoming week.

I did try it on and I'm disappointed at how short it is. I even followed the directions on the length, otherwise I really like it!

I've cast off for another project.. It is the the Shawl That Jazz.
CO: 248 Stitches
Needles: US 8 Hiya Hiya 24" circulars
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton
Colorway: 219 Borealis

I've really been looking forward to knitting up this one for the past few months.

I did find a bunny photo for you. This one resides on my quilt rack in the living room. I like to say he is my gardener rabbit...yes I'm well aware it is a fork not a spade!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh ... the photos

DH is just one great guy! He found a work around for my photos and uploaded them to our server. THANK YOU!

So away we go:
Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth
Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Colorway: Blue & White
CO: 45 stitches
Needles: US 6 Hiya Hiya Circulars
(yes I do have an error and I didn't feel like froggin'!)Pattern: DW Dishcloth
Yarn: Knit One Crochet TY-DY
Colorway: #631
CO: 38
Needles: US 6 Hiya Hiya Circulars

I also could not resist another Bunny Dishcloth. I can see myself making a few of these this year! I used the same needles & yarn as the DW Dishcloth. I love how the bunny shows up in this yarn more verses when I used a much more variegated yarn earlier this year.Here is the Lutea Lace Shoulder Shell that I started:
Yarn: Classic Elite Sundance
Colorway: Blue
CO: 152
Needles: US 8 Hiya Hiya Circulars

How could I leave you with all these knitting projects and skip the bunny photo? I simply could not do it.

This bunny has been retired from active duty. It is a water feeder for a plant. Unfortunately it was broken a few years back, so it rests comfortably in a Coca-Cola cup.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FO's however I'm missing something...

I've been busy with the following FO's:

Another bunny dishcloth:

DW dishcloth:

and how do you like this one, the famous dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting:

I've also CO on another 'tank top' of sorts:

Yes another garment! (again from Interweave Knits Summer 2007).

NOTICE ANYTHING WRONG? No stinking photos. I'm irked. My regular take-photos-off-camera-easily-software IS GONE! I can thank the upgrade to Windows Vista.

So, this poor blog will have to wait until I'm able to find a solution. Who knows this may free up some blog time to keep knitting away on my new garment.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summertime Tunic Progress

So, when we last left I was still working on my tunic. I had worked the 10 1/2 inches from waist up to the armholes.

Here is what it looked like on Saturday:
I went up 3 1/2 inches from the arm hole, knit 2 purl rows, then another inch. One side completed!

So needles to say I knew I could get the front side knit in a few more hours. A nice finish with the whipstitch. (another stitch I learned while doing this).So ... by Sunday afternoon this is what I had:A FINISHED GARMENT! My first. :-)

I'm not sure about the brown ribbon, however it was all I had. The DH thinks a dark blue, maybe navy would be better. Pattern: Summertime Tunic from Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: S. Charles Kyoto
Colorway: 10 Denim
Needles: US 4 & US 6 Addi Circulars
CO: 184 stitches
Mods: Waist was supposed to be 2" of K1P1, changed to 1 1/2 inches. Also, in main body I reduced to 10 1/2 inches.


PS - sorry for the not so great photos, it has been raining here every day since June 4th...and well my lights do not do this piece justice!

PPS - bunny photos returning next time!