Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Needlework Projects

I've had five weeks (two left!) of winter break from college.  I've been taking advantage of the time to get some knitting and crochet done.  As a side note, school starts in two weeks, with five classes in the line-up, four of which are online.  I also just got an invitation to join Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success (honor society)!  Most likely due to my high grade point average, which I am grateful to maintain.

The projects:
The first project are two sweaters.  The second, two tea cozies.

Sweaters:
Mine, in progress.  I'm waiting on the purple yarn to come in.

Lion Brand Pattern (FREE):  Turtleneck sweater: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0176.html?noImages=

Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport Yarn in Eggplant, Fairy Tale and Solstice Heather.  It will be striped front and back with the collar and sleeves in Eggplant.    http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Brava_Sport_Yarn__D5420218.html


Eggplant

Fairy Tale (more of a dark fuchsia than is shown here)

Solstice Heather


Progress so far:



The stripping goes Fairy Tale at the top, eggplant in the middle, and solstice heather at the bottom.  More later.


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Sweater I made for Ash just before Christmas:

This book (got at Walmart) http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Bernat-Bonus-Book-6-Fun-Designs-to-Knit-Crochet/22214540 and  Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight yarn in Perfect Pink and Orchid.




While I was waiting for my other yarn to come in, I made these cozies.

Pattern: http://cosh5.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/hello-world/

I had some crochet cotton to use up - in ecru and a variagated browns/greens and used size # 6 needles.

I had enough crochet cotton to do two of them, which is good, as I have two favorite tea pots about the same size.  One was a gift from my late father-in-law from England, years ago.

Now to use leftover yarn to make a pad to put the teapots on.