Thursday, October 25, 2007

Is this for me?!?!?

So the boys have been asking me every time I put a sweater on them if I made this for them. They've seen me making all the baby sweaters for friends and family and have yet to get a sweater from mommy. So I have finally finished one and have the arms and finishing left on the other. They are so excited. They keep rubbing them and saying, "So soft, thank you mommy!" They are still a little big, but by Christmas they should fit fine and last us through the winter.

........Here is D in his sweater.
And here are the pieces of C's
unfinished sweater....

In other knitting news,I have been cranking out the FO's, but haven't gotten many picts I am looking forward to all the upcoming Christmas knitting. I am also eagerly awaiting the arrival of my KnitPicks order. As an early Christmas gift I purchased the new Harmony interchangeable circular needle set. I am so geeked, I can't wait for them to arrive.
Tonight is my SNB gathering at the local book store, so I am hoping to get C's sweater finished. Then once it's pieced together I just have to find 4 big wooden buttons to sew on for the tires of the cars. I am really happy with how these are turning out.
I will post more picts when they are all finished.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pay It Forwad: Knitting Style

So I have joined my first knitting exchange/KAL, the Pay It Forward Exchange. I got it from Gothknits. I am not sure where it originated

Here's how it works:
It's roughly based on the movie Pay It Forward. A Middle School boy (played by Haley Joel Osment) has to do a social studies assignment that can change the world and put it into action. Here is what he comes up with: #1 It has to be something that really helps people. #2 Something they can't do by themselves. #3 I do it for them, they do it for three other people. These are the rules when you pay it forward. If everyone followed this the world would be a nicer place. His idea quickly spreads across the country and really tests the thinking of those around him.

So the KAL twist on this is that I will make a nice little knittsy gift for the first three people to comment on this post. They will in turn write a post on their blog and gift their first three and and so forth. This a great idea for those who don't have a lot of time, you have six months to get your gifts out.

So without further ado.....bring on the comments!