Marathon 26.2


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy ( belated) 4th Birthday, Vacation and Knitting

I been so busy, I thought I'd take a little time to relax and write a short blog! I got home yesterday about 12:30pm from vacation. We had been on vacation for about 10 days so it was nice to be home!!! I was able to get some laundry done, dishes, grocery shopping, (some) unpacking, hanging up clothes, and getting Jasmine ready for her 1st day back to school today! I'm happy to report she had a good day at school!

Vacation was a bit stressful, especially toward the end. It always is stressful running around trying to spend as much time with ALL our families and friends. We had several get together for Jasmine's birthday and we even took her to a playland. She got to ride her first merry-go-round, which she loved!

My latest FO is the Bamboo Cable Top. I took the bamboo cable pattern from the "READY SET KNIT CABLES" book and made it into a sleeve-less top. I decided to make this into a v-neck and kept the 2 garter stitches around the neck line. The back was done all in garter stitches too. I'm a bit disappointed with my seaming though. It's noticeable but next time, I'll knit this in the round to eliminate that problem.

Here's a photo of my top:


crochetgurl said...

Aww, Jasmine is adorable! 4 years that pre-school or kindergarten?

Your bamboo top is lovely. I really like the cables, and it would also look cute as a vest over a white shirt. I still haven't had the nerve to make a sweater in pieces yet due to a huge fear of seaming...

Trina said...

Happy birthday to Jasmine! I bet those 4 years have gone fast :)

That top looks great - the colour suits you, and those cables look very clever!

Krystal said...

Happy Birthday Jasmine!!

You have such a beautiful little girl!

And your top is awesome! I love cables. Cables were the reason I wanted to learn to knit. I think I might get that book you mentioned. I'd like to practice some different kind of cables.

2BSewing: said...

Happy B-day Jasmine! Sounds like all of you had a fun vacation.

Pretty top you've made. Cables are fun. Takes the monotony out of plain knitting.

Believe it or not, I enjoy seaming. Maybe it's because the end result will be a finished garment. :)

Trudy Callan said...

You have a great blog. I'd love for you to come and visit my blog. I just made a Vintage Vogue Original 1944 Design, V2858. On the previous page you'll find a dress I made from an original 1974 pattern that I found in an antique store. I call that post The Lady in Lavender. And lots of other things in between. Hope you enjoy.