Sunday, February 18, 2007

New year, new projects. . . and a 2006 surprise!

John and I are back in NY (note the new, Arizona-less header!), living closer to our families and planning to return to school in the fall. In the meantime, I've been knitting up a storm!

My fave ASU professor and his wife are expecting their first baby in April, so I've been working away at the Debbie Bliss Alphabet Blanket from The Baby Knits Book. The pattern calls for super-spendy Bliss Wool-Cotton, so I substituted Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece in Cotton Ball. At about 50% complete, here's a peek at the project:

Every row has a letter that I like to watch grow, and for the first row it was Y. How pretty is that?!

I'm also beginning work on the Arrr! Baby Set from the Winter 2006/2007 issue of Knit.1, but with a twist. . . I thought that pink and white would be just perfect for Abby.

I finally have photos of the last big project of 2006, my mom's holiday gift. I made Breezy Cables from the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. Instead of Lion Cashmere, I went with Cascade 220 -- talk about savings! The cost was less than half of what it would have been with the cashmere, and I honestly prefer the sweater in the darker, gray shade.

My favorite part of this design was the plan for the pockets. They're knit into the front so seamlessly!


Anonymous said...

Lovely new header! Looks great!

What a beautiful baby blanket. I'm sure your prof & wife will treasure it always!

Holy crow! You made that sweater?! You've got one lucky mom! It's so cozy looking!

Will you be moving back to AZ for school or transferring to someplace in NY? I hope you two are snuggling up and keeping warm.

Celeste said...

Thank you, Sue! Yes, I made that sweater, and it took forever! So satisfying though!

We'll be back to school in NY, not AZ. I'm actually going to be changing programs, so hopefully I'll have a few classes that transfer as elective credit.

iSeL said...

Hey! You read my blog? How come you never left a comment before so I could come see your beautiful projects? So unfair. Or maybe you did and I missed it, but anyway...

The sweater is beautiful. The pocket details is perfect. Wow.
And I love that blanket and am considering it for a baby gift...if I can get past being so scared of such a gigantic project.

Deirdra said...

Hey girl! The sweater came out great! I can't wait to see the Arrr baby set when you finishe it! Anyway, I'm glad you made it back to NY safe and sound! We were talking about you at work last night. You are for sure missed! Stay in touch will ya!!! ;-)


J.Reilly said...

The baby blanket looks amazing! I can't wait to see the finished ABCs. How is arwen doing? I bet it's gorgeous!

Tandi said...

Beautiful work! That baby blanket is so cool and the sweater is amazing!