Monday, February 17, 2014

Finished! And sick of snow

I finished my sweater!

Knitbot Lightweight Pullover sweater -- with modifications
Bugga yarn from Verdant Gyphon in American Rubyspot
I did make some modifications to the sweater.  I knit it in a larger size and eliminated the body shaping, and I had to shorten the sleeves and make the decreases in the sleeves more quickly than written in the pattern since my sweater was knit to fit so loosely.  I also made the ribbing on the body and sleeves shorter than written in the pattern.  I love my new sweater!


It's nice and warm!

I made my usual Fussy Cut Friday star, this time using some fabric from Judie Rothermel's Peace and Unity collection.


And here are all my stars (seven!) so far.



A while back, my sweet friend Laurie of the My Little Corner of Iowa blog sent me a lovely package of wovens and plaids she didn't want.  Can you believe these lovely piles?


I put my favorite at the very top.  lol!  Thanks again, Laurie!  I hope I do justice to these fabrics!

We got quite the snow storm Thursday into Friday, along with so many others.  This is what we faced for the cleanup.



Thank goodness we have a snow blower!  (And yes, those porch walls are usually much more visible than in this picture.)

Here is Mia playing with her favorite ball since kittenhood.


And here she is looming over me on the shelf above the bed.


Such a funny girl!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!  I'm looking forward to more Olympics viewing!



51 comments:

P.J. said...

Wow, I'd say you got whallopped! I am about done with the snow this year too. Nice sweet and super quilt stars! I really love the colors of the star on the keyboard.

Jackie said...

I think this weeks fussy cut star is my favorite. I love how the center forms a flower!

It looks like you finished your warm sweater just in time for more snow! I hope you're staying warm and haven't lost electricity.

Vickie said...

Great job on your awesome sweater! Perfect timing. We are in for lots of snow today. Your fantastic stars are adding up.=)

Ellen said...

Your sweater looks wonderful. How much fun to see you wearing it even if I couldn't see your smile.

I'm with Jackie, I think this fussy cut star is my favorite.

Hopefully the snow will soon be over. So many of us have had a very long winter, haven't we?

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love how the sweater turned out! It fits you well. I love this week's star. I think it just might be my favorite so far. I agree, I'm over this snow too! Hang in there spring is coming!

Vicki said...

Your sweater is lovely - it looks so comfy and warm. Cool fabric on your star. Oh my goodness gracious, you got a lot of snow! Stay warm...

Cari said...

Your sweater is fabulous. I love, love, love the color and the changes you made to personalize it just for you. Looking at all the snow, you finished it just in time!! The fussy cut stars are so much fun to look at. I bet you enjoy being so fussy with your fabric. Hugs to you and sweet Mia. Love her so….

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mia looks intimidating looming over you on that shelf! Beautiful sweater, way too much snow, my favorite (so far) fussy cut star.

We're having more snow today... it's never ending.

Melissa said...

Such a lovely red sweater and perfect to wear now in your cold weather! Look at those icicles!

Another lovely fussy cut star!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your sweater. It looks so warm and cozy! The stars are beautiful, too. Nice of Laurie to share her "scraps." Stay warm and stitch away!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The stars look impressive when you see them together, each one is so neat. Your finished sweater will be ideal for this weather. Endless snow is so annoying as it limits what you can do - at least it does when we get it over here in Scotland. Mia made me smile in her last photo, she looks so cute all cuddled up.

krayolakris said...

What a great sweater Margaret!! Looks so nice and cozy! Your quilting is amazing in its precision.thanks for the Mia pictures. Snow...will it ever end?

Marsha said...

What a great looking cozy red sweater. Love it. Those stars are gorgeous. I like them all. Please take a picture of your house in the summer when all that awful white stuff is gone. It looks adorable (the house, not the snow) mis is a character!

Marsha said...

Mia is a character. Sheesh

woolwoman said...

Love love love your Knitbot sweater Margaret - it fits so wonderfully - just the way you wanted it to be. Your newest star is very cool - can't wait to see how those will fit into your piece. WOW the snow - whew - I know you are ready for spring. Have a great week Mel

Anna van Schurman said...

Your sweater looks so cozy! And, as always I love your fussy cut star. Love!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You are so productive. That fussy cut star is awesome--can't wait until you start putting it all together. I have never seen so much snow! Spring 2014 is going to be highly welcomed.

RuthB said...

I think Sochi could use some of your snow-- heck, I could use some of it in the Sierras! I'll trade you 15-20 degrees for it.

L-o-v-e the sweater! And now you have me all eager to try some fussy-cut-like adventures. Trying to figure out if I can make it work as a non-sew opportunity. :) Thanks as always for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the sweater Margaret. It turned out great. The snow is so pretty to look at, but I'll let you keep it.

Linda

Mugwump Woolies said...

LOVE your red sweater! And the star for your quilt is a beauty! That's a lot of snow...I can hardly remember what that much snow looks like in person! Your home is so pretty...love the rock walls!
Have a great week...stay warm,
Robyn

Melody said...

Your sweater turned out lovely! And looks like it fits you well! Congrats.

I sympathize with the snowfall. We are getting another big snow today...(Monday)

Stay warm!

Beth said...

What a pretty sweater, a really interesting neck. The newest star is lovely. Massive snow! Yikes! I think Mia has the right idea, doze the day away safe and warm.

Cathy B said...

We received six more inches of snow today. I'm tired of it too! Your sweater looks comfy cozy!

Mary said...

Your swater fits like it was custome knit for you. Oh wait....it was! What a great job you've done on it.

Seeing all your piles of snow makes me appreciate winter in Florida!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The sweater came out wonderfully! and the stars are oh so pretty. I just love Mia looking down at you!

Annie said...

I adore that sweater. So perfect for this this cold and snowy weather that keeps coming and coming.

Beautiful new star. This is becoming a great collection.

How does Mia take to the snow?

Mouse said...

ohhh wow that is one dollop of snow and that jumper is just perfect for that kind of weather ....
love the fabrics you got and those stars hmmmm thin you may have to teach this wee mouse how too ... and awwwww Mia love the shelf photo :) love mouse xxxx

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish! What a nice cheery color for all this snowy weather we've been having.

Roberta said...

Margaret, just love how the sweater fits you, it is perfect. Love the color and I am amazed how quickly you stitched this.

Your fussy cut stars are really nice.

Yes, spring would be nice, it has been a few years since I have to deal with that much snow.

Sherry said...

Love the sweater! It will keep you warm during this snowy winter! Beautiful star! How many are you making?

Busy Lizzie said...

great sweater. Send the snow to the Netherlands, we havent had any. It is more spring and fall here this winter...

Annette-California said...

I am sooo happy for you Margaret! Your sweater is Gorgeous and you look nice and warm in it! Love the Selfie photo:) I can't believe all that snow.. Your stars are beautiful!
love Annette

Chris said...

That is a fabulous sweater Margaret!!
That is a lot of snow too!
Have a great week :)

carolm said...

love your sweater and cannot wait to see the quilt

Solstitches said...

Your sweater is such a gorgeous colour and it looks great on you.
More beautiful stars. Whatever they turn out to be it is going to be fabulous.
Lovely gift of fabrics from your friend.
Margaret

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your sweater is lovely! :) I bet its comfy cozy too! And the stars...divine!
I love that fabrics that Laurie gave you, and sweet Mia...ha ha ha, always a smile catcher!

Carol said...

Oh, it turned out beautifully, Margaret--looks so cozy for this brutal winter. BLECH--I am SO SICK OF SNOW!!! We had more last night and another school cancellations day. Those poor kids will be going to school through June at this rate...

Lovely stars--hard to choose a favorite. And what a lovely gift from Laurie--I know you'll put those fabrics to great use :)

Enjoy the rest of your week--hope you get that warm-up that is supposed to happen!

Erica said...

What a beautiful sweater! We have great weather for it too!
I love thos stars!

I still have not gotten out of my driveway! Tomorrow is the day I think. It is a miracle I have not fallen and broken my neck just getting out to the chicken coop!
ENOUGH of this already!
OK Next it will be the floods when all of this melts!

Krista said...

BEAUTIFUL sweater, Margaret!! It will keep you nice and warm in all this cold and snow! I love snow and i am even tired of it now, lol! Looks like you really got a boat-load of it. Hopefully we will all be melting a bit by the end of the week. :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you would be lost without a snowblower. I know that from my own experience because we don't have one and we often up to 15" snow - and we have a large space in front of our garage to shovel before we can get out of the garage.
Great, your finished sweater. And this colour looks so great on you. Perfect.
I'm very curious to see what you will make with these wonderful stars. And I have to admit that this last one is my favourite because of the center. Gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Great you have a snow blower! What fantastic projects you worked on during the snow. Enjoys those plaids and stripes.

Lois said...

I love your latest fussy cut star! Well done on the knitting finish too. All that snow and ice - hope it starts to melt soon. As always, cute pics of Mia!!!!

Lois said...

I love your latest fussy cut star! Well done on the knitting finish too. All that snow and ice - hope it starts to melt soon. As always, cute pics of Mia!!!!

valerie said...

Your sweater came out great and cozy looking Margaret! Love it! Ugh...that's a lot of snow! I'd be worried those big piles would fall on me and I'd be buried under snow. See...CA girl has no concept of snow whatsoever except that I'd like a snow day so I can stay home and stitch! Stay warm!

Dee said...

Your sweater is beautiful! Congrats!

Love little Mia. What a sweet looking kitty, especially curled up sleeping. Makes you just say AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Anne said...

GO TEAM CANADA!! We won the gold for women's hockey! YAHOO!! The kids at school went crazy yesterday. I got a headache from all the noise!! Anywho, love your sweater and it looks great on you! Wonderful fabbies from Laurie. So sweet of her. That photo of Mia on the shelf is hilarious!!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the beautiful sweater. I hope the snow is done with you for the time being, you seem to have had way more than your fair share...

averyclaire.org said...

Yes the piles of snow kept on coming, but ours is melting slowly with the warmer days. However the piles will now be ice hills with the cold returning! Love your sweater! love the fussy cut stars! Keep warm.

Sally said...

I LOVE your sweater! Love the colour.


Gorgeous stars.

Wow that is a lot of snow! I'm still wishing but don't think we'll get any now. At least I have some in my stitching! Lol.

Love the photo of Mia peering at you off the shelf!

Karoline said...

Your sweater is gorgeous, congratulations

Suzanne said...

Love your sweater (and the selfie), it's a pretty colour. The latest star is beautiful and I love how you get that swirly looking flower in the middle.