Monday, February 10, 2014

knit and star

My sweater has a body.   And the start of a sleeve.

Lightweight Pullover by Knitbot using Bugga yarn
I'm using double pointed needles which aren't my favorite.

My Fussy Cut Friday star is a bit random this time.  3 different motifs involved.


Ok, maybe 4 different motifs.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  I also hope the winter weather ends soon.  Sigh......


38 comments:

Vickie said...

Awesome progress on the sweater. I like the effects on this star. =)
No sign of the dreadful winter weather ending. Nope.

Sherry said...

I just love the sweater. You must model it for us when you finish it. You are really making progress with the stars. I am even getting the quilting bug again.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on your sweater. And for the new I have to come back and have a look at it - blogger just doesn't want me to see it now.
"I'll be back", lol.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Gorgeous ribbing on your sweater!

Cari said...

Your sweater is so beautiful. I checked out the pattern and I really like it. Maybe I'll knit one up for one of my granddaughters.

Warm hug to you and sweet Mia.

Laura said...

Love your knitting, your star and your kitty!!!!!!!! Have a great week too!

Krista said...

Your sweater is gorgeous! Amazing how kitties love to sit in boxes :) Have a wonderful week!

Annie said...

Always good to have a body on a sweater. And the sleeves are really coming along quickly too. I kind of adjusted to DPN's when I was doing fingerless gloves, but not sure I'd like them with a lot more stitches to deal with.

Love the fabrics on this star. Good choices.

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful progress on the sweater ♥

Melissa said...

I can tell you are a really good knitter. The tension is so even! It's looking really good.

Another great star! How many will go into the quilt?

I love cats and boxes. We were just talking about ours and the two boxes they alternate playing in! Fabulous cheap toys!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your sweater is coming on a treat, clever construction. I know what you mean about dpn's not my favourite either. I hope your weather picks up soon, I have a friend in Chicago and she's at the end of her tether with all the snow and freezing temperatures. I hope Mia is staying warm:-)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Margaret, you'll be snuggled in that sweater before you know it! Have a good week!

valerie said...

Wow, you've been on a sweater knitting, star making roll! They both look great! Hang in there...spring will come soon. Stay warm!

Hazel said...

Wonderful projects Margaret. I love your sweater. Great colour. x

Anne said...

Oooh! Love your sweater! It's really coming together now!! I like those fussy stars. Paper piercing right?! Hugs to you and Mia!

Annemarie said...

Oh, look at that sweater! You are a very clever lady. Knitting clothing always scares me: I'm always worried that it won't fit. The yarn you're working with is delicious! And so are your quilted stars.

Linda said...

Such a pretty sweater and star Margaret.

Linda

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a pretty yarn for your great sweater! Nice star, too! Ah, our weather has been so sporadic. Yesterday was 63° and we're supposed to have snow and ice tonight-Wednesday. Give Mia a fur ruffle for me.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your sweater is going to be beautiful!
Robyn

Jackie said...

Are you getting some of the bad weather that's coming through in the next couple of days? I hope you guys stay warm and cozy and don't lose power. It seems like it's been a hard hit this winter. I hope summer won't be as brutal.

You're going to be done with your sweater soooooon!

krayolakris said...

Great sweater Margaret! I see Mia has a cat's favorite spot...a box!

Chris said...

What a lovely colour your sweater is, just my sort of colour.. and those fussy cut stars are excellent.
Chris

Kathy Ellen said...

Beautiful progress on your sweater. I love the color of the yarn....one of my favorites.

Blessings!

Chris said...

Great sweater progress! That star is pretty great too, lovely fabric.
Stay snug guys!

Giovanna said...

The sweater and star are just lovely. i could do with some spring too...

woolwoman said...

Love that star motif Margaret - beautiful colors ! your sweater is coming right along - I think you'll be wearing it very soon. I saw Loopy Ewe had that color - so tempting - maybe a scarf- hummm
Enjoy the week - Mel

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret,
Your sweater is so pretty! I love the way the wool is variegated, kind of like sampler threads!
Melinda

Annette-California said...

You are doing incredible knitting with your sweater and love seeing your progress (and all in a few minutes that I'm reading all your posts - lol). Your stars - Gorgeous I don't know how your points come so perfectly together. Beautiful!
Hope your weather is improving but I think your having another storm?
love Annette

Dawn said...

Awesome knitting.
Love your fussy cut star!

Suzanne said...

Your sweater is really coming along nicely. Pretty star!

Lois said...

Love how your sweater is coming along and and as for your fussy cut star? It looks great!!! I hope your winter weather improves soon. It's another day of heavy rain here!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Another FABULOUS fussy cut star!

Kaisievic said...

That jumper is a gorgeous red. Love the heart, too.

Kaisievic said...

That jumper is a gorgeous red. Love the heart, too.

Carol said...

Looks like Mia knows how to keep cozy, Margaret--it looks like you may have gotten more snow in today's storm?

Lovely looking sweater and the fussy cut star is wonderful. Glad you have your handwork to keep you busy this long, cold winter...

Catherine said...

Been catching up on your last few posts ~ your pullover is coming along beautifully ~ love the color! And your starts are fantastic!! Mia, as always, makes me smile!

averyclaire.org said...

I like your sweater! Don't know how you find time to do so many different projects! Love them all.
You did have more snow! I like the snow (DH does most of the shoveling), but I HATE the very, very cold we have had here in "Chi-beria."

Karoline said...

Great progress on your Sweater