Saturday, December 19, 2015

Rowe is a finish!

I had to post early for this.  A finish!  My Rowe, designed by Michele Wang and in the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2014 Collection.  I knit it in the Flannel colorway using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.




I'm so pleased with how it came out!  And yes, I even enjoyed knitting all 422 stitches of 8 inches of ribbing around the collar and front!

Week before last, the father type and I had a Google Christmas party to go to!  It was a party for all the tech people working at Google NYC, so it was big.  Before meeting up with the father type, I headed over to Bryant Park, just to get into the holiday spirit.





Then it was time to meet the father type and head to the party!  It was at the Waldorf Astoria.  Very nice!












We left the party when it started getting too crowded for us old fogies.  Such party poopers!  When we picked up our coats from the coat check to leave, there was a long line to check coats in.  The party was just getting started....   but not for us!  :D

Last night we picked up our boy child for Christmas vacation.  Yay!  We have him home for a whole month!!



Maybe Mia will have time to forgive the boy child for leaving her all the time....

(Did you notice that father type got a haircut?  Look closely at those pics above...)



Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  It's almost winter!  Enjoy!



38 comments:

cucki said...

Hello sweet Mia :) maloo is saying hi to you...
Your Rowe is looking so beautiful.i love the colors so much...
Lovely Funtime you all had my dear...enjoy the sweet weekend.
Big hugs and smiles x

Vickie said...

Wow. What a gorgeous job you did on that sweater! Love it.
That looks like quite the party.
DH's haircut looks great!

Ronda Tedder said...

Love your sweater, I really must learn to knit. What an exciting time for you and the father type..always the best when the youngins' are home. Have a great day!

Vicki said...

Your sweater is awesome, I love the pattern and the color. Wow, a party at Google, I bet you had a great time! Enjoy your family this holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Mary Ann said...

WOW! Your sweater is gorgeous--I love the color!

It looks like the party was an amazing one! And, I know you are going to enjoy having the boy child home for a month!!

I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Melissa said...

Margaret - congratulations on finishing your beautiful sweater, and before Christmas too! Time to cozy up and show it off!

Thanks for sharing photos of NYC and the Google party. Very glitzy and festive!

Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!

Marsha said...

Wow! What a gorgeous sweater. Will keep you warm if it ever turns cold this year. The father type's haircut is very becoing. The one I live with still has a pony tail 😛 Enjoy your son and have a nice Christmas.

Annette-California said...

OMG! Your sweater looks like a million bucks. It's spectacular. Gorgeous Margaret!
I had no idea it was a long sweater and WOW WOW WOW! You should be so proud of yourself. I know I am proud of you. What a wonderful party and even better that the boy is home!!!!! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with your whole family.
love Annette

Ali said...

Great job on the cardi it looks amazing and having just struggled to finish a baby hat in cables I am in awe of all you have knitted sooo many cables wow! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas together.

marly said...

Margaret. Margaret Margaret Margaret. Is there anything related to handwork that you can't create with perfection? Your sweater is just fabulous. Looks like that shindig was fabulous too. I like your guy's new haircut and am glad you have an entire month with your son. New York looks amazing. Merry Christmas to you all.

Annie said...

That sweater is amazing and marvelous! You are going to be warm and well-dressed this winter!

How lucky you are to go to such a lavish holiday party. You get great side benefits from your husband's job. Was IBM that generous with parties?

Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy that time with your baby boy.

Ronin said...

Congratulations with that gorgeous sweater. It's amazing. Glad you have your boy home for a month.enjoy the season of holiday. Have a great winter. Here in Amsterdam is warm!!
Viv

Marie said...

Wow, I love your gorgeous sweater!!!! I am still stuck on knitting scarfs but wish I was as skilled as you are so that I could tackle more advanced projects.
I love Bryant park…in the summer. :-) Thanks for sharing NCY pics. With a son and DIL living in the upper west side you would think I would visit the city more. I wanted to make it in to see the Christmas tree and lights but I'm leaving for CA on Monday so I don't think I will make it in.
Lucky you to have your son for a MONTH. I remember those college winter breaks! Enjoy your time together.

Looks like a fun party!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margaret ~
Your sweater is GORGEOUS!!! You are so talented in so many things.
I love seeing the pics of NYC. I live in Podunk, USA, so it's nice to see the big city sights. I'd be right there partying with you...lol.
Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family.
Christmas hugs :)
Lauren

Veronica Ong said...

Congratulations on finishing Rowe. What a gorgeous sweater! Such perfect knitting... I wish I could knit.

New York looks fabulous with all the Christmas decorations. Thanks for showing us. Love the Sherlock Holmes Android. So cute!

Enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Penny said...

It's so nice to see all of the pieces come together to make this gorgeous sweater, Margaret! And just in time for winter. Google sure knows how to throw a fabulous party - wow! Bryant Park looks like a great place to visit to get in the holiday spirit...beautiful pictures! I know you must be thrilled to have your son home for a whole month. Enjoy the holidays with your family! Merry Christmas!

Evelyne said...

Your sweater is gorgeous!!! It look so net!
The father type look great with his new haircut.
New York looks amazing.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Evelyne

Barb said...

That sweater is so awesome! You did a wonderful job. I am a knitter, too, (although not nearly as talented as you) so I can truly appreciate all those cables and that amazing ribbing!! Wear it proudly!

The Google party looks like it was just wonderful, too. Thanks foepr sharing the pix.

Happy holidays to you and your family!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful finish on your sweater! Will you be keeping it for yourself? Looks like a really fun party in N.Y.C.. I bet the city is unbelievable at Christmastime! Enjoy the time with your young fellow home. DH is rocking those shorn locks! Very nice!
Robyn

averyclaire.org said...

Oh My Goodness....that sweater is gorgeous! How cozy and warm it looks! You did a beautiful job on that one! Thanks for sharing all those photos...you do a great job with the blog photography too! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a peace-filled New Year!

Chris said...

Congratulations on the finish! That is one beautiful sweater!
Looks like the holiday party was fun.
I hope that you have a wonderful holiday!!
Hugs to you and Mia!

Mary said...

Wow Margaret, what a beautiful job on Rowe!!! The fit is perfect.

Loved seeing all the festive pictures of your night out on the town. Glad the two fo you had the chance for some fun. Wishing you and your family a bright and happy holiday this week!

Melody said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish! What adventures you have! A google party at the Waldorf Astoria.. wow. How lucky also to see NYC decorated for Christmas. I'm happy your son is home for a good visit. Mia will like that. Merry Christmas.

Linda said...

I could only dream of knitting something that beautiful! I adore it!!

Mia almost appears like she is looking out the window for "her boy"... I always wonder what goes through her mind - when he leaves again....

Linda in VA

Brigitte said...

Wow, already finished, and you can be very satisfied with how it came out. You will never have cold again this winter, lol.
A Christmas party at the Waldorf Astoria, well, that is something. And although you left after a while you were there ;)
Great for you to have your son at home for such a long time.
Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

Another work of art! I love the sweater. It looks so complicated! Beautiful color, too!

woolwoman said...

oh Margaret - I am just so thrilled to see you wearing that wonderful super gorgeous Rowe - WOW - it is simply smashing ! fun to see scenes of NYC - you are so lucky you can go there on occasion. Nice to have your DS home for a whole month.
So ..... what's next my friend - more knitting or stitching? Hope you are having a great week of Christmas joy - Hugs and congratulations Mel

valerie said...

Bryant Park at Christmas!! <3 I am hoping I can be thee next year. I love all the little shops. Congrats on finishing Rowe. It looks great...all warm and cozy! Glad you had fun at the Google party. I hope that you, Father Type, Boy Child and Girl Child have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The sweater is beautiful!! A whole month with the BoyChild--Mia will be beside herself. My Dad would say can't soar with the Eagles when you hoot with the owls--I'm not a party animal either

Jeanne said...

Glad to see an update from you Margaret - that sweater is awesome and looks like it was a lot of work! Lucky you and your DH getting to go to a holiday party at the Waldorf-Astoria - I've never even been to NYC at all but hope to someday. It's another experience for you to put on your list that's for sure. Have a great holiday Margaret with your family!

Jackie said...

Margaret, I love your Rowe! I have to say I like the thick ribbing too. I know it was a bear to get through but to my eyes it looks very worth it.

I always love to see the glimpses of your visits to the city! I haven't been to the city since I was a kid but I'd love to go back when everything is decorated for Christmas and see all the window displays and other decorations.

I'm not much for parties these days either. Totally get why you left "early". Glad you're getting a nice long visit with your son!

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful job on that sweater, Margaret! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

Lynette said...

Wow, I can't believe you have finished the sweater already! It looks wonderful - you did a great job!

Carol said...

Oh, when I see beauties like your finished sweater, it makes me all the more determined to learn how to knit, Margaret!! It is just fabulous!! And what a party--wow! I can't imagine...

Your DH looks great with his new haircut and I know how much you'll enjoy having your son home for his break--hard to believe he will soon be graduating.

Wishing you every happiness on Christmas Day and on into the new year...

ORANGE s said...

A Very Merry Christmas and and a creative 2016, Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Just catching up on blog reading. I love the sweater! You are an amazing knitter. That is so incredibly cool. Hope your 2016 is a good one. Happy New Year!

Beth said...

What an amazing sweater - the overlapping chains are mesmerizing!

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous jumper, Margaret, you are so right to be pleased with it. The Google party looks like so much fun and how lovely to have the boy-child home for a month! The father-type looks very handsome with his new haircut.