Monday, September 18, 2017

progress....

Just a quick post to show off my fair isle blanket thus far.  I've got 7 out of 10 sections finished and am started on the 8th.  And I'm loving this blanket.  So much.


This is the Fair Isle Club 2 blanket by Marie Wallin.  I'm rebelling by knitting each section in the round, complete with steeks.  My fingers are tightly crossed that I won't run out of yarn.

Various other events have occurred since my last post, including a fun day with the Boy Child as he set up for viewing the (70%) solar eclipse on August 21.  It was pretty cool, even without a total eclipse involved.



Father type kindly took pics of me modeling my Ilia sweater, which I finished way back when but never showed off on my body.  We went to the Walkway Over the Hudson, so I thought it was a good time for a photo shoot.



And here is a pic from our actual birthday celebrations for the Girl Child, way back in August.


I probably missed something in there, but you get the gist of it all.


Mia says good night.....

22 comments:

Beth said...

The Fair Isle blanket is AMAZING! You also now have a truly lovely sweater. Crafting and family - good times!

Myra said...

I can't recall ever seeing a piece of work so magnificent. You must be a genius.

Berit said...

Wow, that sweater really, really suits you! Looks great!

marly said...

Are you kidding me? How in this world can you knit such intricacies? How? It just boggles my mind between following the pattern and color changes. You need to do a YouTube!

Brigitte said...

This blanket is just stunning. I have to ask the same question as Marly - how can someone knit such a pattern? Such a beauty!!!! You are a master knitter, Margaret.
Nice to see some new family pictures. And great picture of you wearing the Ilia sweater.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely knits Margaret, the fairisle blanket is amazing - so much skill.

Susan said...

Looks like life is good! Your knitting skills are amazing.

Vera said...

Love, love, love your sweater! And the blanket? Beyond gorgeous. but STEEKS???? I'd be scared silly.....

Vickie said...

wOw. I am just floored by your knitting skills Margaret. Just amazing! Madeleine and I are impressed with your blanket AND your sweater! AWESOME.

Dawn said...

Stunning, amazing ... just WOW
Your blanket is a work of art!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I seriously wish we lived closer! We could have so much knitting fun together. I love, love, love these two. You and the mister are so cute together. Such a pretty birthday girl too. Give Mia a cuddle from me.

Vicki said...

The blanket is one of the most beautiful pieces I've seen you knit. It is truly stunning in its detail and colors. Your sweater looks very comfy and warm!

woolwoman said...

absolutely smashing Margaret - it's just amazing! I love your big cushy cardi too!
Looks great on you too! I'm really feeling the pull of the wool now that September is here and Autumn is just a day or two away. I joined a Shibui KAL and ordered yarn - ordered some Rowan yarn for a scarf for DH out of Martin Storey's new men's book and started a new hurricane shawl. Take care - knit on ! Mel

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your knitting is beautiful--you knit above my skill level. Sweet Mia.

deb said...

The blanket is amazing - looking absolutely wonderful! So glad you're still enjoying it and zooming along. Nice to see that snuggly sweater on you - looks every bit as lovely as I thought it would. Enjoyed your other catch up bits also. :)

Penny said...

That is a gorgeous blanket! And your sweater looks lovely on you! But I think that photo made my palms sweat a little - looks like you were pretty high up. : ) What a happy looking birthday celebration!

Carol said...

Wow! I had no idea that blanket was going to be so huge, Margaret--what a treasure this will be. And I'm so glad you are enjoying it so much.

Your sweater looks lovely on you and the fit looks perfect--great for those soon-to-come chilly fall days :)

Evelyne said...

The Fair Isle blanket is just stunning!
Your sweater is also beautiful!!

A big hug for Mia.
Have a nice weekend,
Evelyne

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That blanket is so wonderful and the sweater turned out lovely.

Kaisievic said...

Oh my goodness, Margaret, your Fair Isle blanket is just amazing - so beautiful. It will be such an accomplishment when it is done! Great sweater and Furio, Milo and Nobu are miaowing at Mia.

Jackie said...

Your blanket is amazing! You must be so pleased in how it is coming out.

Sally said...

Oh wow your blanket is stunning! It's going to look amazing.