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3 Finished Objects

April 10, 2007

It’s been so long! Things have been crazy here in the land of Jodie. First I went away for Spring Break. I have some pictures from a hike we took (the first hike of the year!). We went to Sun River with a few of our friends.

When I got back I had a ton of stuff to get ready for the last term of the year. Lots of planning and lots of homework writing. Plus a few recitals, a concert and a gig. I worked so hard last week that I didn’t really read blogs and I hardly knit a stitch. The only time I really sat down to knit was at knitting on Monday.

I’ve also been busy getting the Charity Blanket Swap together. I haven’t been posting here, but I’ve posted all sorts of stuff there. I’m having so much fun with it, I’m already thinking about when I’ll do it again.  It really helps that there are such awesome participants!

On top of all that, I had my birthday on Sunday! We had a party on Saturday (a potluck. My friends are such great cooks.) where I got to hang out with many of my good friends here. We brewed a belgian wheat beer (we called it Joegaarden) which turned out great! This is the third batch (First- NW Mocha Porter, Second – Get Down Brown).

I’ve been saving up many photos to share of Finished objects. Here’s what I’ve been keeping from you.

Kepler Sweater

This is the Kepler Sweater I started over a year ago, and yes, I got it done in time for St Patrick’s Day. It is a light sage green and I love how it fits! I’ve already worn it several times, and I can tell this will become a regular part of my wardrobe. I highly recomend this pattern.

I used Galway Yarn (cheaper than Cascade, but about the same) and I love it. It’s warm, soft enough to wear against my skin (with a bra) and easy to work with.

Clapotis

This is my finished Clapotis! I haven’t quite integrated this into my wardrobe yet. I still want to soak it in a little conditioner to soften it a little. I also need a good shawl pin for this baby. It’s a smaller than the pattern, and really needs a pin to stay on properly. This is made of my handspun and I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

Pomatomus

My last FO is my Pomatomus socks. I really enjoyed knitting this, although they did take longer than most socks take me. They are also a little big on me, but I love this anyway. I knew they would be too big immediatly, but I wanted to make them so badly it didn’t matter. This was Lisa Souza sock yarn that I over dyed green. It was originally the Jonquil colorway.

Pomotomus Detail

Everyone has talked about her yarn being super squishy, and they are absolutly right! I loved this yarn, and will be sure to get more in the future. Thanks to Cara for giving me the yarn in a haiku contest.

I’m so glad that I was able to take these pics in the garden.  All the green can be my first April/May contribution to Project Spectrum.
Whew! That was a lot. I have gardening, blanket swap, and many more pictures to share at a later time.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2007 5:33 pm

    All of them are gorgeous!

  2. April 11, 2007 6:33 am

    Not only to I love your finished objects but I love the way that you photographed them. That Kepler cable is beautiful.

  3. April 12, 2007 6:27 am

    Happy belated birthday :) and yep the Kepler sweater is fantastic! i love that celtic cabling look.

  4. April 12, 2007 10:29 am

    Wow! Sounds like you’ve been very busy. All your FOs are great! I especially like the socks. I’m not usually a green person, but they are so spring-y! :)

  5. April 13, 2007 5:54 pm

    Lovely FO’s. Handspun Clapotis is particularly impressive!

  6. Jodie permalink
    April 24, 2007 9:05 am

    Thanks for all the nice comments!

  7. June 27, 2007 6:36 pm

    I love your Kepler! I started mine forever ago and just never returned to it after I had to make a yarn change. Seeing the finished ones in the blogosphere are making it hard to not pick it up so it’s done by Autumn though.

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