Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

This was my Mother's Day gift to myself. I finished the Manos Cotton Stria wrap on Saturday and it was washed and blocked and ready to wear on Sunday morning. That beautiful thing that you see with it is my new shawl pin from Designs by Romi. I ordered this on Monday afternoon and it was in my mailbox on Friday afternoon. Impressive, because she lives in CA and even with shipping Priority Mail it takes a few days. It came in a lovely box for storage and a handwritten card that thanked me for the order. This pin is the Figure 8 Sterling Pin. I may need more of these.

Pattern: I'm not even going to claim using a pattern because I changed everything about what was written on the paper. I won't, however, say that the pattern was my own. It's 12" wide and 62" long.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria, color 225, 5 skeins
Needles: KnitPicks Options, size 6 US
Date Started: April 18, 2007
Date Finished: May 12, 2007

Now here is something really odd. I only have one project on the needles right now. The UnGranny Smith Cardigan. And I don't really know that I have the urge to cast on anything new. In reality, I'm only about 4 inches away from both sleeves being done and once I have all the pieces blocked and the fronts and back seamed together it's just a matter of doing the edging on the front and then it's done.

This baby is due May 30th. Think I can have the cardigan done by the time the baby is born?


Tammy said...

What a lovely pin! You'd better get more wip's on the needles since you're a lady of leisure until the baby arrives! :-)

Kate said...

That's really pretty... let's see it on!