Sunday, 1 February 2009

First finish for February

I can't believe January is over. It seems to have flown by. I have been able to do most of the things I wanted to achieve during the month and others besides. I didn't do all the TAST stitches I had planned, but that should change now I have rethought how I am going to use the stitches. I had lost the inspiration to do the bigger blocks. I have also given the Lakeland needlepoint a rest until later in the year. It is not inspiring me at all. I am hoping that it will be much easier and more enjoyable to stitch in the summer.

My to do list for February is as follows:
clear porch
D's jumper
fabric postcards
Stitch Explore
Alla Turca Part 2
Food and Drink Exchange
Satin Stitch Picture
Wolhemel blanket blocks x 4

The first job on the list was done yesterday, a day early. J demanded that we get it done, so who was I to argue when the hired help was so eager. We had to clear out a lot of stuff belonging to the landlord. Some went up into the loft we tidied last month, and some went into the garage. As we had removed his things, my tools have come in. This might mean that I am closer to doing my picture framing as I won't have to go hunting for all the equipment. I also finished D's jumper. All the knitting was completed yesterday and the morning was spent stitching it all together. It looks and feels really snugly. I really like the collar on this sweater. It is a deep rib that is folded in and slip stitched into place. It always seems to look so much more cosier and gives a much better finish. I thing I will be doing another one of these for J, but in black. He has been asking for a black jumper for such a long time.

I think the rest of the afternoon will be doing some embroidery. I have another TAST stitch calling.


Gaynor said...

That is a lovely jumper...I think it will be needed over the next few days lol

zetor said...

Nice work, it is starting to snow here, if the same with you he will need a good, woolly jumper.
Looking forward to seeing the satin stitch purse on you to do list.

Elena said...

The jumper looks fantastic!
Can't wait to see your other new projects!

Phyl said...

What a gorgeous sweater!You do amazing needlework of so many kinds....and fast!Lucky sons to have special "designer" knitted pieces made by Mom!

MargB said...

Wonderful sweater - so warm and snuggly, even in the photograph.

Knitting Linguist said...

The sweater looks gorgeous! That's quite a list for February -- I can't wait to see all of the new projects as they come along :)

Quirky said...

That is a lovely jumper. It looks really snuggly.

Patti said...

What a lovely sweater. Please send it here where it's freezing and snowing. It practically never snows here. But it has today and south-east of England has ground to a halt! Ah well the pleasures of living in "never ready for anything" country. Patti xxx

Karan said...

Fab jumper, looks so warm. Good Luck with the goals. :0)

Annie said...

I just love it. That is indeed a nice collar.

Linda said...

The sweater turned out great. I love the yarn. It reminds me of Oreo cookies....I look forward to seeing it in black. Hugs, Linda

Gina E. said...

Oh you are clever, Jane. I've never been able to get the knack of knitting, despite the efforts of friends, teachers, two mother in laws, and others. My fingers turn to thumbs when I hold knitting needles! This jumper is absolutely gorgeous.