Saturday, April 26, 2008

Uh Oh - Ran Out!

What happens when you are working on so many projects simultaneously that you run out of stitch markers? Well... you make more.

Mother's Day Gift

I finished the sweater I was making for my mom for Mother's Day, and I am quite pleased with it. It was so much fun going through my big stash and picking out a group of yarns for this sweater. The big challenge was finding yarns that didn't have any wool in them, since Mom is allergic to wool. Since it is a gift, I didn't want to use too much acrylic that would just look cheap. So what did I come up with? An off-white bamboo, soft acrylic tan, silk pink, and pink/purple/green boucle. I ran out of silk, so I couldn't make the sleeves as long as I had planned to. But the end result turned out very nice. It has a nice drape and weight that makes it good for spring weather.