Well here are two of my most recent finished projects.
The first is a cable knit sweater taken from a 2002 Vogue Knitting Magazine - features all Men's Sweaters. The orginal sweater pattern called for a Trendsetter Yarn - Dolcino (Ribbon) - the finished project would be a nice piece of clothing to jet set across the bay on your sail boat during spring - I wanted to conver this into something that would supply warmth during our wonderful winters in Green Bay. After locating the right yarn and gauge conversion .... its finally completed. Oh did I mention that this was the ONLY pattern to not include the neckline instructions.... So I made it up myself. Not sure I like it yet... I personally thought this project was testing my sanity, lets just say I was pretty close to being admitted to the local psych hospital. However, I think it turn out great.
My second project is finished as of yesterday and already delivered to Mother. She just can't wait to model this one next week. She's already glowing from the compliments. The photos seem to make the bag (purse) look a bit small - not sure why. The orignal turtleneck for the bag was much more flashy / stunning / eye cathcing - BUT my wonderful dog Rocco(Mini Schnauzer) just loved the yarn I was knitting with and wanted to play with it several times. You think I would have learned the second time he rip it apart for me - finally the yarn was so beat up I went with the end result in the photo.
I'm still working on the second sweater I mentioned in my oringal welcome post - I'll be hitting that project this afternoon.