09 August 2013

are you ready for some FO [otball] ? ~ Melissa

long summer days ~ a hard working husband ~ lots of quiet time ~ a fun knitalong to encourage getting a giant, unruly pile of W[orks]I[n]P[rogress] finished ~ preseason football playing in the background

much has been completed ~ there's still lots to do but I've made huge progress :
 

 
baby gifts blocked and wrapped and given away :
  
 
a test knit for WillyG completed that turned my husband into a supermodel ~ hehe :) :
 
 
 2012 starts finally finished in 2013 ~ good grief :
 
 
 
 
and this fun shawl that should have been done long ago :
 
 
not bad for 3 weeks of buckling down, eh?
 
now if I could just finish the other dozen projects that I've started (shhh!)
 
have a great weekend, everyone!  ~ Melissa
 
info about the knit/crochet along can be found over at Andi's blog ~ My Sister's Knitter ~ she's a wonderfully encouraging hostess to all of us castonaholics (thank you so much for all your hard work, Andi my dear!!  you're the best!)
 
Project links if anyone's interested (from top to bottom):
 

30 comments:

  1. What beautiful projects! I can't wait to see what you finish up next.

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    1. same to you, Andee! have a great camping trip :)

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  2. Lots of lovely things. Well done!

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  3. my my my you have been a busy knitting bee! Love the holey shawl immensely! It's in my queue and I need to start that one soon. Football? already????

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    1. I love your knitting studio, Karen! my knitting attic is one of the wip's that I'm hoping to put finishing touches on (which will be much easier with all this clutter turned into usable things that can be folded and put away ~ hooray!)

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  4. I am with Karen, every knit is lovely, but my favorite is the holey shawl. You knit beautifully!

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    1. thanks for all the gentle pushing you're doing to get everyone finishing things, Andi :)

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  5. You really do inspire me Melissa. I really do like your taste in knits and hope you consider it a compliment when I knit the same things because it truly is one.
    Have fun this weekend.

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    1. I love that you choose projects that I've knit, Tracey ~ but they're not the same since you always make them your own :)

      I hope you also have a fun weekend!

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  6. WOW, you have got a lot done..an inspiration to all of us slackers. :) Beautiful projects, not sure I have a favorite.. maybe the sweater, maybe. Of course I favor the hat model..

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    1. I favor him, too :) ~ the stinker wants another hat but didn't like the 5 colors of cascade 220 I had left in my stash...

      I gave the 5 skeins to Penny to make charity hats and Jas & I are going yarn shopping so he can pick some colors he likes (if he ever gets another day off work!)

      what are you working on, Trudy?

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    2. Yes, and now who has it? I'm starting a green hat from your 220 as soon as I publish this. Thank you again, and again, Melissa.

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    3. you're welcome over and over and over...and thank you for turning my yarn into something wonderful :)

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  7. Great new knits, nice addition to your wardrobe. Sweet gifts for your God daughter. A nice bonus to this gorgeous summer. I'm ready for the football knitting.

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    1. I don't remember nicer summer weather ~ we've been so lucky

      there's really no better place to be :)

      haven't seen much knitting from you lately, sister! miss you

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  8. Wow! You've made enormous progress. Well done! :)

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    1. thanks, Melissa ~ and thanks again for the blanket inspiration!

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  9. Wow! You have been so productive and each project is an inspiration, so artistically photographed. And YES, I AM ready for both some FO's AND some Alabama football...ROLLLLLL Tide!!

    Congrats on the gorgeous FO's.

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    1. ROLLLLL Miss Julep ~ you've been busy, too!!
      thank you :)

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  10. WOW!!! These are amazing. Seriously impressed, Mel. You are the super knitter of super knitters. I'm soooo impressed. Love the Baby sweater. Actually I like anything you make. All of these are wonderful. And no... I don't watch Football. (oops, did I really write that in a public place?)

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    1. what, NO FOOTBALL?!? :)

      Penny, I don't hold a candle to most of the knitters out there but thank you!

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  11. Oh... and Jason's hat makes me want to knit another in that pattern. Especially now that I borrowed Carolyn's Harmony's. I'm in heaven. Perhaps I need to make one from the yarn you gave me, so he can wish you kept it -- for him? We'll see.

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    1. I'm glad you tried her needles before investing in a set ~ needles are such a personal thing and you should never take one person's opinion on them (but didn't I tell you when you asked me about them that I thought you would love them?? hehe!)

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    2. Yes you did and I wish I had listened sooner, cuz I have a mountain of clovers. I'll still use some of them. They have served me well.

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    3. I gave all my Clover straights away to another patient that was just learning to knit but I kept all my circulars because I do still like them for some things!

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  12. my goodness you are amazing. and SO cute. well done on all the beautiful knits, everything looks awesome! i wish i could report i've been even half as productive!

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    1. thank you, Lori! I suppose it's hard to knit when you're hiking and skimming along in caves on kayaks :)

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  13. You really have buckled down and been busy!! Love ALL of those projects, Melissa! You do such beautiful work!! Hope you have a wonderful week. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. thanks, Tanna ~ just like you I've still got an Unloved Project taunting me from across the room but I'm going to make it disappear one way or the other!!

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