Projects! Projects! Projects!

Project : Napoleon by Berroco (Blackstone Tweed #288 Booklet)
yarn: from a goodwill sweater
needles : US 6

My gauge wasn't quit right so I did a little fudging from the pattern here and there. Love it!!

The best part is...

the braid and the edging. I used a smaller crochet hook than what it called for because it was the only one that I had and I didn't want to buy another one. It worked out fine.

The second best part about the sweater is that it only cost $15 total (booklet and yarn)!!

Project : Rosamund's Cardigan by Andrea Pomerantz, Interweave Knits, Fall 2009
Yarn : rummage sale sweater
Yarn content : half wool / half cotton
Needles : US 6 / US 8
Buttons : JoAnn Fabrics
My youngest boy helped pick out the buttons. They were rather expensive. $5.50 per button. But they look great with the sweater and I love how they fade from black to gray.

Total for this sweater : $0.50 (sweater) + $11 (buttons) + $.00 (magazine = free trial) = $11.50 for this lovely sweater that I will be wearing a lot of.
Oh yeah, there are hooks and eyes holding it together down the front. I used 5 sets that I stole off of something else. So again, free!! Loving it!!!

I have started working on some more Christmas gifts for people. These are door organizers that I blogged about here.
These are handsewn together. I didn't have double sided fusible webbing so I used single sided and just stitched all the way around instead of just around the pockets. I also stitched around the holes at the top for more stability when they are hung.
I made 6 but my boys stole two of the camo ones already. They have no pacience!!
And you probably can't see it but the two in front have a paisley design stamped into them. I had no idea felt could come that way. This felt all came from Hobby Lobby.
Another Christmas present. This one is for my sister-in-law. It's a pair of Fetching made from some Malabrigo that I received in a trade. They are almost done and ready to wrap!

And the last one to talk about today.
A pair of socks that I started knitting for the mother in law. They are knit from the tow up. There are 68 stitches here. After the ball of the foot I started a 1 x 1 twisted rib. Then every fourth row, I k1, YO, k2tog, k1, p1*. I am going to continue in this pattern till the ankle and then switch it up.

The yarn (Patons Kroy Sock / color : 205779 / Glencheck ) is something that I picked up from Hobby Lobby too. Bought 4 balls of it. She has BIG feet.
Not the greatest yarn in the world but it is very warm.
Stay tuned, more tutorials to come as well!!


  1. your sweaters are gorgeous. love the pink one. thanks for coming and saying hello on my blog. good luck with the giveaway

  2. I sure wish I knew how to knit after seeing your beautiful work, esp. the grey! Thanks for stopping by my giveaway and good luck!

  3. love every one of these projects Britt!!

  4. your sweaters are so great!!! i want learn how knit!!

  5. whoa! those two tops are great and they look great on you. the color of the fetching pair is beautiful! holiday productivity seems to be thriving at your place. :)

    best - annri