Monday, February 15, 2010

Going for the Gold

While the winter Olympics has me glued to the couch like a serious couch potato, all that flashy gold made me think of this gold sweater that I made over Christmas for the baby.

It's the Child's Placket Neck Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.

I learned a lot knitting it, and had a really great time. I used Manos de Uruguay yarn and it only took 2 balls of it. Now the 4 yr old wants a sweater too. Do I have to make one? He's HUGE in comparison. Is fair only fair?

Oh, and I signed up to take a spinning class using a real spinning wheel next month at A Verb for Keeping Warm. Marianne, if you are reading this I think you should keep me company.

Now on to the 'gold' quilt blocks. I'm breaking out my 1850's 'Chrome' fabric to add to the signature quilt. Chrome is one of those antique colors that just isn't popular for use in today's color pallet.

Maybe it's too over the top? I have a bunch of blocks done. I'll photograph them for you.

Any gold creeping into your quilts these days?

7 comments:

kathleen said...

Dearest Marisa,
Please stop being so darn amazing. You're making the rest of us look bad.
Love,
Kathleen

kathleen said...

Dear Marisa,
To clarify, be amazing as you possibly can! And just ignore any smart comments that I may throw out there afterward.
xo,
Kathleen

Kathie said...

beautiful sweater and hey I add chrome to every quilt I can! LOL
can't wait to see your chrome fabrics and YES you need to knit him a sweater too, fair is fair!
I am knitting during the olympics too, I find it too hard to hand quilt and pay attention, knitting is so much easier.
Kathie

Sharon said...

so super gorgeous, knit the 4 year old a sweater too. It will go faster than you think!

marianne said...

hmmmm... a spinning wheel class... and I was thinking the next step would be the intermediate spindling class. Count me in! I'll sign up for the wheel class this weekend!

And your gold sweater is adorable! And look at the bright side about knitting the larger sweater. It can be a hand-me-down too, so both boys will get to wear it!

Liz said...

No gold in these parts, but I love that sweater.

Christina said...

Oh, the sweater is so lovely. I am still only dreaming of being able to knit a sweater like that. Perhaps I should try and get my hands on that book and give it a go. :)