20 September 2012

An FO and a WiP

Today I wanted to share 2 projects that I'm really proud of.  The first is my finished object (FO), my first knit sweater.  It is the Miette cropped cardigan by Andi Satterlund.  The pattern is very well written & easy to follow.  I love the raglan sleeve and the subtle lace detailing around the edging.  I had a little trouble figuring out the button band & neck band, but I got some advice from friends on Ravelry and after that it was a piece of cake.

I used Brown Sheep Nature Spun worsted in Silver Sage.  The yarn was very nice to work with and the color is a beautiful grey with a green-ish tinge.  You don't even notice the green leanings unless it's next to another grey.  The buttons are shell buttons that I picked up from the LQS in Douglas.

Goofy picture, I know, but it shows the detail of the sweater nicely


My second "project" is a work in progress (WiP) for another 6 months....

11 weeks, 6 days

Yep, that's right, we're expecting our first child in the beginning on April!!  Yesterday I got to hear the heartbeat for the first time.  I did get to see the little jelly bean dancing on the ultrasound 2 weeks ago, but hearing the heartbeat & movements was very exciting!

Now it's time for me to start making baby things!  :D

24 comments:

Jacey said...

Oh, yayayay!!! Congratulations, friend. You look so happy!! And your sweater is amazing. I love Andi's designs. <3

BirdandBicycle said...

Love the sweater AND the WIP! Congratulations!

Megan said...

Yay, congratulations!! So exciting!!

Teresa said...

AHH Congrats!!

Stitched Together said...

Congratulations. That cardigan is gorgeous. It really suits you and will be perfect for wearing this Winter as your baby grows.

Mermaid Sews said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany @ Another Pie In The Sky said...

Yay!!!! Congrats!!!!

Laura Jane said...

So excited for you honey!!!

Moneik Stephens said...

Congrats! Babies are so exciting. I'm expecting in Dec.

Lisa said...

Love the belly and the sweater. I've had 3 pregnancies but the 1st one is special. Take time to enjoy each moment.

Jill said...

Oh yay Sharon! How exciting!

Wandering Threads said...

Yay! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys :D

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations to you and Jake!

Sally said...

Love it :-)the tummy and the sweater. So glad you got to hear Jelly Bean's heart beat. You will be an awesome Mom! So happy for all three of you.

storiedyarns said...

Congratulations, Sharon, that's wonderful news!!!!

Jess

Kelly Irene said...

YAY!!! Congratulations, Sharon and Jake :) I am so thrilled to read this news and am really excited for you guys. Keep us all updated on how things are going with this major WIP ;) Much love to you!

Lee said...

Congratulations! : )

embracingitall said...

That is the best news! Congratulations. Hope it all goes well. Jacinta

Marette Nagel said...

Congratulations Sharon and Jake,,,, Yeppie, I am so happy for you both...
Thank God.

Marette Nagel said...

Congratulations Sharon and Jake,,,, Yeppie, I am so happy for you both...
Thank God.

Terri said...

Yay. That us so amazing and wonderful. Children are precious. Are you going to find out what your having? Would love to make you something for the new arrival ;).

Kristina Tabor said...

So happy for you, Sharon!!! Can't wait to see the baby bump in person soon :-) Congrats all around!!

machen und tun said...

Congrats on the jelly bean!!! I am so happy for you :-)

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Woo hoo congratulations!! A little bit belated, what can I say but I'm behind in my reading.
Awesome news anyway. I hope being pregnant is treating you well and is a joy. Because I have to admit that my pregnancies weren't nice at all and I wouldn't wish two lots of 9 months throwing up on anyone!.