22 December 2008

Knitted baby sliding bag finished and pictures of my latest projects.

Now I have not updated my blog in a while. I am so tired these days due to my pregnancy so I do not sit at the computer as much as before. Now it is only 2 weeks left until my due date.

Even if I have not been writing, I have been knitting a lot. I finished the secret project I started. It was a baby sliding bag (or how do you call it?), which I made as a gift for Anna-Karin's and Arni's newborn baby, Baldur Freyr. Or he is actually 2.5 months old now. It took time to knit, I must say. It came out bigger than I thought. It was supposed to be for a 6-9 months baby but it looks more like it is for a 2 year old. Here is the result anyway:



Then I am also working on the blanket as usual. It is not a easy job as I thought from the beginning. But I hope the result is good. Johan told me yesterday when I had organized all the squares on the floor in a way as I wanted them, that this will probably be the nicest blanket he has seen. But we will see how the result is when it is sewed together.
I have finally started to sew the squares together. It takes forever and becomes a bit dented. I hope it evens out in the end. What took time the latest weeks was to wash all the squares and needle them down to straighten them out.
This is how it looked like when I needled them down:



I took 7 at a time because we do not have so many flat areas in the apartment where they could lye for drying. I used the living room rug and just put a towel on it.

After that the squares where only lying there in a corner, waiting for me to sew them together. I could never really start because I knew it was going to take eternity to finish it. Anyway, yesterday I felt it was time to start sewing after I had decided how to sew them together.
This is how the squares were put together:



As I mentioned earlier I also started to knit a pullover for myself for a while ago with my own design. Of course I have been checking how to increase and decrease in a good way but otherwise I do it myself. It is almost finished. Now I only have one arm left to knit. Will probably do quite a lot in it today. It is not knitted on round needles so I have made a front and a back that needs to be sewed together. It will be a collar on it too in the end.
I really like the green color. I love green at the moment. I decorated our living room in green colors. And now we also have a green hristmas Tree (very nice). It looks so nice.
Here is a picture of the front of my on-going sweater:



In addition to this I have also made a Christmas gift for Johan. It was not a huge project but a totally new thing for me. I had never done anything like it before so it was very fun to try something new. I can not reveal anything now, since there is a small chance that Johan reads this blog. I will put out a picture and write more about it after Christmas.
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