progress report

At last I have found some time to complete the two backs and two fronts for the Yokohama jacket in the Silk Garden yarn by Noro. I need to work out over the weekend how long to knit the sleeves, bearing in mind my arms are not as long as the pattern assumes! I love the gentle striping of this yarn and done in garter stitch it is certainly looking pretty.

The bolero I started several weeks ago in a new yarn by Louisa Harding is almost completed. This is for an old school friend of mine and will, if completed in time, be her Christmas present. I chose buttons yesterday and instead of one as the pattern suggests I am going to put two on so that the fronts stay closed a little better. It is cold in London at this time of the year and I am hoping that she will enjoy wearing it going to formal and even casual nights out.

The unisex scarf I have been procrastinating over in an alpaca sport weight yarn is also almost finished too. While the pattern is nice, I would much rather be knitting another sweater either for myself or for my husband this time.

I have the yarn for some baby knitting waiting for me. Our friends in Seattle are expecting a little boy towards the end of February. They already have a three year old daughter and after I knitted her a sweater for her last birthday, they would like me to knit a few things for the new baby. That will be a lot of fun, and I have already looked at a few books choosing sweaters so am excited to get started after Christmas.