Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry FO's!

I guess I may have overreacted a little when I didn't think I was going to be able to complete my projects in a timely fashion.  I completed both Scooch's Hippo and my hat tonight.  Yippee!!  I am completely in love with the hippo!  It is from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan Anderson.  He is so cute and snuggly.  And yes, even with pink toes and loveable squishiness, he is a boy hippo, I have determined.  I can't wait to give him to Scooch and hear that little noise he makes whenever he encounters any kind of animal. 

I'm pretty happy with my hat.  It's Autumn on Ravelry.  I used different yarn, so I had to cast on more stitches in order for it to fit my head.  Also the slouch factor is a little slim.  I should have gone another half inch or so to make it really slouch.  However, it's warm, and it matches my jacket, which is very important, so it's a keeper.  I'll try to get a photo of me wearing it soon.

Now I can start my sweater!  I am going to be casting on the Diminshing Rib cardigan from Interweave Knits tomorrow and I am so excited!  This will be my first large, selfish item.  I'm nervous about keeping up with it because I get impatient.  I might have to come here for encouragement from my imaginary blog friends to keep going. *smile*  This is a Christmas present to myself, sort of.  Instead of buying for each other this year, my husband and I bought things for ourselves that we wanted.  I got yarn to make this sweater.  Hooray for self-indulgence!  Once in a while, anyway...

And here's some cheese for you tonight, just because I can...

1 comment:

  1. Jolene! Love that hippo!!! That is just too cute! And that final shot is priceless! (: