Friday, January 20, 2006

It finally happened!

Dave has finally embraced my obsession with knitting & with bags, providing a birthday present that allows me to combine the two! He even went through the trouble of ordering the bag on-line, not just picking it up on a whim. I love it! He went one step further into Michelle-specific gifts and got me a copy of Vegetarian Times. See what 4 years of marriage can do? He finally gets me!

Here's what's on my needles -- it's a sweater for one of my friend's bun-in-the-oven. It's the Elizabeth Zimmermann Best Baby Sweater pattern, but I bastardized it into a stockinette stitched/seed stitched edging/cabled sweater. Even though this is pretty simple, I'm learning a lot on it, especially how to undo mistakes without ripping out the whole thing, or tinking back slowly, stitch by stitch. I already finished the sleeves. Sorry for the dark picture, but I think you can see the cables better than with the flash on.


Carra said...

Happy Birthday, MICHELLE!!!

Renee said...

Awww Dave is so sweet...what awesome birthday presents!
Feel free to pass on any good recipes from Veg Times!
Bye sweet (chick) pea!

PassionKNITly said...

ripping out without having to undo whole rows is the most useful thing ever to learn!!!

and Happy birthday!!! :D