Friday, September 01, 2006

Tempting II finished

I have finally finished my SKC knitalong - Tempting II. Here it is in all its glory.


Pattern notes:
Pattern - Tempting II from Knitty Winter o5
Yarn - Rowan Calmer in Coffee bean (as modelled in the same issue - how unoriginal of me!!!)
Modifications - k2tog instead of k2tog, k1 at the neckline as recommended by the SKC
My thoughts - I love this!!! The fit is great. The sleeves are just the right length. I even found a diamante buckle for it for a little bit of bling. The yarn is pretty yummy too - very soft and kinda spongy. Love it, love it, love it. However, I don't think I'll knit this again - 1x1 ribbing is killing.

Here is the close up of my diamante buckle.



What better time to start a new project. I have been making things for the kids and myself, so I thought I'd make the next project for dear hubby. I'm making the Cambridge jacket from Interweave Summer 06 in Cascade 220 in mid grey. I know I have tons of other things to finish up, but what can I say, I have startitis.......
Last weekend, we decided to take the kids to Richmond Park for a pony ride. Little man had a gift voucher for a pony ride from his last birthday and 10 months on, here we are. Doesn't he look adorable!! He went with his little friend, Oscar and they both loved it. Two little faces light with up joy every time the ponies went on a trot. They were so CUTE!!! (Hubby at this point is thinking - please don't cultivate an interest in riding, it's going to get bloody expensive!) The pony is called Scooby-Doo.

9 comments:

mary said...

Little Man is adorable on Scooby Doo! Your Tempting 2 is the best I've seen with the last SKC KAL. So many unflattering ones, and at last, after seeing it on your, a perfect finish. Jenna Adorno would be proud, seeing yours. Fits great! Have you gotten your yarn for Simple Knitted Bodice yet?

ruth said...

your tempting is so pretty!! very flattering on you too. =)

mona said...

Excellent job on Tempting II and your little one looks so cute on the pony.

Rain said...

Tempting II really suits you.

The little guy looks so sweet and like he's having a great time.

Mimi said...

Great fit and design! Your little boy is so cute.

blog-blethers said...

Little one looks adorable on Scooby-doo - a mini action man! Can absolutely understand your husband's panic about being bitten by the horse riding bug! Eldest daughter rode every week from about the age of 3-16 (Am NOT going to try to work out how much that cost ... but its quite a yarn stash!!). Absolutely love your top - no wonder you are pleased with it. The style is so flattery and I love the colour. Have joined you on the Cascade stash - and even managed to swop bright red for a lovely soft red/pink shade without younger daughter getting upset!

RooKnits said...

Tempting 2 looks fantastic. How are the socks coming along

Becky said...

Your tempting is very pretty and it looks great on you! I'm in love with the Coffee Bean color.

Nancy said...

such a cute little child.. the expression is priceless!