Mom knit me this swingy jacket design Milan from Dolce Handknits:
Using 13 balls of Kathmandu Aran in Colorway 146 and a Gita Maria button (with a giraffe on it!):
Pretty nice, huh? That's what I said! It's nice and warm and the shape is very forgiving (read not skin-tight, great for all body-types in my opinion) yet has a bit of visual interest with the wide collar, asymmetrical shape and textured front band. The yarn is even softer wearing it than in the ball!
Plus - tweeds are "so totally IN" right now, aren't they?
I knit mom this Cardigan, Ljod, from the Elsebeth Lavold Viking Knits Vol 1 book:
It only took 6 skeins of the Silky Wool to make the 40" size which fit her just right! She says, "hey, my butt looks cute!" :
In other finished projects news, mom made this felted bag. This is the Wisteria bag from Fabulous Felted Bags by Nicky Epstein (only she cut it in half width-wise by knitting with a DK weight instead of worsted):
It kills me that this is her "second try" at this bag. She had initially planned to needle-felt the flowers while keeping the leaves as they are in the photo. She didn't like the combination of the 3D leaves with the more flat needle-felting so she used scraps to make the felted flowers.
Himalayas color 12 for the background, Galway color 606 (a marled color) for the handles, Lamb's Pride & Galway scraps for the flowers. She buys her beads at the Bead Tree in Falmouth.
I finished this sweater for ME! Well, for me AND Sage, of course. This is the Hourglass Sweater from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. If you want some more details and photos about this sweater I posted some over here at my blog. I knit it using 4.25 skeins of Malabrigo Merino worsted in color #4 Sapphire Green, and knit the 37" size around the bottom but a 33" bust (I'm a peach of a PEAR, doncha know). It's BRIGHT!
Have fun with the string,