Thursday, February 25, 2010

neighborly news: a finished knit, blessings and a give away!

I finished my grown up girl neighborly a while ago and have worn it several times.  I love it!  Larissa sent me the yarn and the pattern (quite a neighborly gesture wouldn't you say?!?) and I started it before Christmas.  But, with all of  the holiday finishing, it got put aside until after the holidays.  That actually worked out great as this sweater turned out to be the 'best riding to basketball game' knitting ever.
 I was thinking it was going to be a be a bit short on me, but some aggressive blocking helped with the length.  If you've never knit yourself a garment before, I highly recommend this one.  It's fast and simple with no seaming whatsoever.  And the noro yarn makes for fun knitting as you get to the end.  Thanks Larissa for blessing me with such a fun project. 


The knitty gritty:
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted - 2 skeins ~ Chocolate Souffle
Noro Kureyon- 2 skeins ~ #156
Needles: US 8 circulars and US 6 size double pointed needles
Size: Medium
Mods: None...I knit it just like Larissa wrote it!

In other neighborly news, I've been blessed recently with some tremendous gifts from some of my wonderful friends:
~a special mini quilt made from vintage linens from Jodi of Jolly Bee
~some adorable sachets and yummy fabric from Larissa of Stitches in Play
~and a package full of goodies and this too cute for fingers hand-towel from Kristyn of Kristyn Knits
I love every one of them.  So in the spirit of being neighborly...and because I've been so blessed..."Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows~ James 1:17" .....I thought it would be fun to have a little neighborly give away.  Just leave a comment sharing one of the blessings in your life and I'll enter your name for a chance to win a perfect box pouch and a snappy fabric cuff!  I'll pick a name March 1st!  Enjoy the blessings in your life...both the big and the small. 
 ***oh and Grasshopper...I don't have your email address so if you could email that to me or leave it in the comments, I'll make sure you have a napkin swap partner.  Thanks! 

38 comments:

nanaofnc said...

The sweater looks great on you! And oh, a giveaway! Let's see, I'd say my greatest blessing is my 36-yr. old daughter, Beth. She's also my best friend too! xo,

Meg said...

Your neighborly turned out so great! I'm wearing mine today, so I'm feeling the neighborly love today, too. Even as two of my three greatest blessings are arguing and squealing over the whereabouts of the remote control, I am trying to remember to be so grateful for them. We had an early dismissal today, so they are really getting under each other's skin!

Renea said...

I love visiting your blog for creative inspiration. Your sweater turned out great! I'm just a beginning knitter, but I hope to make that sweater for myself someday. My greatest blessings are, of course, my two beautiful boys. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such cute prizes.

Meadow Walk said...

Wow great looking sweater and what cute items you got!

A big blessing for me is my new job! I have been looking for a new job for a year. Now I am learning every day and getting better in my chosen profession.

Kristyn Knits said...

love your neighborly! the finished projects just keep coming with you!
today I'm especially thankful for friends. friends who you can: lean on, rely on, go to for comfort, confide in, learn from, get inspiration from, learn from, cry with, laugh with, be yourself with, be completely honest with, and love on...friends like you!

Mary said...

Great job on the sweater! Nice to see you today even if it was quick. Thanks for supporting my work in Russia. Spacebo ballshoy!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Wonderful sweater -- how very sweet of Larissa. And of course, Kristyn's handiwork is lovely too. Let's see -- right now, I'm extremely fortunate to have all my kiddos under one roof. As that day in August looms, when my oldest heads off to college, I'm not taking one more minute for granted. And thank you for your generosity.

Leah said...

Your sweater turned out beautifully! I've never knitted a sweater before but I'll definitely have to give it a go!

There are so many blessings in my life! The ones that are at the top of my list are my hard-working dairy farm husband, my 4 precious children, and the new baby blessing due in July!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love your neighborly! I need to find some yarn (aka, go through my stash!) and start it!

Stephanie said...

Wow, that sweater is beautiful, and I love the short sleeves. I've still never made myself a sweater and think I might give this one a try. Well after I finish a few other projects :)

My greatest blessing would be my family. Thanks for the giveaway, I love that cuff!

laurie mills said...

You are one of the blessings in my life... happy birthday!

larissa said...

Your neighborly looks so very good on you! i'm so glad you're getting lots of use out of it.

As for the blessing - something i was upset about turned out to be a blessing today. I had intended to drive my kiddos to school and head on over to the quilt show in Hampton an hour away but abigail has an ear infection now - after only one day at school - and so we stayed home and i missed the quilt show. But spending the day cuddling and talking with and listening to music with my girlie turned out to be a blessing - she was so sweet and thoughtful because she had no brothers to compete for my time with and no one to argue with and we had a wonderful day. so what started out as a dissappointment turned out to be a blessing!
Hey girl, is today your birthday?

Mama Sewing said...

What a neat sweater, I really do wish that I could knit. :)
My blessing today is my husband and all the work he has done on our kitchen....and he fixed the dryer tonight!

~ Maria ~ said...

The sweater is just lovely and it looks great on you!

The Lord has been so amazing with pouring down blessings...but if I had to point one out will be ~ how He is guiding me through this new journey - no shopping for a whole year! This has been the hardest decision I have had to make, but since it is His will, I am at peace and there is the greatest blessing I could have!

Your neighbours are just wonderful!

Maria

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

The Neighborly sweater turned out beautifully!

Greatest Blessing - The Cute Guy. I'm feeling it especially at this time, as tomorrow we're heading to Chicago to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. So many other blessings have entered my life because I was blessed with him entering my life, such as my four beautiful kids.

littlewoodbird said...

My husband is a huge blessing to me right now - he made breakfast for me this morning with all the things I like!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Everything is so cute; thanks for sharing!

Andria said...

Beautiful sweater, love the colors. My family is my biggest blessing for sure. Love the little package!

Jen G. said...

The sweater looks wonderful! I just need to get enough courage and get knitting. My greatest blessing is my Husband...thanks for the giveaway!

Missy knits said...

I absolutely love your sweater--it's gorgeous! My greatest blessing is my family. 2009 was a tough year for me personally, but my family's love and support have been a true blessing for which I am always greatful for!

Green Acres in the City said...

The sweater is beautiful. My greatest blessing are the 3 boys God has so richly blessed me with~ Mr. Miller,Cameron and Henry. LIFE is GOOD!

sewstylish said...

great sweater. I'm thankful for three happy healthy children who also love when I make them anything.

Tiffani said...

Cute! Lots of blessings, but primarily my family!

Ellen said...

Too many blessings to count, but the best are my seven amazing nieces and nephews! I've learned so much from them.

Tracy said...

LOVE, love that sweater, Lisa... what a great pattern and fit! And such treats and gifts... you happy cup runneth over! Friends and neighbors... gotta love 'em! Thanks for sharing all the fun... Happy Weekend to you all there :o) ((HUGS))

Wehaf said...

My dog truly brings joy to my life - she is such a happy creature and her happiness is infectious1

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Heather said...

Friday was my last day on the job at the middle school I work at. Monday, I move next door to the high school. My MS friends threw me a party, and, best of all, they all signed a Giant Card!! It was such a treat!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I just found your link from the Neat and Tidy blog and was just coming to visit your site...didn't even realize there was a giveaway! :) How wonderful!!! :)

I love the knitting you have done! I, too, knit! I haven't made adult sweaters, yet, but I have made baby sweaters! :) Right now I am working on an afghan for my sister and her husband! :)

Thanks so much for a fun giveaway! I'm awfully lucky I dropped by for the chance! :)

esther said...

lovely sweater! and what sweet 'neighbors'! :) One of the biggest blessings in my life right now is peace between my husband and I. Not that we were headed toward disaster or anything, but we were in a rocky phase for a while. Recently, though, we've both been making efforts to be better toward each other, and God has been faithful to keep us going!

Michelle said...

Love that sweater!

Journeying Five said...

just love that sweater. the colours are just perfect! and how very neighbourly of you to share treats, you giveaway looked fantastic!

Gloria said...

I am commenting late on this post, and the giveaway has already happened (how nice of you to do that), congrats to the lucky winner!

Your sweater is beautiful!! What a talented lady you are!

My greatest blessing is that God loves me inspite of my flaws. And that he has placed people in my life for me to show his love to also (my daughters, and grand kids to name a few). I am so thankful for a loving husband who shares this journey with me!

a friend to knit with said...

lisa... this sweater is AWESOME!
and there are those knits that are perfect for sporting events! so glad to know this is one.

cathleen said...

Lisa, you look beautiful in your sweater.

Heather said...

Oh I love your neighborly, so beatuiful

Anonymous said...

I love the new sweater!! I especially like the stripes at the bottom - very pretty! I always have problems with clothes being long enough - especially shirts! =0) I guess I should look into making my own . . . maybe then, I'll get a better fit! =0)

Miss you guys!

Love,
Kelly

Heather said...

You did such an awesome job with the neighborly. I just love it. Perfect for Springtime.

The WoodLand School said...

Gorgeous knitting! That sweater looks great on you :-)

The gifts are so lovely, too!