Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Got luck?

I struggled all week last week to get one stinking sleeve done for the sweater (more on this later I'm sure) and needed  a break from the !OMG KNITTING! madness so when Paulette of Plum Street Samplers posted this little freebie chart on Monday, I was off and running. I not only got it stitched up since then............I ACTUALLY FINISHED IT OFF TOO. Most definitely a new record for me. lol

You knew I was going to get some buttons on there somewhere, right? 
I kind of had to after all that 'button madness' stuff. It would be disappointing if I didn't.
I originally was going to do the 'got luck?' in gold but ended up going with a little 'pot o' gold' colored ribbon instead. :)

I just grabbed a teeny scrap of linen and two greens from the first box of DMC that hit my hand to make it easy-peasy, which ended up being.....
#319/320
Very 'shamrocky'. I approve. lol
The linen is gods' knows what. Something-something-something.

So now I guess it's back to the sweater. I finally finished that first sleeve at 2am last night. (Thank you Joy Behar and Chelsea Lately late night repeats. lol) Second one should go much faster now that I've figured out, well, JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT EVER WAS when it comes to knitting a sleeve. *crosses fingers*

16 comments:

valerie said...

Cute finish! I just printed out this freebie and have been debating how to stitch it. Love your version.

Annie said...

Your stitched pillow is adorable. Always good to switch crafts for a while when you get bored or frustrated with the one your are working on. Sounds like you've conquered the sweater!

Siobhan said...

Super cute finish! I love how you finished it, too. Good for you for switching it up--your hobbies should be fun! Now you can go back to the sweater with an easier heart. ;)

Margaret said...

I love the finish! That was quck! Hope your second sleeve goes more smoothly for you.

Catherine said...

Adorable finish!!

gracie said...

Very nice!

Nancy said...

Got Luck looks wonderful! I love how you finished it. Now you can enjoy your sleeve!

Daffycat said...

Wow, Melanie! What a finish! OMG that was a quick stitch. I'm very impressed.

Laurie said...

Very cute cross stitch pattern! I do miss cross stitch...

Sylvia said...

Very cute finish! Glad to hear you only got one sleeve left to do. Gooo Melanie!

staci said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the way this turned out.

Good luck with the sleeve...yesterday I did more tinking than knitting myself, ugh!

Carol said...

Oh, I love it, Melanie--and the yellow ribbon is a perfect accent!

Margaret said...

Very cute! I love shamrocks.

Pumpkin said...

Cute, cute, cute finish! Thanks for the link Melanie :o)

Good luck with your sweater.

Dee said...

Oh my ---- so adorable. It obviously brought you luck since you managed to finish your sleeve.

Michele said...

cute cute cute! that was a fun freebie to stitch, wasn't it :) love how you finished it too.