Tuesday, October 31, 2006

FO- DD's slippers

Yesterday, I finished the slippers for DD. Good news! She LOVES them! She is refusing to take them off. This is the best pic I could get of her wearing them. I used THIS pattern, but altered it to fit a toddler, Bernat Satin Yarn and size US 5 needles.

Monday, October 30, 2006

my current WIP's

I've surprised myself. I only have 3 WIP's right now. I normally have 5-6.

This is a sock I've started for myself. I'm not using a pattern, it's just a simple st st sock with 2x2 ribbing at the top. I think I might do a short row heel, I'm not sure yet. I am using 2 size US 1 circs and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck yarn.

Here you can see my progress on the Feather & Fan baby blanket that I am making for friends of DH's who are expecting. I would measure it and tell you the blankets measurements, but I lost my tape measure......again. Sorry for the darkness of the picture (and for my feet being in it), I couldn't get decent lighting and I don't currently have a photo editor installed on my computer.

Getting shoes on my 20 month old DD has become a struggle in the mornings. So, I decided to knit her some slippers for her to wear over her socks to help keep those toddler toes warm this winter. I found THIS pattern, but I have altered it to make the slippers fit a toddler and the pattern was written for a baby. I have the first one finished (still need to cut off the tails) and I am finished with the sole, and almost done with the top of slipper #2.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Christmas Presents

Last year, I knit Christmas Gifts for pretty much everyone on my gift list. I'm still kinda burned out on knitting for other people. So, this year, I'm only knitting for the very few people that I know will appreciate (and properly take care of) a hand knitted gift. Everyone else will get baskets or tins with home baked goodies from me.

I am knitting a pair of socks for my mom's present. I've posted about them before, they're the cascading leaves socks by Jeanie Townsend. I've gotten 1 sock completed and 1/2 of sock #2 done, but over the past few months, these socks have become a UFO. As of yesterday, they're a WIP again.

For my niece Laney, I've knit the hat pictured above (still need to weave in the ends). I used THIS pattern. The yarn is scraps leftover from other projects. The purple is Brown Sheep's Lambs Pride bulky in the color Wild Violet, and the grey yarn is Knitpicks Sierra in the color Mist.

There are a few more gifts I'm planning to knit, but I'm just not sure what to knit. I'm thinking it'll be small projects like hats, and they'll have either lace or cables. I love knitting cables, the more intricate, the better.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Entrelac Pillow

I wanted a project that would show off the beautiful colors in the Patons SWS yarn (color Natural Earth) that I picked up a while ago. So, I decided to go with something entrelac. My original intention was to knit an entrelac scarf, but it quickly became apparent that 2 balls of SWS was just not nearly enough. So I said screw the scarf, and made a pillow. I knit 2 entrelac panels. Each panel took about 2 days of knitting and one ball of SWS. I then sewed the panels together and stuffed the hell out of it.

Friday, October 13, 2006

fo- Pea Pod Baby Sweater

I just finished sewing the buttons on this sweater a few minutes ago, and got a pic of DD wearing it to show. Sweater Details in the post below.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Baby stuff everywhere!

The Pea Pod baby Sweater is amlost finished! All it needs now is buttons. Turns out I only had enough of the pink yarn to do the sweater body and the sleeves. I had the same yarn in another color leftover from a birthday present I made for my niece a few months ago, so I used that for the collar of the sweater. This pattern is from the Pea Pod Baby Set listed on the Interweave knits website. I used Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece yarn in the colors Victorian Pink and Lilac Haze.

And here is a gift I am making for friends of Dh's who are expecting a baby towards the end of December. I am using a basic Feather & Fan pattern and Carron Simply Soft yarn (acrylic but soft and washable-great for baby items) in the color Autumn Red. I think I am about 7-8 inches into the blanket. I love Feather & Fan because it goes very quickly and it's simple, mindless knitting. Plus, it's pretty.