Wednesday, November 26, 2008

lots of FO's.....

I may not have been blogging much lately, But I sure have been getting a lot of knitting (and some crocheting) finished.

First, we have some crocheted snowflakes. The pattern for all three is HERE. They were quick and easy, I did 4 snowflakes (3 above and 1 below) in one day. I used basic white size 10 crochet thread and a 1.80 mm crochet hook for all 4.

This Snowflake pattern is called Aunt Lore's Snowflake. I blocked mine out a little differently than the one on the website was.

These Elegant Crocheted Ornaments (free pattern but you have to register to download) were a little trickier than the snowflakes, but were still pretty fun and quick to work up. The pattern is for a set of 6, and I only have the 3 in the pic done. I'm not sure If I'll be doing more or not. We'll just have to see where to mood takes me. I used basic size 10 crochet thread, and on the gold and red balls I used a 3.5 mm hook and on the silver I used a 1.80 mm hook. I did that just to see the difference in the fit on the ball. I think you can see in the pic that the silver one in A LOT tighter, but I like the look of the other 2 better.

This bag is Via Diagonale from I wanted a new purse, so I knit this one up in under a week. It does have a sewn in fabric lining, but I didn't get a pic of that. This was a pretty easy knit, and I enjoyed knitting it. It was also my first time lining a knit purse. The yarns I used were Wool-Ease worsted in Black, and Valley Yarns Northampton in Amethyst. I also decided against sewing on the handles and I attached them with D-rings. I'm debating about going back and adding on the i-cord top border.

My Oldest sister asked for a hat for her Christmas gift, she wanted something thick and ribbed, so I double stranded some worsted (wool-ease in dark rose heather and black) and did a 2x2 rib. In the pic the hat is being modeled by my 3 year old.

Here we have Thuja Socks from I knit these for a friend of mine, and he has big feet. Well, when knitting socks, anyone whose feet are bigger than mine has big feet. I used (again) Wool Ease in Black.

And, finally, here we have the last project in this post. These mittens I knit for my other sister's Christmas gift. The pattern is NHM #1 from the book 'Selbuvotter' by Terri Shea. I used knitpicks Palette yarn in Blush and Ash. My row gauge was off, and I needed to add a few rows of length, so I added in the 3 dot things at the tips of the mittens. These still need a good blocking, but I'm calling them finished :)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Pinwheel for Hannah

I knit a Pinwheel Sweater for my 3 year old, Hannah. I love this pattern, it's quick and easy. Well, everything on it is quick except for the loopy edging. This is the second pinwheel sweater I've knit (you can see the first HERE), and I don't usually knit a pattern more than once, so that has to tell you something about how much I enjoy knitting this one.

For this sweater, I let DD into my stash and she picked out her favorite colors. Pink and Pink....LOL. It's actually Rose Heather and Dark Rose Heather colors of Lion Brand Wool-Ease. I chose to do the 2-color loopy edge shown on the adult version of this sweater instead of the single color loopy edge shown on the baby/child version. I think it turned out great :)

When I first finished this sweater and showed it to DD, she told me that she didn't like it and that she never wanted to wear it. But, she's 3 years old and I think we all know how fickle they can be. This Morning I showed it to her again and she told me she liked it, but she still didn't want to wear it. Just before I started writing this blog post, she brought it to me and asked me to help her put it on. So, it all worked out well.

Now, I'm going to concentrate on finishing the socks for my friend, and then I can focus more on doing some Christmas knitting.