Thursday, May 20, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This is all from the basket of yarns I photographed a while ago. The dress should fit a 12 month old and I think it is very sweet. I was delighted to find that I also owned the perfect buttons already! The headband was from that leftover bit of Softee Chunky. Both were completed a bit ago, but this is the first I've been able to get pictures.
This is the second of two sets I've made like this for friends who are having babies. I love the "Little Golden Book" fabric--I hope the moms do, too. The pattern is from "One Yard Wonders". I have fabric for one more set. It consists of booties, bib, feely blanket and a gift bag. I don't especially enjoy making the booties, but the rest goes together very quickly.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here is my first of hopefully four sets of napkins for my family. I chose to use red as the accent color for the "Bird" set. I haven't embroidered for so long and really enjoyed this little project. The images are from "A Rainbow of Stitches". It is full of wonderful images to embroider. The next set will be in green and will be trees. Look forward to it later on!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
So, if you remember the pile of yarns from a couple of posts ago....Some of it has been transformed into these items: a scrappy lengthwise scarf, a one skein crocheted scarf and a top down baby shirt (also crocheted). All of these yarns have been sitting a long time waiting for a purpose. I will be happy to have them made into something. My next basket will have more project oriented yarns and less single skeins, I think.
One year and 715 grams of purple yarn later, behold the Central Park Hoodie! It was really not very difficult and gave me some practice with seaming my knitwear, which is not as hard as I anticipate. I was pleased to find that it fit me well. The only modifications that I made were to add 2 inches to the length of the body and the length of the sleeves. I'm very pleased with it and have worn it a number of times already!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is from Natural Nursery Knits and a cute, quick pattern. I love the simplicity. One of the kids' teachers is having a baby boy so these will be for them. I am embarking on a new method of trying to knit down the stash and feel accomplished. I am filling a basket with yarn and knitting until it is empty (for now). I have emptied the basket once this year and the stack of yarn here is the second basketful. This time the basket contains leftovers and single skeins for the most part. This is what I have to work with until the basket is gone. The baby boots were the first finished project of basket number two.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I seldom knit patterns more than once, but this is the second of a definite 3 Milo vests. I just love the boxy shaping around the neck and the various cables included in the pattern. So, this one was knit for my nephew for Christmas. The hat for my lovely friend Chris is from Boutique Knitting. Covering the buttons with fabric was magical...I could get into fabric covered buttons! I might make this hat a wee bit shorter next time or use lighter weight yarn. It's supposed to be slouchy, but I think it just looks too big this time around. It is cute, nonetheless.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Here is an unrecorded object from December. My friend Amy was moving to more winterly weather and I thought a warm hat would be just the thing to send her off with. So I started the Quincy Hat from my new Made in Brooklyn book. After beginning, I realized that the yarn was purchased on a momentous road trip to New Mexico with Amy a couple years ago. I decided that this really must've been just the thing to give Amy on this occasion!