Thursday, May 20, 2010

Back to Eden

...the Eden scarf, that is. I enjoyed this knit, made for a swap partner. The pattern is in Knitalong by Larisa Brown. Creative construction builds the scarf one leaf at a time. The pattern is easy to memorize. I may make another for myself sometime.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Completed Knitwear...

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.

Baby Gifts

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

Napkin set #1

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

Stashbusting from the basket....

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.

The Central Park Hoodie

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

Tiny Boots

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

Using up the little bits...

This is the last of a ball of Cascade Fixation yarn. These little socks take so little yarn and are so cute!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lavender Lace Beanie

Here is Hailey modeling my latest hat made of stashed yarn. This is a silk/wool blend that is just yummy to work with.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Like Birds on a Wire!

This hat is called "Bird on A Wire" and was in the Fall 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting. It was my first stab at double knitting and it is fully reversible. It was a Christmas present for Hailey and I dare say that she likes it!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Owly Milo

This is the third Milo sweater out of the same yarn! I am not yet tired of this pattern and it may serve to clothe a few more babies yet. This particular Milo is for my friend Alice's new little guy, due any second! I find the owl cable hopelessly cute!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A couple more finished objects....

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

Quincy Hat

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!