Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gifts for my Soon-To-Be-Born Niece

It's been a long time. In fact, I don't think that I've ever taken such a long break between blog entries! Oh well. I've been busy.

This is the sweater and hat set that I made for the new baby who is due to make her premiere appearance on Christmas day. I was afraid to commit to a more gender-specific color because the first sonogram my brother and sister-in-law were told they were having a boy, the second one they were told it was a girl and the the last 2 they baby wouldn't move it's legs to get a good enough look. I figured that yellow was a safe bet-- I could always change the buttons if I have to!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bec's Baby Hat

Awwww...wish it fit me!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Look what I did at school today!

Well, I took a class 1/15/11. I was awesome! I'm definitely thinking about taking another class in metalworking!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Never-ending Hats!

I finished my Verity hat that I rescued from it's hibernation! The only modification that I made was the band. I hated the instructions for the band in the patterns and I hated (even more!) how it was turning out. So I frog it and just knit a K2P2 ribbing and it worked out well. I washed and blocked this piece over a dinner plate and it is turned out truly lovely.
I've been promising my Dad a hat for years....yes, years. I made him mittens a few years ago and he has worn them all winter, every winter. He even had me darn a little hole that he got from shoveling snow!

So I got some semi-matching yarn and knit him a hat to go with his mittens. I've been lazy about knitting it all week but last night I was determined to finish it. And I did. I didn't go to bed until the last end was woven in!
I have about half the skein left over and my friends just had a baby I will be casting on for the Fresh Pick Baby hat for Baby Sam. I plan to cast on today.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hats, hats and more hats!

I finished my Cable Chapeau and Eli's Hat a few weeks ago.  I haven't worn my hat yet but Eli looks adorable in his hat.

I just picked up my Verity hat that has been lying dormant for a year. I will finish this hat this year-- I promise!
I guess when I think hats for me, I just think purple!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

La Cumparsita Completed!

I finally finished the knitting portion of La Cumparsita! Hallelujah! Of course it still needs the ends to be woven in, to be dyed and to be blocked but I'm soooo much closer now! Honestly, I'm not really sure what I will be doing with this shawl. I may give it to my mother, haven't decided. But I will document the dying process since it will be a first for me.
Last night I cast on for the Cable Chapeau from Debbie Stoller's new book Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics. I completely forgot that I pre-ordered this book and it just showed up in the mail yesterday! Nice surprise on a Monday, especially since I didn't think that it was being released until November!
I'm using up some old Cascade 220 that I've had in my stash for quite some time. It's a lovely heathered plum color. Hope it's not too itchy for me to wear. I really need a quick, instant-gratification project after the last 2 shawls that I slugged through!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Secrets, secrets...

Written on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010:

So I've been working on a couple of secret projects. I realize that I haven't posted in over a month but the big reveal has come!

My brother and his fiance are getting married Nov. 12, 2010. I've been busy working on a wedding shawl and a garter set for my soon-to-be sister-in-law. Her bridal shower is being held on Sunday and I will finally be able to give them to her.

I knit Annis in Ivory Handmaiden Sea Silk. I think that it turned out lovely. Her dress is ivory so I thought that this colorway would really compliment the warmer tones in her dress.

I also made her a garter set. They are planning on doing the traditional garter toss at the reception so I made 2 garters.
The garter with the blue ribbon is for Sam to wear on her wedding day-- it can be her "something blue" and the garter with the eggplant ribbon (our bridesmaid dresses are eggplant so I was just following the theme) is for the garter toss. They both have clear Swarvoski crystals sewn onto the bows. I made Sam's garter to Sam's specific measurements and the eggplant garter slightly larger-- who knows whose leg it will end up on!

The gifts are all packed up and ready for my trip to NY tomorrow. I hope she loves them!