Sunday, July 25, 2010

FO: Frilly Bonnet

Pattern: Baby's Hood
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Sport in 0680 Pastel Green
Ribbon: some blue stuff I had around the house.

This was another Use Up All My Acrylic project. I think it's adorable. Pretty easy, but took longer than I anticipated because I had a baby 2 days after starting it. The only issue with it is that unlike today's patterns, patterns from the mid 19th century didn't worry about ribbons around a baby's neck being strangulation hazards.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

FO: Baby Hammock

I think I mentioned this project, but I didn't get a picture of it.

Pattern: Baby Hammock
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in Corinthian

The last time I used this yarn, I swore I'd never use it again, but then I was gifted a bunch of it and so I had to do something with it. So I made this hammock. Oh, and I made the baby too.

Obviously, the hammock isn't something you'd use except for a photo prop. It will probably turn into a "swing" for Margaret's dolls and stuffed animals.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Isaac is here!

I haven't had time for knitting because I've been babymooning. Isaac was born Saturday morning! There is a full birth story here.

In the meantime, I'm trying to find time to finish knitting him a bonnet. Sure, I could work on it while he sleeps, but that's when Margaret wants my attention!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

FO: Egg

Pattern: Happy Fried Egg (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in White and Brt Yellow

Margaret has lots of knit veggies and fruits. I decided to knit her an egg to balance the raw foods. Why? I don't know. Just felt like it. The pattern was simple, but I did modify it. Instead of knitting 8 rounds before decreasing on the yolk, I only knit 3 rounds- and it's still a really high yolk!

Other than that, it's nice. McKay doesn't like the picot edging, but it doesn't bother me. It's a little on the large side as far as eggs go, but oh well. Maybe it's a duck egg.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

FO: Garlic Bags

Pattern: Garlic Bag
Yarn: Peaches & Creme in brown and tan

I don't know the exact colors of the yarn because it was second-hand yarn that I repurposed. I made these two bags because we got a pound of garlic in our CSA box a couple of weeks ago and I didn't know what to do about it.

Friday, July 09, 2010

FO: Twisted Socks

Pattern: Twisted
Yarn: Tofutsies in colorway 923

For the pattern, I made "large" to make up for my very wide feet, but made them to fit the short length of my feet (size 6). I really like the design, but not the yarn. It's too pastel for me. I've used Tofutsies before, and I've found that the color will fade even if you follow the washing directions. Since they are already so pale, I'm afraid they'll be even more pale after washing.

Margaret wanted to be Vanna White for me today:

Because I have small feet, I have extra yarn. I might see if I can turn the extra into a pair of socks for Margaret.

Monday, July 05, 2010

What happened to procrastinating?

At the park working on that second sock I was going to put off. I did start knitting a giraffe for Margaret, but the sock is nice to take places and so it got a lot of work on it this weekend.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

A sock

I finished my first Twisted Sock. I really don't like the colorway and I have other things to knit, so I'm going to induce Second Sock Syndrome and do the other sock later. I know I can't wait too long or else my gauge will get messed up, I just want to do some other knitting!