Monday, January 31, 2011

FO: Doll Sweater

Pattern: Little Kina
Yarn: Red Heart Sport Pompadour in Parakeet- I think the color is discontinued.

I followed the directions for the 16 inch doll. Margaret chose the blue from my stash (yay for using up acrylic!) and the button is a pink flower.

Monday, January 24, 2011

FO: Church Slippers

If you follow my Bee in Your Bonnet blog, you'll know I don't wear shoes. Pretty much ever. Well, I wear them for exercise, but other than that, nothing. I do wear socks when my feet are cold, so don't worry that sock knitting will cease for me! Anyway, I wanted a sock-like thing to wear at church when my feet are cold, so I made these.

Pattern: Pleated Ballet Flats
Yarn: Rowan Cocoon in Tundra #808

 These took me a lot longer than they should have. Christmas got in the way and these got put to the side. I also had to frog the first slipper twice to get gauge. I have wide feet, so it needs to be loose enough to stretch, but not too loose that they'll be too big for my size 6 feet.

I might put soles on them because of the felting aspect. And I might re-do the bind off of the right one to make it a little tighter so it'll stay on better.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FO: Choker

Pattern: Victorian Choker
Yarn: Cotton Ease, leftover from 3 years ago

This was another random-number generated Ravelry queue project. And some old stash busting.
Oh, I need a haircut!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FO: Sun Hat

Pattern: On the Sunny Side in 2-4T, open work lace
Yarn:  Some cotton I got from a friend. No tag.

I did the brim in white, used up all I had of the green and blue yarn- which was probably not a whole skein and then finished the top in white. The green and blue are so calming. It just makes me sigh in happiness every time I look at it.

The top is kind of pointy. I might take out the top rows and adjust it to fit her head.

Why a sun hat in January? I chose this pattern via random number generator in my Ravelry queue. If I hadn't, it probably would have never been done. I need to use a random number generator more often. This is exactly what I needed last summer for her, so I think it'll get a lot of use this next summer.

FO: Sticky Socks

I don't know why I call these Sticky Socks, but I think the name fits.

Pattern: Sock it to Me: Plain Toe-up Socks for the Family in size child.
Yarn: Ty-Dy Socks Dots in Seafoam

I did the Magic Cast On and I also didn't do these "plain" as in the directions. I copied the idea from Knitty's Topographie to purl the green and orange colors. The yarn is light blue.

I love them! And I still have a lot of yarn left over, so I'll probably make some more toddler socks! She needs them.

Friday, January 07, 2011

FO: Owl Vest

Pattern: Owl Baby Vest (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Coffee Bean Brown

I wanted to make Isaac a sweater vest for church, so I did! Can you see the owls across it?

FO: Green Shirt

Pattern: K-shirt Toddler Tee
Yarn: Mirasol Yarn Chirapa in Rainbow Jade
This yarn willed itself to be this shirt. It all started at the yarn store. I was picking up some yarn for another project when Margaret found this yarn and asked me to buy it. I put it back and left the store with what I intended to buy. But this yarn stayed in my mind and I kept thinking about it and thinking about it.

I even knew what pattern to use for this yarn. So I went back and bought some, only to come home and learn that the pattern asks for worsted and this yarn was sport weight. I tried looking for a more appropriate pattern, but broke down and just redid all the math and stitch counts to accommodate my gauge. It HAD to be this pattern.

Downsides: This is 100% wool so I have to be careful about it felting. I don't normally use yarn that needs a lot of care for kids' projects, but I was so drawn to this project, I ignored that little rule of mine.

Margaret loves the shirt, I love the shirt. It's perfect. When I find my sheet of paper with my pattern notes, I'll put my edits up on Ravelry.