Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lace Ribbon Slouch Hat

I needed a project to use up the leftover yarn from my skirt as well as something to do on the BART when I went downtown for the Circling the Wagons Conference. I was hoping this would finish off all the leftovers, but there is still enough for a baby hat or wristlets or something.

The pattern is supposed to be really slouchy, but I guess my gauge wasn't quite right and it's only kind of saggy. If you have a big head, it might work as a beanie.

I'm trying to decide if I want to keep it or donate it to the local craft fair this December. Proceeds go to the Berkeley Women's Shelter, so it's a good cause and I don't think I need extra hats at the moment.

House Quilt Square

This week while Margaret had a friend over and Isaac napped, I put together the quilt square for my quilting group. Actually, Isaac woke up while I was working on it, but happily played with Margaret and friend and so I got this done.

It's a house. Everyone is making a house and then the quilt will be a little neighborhood of homes. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lettuce eat Watermelon

Pattern: Green Leafy Veggie
Yarn: Acrylic I needed to use up

This kale/chard/spinach leaf (nor sure what it is!) uses up a lot of yarn. A lot. And it's huge and not to scale for the kids' other food, but oh well. They'll get plenty of pretend greens.

Pattern: Watermelon Slice
Yarn: More spare acrylic

And this watermelon slice is tiny, but the kids love it.

Steamy Wristlets

Pattern: Victorian Cabled Wristlet
Yarn: Cascade 220, washable

In my attempt to use accessories, I made these wristlets. I'm not sure how often I'm going to get to wear them since during the next heavy-jacket-season I'm going to be too big for my heavy jacket (which needs lots of mending and repair anyway).

I used this red for some knitted Christmas gifts a couple of years ago and needed a small project to use up the ends.

We definitely need to buy a new DSLR. My iPhone camera isn't really cutting it.

FO: Brown Sweater

I started this a few days before the Ravellenic Games and finished during the first week.

Pattern: Almost Seamless Pullover Sweater
Yarn: BFL wool, hand dyed yarn from

I bought the yarn at a thrift store and the etsy shop isn't active anymore. I think it was this sale.

It's mostly brown with lime green and pink throughout. I wasn't sure what to do with it, but it's pretty gender-neutral. The pictures don't do it justice. There are more yellow-tones in the yarn than shown here.

I made the 18 month size thinking that was the largest size I could knit, but I have lots of yarn leftover. I probably could have made the 24 month size.

It needs blocking and it'll be one of my few baby pieces that requires washing by hand.