Friday, August 06, 2010

Finished! For babies and some for me ...


I've finished a couple of projects since I last posted and thought I would talk about them a bit.  First some stuff for babies. 

A woman at my work is having a baby and wanted some hats for when he arrives in August.  She wanted something simple in basic colors.  She picked out this Blue Sky pattern (which is adorable) and I went to see Hickory at Knitting Etc to see if she had the pattern and a cotton yarn to match.  I think cotton is better for babies than the wool that was suggested.  I picked out Blue Sky Dyed Cotton (worsted weight) and they just came out adorable.  I had some yarn left over to make something for Lily, my new grandniece!!

I made this cat for Lily with leftover yarn from the baby beanies project. CUTE!! I put a bell in the cat’s head so it rings when she shakes it. :-)  I'm thinking she likes it.  I called the cat Bluey after my own precious Bluey, my siamese. 

Well, I also finished two pieces for myself which came out OK.  In April I bought 3 older Berroco booklets, Yin and Yang, Nostalgia and L’Attitude. I love these simple structured, asymmetrical designs. The designers for these booklets are two of my favorites: Marjory Winter and Norah Gaughan.  I picked Gomasio from the Yin and Yang booklet.  I used 5 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton-ease in color Indigo.  It came out a little big but this cardigan is so comfy!! 

Earlier in the spring I realized that my favorite thing to wear is a scarf vest I bought at TJ Maxx.  It is so comfortable and covers the growing love handles!!  So I was browsing through the Spring 2008 issue of Knit.1 and found a bunch of really cute patterns (I couldn't believe how many pieces in that issue I wanted to make).  I chose the Ribbed Scarf vest but unfortunately I had no money to buy yarn so I used this large skein of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Vintage Twist.  I always hesitate to use a yarn like this for anything other than dishcloths but low and behold it came out really cute!  I think I will make this pattern or one like it again with a better yarn. 

Oh my God, please disregard the mess in my bathroom.  What was I thinking!  I don't have Photoshop right now so you will have to live with the mess like I do every day!! :-)

Well, there is my summer update.  Happy knitting my friends!

Take care, Sue