Jun 12, 2006

Shiny, Pretty Yarn!!!

Just a quick pic of yarn porn so I can get back to my knitting. My lovely, lovely Colinette Giotto arrived a few weeks ago from across the pond. I'm so excited about this yarn it's crazy! It took awhile for me to choose which colourway I liked best, Colinette has so many to choose from! This one's called Florentina and I think it's perfect. I can't wait to start the Waterlily Top, I just need to practice the provisional cast-on for awhile first. The ribbon is so soft and shiny, it looks like velvet. Wish me luck in winding the yarn into balls without creating a huge tangled mess.

I'm bearing down on the end of the baby blanket. Only 3 skeins left now, with 1 reserved exclusively for the border. I tried to work on it for several hours each day last week, and after waiting in the ER for 9 hours with my mother and her broken ankle on Friday, I'm proud to say I accomplished a lot. The end is in sight! In other knitting news, there is another Ball-Band Dishcloth finished and another one about to fly sizzling off the needles.

Jun 1, 2006

A Dishcloth!

This is my first Ball Band Dishcloth from

  • Mason-Dixon Knitting
  • I took a much needed break from the *HUGE* baby blanket to whip up something fast & easy. I had plenty of Sugar 'n Creme left over from my marathon Christmas dishcloth/doily knitting, so it was fun to mix and match colors. I wanted the blue to be the slipped stitches, but of course I didn't read the pattern before I started, so there ya go. I really like the effect it created though, kind of like stained glass. This was really fun and I will certainly be making more of them. I just need to weave in the ends to start using it! The colors of Sugar 'n Creme are Delft Blue and Jewels. Knit on size 7s.

  • Baby Hat!

    Here's the Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch 'n Bitch. This is the second one I've made and they're a breeze to knit. I used Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Reef and US size 7 bamboo circs.

    Baby Mitts!

    I recently completed these mittens for my nephew-to-be. I don't want him to scratch his face with sharp little fingernails, (although if he's anything like me, my brother, or my niece, he will be biting those nails very soon) so I made these to protect his soft skin. I was pretty petrified to use size 1 and 2 double points, but it was really no problem save for the casting on and first couple of rows, but I always have a little trouble with that. So knitting the mittens was easy, but man is i-cord a pain! I really dislike it. I made the cord about 30 inches long 'cause I read somewhere that someone else did and I had no clue. I thought they turned out pretty precious. The pattern is from the Knitting Page-a-Day Calendar, which for the most part has really fugly projects. The yarn is Knit Picks Simple Stripes Sock Yarn in Storm.