Sep 24, 2007

Yo, I Love Alpaca!

Project: Yo, Drop It Scarf *modified*
Source: Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky in #3681 (Hot Pinkish, hard to photograph)
Needles: US 13
Started: 8/11/07
Finished: 8/12/07
Comments: I changed the amount of wraps and the beginning and ends of the scarf. Nice, fast project.

I still have a few more projects to photograph, including the HP Beret, of course, and another alpaca project. Photos to come soon...

Summer Dishcloths

Project: Ballband Dishcloths
Source: Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Sugar 'N Cream in Light Blue & Jewels; Red, Strawberries 'N Cream, & Patio Pinks
Needles: US 7
Started: 7/18/07 & 7/24/07
Finished: 7/23/07 & 7/26/07
Comments: It wouldn't be summer without more ballbands!

Project: Dragonfly Dishcloth
Source: It was from a blog called PurpleDuckie, but it appears to be missing now
Yarn: Sugar 'N Cream in Hot Purple
Needles: US 7
Started: 8/2/07
Finished: 8/4/07
Comments: Pretty!

Missing FOs

Well, as I previously mentioned I've been a tad busier than usual and have not been knitting much, nor have I posted photos of most of my projects from the summer. So this post is more in the "get thee up-to-date" style.

New Baby Knits Group Shot


Project: Kids Swirl Ski Cap
Source: Knitting for Peace
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Dublin & Jade
Needles: US 7 & 8
Started: 7/26/07
Finished: 8/1/07
Comments: Easy hat to knit, it's flat, so there is some seaming to do. It really expanded when I blocked it.

Baby Sweater

Close-up of buttons

Project: Baby Baseball Tee
Source: Knit 2 Together
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Dublin & Jade
Needles: US 4 & 6
Started: 7/2/07
Finished: 7/25/07
Comments: I made a few modifications, namely leaving off the pocket & mittens and just knitting stripes randomly. I like how the stripes look and the difference in the front & back, but all of those stripes made for lots & lots of ends to weave in. Annoying, of course. Pretty easy, straight-forward pattern.


Close-up of Rightside Pattern

Close-up of Reverse Pattern

Project: Baby Lydia's Blanket
Source: My Design with Fancy Diamond Pattern from Harmony Guides Vol. 2
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Dublin, 8 1/2 skeins
Needles: US 7
Started: 5/8/07
Finished: 6/15/07
Comments: I really like the yarn, easy to care for, has great stitch definition and is soft & warm. My only problem with Knit Picks is that most of their skeins really should have more yardage. I really liked this stitch pattern also, it's textured without being bumpy. Oh, and the Swish blocked very well.

Baby has been born and is doing well, hopefully she's enjoying her snuggly blanket. Now I kind of wish no one I know gets pregnant next year, that would be a first, but I spend every spring & summer slogging through bibs and blankets!

Sep 4, 2007

New Craft

Well, August has been busy & scorching. I've taken a slight break from knitting after all of the baby items, but I plan to start again soon.

I have tons of other projects to post, but in the meantime I have to share my new hobby. I finally broke out the Stitch It Kit I received for my birthday and whipped up a embroidered tea towel yesterday. I've always wanted to know how to embroider after seeing all of my Grandmother's lovely inherited doilies and hankies. I have to agree with everyone else, it is addictive! I can't wait to do more, obviously hoping my stitches will improve in consistency.