Monday, September 15, 2008

Pretty in Pink

I'm sharing another finished knitting project with you today. Can you believe it? I'm getting quite a bit of knitting time in lately. You know what that means, right? I'm not scrapbooking at all. Seems I can't find a happy medium, but for now, I'll either just knit, or just scrap. My cousin is having her first baby in February. Or maybe it'll be January? I want to knit her a sweater, but she's one of those people who won't find out if they'll be welcoming a little girl or a little boy into their family until the birth. Geez louise. Can you imagine? ;-) I don't want to knit a green or yellow sweater. I was thinking of using some Dream in Color yarn, but I only have a purple colorway. If you have any color ideas, share 'em with me. I also wasn't sure which size needles I should use or which gauge or yarn! So, I did a test knit. With some stash yarn bought way back when I first started knitting and didn't know what "nice" yarn was. This yarn wasn't too bad, but it didn't take me long to remember why I don't much knit with acrylic. Someone at our church had a baby girl a couple of weeks ago, so I'll gift this sweater to her on Wednesday night.

Yarn is Paton Astra Pretty in Pink Ombre
Pattern is Baby Sweater on Two Needles from the Knitters Almanac
Size 5 needles
Sweater size 6-12 months
One thing I loved the most about this pattern is, there are no seams to sew up when you're finished. Well, I suppose if I followed the pattern to a "t" I would have had to sew up the arm seams, but I knitted them in the round. That's a huge plus for me because I much prefer the knitting process to the finishing process. It about killed me to sew the buttons on. I chose plain jane buttons. I just don't do cutesy buttons. The fact that our button selection here in Columbus leaves something to be desired might have something to do with it. I loved knitting this sweater so much, that I'm considering knitting an adult size for my mother for Christmas!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I finished knitting this hat a week or so ago, I just needed to sew in the brim. I don't know why i waited to do it, it took all of maybe 5 minutes? I think these hats are so cute. I'll be making a few more of them, I'm sure. I tried to get my dh to model for me, but that was a no-go. :p I think Benjamin makes a pretty cute model though.....

Project Specs....
You can find the pattern in this book.
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Yarn
Size 8 needles
I had hoped to have another finished object to share with you. However, I am still short a sleeve. I may finish tonight, but I'm sure I won't have time to blog about it before my surgery in the am. Have I mentioned how hungry I am? I haven't eaten anything since Friday at dinner!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I am finally sharing some finished knitting project photos with you. They've been done for quite some time now, I just haven't gotten around to taking pics and uploading them. I've started my "we need hats and mittens for everyone" project. So far, I've got these two pairs of fingerless gloves for the 2 older girls and a pair of mittens for Liberty. I'll share those soon. I've got a nearly complete hat for Benjamin or Devin, whomever it fits better, that you'll get to see soon too. I need to order some more yarn before I can knit anymore. I have the hat pattern picked out for the girls, but have no chunky yarn in my stash. I dont' really have much of a rubbermaid tote. Most times, I don't mind. Now is one of those times when I'm wishing I had a closet full of stash. :p I can't seem to find the pattern link anymore. However, if you're a Ravelry member, you can search for it quite easily. These were both knitting with Cascade 220.

I absolutely love the cables in this pattern. Looks complicated, but is relatively easy.

I'm hoping to share some more photos with you by the end of the weekend. I'm having surgery on Monday, so I'm kind of in finish it up mode. I'm not sure how I'll be feeling after my surgery. It's a minor surgery, I'm actually quite excited about it, but you never can tell how you'll feel afterwards.
Lastly, I'll share a photo that is sweet to me. I figure ya'll have seen many pictures of Liberty's "crazy" side, you need to see a photo of her "sweet" side too....