Friday, June 16, 2006

I love my Jaywalkers.

Okay. These are another old project, but they haven't been seen here. Plus, Grumperina is hosting a Jaywalker contest. That makes this the perfect time to add them to the blog. So, here they are:

: Jaywalker
Yarn: Knitpicks Color Your Own kool-aid dyed by me
Adjustments: None.
Comments: Love the pattern just like everyone else. The stripes lined up nicely, didn't they? My only complaint is with myself. For some reason the tension on one sock is a little too tight. I don't know why that is. Maybe I was feeling a little stressed when I was working on it? Oh well. I love them too much to care.
Completed: ?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

The Perfect Storm

First, I saw this post on the Yarn Harlot's blog. I loved the idea of the watermelon hat, but the warm DC weather made it a poor gift choice for anyone I know having a baby in this area. Then, came the email from a friend of my husband in Australia. He and his wife just had a baby -- and you know what season it is in Australia! Winter! A quick look in the stash revealed some kool-aid dyed wool in just the right colors. That's right -- it's a watermelon hat knit with kool-aid dyed wool. Don't you love it?! Sigh. If only one of the flavors used to dye the wool had been watermelon.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

New FO, Old FO

First, the new fo:

Pattern: Yarrow Ribbed Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

Yarn: Koigu KPPPM 524 from Knit Happens.


Comments: I love a good simple project that I can pick up and work on a little at a time. With Baby Girl around, it's important to have at least one of these types of projects in the works at all times.

Completed: 6/6/2006

On the feet pic:

So, I finished these yesterday while Baby Girl was taking her afternoon nap beside me. I was stuck! I didn't want to risk waking her up by moving her, but I didn't have another project in the works near me. What's a mommy to do? So, I cast on using the only yarn I had close to me, Knitpicks Sock Garden:

I don't know what it is, but this morning when I looked at it again, I realized that I really hate it. I don't know if it's the yarn or the pattern. Either way, this project is going nowhere. Better start a new one. Oh well.

Old fo:

Pattern: Picot Dress from Debbie Bliss' Special Knits.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino from Knit Happens.

Adjustments: I was inspired by Kate Gilbert's Fair Isle Sweater for Tadpole, but since I'm far less talented, I just took a pattern I had at hand and added an intarsia note to Baby Girl. It reads: "mommy loves [baby girl] loves." I had to change the pattern so that the note would work, so I knitted it on the round. I also omitted the pocket.

Comments: I made this in the next size up so that I wouldn't have to worry about trying to finish before Baby Girl was too big. Now it's finished and she still doesn't fit in it. :( I guess I can wait a couple months.