Tuesday, January 31, 2006

These are the baby blankets I made over the past three weeks - this one, for my new nephew, was made using the Rambling Rows afghan pattern ( by Cottage Creations), and instead of using different colours as suggested, I used a self-striping Teflon-coated yarn - "Klassik" by Schoeller-Stahl, 4.5mm needles.
Lots of fun to make, and the finished blanket looks quilted, sort of log-cabiney - the yarn is also very, very soft, which shouldn't have surprised me, but it did.

This blanket and hat (the hat looks much better in real life on a real head) were made from Sirdar Snowflake Chunky Magic - 3 balls, garter stitch, 6mm needles, so soft it almost melts in your hands...
The hat came from an internet pattern for a tri-corner jester hat, and is in actuality very cute -
just the thing for a for a very cute little girl...

donchya just love babies???

New Year, New Idea...

So, in my 35 or so years of knitting I have tried valiantly - on MANY occasions - to track my projects - I have the MANY journals, software programs and binders to prove my intentions - it struck me that this might work - combine my love for things techno with my obsession for things knitterly, and maybe I can pull it off... plus get in a little venting and feedback from like-minded souls all at once -

what's not to love??!!

So, as Christmas gifts I made a hat and mitt set with yarn and pattern from KnitPicks for my sister-in-law, and another for a friend - and two gorgeously easy ruffled scarves -

My FO's of 2006 are two baby blankets and a baby hat, plus I'm working on a sweater from the most recent Interweave Knits for me, and a Wonderful Wallaby for each of my sons - if I can upload pics of these I will...

and now the Knitting Olympics!!! For which I am planning to design and execute a basic raglan v-neck, made from BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL deep wine cashmere from a wonderful seller on Ebay - much trouble to be had on his site, I assure you!

So, let the swatching begin!