Monday, January 22, 2007

Baby Mittens

This is a pair of baby mittens I knitted up for a friend. I co 24 sts, rib for a bit (about 2"?), then stockinette stitch for about 3", k2tog around, k 1 rd, k2tog around, draw yarn through sts. Then I crocheted a chain to link the two mittens. I use a similar pair for Toby and I love the way they work! Even if he manages to get them off, at least we haven't lost them yet!

Infant Sweater

This has been a work in progress for the last week or so. The pattern is a Debbie Bliss from my baby knits for Beginners book, in size 0-3 months. I love the way it turned out! I did it on size 7 and 8 straight needles, but would love to try this in the round or at least in two pieces rather than 4. This is a gift for a friend.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Baby hat and socks

I finished this duo last night.

The booties and hat were knit on size 3 dpn. The socks were made following a basic sock pattern: co 24 sts, rib, make eyelets, guestimate lenghts. For the hat I co 72 sts, knit in the round for about 5 inches, then k2tog around, k 1 round, repeat these two rows until only as few sts are left to draw through yarn and bind off, weaving in all threads. I sort of made up both these patterns on my own.

Friday, January 12, 2007

New Blog~

I've started this blog to document my many different projects and to keep track of patterns and yarns. Most of my projects are knit, but I'm sure some sewing and general crafts will make an occasional appearance. I am trying to use up some of my extensive yarn stash, and I have TONS of new babies coming, so I'm feverishly trying to make some cute little baby gifts! There are so many people pregnant right now!
First on the plate is a pair of longies I finished knitting last week. I used Cascade wool and size 7 dpn for the entire piece (no circulars). I used the Cargo Pants pattern from knitty - but did not include the pocket. This pair was made size large around and size medium in length. They are light blue and were given to a friend. Sorry no pic, I forgot to take one before sending them off! Oh, and it took just over 1 ball of the Cascade to complete them.
Now I am working on a pair of booties and matching hat from the remaining Cascade wool. I promise to update (this time with pics!) when I finish those!