Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Currently on my needles

OK, I am definitely back in ADD mode, but I'm trying to pull out of it. I currently have 3 big projects on my needles... Pictures to follow soon, as I'm at a good place to photograph all 3.

1. Rowan Pattern cardigan for Mom's b-day (7/22, but we're not celebrating until 7/31)
I am doing this in a beautiful blue mercerized cotton (Patons Grace) ... it's a cardigan with a seed stictch border at the bottom (4+ inches) and I love it. Finished the back, one side, and have started the other side, but then shelved it to work on #2

2. Zoe Mellor baby snuggle thing... I have been working on this for a while, in the hopes of giving it to my new nephew (who I will meet for the first time next week)... but I'm having issues... the first is, it's not a fitted garment at all, and although I'm trying hard to have faith and trust the pattern, I'm worried it will end up looking like an amoeba. Also, my nephew is apparently growing like a weed, and I'm worried by the time the weather calls for it, it will be too small... so I have now set that aside to work on #3... once #3 and #1 are done, I will finish this for a friend who is having a baby in October

3. LOVE this, just started it today. Rowan pattern baby hoodie. I actually combined twopatterns, I am following one but using the striping from another. It's adorable. I finished 6 + inches of the back just this evening... It's in Lion Brand Cotton Ease, which so far I really like, and it will be predominantly light blue, with lime green stripes. Absolutely adorable... hoping to finish before 7/22, and then knit a little pair of booties to match> I think I will do the booties in the lime with the blue as the accent. Pictures soon I promise!

One more FO

No pictures of this one though... two weekends ago I whipped up a little pair of stripy mittens from one of my Zoe Mellor books. Totally adorable, and a really fast project. They have a cord to keep them in the baby's sleeves, I wanted to experiment with an i-cord, but ended up just braiding it. Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'm going to knit a little pair, with no thumbs, in the same anchor pattern as the booties, to send for my friends baby shower, since she already has the booties (and loves them, btw)

Another Pair of Booties

I finished this pair quite a while ago, but put them in the mail without getting a picture. Luckily, my friend Tracy Joy got a picture for me before sending them on to our friend Jennifer. I think they turned out cute, although I'm not sure I love the ribbon, I think I might like it better if it were more opaque and less stiff. Also, I think I missed some decreases on the toe, and I think it shows... but I am hopelessly behind on baby gifts and there are several more pairs of these in my future :) The gingham shows up much better on the pair I'm working on now, which are a darker pink.