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.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


I made great progress on baby gifts this week. I finished knitting the gingham booties, I just need to sew the seams on that pair. I finished the little anchor booties. I LOVE them!
I finished one of the duck booties yesterday, I still need to add the blanket stitching on the front, but I adore them. I think I am going to whip up another quick pair for my nephew, who is due on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

FOs with pictures

Here are some of my favorite FOs...I'm hoping this blog will help me get better about taking pictures both in progress and when finished

Crocheted sweaters for my sisters (this was a kit from Rosie Little Things)

The boys birthday sweaters


Well, that's a nice way of putting it, anyways :) I am finding these days that my eyes are bigger than my needles, and I have a growing stash of yarns and patterns, an immense list of things I want to knit, and I'm suffering from some sort of knitting ADD that means I never finish anything.

Here's the list of what's on my needles right now

Zoe Mellor baby one piece for my nephew (still working on the left front and the baby is due in 10 days)

Zoe Mellor gingham booties. Adorable, pink and white, working on the second one now, haven't yet decided which pg friend is going to get them.

Vogue Knitting sock for DH. The first one turned out great, the second one hasn't had it's heel turned yet. Must finish!

Pick Up sticks adorable bag (I admit it, I'm a little scared of felting)

Socks for my mom. Adorable pattern, halfway done with sock 2 and I stopped. Need to finish!! Should have been Mother's Day gift!!

Recently finished

Zoe Mellor ballerina wrap sweater for my niece. Still need to block it and sew on the ribbon, but other than that it is done.

Cute fingerless mittens for me (OK, these were not that recent)

Booties for my friends baby boy

Scarf for Community Knitting... adorable pattern that made it vertical stripes on one side and horizontal on the other.

Here's the list of things I want to knit

More booties. Right now I still need two more pairs for girls (i'm probably going to do the Zoe Mellor gingham again, because I love them, and just do different colors)
Then I have a friend whose DH is in the Coast Guard, and they are expecting a boy. They will be getting the little Zoe Mellor booties with the anchors on them. CUTE! And one other friend who does not know babies gender yet is getting the little ones that look like ducks feet, because she has a great sense of humor and I know she will love them

2 months of Community Knitting that I am behind on (mittens and booties)

Hmmm, wanted to knit something to give my baby sisters when they are here next month. Apparently not going to happen.

Wanted to knit my mom an amazing sweater from the Rowan book I bought myself for Christmas. This is where the optimism kicks in. Maybe I can still get it done!

Jack wants a pirate sweater. I want to knit Ben a little Rowan hoodie. Wanted to make one for Thomas' birthday as well. Hmmm. Christmas?

I have some amazing sock yarn downstairs that I just had to have and haven't touched.

Surely there is more, I have bags and bags of yarn downstairs.

Will start posting pictures soon, I will post some FO pictures now :)