Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A dolly for my dolly

My sweet baby turned TWO yesterday *sniff* so I knit her this adorable Dolly from the Jess Hutch book. It was super quik and easy! Happy Birthday sweet Rhiannon!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Jax in his pants set

It's not often I get to see the babes wearing gifted knits so how excited am I to see lil Jax sporting this too cute set? I am working on a cute capri for his almost twin older sister now :)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

knitties for sisters

I worked out a trade with a nice mama to get my 2yo some awesome custom made bamboo velour undies. I made her 2yoDD a pair of shorties and her soon to be born DD a pair of longies that will grow to fit her all summer and be capri's. I love how they came out, super cute!

My finished SKB

well I did, it's finished. My first large project! I'm disappointed but so glad I tested the pattern in a cheap yarn so I can see where I need to alter things to fit me better. I made the smallest size and it's fit is too loose, so next time I will do decreases under the arms after the join and knit several extra rows before starting the lace pattern section, then I will not do the waist increases and knit the length longer as following the pattern made it just an inch or 2 too short for my tastes.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

SKB--day two

Another day stuck in bed sick leaves time for much progress! One thing I have learned however is that lace probably shouldn't be knit while sick and breastfeeding lol I made a few oops that aren't really noticeable except to me of course. I am working on my 3rd waist increase now but wanted to try it on to see if I need all 5 increases. As it turns out 3 is all I need so after this will just be boring rows of stockinette until I get to the hem.

Changes I made, I left off the purl ridges and instead did 4 rows of seed stitch before and after the lace portion. 3 waits increases instead of. I'll also do the seed stitch for the hem and arm cuffs. The sleeves are already at the length I want so I am skipping the lace on the sleeves and just going straight in to the cuff. I think I should be done tommorow or Monday.

This is the largest project O have knit but by far one of the fastest. And it lives up to its name, it is indeed very simple :)

Friday, March 9, 2007

Simple Knitted Bodice--KAL 1

I joined some MDC mamas do do a KAL for stitchdiva's simple knitted bodice. It's got very pretty details and I couldn't wait to finish up some other projects to get started. Then I got very sick this week, which makes perfect knitting time. So after casting on last nigh and spending today in bed I got a good start on my SKB. I am almost to the lace detail on the bodice. Here is a picture of my progress :)

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Rockin' Sock Club!

I'm a freshman this year in what is known as the rockin sock club, enabled by the wonderful ladies at Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I got my first kit in the mail yesterday and really had to restrain myself from ripping open the box and digging in to its contents. Especially as I still have one more pare of longies to knit before my hands are free. But I digress...

I couldn't hold out any longer and opened my pkg. Wowwee is all i can say. The yarn is nice, very soft, squishy and springy. I live the little emergency sock yarn keychain. The pin, the sticker. And a binder to hold all of my new patterns that will be arriving every 2 mths. I have never knit a sock before so this will be a my new years challenge. I can't wait to start! I already did my gauge swatch tho it looks as if I may need to drop down to a size 0 or even 00 to knit as I am still about .5 st off in my guage on size 1's. Ouch! They are so tiny I am afraid I might break them :/