she's crafty...and she's just my type

8.31.2005

Umbilical Cord Hat



Another baby hat...this one is for my fiance's cousin's new baby boy. I love the orange yarn, it's so bright and happy. I wish it came out better in the photos. I loathe my digital camera.

I'm probably going to add a little image in duplicate stitch on the front. I would love a baby blue elephant, but I can't find a chart for one. I messed around with making my own chart tonight but that was...not so good. Aww...elephants.

yarn: Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic, 25 % wool)
needles: size 7 16 in circular and size 7 dpn's
pattern: Umbilical Cord hat from SnB

8.26.2005

Fluffy pink cloud.




I finally, finally finished the fluffy pink cloud I started a thousand years ago. It's in Rowan Kidsilk Haze (which, if it comes down to it may be my favorite yarn - yum) in a light pink called Bebe. I cast on, I don't know, 130 or so stitches with size 11 needles. The lace pattern is based on this pattern called Cobweb by Emma Crew from the 1st issue of Magknits. Here's a closeup of the lace:



It was my first succesful lace project, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. When I showed it to my boy, he said, "Oh, nice. What is it?" Haha. This is how I plan on wearing it, but I think it would also look nice as a jaunty little scarf.

8.19.2005



Just a small update on the haul I brought home from AC Moore the other night. A coupla skiens of Patons Classic Wool Merino, in "Chesnut Brown" and 2 skeins of something called "Dazzle!" Which, as you can see, is a metallic-y ribbon yarn that's shining its little heart out. The merino may become another Boobholder, while the ribbon yarn is on its way to becoming a Yo Drop It scarf, for my mom.

I also got the Fall 2005 copy of Interweave Knits. I haven't had a chance to take a good look at it yet but as always I'm sure there will be at least 3 or 4 projects I want to tackle. And then never will. Heh.

8.18.2005

baby hat!



This is a less-than-top-secret baby project. I finished this tiny bit of twee-ness yesterday for a new addition to my fiancee's family. She will be making her first appearance in January.

I used this free pattern and a leftover hunk of Bernat Cotton Tots. Very quick and easy.

8.17.2005

Shh...top secret baby project.

I really have been knitting a lot lately, but what I'm working on is top secret classified information. And man! I really want to share, but I just can't until my friend's baby shower in November. It's gonna be cuuuuute! So that gives us all something to look forward to.

There seem to be a rash of babies in my life lately (haha, rash is maybe not the right word, it sounds a little bad...like a plague of babies, or an infestation) so I'm on the lookout for good baby patterns. I love the Debbie Bliss and Rowan patterns from Kim Hargreaves. So sweet!

Still haven't had a chance to visit the yarn stores yet - one in Chapel Hill called Knit a Bit, and one in Carrboro called Yarns, Etc. Both look good!

8.15.2005

Minisweater/Boobholder

As promised, here is my finished project! (Sorry it's so dark. And again, with the forehead glare.)

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It's a Minisweater/Boobholder, designed by Stefanie Japel. Pattern can be found here. It's under the "Free Patterns" section. Not a hard knit, once you understand how it's constructed. This one was a tester pancake in Crappy McCheaperton yarn from SprawlMart - the real version that I'm going to actually wear will be in a lovely Blue Sky cotton. Le sigh.