Made for Aunt Jessie- my sister-in-law- who is pregnant and needs to drink a lot of water.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Because every newborn needs a handknit, and even when I say I'm not knitting for someone's baby, I just can't let it go. This bonnet is the most gorgeous green ever, but you can't tell because I'm a shitty photographer and have an even shittier camera (i.e., lens cover doesn't even open all the way in one corner).
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
After trying a few different white borders at the sock & not liking them, I got the expert opinion from Gauge owner Allison that they look great the way they are. I finally weaved in the ends, and pronounce these finished. One of them is still too wide, though.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Did I have to rip out the first foot because I made the heel-flap too big, creating a sock wide enough for Hagrid? Yes. Did I re-knit that foot and get it right? Yes. Did I do the exact same thing as I knit the other sock? Yes. ("Did you use the same needles?" my husband asked. No. But they were the same size!) Did the second sock also come out wide enough for both of my feet? Almost. Did I fail to notice this until I was two rows away from sewing the seam at the toe? Yes. So, my friends, did I have to rip out the foot of the second sock and begin to re-knit it? Yes. After Karli's help determining that my husband was correct- using a different set of double-pointed needles from the first sock resulted in my knitting slightly more loosely, which added up to a wider sock. Arrrrrrrrghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Did I cry? No. Did I throw the sock in the trash can on top of eggshells and coffee grounds? No. I sucked it up. I chose to embrace knitting as a discipline. I chose to humbly learn my lesson and resume my daily work. Did I lose one of my needles last night while I was humbly doing this work? Yes. Do I have a replacement? No. See what I mean about the curse?
So this is what I made this week, when I was not so inspired to finish that f-ing sock.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I am very excited that this arrived in my mailbox a couple of days ago. It's a beautiful needle felting kit I bought on Etsy from Green Mountain Wee Woolies (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=11818). I can't wait to figure out how to make cute little embellishments for my knits!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm starting to notice that the knitting is really taking over. My hand-knits are overrunning the house. There's at least one something visible in every room. They are also being gifted like a mo'.
Here are some Faux Crankypants. I would have happily paid for the pattern, but it's not available, forcing me to rip off others' fantastic ideas. These are for my friend Erin's little newcomer, set to arrive in the next few weeks. They can be wool longies or just pants.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I'm making good progress on this and decided to try it on this afternoon to make sure it fit over my largest parts. Seems fine in that area, but the arms are too small. I think I'll have to do some finagling there at the end before I do the ribbed border.
For any random person who reads this blog and isn't on ravelry, the finished product should look like this:
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
All done. I may not be able to construct an Iron Man suit, but I can make a pair of socks out of a ball of wool and four tiny sticks. And that feels really, really good. Maybe that's because I live in Texas, where no one really needs scarves and hats and mittens. But everyone needs socks.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I started this sock last week. Before I got very far, Bun and I almost got killed by an 18 wheeler, and I didn't knit much for a few days. The first sock photo is from Sat. 5-10. The heel flap took awhile because I got all fancy with the stitch pattern and had to rip back a few times. This photo is from Monday 5-12.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I knit four of these as favors for Ivy's birthday party. They are insanely cute and real angora.
Pattern from: http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2008/02/bunny-egg-cozy.html
Each bunny was about 30 minutes of knitting. It's a pain to embroider on angora. I glued them to plastic Easter eggs, then added the tutus and ribbon. Voila! Dolls.
Monday, March 17, 2008
This is a work in progress that I was trying to get done for Ivy for Easter. The log that goes with it is big and knit worsted, which means I'm probably not going to get finished by the weekend. I'm trying to get all the Little Bunny Tutu crafts for Ivy's birthday party done this week so next week I can just clean my house. Anyways, this is going to be this:
I knit these several weeks ago and just got around to photographing them. In true me fashion, I knit another one and gave it away before I got a picture of it. I want to make lots more of the vanilla confetti one, but I used up all that yarn. It was stashed back from one of my first projects, a scarf for Lizzy.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Shirt was left over from my fall crafting for Attached at the Hip. I started knitting a different hat for her using stash yarn from Lara's baby pants, but it didn't look good, so I snatched some Caron Simply Soft at JoAnn's on Friday afternoon and had this ready by the shower on Sat. at 2. Thanks, Leanna, for driving so I could finish it in the car!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Blurry no flash photo of Hearts Hat for Baby Sydney. I knit an embossed heart border around the base of the hat using a pattern from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge, but this yarn was so chunky and irregular that you couldn't see the hearts. Therefore I had to break out the trusty old felt. I also knit an i-cord, shaped it into a heart, and sewed it on the top. It turned out cute, and ended up being a completely original creation. Pretty neat!
Too bad this baby won't be born by Valentine's Day! Baby legwarmers and impromptu matching hat knit on 9s and 10s using Crystal Palace Puffin, which is fleece. I really prefer natural fibers and didn't think I would like this yarn, but I ended up loving it! It's so soft!!!