Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Baby Blanket

 I finally finished the baby blanket I have working on for my unborn niece/nephew. This wasn't a hard pattern, and it turned out beautiful but I just couldn't get myself to work on it. So it ended up taking a lot longer to finish than it should have. 


Roshana Baby Blanket:
Yarn: Mary Maxim's Baby's Best DK in Ecru
Needle Size: US size 8 (5.0mm)
Pattern Source:  Roshana Baby Blanket by Nadia Boucher (Ravelry download)


The simple stitch pattern for this blanket is so easy to do and is perfect for some mindless TV knitting. I can't wait to see my little niece or nephew wrapped up in this lovely blanket.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Three new projects

Since finishing a baby blanket (photos to come soon!) I have cast-on 3 projects. These are things that have been on my to-do list for a while, but I needed to finish that blanket before I did anything else.

 In and Out Scarf - Made with Knit Picks Palette in Pistachio using the pattern Imaarat from Swatch Love. This is a lovely free pattern that has very clear instructions and knits up quickly.

 Fall Shawl - The pattern for this shawl is the Lonely Tree Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia's. This free Ravelry download is a great pattern, and I am loving it! I am using Berroco's Boboli Lace in the Venice colourway. 

Super Stripes - I like to have a small project that I can take with me, and it usually ends up being a simple pair of socks. The pattern is Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes and it is a free Ravelry download. I don't know what the yarn is, it was gifted to me and it did not have a ball-band (it reminds me of  Estelle Yarns's Sockittome Impulse)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dobby Socks


I made myself a pair of mismatched striped socks. I had no intention of trying to get the stripes to match up, it would have been hard to do, so instead I I called them my Dobby Socks! (Dobby is a character from Harry Potter that wears mismatched socks)


Dobby Socks:
Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks in Kool Stripes
Needle Size: US 1 1/2 (2.5mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source: Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder (free Ravelry download)


The pattern repeat for these socks is really simple, I memorized it and was even able to knit the leg for the second sock during a short car ride (less than an hour). They fit really well and the colour changes don't interfere with the pattern.
 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Another Beer Mitt and WIPs

I have made another beer mitt. Since I knit up the first one, everyone wants one. This one is for the boyfriend.

Red Beer Mitt:
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky in Cardinal
Needle Size: US 9 (5.5mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Beer Mitt (free pattern)
 
Here are some of the projects I am working on currently:


 Started on a pair of Hermione's Everyday Socks with Patons Kroy Socks in Kool Stripes. I am calling these my Dobby Socks because I am going to make no effort to match up the stripes for the second sock.

I have been continuing to work on my Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Afghan KAL. I have now made at least one of each square, and I am working on completing the Pretty Pink squares.





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Baby Stuff

I am loving making baby things, they are a quick knit and they just look so cute!

Easiest and Fastest Mary Jane Booties:
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in black purple (leftover from the dog sweater I knit a while back)
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0mm)
Pattern Source: Mary Jane Booties (free pattern)

Newborn Hat:
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in black purple
Needle Size: US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4.0mm)
Pattern Source: Little Knight (free pattern)

Bunny Hat:
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Clouds in Cloud
Needle Size: US 10 (6.0mm)
Pattern Source: Bunny Hat by Angie Hartley

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Baby Socks


There are so many pregnant people around me recently so I wanted to whip up a few baby socks for presents. These socks are a really quick knit and they make the perfect little gift.
Baby Socks:
Yarn: Pink ones were made with leftover Knit Picks' Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Queen Anne Tonal and the blue ones are My First Regia in Kevin Color
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs
Pattern Source:  Hunca Munca by Knitzi (free pattern)



This pattern actually has three different ways to make the socks, but I chose to do two: Rib & Twist and Eyelet. 


 I finished both pairs of socks in two days and I think they are a perfect last minute gift. They are just so cute!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fern


 



My second pair of socks from The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet Vol. I.

 

Fern:
Yarn: Knit Picks' Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Queen Anne Tonal
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm)
 
I had to block these pretty vigorously since they came out a little small. They fit over my heel but only just. Hopefully with blocking and wearing them they will stretch and fit better. If  I had known I would have made the larger size.

These were a quick knit and they look gorgeous with this yarn.