Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Bri Z. liked the hats so another mother and son set went right on the needles. The links to the hats are listed in the Mother and Son Hat post. Same yarn etc. The only change was to the baby hat I added a ball to the top. I just love the mother hat pattern. I think I have mentioned that before.
I am not sure if the picture of the hats laying on a baby afghan will show up, I never did get them uploaded to flickr. If it does the blanket is a simple sc with Baby Clouds, It is for a friend of my DD that is due in Nov. It has been a mindless joy. Large hook, big yarn, baby colors a nice change for me. I am thinking of a border hmmm.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
This is my projects only blog. Maybe this does not count.
Have you ever seen a sk. of yarn and think it was lovely then knit it up and ugh!. Well this was a ugh moment. The yarn is not horrible its just I was not expecting so much pink. This yarn I am sure will be for a very nice baby girl sweater. My mistake was making a triangle short row scarf. Once I started I could not stop. I was committed to this ugly scarf and sure as shootin I was going to finish it. (My mother was a Houston(Scottish) ). Then I was well over half done when I said to myself. "Shall I make an ugly hat to go with it?." Good grief self... I frogged it .
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The baby hat is from the knitlist. It is also linked in the baby hat patterns under Heart Hat Bev has a wonderful site full of so much information.
The girls hat is from the blog i dream of knitting the hat is called Robin's Egg Blue Hat. I love this pattern.
The hat is made for Bri Z. and my new grandson Gus T. mother and son hats. The hats were made from Bernat Softee chunky. The button matches perfectly in person. The button is from Wal- Mart. The colors did not come out as pretty as they really are. I wish the flap around the hat showed up better. It is a lovely pattern well written. I will make more.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The blue star baby afghan is made from Red Heart Baby Clouds. using a K hook. What a pain I had to count each stitch. It was worth it, but never again. Both stars used the pattern Beth's Little Star Afghan from
The yellow star used a G hook and Bernat softee chunky yarn. It is a rug for Gus T's nursery. It measures 48 inches to each point. It should fit well under the rocking chair. I will put duck tape (bright yellow) on the wrong side to keep it flat. Extra tape will be put on the points to keep them from flipping up. I have did this to my main rug in the hall and it works well.
The yarn was on sale. Our Wal-Mart had Baby Clouds for just 2.00 dollars. They will no longer carry it. I bought some new variegated Bernat softee chunky that was not on sale. Very pretty colors. Yes, I have cast on a scarf and a hat. I am weak. I did work two rows of the pink ribbon design in the felted purse tonight.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I know everyone that makes this sweater loves it. Me well....not so much. I think it was the color of the yarn. Vanna White's new yarn and size 7 needles almost 3 sks. This is a thicker worsted than lets say Red Heart Super Saver. The lighting in the store I purchased this yarn must have been off. When I looked at it at home it was just drab. In the store it seems to have a heather type look. I wish I had bought another color.
This will be the jacket I keep to look at when I make another one. Yes, I will make another one someday. In a solid color with stripes. I could not make up my mind what type of M1 to use so this jacket has every know increase possible. It is not perfect. I worked out my own theory on what EZ meant when she wrote the pattern. I hope my next jacket will make it to a baby. Just thinking of all the colors I can use makes me want to cast on....better not.
I am working on a star rug for Gus T's nursery. It is yellow (starfish like). His room is an ocean theme. I still have the pink ribbon bag on the needles and I am working the graph now. I have 15 more rows of the design left. I still have to knit the handles, gusset, and the back. Then on to felting. It has been more work than I thought it would be.