Posts Tagged ‘Knitting’
My son has figured out the whole “super hero” concept and has decided that he is one. Who knew!? He asked my mom last week if she would make him a cape so he can fly. We went to Hobby Lobby that same day and bought the fabric. He picked out the colors and couldn’t wait for the weekend so Grandma could make it.
Last night she did just that and now my son thinks he’s the coolest thing since ice cream!
I finished my first baby hat yesterday and can’t wait to make many many more.
My current monster is taking it’s time coming off my needles this time. I guess I just kept working on my hat instead. Oh well. He’s coming slowly but surely.
I had dance last night. For those of you that don’t know, I currently take 2 beg/int ballet classes each week. I started dancing 5 or 6 years ago but then took a 3 year sabbatical when I was pregnant and when Jack was little. I have officially been back reliably since Jan 2011. I love it and it’s great exercise. I’m not one for the elliptical if you know what I mean. We always do an intense Barre, then we move on to center, then we work on petite allegros and/or combinations. Last night we were working on our failli assembles. For those of you who know nothing about ballet, here’s a link to a video of that particular step.
Yesterday morning a little monster thief decided that the two monsters in my house might just have to be his.
Speaking of monsters (I’m sure this will come as a surprise to no one) I’ve cast on for another monster. This one is Argus the Attic Monster. More pics to come when he’s finished.
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He’s finished! I initially thought the yarn was absolutely hideous, but it actually knit up kind of cute for a monster. The pattern was very, very simple and I have come to love magic loop. I’m going to cast on for my 3rd monster tommorrow.
My little helper, LuLu helped me to “tie up” my loose ends with Baldwin tonight.
Lily’s baptism was absolutely beautiful! Jenny and Tony were both just glowing. And that wonderful little girl was as happy as a clam. There wasn’t any crying or squirming at all. The church was very pretty and the stone pool with the Holy water was quite impressive. It was a treasure to be asked to be a part of the whole affair. I am so proud of my friend and I am already goo goo for that baby. Lol.
I gave Jen and Tony the bear and was fortunate enough to get a picture with it and Miss Lily. I hope she likes it as she gets older. Every child needs that special animal.
I thought this little bear pattern was very sweet. I’ve wanted a bear for my sweet little niece, so there you go. A perfect match. There’s just one problem. My nephew fell in love with her bear yesterday so I think another one is on the way. Lily’s baptism is today so I’ll get to see her and give her the bear.
This cardigan was hanging up in my local yarn shop as a sample and I just loved it. I’m using the same yarn that Jane used and it’s a light cotton and alpaca blend. I have the back done up to the arm holes but then put it down until I could figure out the specific decreases that it calls for. I haven’t touched it in probably 3 months. I need to pick it back up again soon. I really want to wear it!
Yarn: Rowan Alpaca Cotton
Needles: US 7 – 4.5 mm
Designer: Julie Weisenberger
I started this blanket for myself after I had learned the basic granny square. The first few were very difficult for me until I got the hang of the pattern. It uses SC, DC, HDC, cluster Stitches, and weird spacing but I think it looks like a sun and love it. I wanted a patchwork blanket (or three) because it would be easy to carry around.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Designer: Margret Willson
Pattern: Sunscape Throw
I wanted this blanket for Jack. It’s really sweet and simple. It’s a free pattern from Spud & Chloe and I get to use my Harmony Straights for it.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool
Needles: US 8 – 5.0 mm
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Pattern: Dream Catcher Baby Blanket
A basic granny square blanket was a great way to learn more crochet. I had this yarn in my stash and decided the colors would be really cute for my nephew, Connor. I think it may be his Christmas gift.
Yarn: Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby
Hook: 4.0 mm (G)
Another monster. No surprise there I’m sure. My sister-in-law has already named him “Chuck the Vomit Monster” because the yarn is disgustingly colored. I didn’t think it would be so bad in the skein but it’s definitely knitting up kind of gross LOL. The magic loop is coming along quite well and I have to say, that Alicia was right. It rocks!
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Ombre c. perpetual sunshine
Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Designer: Rebecca Danger
Pattern: Baldwin the Bathroom Monster
OMG! I have completely fallen in love with Rebecca Danger’s “The Big Book of Knitted Monsters”. I want to knit every single monster in it as well as a few that she has on her Etsy page that are not (yet, hopefully) published. I do have to say that her pattern was a little challenging. I am not the greatest at magic loop and was, therefore, thrown for a loop (pun, of course, intended). But, I kept at it and now have this adorable creature to show for it! Even with the challenges, I still had him knit in 3 days of sporadic knitting. (It has taken me a few days to attach body parts though) I know these pics aren’t the best quality, (Camera phone) but I will post some that are better when I can. I just finished him about 15 minutes ago and just couldn’t wait to show him off
Error? I hate to say there’s an error because I am by no means a knitting genius like most designers, but on the ARMS, I had to change the pattern in order to make it work out. So I’m posting the correction more as a Note-To-Self than a fact for others.
R37: K6, K1f&b, knit to end. (16 sts)
R38: Knit all sts.
R39: K7, K1f&b, knit to end. (18 sts)
R49: (K2tog, K5) twice. (12 sts)
Yarn: Caron simply Soft Brites
Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Designer: Rebecca Danger http://www.etsy.com/people/dangercrafts
Pattern: Harold the Houseplant Monster
This is my favorite project I have ever worked on. When my friend Alicia said that her and her family were moving to Santiago, Chile, Laura and I immediately decided to knit something for her. We wanted a patchwork throw made up of tons of different patterns and yarns. At least for myself, I purposely used yarn and patterns from projects that I have done, as kind of a reminder of all that we have done during our friendship. We gave it to her on the last night that she could attend our knitting group before her move. Needless to say, it was very emotional and the gift could not have possibly been better received.
This is my dream sweater! I was dying to knit this and was on the search for yarn that matched gauge in my perfect gray for over a year. Then Laura and I went to a yarn store closing and I got this half off. Perfect! It is my ultimate favorite comfy sweater to wear with jeans. A little itchy, but who cares because it’s awesome.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 128 Chunky Solid / Tweed
Needles: US 10 – 6.0 mm & US 10½ – 6.5 mm
Designer: Kate Davies
I purchased this yarn from the Estes Park Wool Market 2010 and it was instantly the most beautiful and soft yarn I have ever had. I spent months finding the perfect pattern for it and since I only had 1 hank, it was easy to decide on a hat. This one looked good, so there you have it. I was actually very sad when it was finished because I think I enjoyed knitting it way more than I’ll ever enjoy wearing it.
Yarn: Lambspun of Colorado Baby Llama
Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm & US 7 – 4.5 mm
Designer: Circé Belles Boucles
Pattern: 16 Sixteen Cable Hat