Friday, September 29, 2006

Baby Genius Burp Cloth

Pattern: Baby Genius Burp Cloth from Mason Dixon Knitting

Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream in color "Playtime"

Needles: US 6


Dates: September 26 - 29, 2006

Nice, easy pattern - great TV knitting. Cotton yarn isn't the softest thing ever to knit with, but I'm hoping this will soften up in the wash. And I love the colors of this yarn and the way they pooled. It just makes me smile :)

Baby Pixie Hat in Hunter's Orange

Pattern: Pixie Hat from Knitting For Two by Erika Knight

Yarn: Caron Wintuk in Orange (leftover from Grandpa's hats)

Needles: US 6


Dates: September 29, 2006

Comments: I dislike knitting with this yarn, but I had it laying around and I figured that Jon's daughter needed a hunting hat. I like the way this pattern turned out, but I was unpleasantly surprised when I realized it used knit three together for its decreases. What a pain! Next time I use this pattern (which I probably will - it's a cute baby hat with earflaps) I'll probably try matched k2tog/ssk decreases, just to make it easier on my hands!

Notes after gifting the hat: hmmm... apparently this hat is just the teensy, tiniest bit too tall. She looks either like a chinese emperor or a redneck pope. But since she's a baby, she's allowed to look ridiculous - it's cute! Her mom loved the hat, and is now out looking for a cameo onsie to go with it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fingerless Skull Mittens

Pattern: Custom Fit Fingerless Mittens, skull chart

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette

Needles: US 2 (for body), US 1 (for ribbing), US 3 (for casting on and binding off)

Gauge: 8 st/inch

Dates: September 19, 2006

Comments: I knit the mittens first, then used duplicate stitch to make the skulls. I'm pleased with how they turned out, but holy cow the duplicate stitching took forever!!

I was pleasantly surprised with how nicely this yarn knit up - much softer than I expected.

These mittens are a Christmas present for my brother.

Baby Pixie Hat

Pattern: Baby Pixie Hat

Patons SWS in Natural Pink

: US 6

Dates: September 25, 2006

I knit this up in one evening after Erin's baby, Aurora, was born; the hospital hat she was given was simply not good enough.

I'm in love with this yarn: the way it feels, the way it stripes, the colors it comes in...

The only thing I would change if I were to make this again is to maybe cast on an additional four stitches to make it just a wee bit bigger.