Friday, May 18, 2007

Baby Hat from One Skein

Pattern: Baby Hat from One Skein

Yarn: Pink acrylic from the stash

Needles: US 5

Gauge: 21st/4"

Date Completed: May 17, 2007

Comments: Cute, simple little baby hat. I like the pattern around the bottom edge, and it's encouraged me to go through some of my pattern stitch books to look for some other cute edgings for baby hats.

This hat is
going to be donated to the Milford Hospital.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Basic Newborn Hat

Pattern: Basic hat - CO 65, worked in ribbing for 1", worked straight for about 3 more inches, decreased evenly (starting with every 8 stitches) every other row.

Yarn: Leftover Paton's SWS

Needles: US 7

Dates: May 7-8 2007

Comments: Still in love with this yarn. And the way the decreases are worked in pink on the top makes me think of a flower. This hat is also earmarked for charity.

Caps for Kids Swirled Ski Cap

Pattern: Caps for Kids Swirled Ski Cap from Knitting For Peace

Wool-Ease from the stash

Needles: US 7 & 8

Dates: May 2007

Comments: A cool hat pattern, with some interesting variations possible (every section a different color, all in one color, etc.). I hated weaving in all the ends! It would have been better if I had figured out how to carry the non-used color up the side as I worked.

First time with a pom-pom maker, and I got a little carried away, so it came out a little big.

I used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn cast off after I did the ribbing, and it came out a little loose, so next time I think I'd do a normal cast off.

I also would do it on smaller needles next time - I felt the fabric was a little loose.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mason-Dixon Warshcloth

Pattern: Ball Band Warshcloth from Mason-Dixon knitting

Peaches n Cream (cone of blue variegated I inherited from my mom)

Needles: US 7

Dates: March 2007

Comments: Not a bad pattern at all - I understand why so many people make these washcloths! It kept my interest without being too complicated, and was nice watching-Bunchkin knitting. The cloth tightened up nicely after it was knit. I'll admit I haven't actually used it on a dish yet, but I will, honest!

Owly Fingerless Mittens

Pattern: My own, but used Knitty's Fetching as a jumping-off point.

Rowan Wool Cotton - 1 skein

Needles: US 4

Date Completed: March 25, 2007

Comments: I made this fingerless mittens for my upstairs neighbor; she loves owls and the color orange. The yarn was leftover from a baby sweater I made for Bunchkin.

CO 56 stitches, rib pattern is k8, p2, k2, p2, doing the owl cable on the k8 portions. I used an afterthought thumb (no gusset) and the Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn bind-off.

These ended up taking a couple of weeks due to limited knitting time, but I'm very happy with how they turned out. And this yarn is really nice and soft. I can't wait to give to our neighbor!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Debbie Bliss Hooded Kaftan

Pattern: Hooded Kaftan by Debbie Bliss, size 6-12 months

Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton 4(?) skeins

Needles: US 3 and 5

Gauge: 22st/4"

Dates: ?? - March 9, 2007

Comments: I modified this pattern so most of it was knit in the round (I hate seams!). It got a little tricky when doing the final seaming, but I think it all went together correctly. I al
so decided to forgo the embroidery shown on the original.

This yarn was picked up on sale, and I loved it - very soft, not splitty, feels warm.

Monday, February 19, 2007

iPod Cozy

Pattern: My own

Knit Picks Palette in Gray, random fun fur

Needles: US 2

Dates: February 2007

Comments: A cute little monster cozy I made for a neighbor's iPod Nano. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but there are two googly eyes, a button for closure/nose, and a felt fang. Cute and easy. Knit flat and then sewn up.

Bunny Hat from SnBN

Pattern: Bunny Hat from Stitch n Bitch Nation

Sirdar Snuggly Baby Care; 60% acrylic, 40% cotton

Needles: US 5

Gauge: 22st/4"

Dates: February 2007

Comments: Part of my stash-busting, this was yarn leftover from ponchos I made for my cousins. Plus, I wanted a hat with earflaps for the Bunchkin.

Knitty's Halfdome

Knitty's Halfdome

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in silver and black (1 skein each)

Needles: US 5


Dates: February 2007

Comments: Very soft yarn, very easy pattern. I didn't get gauge, so I just made a size smaller than called for in the pattern and it came out perfectly. Hubby loves it: it keeps his head warm and folds up nice and small to fit in his pocket when he isn't wearing it. As I recall, this only took a couple of days to knit.

Little Sam's Socks

Pattern: Basic toe-up socks, CO 80 stitches, 15 ankle rows, 40 heel/toe stitches, 20 stitches between yarn overs. L = 8.5", C = 9"

Knit Picks Essential Tweed in color Inca Gold, 2 skeins

Needles: US 0

Gauge: 9st/inch

Dates: October 7 2006 - February 2, 2007

Comments: I'm incredibly impressed with how soft this yarn is. DH liked it so much he'd like a pair of his own. I think if I do that, however, I'll order three skeins, because he'd like them a little taller, and I was getting worried about running out of yarn at the end.

For the first time I used the Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn cast off, and I loved it - it was perfect!