Friday, April 03, 2009

Another post about knitting.........

So as promised, I'm back (like a bad penny) with some knitting projects. If knitting is not your thing (shame on you) and wrapping yarn around two pointy sticks doesn't thrill you to bits, come back another day!

In the month or so I've been gone, I have been busy. I had several February birthdays, and a friend's new baby so I made some gifts! There was a few disastrous attempts at a baby hat (I am terrible getting the correct size!) and another pair of fingerless gloves (I just didn't like the pattern!) but there is no photographic evidence of those, and it's a good thing too!

One present is not pictured because I completely forgot to snap a quick photo before wrapping it up! But, since I loved it so much and have enough yarn left over, I'm going to make myself one!!!

I made these spa cloths, along with a purchased handmade soap out of organic cotton. It's a pattern I modified and if you are interested I can post it. Just leave me a comment!

For the new baby, I made a bunny blanket buddy, again from organic cotton!

Pattern: Bunny Blanket Buddy from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton in Nut
Needles: Size 10 and Size 7 Straights (next time I would decrease to a size 6!)
Comments: Love this pattern. I plan on making more to have them on hand!

This is another present for a good friend!

Pattern: Raspberry Mitts by Krista A. (Rav link)
Yarn:
Malabrigo Worsted in Stonechat (looks like the color is discontinued)
Needles: Size 8 DPN
Comments: My favorite fingerless mitt pattern, Great fit, nice thumb gusset, very easy!

But wait, I'm not done...... more knitting coming soon! Oh Joy!

2 comments:

Jena said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, my friend! I'm envious of your talented little fingers!

Now, when should I expected my knitted chickens to arrive??? *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

Just kidding! Thanks for sharing the pattern with me though - one of these years I might actually get around to learning to knit and then I'll be all set for a project to try!!

Kate said...

Thanks Jena Girl!

The chicken pattern (in case anyone was wondering) is here:

www.blueskyalpacas.com/pattern_detail.php?patterns_ID=136

And I do plan on getting the pattern and making some soon! They are just too cute. And they would look awesome perched in my sun porch! Now that's a chicken I can live with....no poop!