Sunday, August 29, 2010

FO: Tiny Tea Leaves

Tiny Tea Leaves by Madelinetosh

Knit with the (nice) discontinued Sirdar Breeze. My former student's daughter is 3 yrs old and is about to have a brand new baby brother. I thought she might like something special for herself.

Love the ruching!!

Love it so much, I bought the adult version to knit one for me!
I think I'll knit Baby Sophisticate for the new baby boy. I have a little of the old Cotton Ease in a medium blue wanting to be knit into this.
I'll post as soon as it is finished. It might take a while as school is in session and the University starts tomorrow. My schedule is too full right now... we'll see how I manage.
Til next time .... happy knitting :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

FO: Pretty Baby Sweaters

My friend's daughter had twin girls so I knitted these for them. But they have grown quite a bit and these will be too small. So I'll wait until the right person comes along and will gift them.

The pattern is the Pretty Baby Sweater which is almost the same as the 5-hour Sweater. The only difference I could discern is that there are buttonholes in this one and i-cord tires on the other.

The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in orchid and light green. This yarn is pretty good for acrylic but not my favorite to knit with. I really prefer some cotton or wool blend in to give a more organic feel. It slid pretty well on my #7 Options.

I don't know if you can see the buttons, but on the orchid sweater they are butterflies and on the pale green, bears :-)

Now I am looking for a 9 month pattern for girly sweaters for the girls. Any ideas?
Happy knitting ~

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Rapid River Socks

I loved knitting the Sockbug's River Rapid Socks. The mock cable is easy to memorize and gives a nice organic look. I used KnitPicks Stroll in a purple tweed and #1 dpns.

On the model..

On the feet....

Here is a close-up of the pattern. It is a nice mock cable...

What are you knitting this summer? I would love to hear.

On to the next project ...... no, I don't quite know what it will be :-)