Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Latest

I've actually done lots of knitting lately but I've been too hypnotized by Ravelry to do any blogging...but I just loaded the pics, forcing my commitment to actually blog today. So, first things first....

I know that you've seen these socks before, in all states of completion, but they came out so pretty in this pic (surprisingly, considering my minimal photographic skills) that I just had to show them off again. Here they are, finally, done :).

Next, these took far longer than I thought they would, mostly because of gauge/needle changes that needed to be made:

Tiny, tiny mittens, fitting a six to nine month old. I used the Baby Nordic Mitts pattern, and I highly recommend it, even though I didn't get the chance to do the colorwork because I was requested to make them in navy blue (in Wendy Peter Pan Double Knit for easy care). They actually came out looking much different from the pattern pic, likely because I ended up using 0's and a DK yarn (instead of 1's and the fingering weight called for in the pattern). The DK yarn and tiny needles resulted in a thick, warm mitten with nice snug cuffs. I love them.

I can't stand baby booties. But I was asked to make them, so here they are:

These are Two Needle Cable Baby Booties. So darn cute that they've kind of changed my mind about baby booties! I really love how they turned out. The only alteration I made to the pattern was to rib in needles two sizes smaller than the body to make a more snug-fitting cuff. Actually, four were requested:

And now it's on to two Kids' Earflap Hats to complete the set, using the same Wendy Peter Pan Double Knit in navy blue.

I have in my hot little hands enough Silky Wool to make the Moderne Log Cabin Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting - but alas, no time to do it yet. And I keep forgetting to take pics of it. I'm waiting for some Rowan 4 ply Cotton for another Isabella, and when I get that, I'll take pics of everything. I started a sock for my daughter out of that rockin' Marks and Kattens blue and white cotton that I got from Sami at SnB (see my entry Sock Blocking for a pic). It's knitting up on 1's, so it will be slow going, even for a little one's socks. But it's pretty. I'll post a pic soon...maybe even less than a month from now :).


KnelleyBelley said...

Love the mittens and booties. So sweet.

Missed you at SnB. I'm sure you would have enjoyed our potty training and kids-in-the-bathroom conversation.

See you next time!

jennsquared said...

Wow, they turn out great!

So where were you at SnB?? I brought in my FINALLY finished MS3!!

BeccaU said...

Those booties are so cute!

Jen said...

The mittens and booties came out great! And never apologize for showing off!

Ok, I have to sit closer to the middle at SnB because I was there and missed that wonderful conversation knelley wrote about!

Erin said...

Are the booties for a four-legged baby? :) All your finished projects are so pretty -- love the colors on those socks.