Friday, July 18, 2008

Where has the time gone?

Oops! Has it really been two months since I've blogged!? I guess I just spend all my "blogging time" updating Kaylen's blog, so I never get around to posting anything here.
I have been busy the last two months. I've finished over half of a simple lace shawl (the Invisibility Shawl from Charmed Knits) Unfortunately, I don't have any recent photos.
I do have a photo of my latest creation though! It's a sewing project! Gasp! I hardly ever bust out the sewing machine, but I saw this cute pattern and had to make it.

I actually bought the pattern months ago, then remembered I had it, and had to admit to myself that summer is quickly zooming by, so I whipped it up in two evenings. I think it turned out really cute.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Next Knitter?

Could this be the next knitter in the family?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Gryffindor Socks

I did it! I finished my Gryffindor socks!

This was my first time knitting two socks at the same time using the magic loop method. I think I'll definately be knitting my toe-up socks that way from now on. It really cures that "second-sock-syndrome" problem.

Anybody else find it difficult to be creative with your foot/sock modeling poses?

Well, I tried.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sirius Black!

My Sirius Black socks are finished! Can you tell that they're more than just plain black socks?

I had this wonderful idea that my Sirius Black socks should be, well, black.
Unfortunately it has effectively hidden all my pattern work. I was able to get the prison numbers that run down the side of the cuff to sort of show up a tiny bit in this photo...

There's also dog toes on the top of the foot (because Sirius Black turns into a black dog in the Harry Potter books)

And dog toe pads on the bottom of the toes! I think they're cute.

This pattern came as part of my Harry Potter Covers sock club from Dharmafey's Cosmic Fibers (she's on Etsy). They were supposed to be knit up in a variegated yarn that came with the pattern, but I'll probably knit that skein up into plain socks to show the colours. We'll see. In the meantime, I'm obsessivelly knitting up my Gryffindor yarn that I received from my HSKS4 swap. Those socks are coming along nicely and might even be finished by next weekend! Look for pictures next week!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

She Likes It!

It was Kaylen's first birthday yesterday! And, she likes her care bear! Yay!

Monday, March 3, 2008

I can Crochet!

Yay! I finished Kaylen's Care Bear in time for her birthday next week! I hope she likes him (her?).

This was my very first Crochet project and I'm happy with the way it turned out. The clover on the tummy was supposed to be crocheted, but after my third frustrating and unsuccessful attempt, I just cut one out of felt and sewed it on! I know, I know, that's cheating, but I'm sure Kaylen won't mind.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Done, almost

The ladybug sweater (and hat!) is finished! Except for the buttons. I'm still hunting for the perfect set of buttons.

I know that pockets are pretty useless on a baby sweater, but they're just so cute!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yes, I'm still here

Okay, so it's been a while since I've posted. Sorry.
Yes, I'm alive.
What have I been working on lately? Well, I've been working like mad on a ladybug sweater for my cousin's baby due in March. It's nearly finished now. I just have to put it all together and add the buttonband and pockets. I'm also thinking of making a little hat to go with it (depending on how much yarn I have left over)

It really looks a lot better in person than in this picture. My camera has a problem with colours.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Little Weasley

My latest finished project:
The Weasley Sweater from Charmed Knits by Alison Hansel.
I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It was really hard to get Kaylen to hold still long enough to get a good photo though.

As you can see, I had some major troubles with this yarn for the duplicate stitch letter on the front. Luckily for me the Weasley sweaters are famous for being "homely" so I'm sure Molly Weasley would be proud!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baby Santa Hat Pattern

I've received a few pattern requests for the Santa Hat I made for my baby this year.

Well, the thing is, I couldn't find a pattern, so I just made one up as I went along. I did write it down as I went though, just in case it actually turned out okay, so here it is........ please note, I've never written a pattern before so forgive me if it doesn't make sense.

Baby Santa Hat

Yarn: I used Bernat Satin Sport : less than 1-85g. (3oz) ball each of

MC: Red

CC: White

Guage: 22s = 4" in st st.

With CC cast on 88 stitches

Join in the round and work in K1, P1 rib for 12 rounds

Knit for 12 rounds in st st. (Note: if I was to make this hat again, I would just do these 12 rounds in ribbing too)

Switch to MC and knit for 26 rounds

[K9, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K8, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K7, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K6, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

Continue in this pattern until you get down to [K1, K2tog]

Knit 6 rounds even

[K2tog] to end of round

Break Yarn and pull through remaining stitches, secure.

Make a pom-pom with CC and secure to top of hat.

(Note: My baby tried to eat her pompom constantly, so please supervise small babies when wearing this hat!)