Friday, March 27, 2009

BAM- March

We had our monthly meetup on Wednesday so that Vickie and I could complete our squares. This month's square proved to be particularly difficult. Either that or we were just too into Idol to pay enough attention. Vickie threw in the towel at row 5 and will revisit on her own time. I pushed through and got all but the last 2 rows finished that night. I wrapped it up Thursday during lunch and I can mark March off my list!

Pattern: Winter Dream
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Cornmeal
Hook- J
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Door Knob Pocket

I volunteered to be a pattern tester in the Free Pattern Testers group on Ravelry.

My first test pattern was this adorable Door Knob Pocket by Wiste!

I whipped the whole thing up last night during the Obama Press Conference. It was a quick and easy project, fairly mindless and a lovely escape from the longer and more complicated projects I've been undertaking.

Yarn- Red Heart Super Saver in Teal, Orange, and Yellow
Hook- G

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket

I've purchased my first EZ book (The Opinionated Knitter) and completed my first EZ pattern. I know I join the other 592,847,202 knitters out there that agrees she is a genius. A fantastic pattern (though slightly difficult to grasp as it's not written like a normal pattern row by row) that amazingly turns out just how she intended. Trust the pattern. It works!
I made the jacket for my cousin's son Skylar, who will be turning 1. I have not made anything for him and felt he was very deserving and would be too cute in this jacket. I used worsted weight superwash wool (your welcome Winky!) So that Dad can throw it in the wash and not worry.

It took 1 week from start to finish. After a disastrous start, Christina was able to get me on track with starting out with the right number of stitches! Cast on at Monday Knit Night 3/16, seamed and sewed buttons on at Monday Knit Night 3/23.

Of course I couldn't have done it without Chloe's help... now I see why I have cat hair in my knitting :)

Buttons are oh so essential and Lambikins had the perfect ones! Pewter hippos adorn this baby and I think they look adorable! And at $1 a piece I couldn't beat it!

I love this jacket!

Yarn: Cascade 200 Superwash, Plymouth Yarns Sara Superwash
Needle: US 8 Circular 24''

Teeny Turtles!

So of course I love my niece and nephew to bits. I've never made any toys before yet I've always been intrigued by the construction and just mooshy over how cute the amigurumi patterns are! Well, I've made my first toys 2 weeks ago. And they are delightful. And easy! And just too cute to boot!

Emme's Teeny Turtle

Cade's Teeny Turtle

Emme's was done on Friday night and Cade's was done on Saturday afternoon. I'll definitely be making more of these guys soon! (Already had a couple requests for them and to help someone make one as well :) )

Pattern: Tiny Striped Turtle
Yarn: Sugar N' Cream for the Shell, Caron Simply Soft for the head/feet/tail
Hook: F
My Ravelry Project Page- Cade!
My Ravelry Project Page- Emme!

Happy Socks

Well, let's see. We left off on 2/27 and shortly after that I completed my first Happy Sock!

I'm beyond thrilled with it. It's even got a bit of red at the tip of the toe. Makes me Happy!

I immediately cast on the second sock but sadly the ribbing is just boring me to tears so it sits hibernating for now. Perhaps I'll pick it up a bit here and there till that dreadful ribbing is done.

Long Time!

Wow, long time no see!

I've been keeping super busy with lots of crafty things and I'll be posting project updates shortly!

First I've got to figure out where I left off and go from there...