Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Log Cabin Baby Blanket in Progress
Baby blanket for a friend. All babies are special, but this pregnancy is extra special, as the mom had a stillbirth in 2005, and a miscarriage earlier this year. We met her through a neonatal death support group about a week after she lost her first son. I already had the mult-colored yarn in stash as leftovers from a previous baby sweater. Picked up the yellow and green at my LYS October sale for $3.00 each ball.
I don't normally care for acrylic, but the multi-colored is part wool, and all three yarns are SO soft! US 9's.
greetings from a lurker
Kristina from Toronto here. I have been lurking for a while... but finally have the courage to post some stuff. A recent Mason-Dixon convert, I have been busily working away at felting and a log cabin blanket. Please see photos below. Please also see my (new and very unsophisticated) blog for more info...
Buttonhole Bag No. 1 - Lamb's Pride Worsted
Moderne Baby Blanket - Bernat cotton
Buttonhole Bag No. 2 - Lamb's Pride Worsted
Kindly forgive formatting booboos on this post - I can turn the computer on and off and type, and that's about it :-). Rather shameful at 36 years old...!
Also, many thanks to Cristina for her patience in helping me sign up for this blog!
PS Happy Hallowe'en!
Oh, and don't let the pic fool you, it's not a large blanket but it will be 36x54 before the border, a nice baby/lapsized blanket. Ok, honestly I had much more grandiose plans but I ran out of steam, and yarn =) It's still lovely and made out of Mission Falls Cotton.
Thanks everyone and happy knitting!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Just Can't Get Enough
Take a peek at how cute it looks with an actual baby on it! (That's little nephew Luke).
For further irrational cuteness, you can click over to my blog.
I started this afghan in July and finished it at the end of Sept. It's actually a bright orange and white though it comes across as red. This is the first afghan I've ever knit. I didn't measure the finished dimensions, but I did do a seed stitch border, about three inches wide. I'm quite happy with how this turned out and will likely do a mitred square afghan again. This will be for my neice for Christmas!
Sunday, October 29, 2006
"Baby Genius Burp Cloth" blanket in progress
I'm enjoying knitting this blanket using the "Baby genius Burp Cloth" pattern so much that I just had to share it with you even though it's nowhere near completion.
For more details please check out my blog.
Happy Knitting :)
My new favorite ombre!
It's called "countryside ombre" & I am smitten! I'm heading to AC Moore in the morning to pick up more for my stash!!
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Hip to be Mitered Squared
In attempt to have a method to my mitered square madness, I've decided to do my latest round of squares in a row from the same ball. What I mean is: I will knit up an entire skein of one colorway and keep those squares in order as they are knitted up that way I can document how the colorway plays out when it is knitted up. This will also enable me to look back at the colorways and say either: "Oooooh, I love that colorway! That'll make a great______(fill in the blank)" or "Yuck! So not a good colorway. No mas Noro, para mi, por favor!"
Holly of HollYarns
Seamed and Bordered (but does it need a lining?)
I got the mitered square baby blanket seamed (thanks again for the help!) and it now has a border. If it was for me, I would have chosen different colors for the border, but I wanted very cheery and fun colors since it's for a baby. There's more details (including a photo of the back seams) on my blog.
Now my question is whether or not to add a lining to the back, since it will (hopefully) get a lot of use? Has anyone else added a lining to theirs?
Nine patch Vest
Way back in July, I started a bathrug based on Kay's 9 patch dishcloth -- and then (some of you may remember) my daughter decided it would make a great vest instead. It's finally done. Here are 2 pictures; the story and more pictures are on my blog. Kelly
Ball Band wristbands
Friday, October 27, 2006
time to post again
then there is a matching burp cloth:
Then i decided that the teddy bear i found also needed a bib:
I paired all of these with a baby hat, baby blanket that i crocheted edgings on to, bible fish stories book and stuffed fish toy. all in all i think it turned out pretty well. i can't wait to give it to the mom-to-be tomorrow! she will be very surprised. here is the finished bsket:
Time Estimate for Baby Kimono
Mega Yarn Sale at Michael's!!!
Check out the details on my blog. Ciao! SweetBeaker.
My 2nd Bib
If I can get my Christmas gifts knitted early (ha) maybe I can finish a blanket before her February due date.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Help needed with Kimono
I would also love to hear how you increased the pattern for an older baby.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This bag can hold water
The result was my version of the Buttonhole bag. It's very tight, but still very cute. My knitting friends call it "Waterproof."
More confessions of a new knitter, and other stuff. How I Felt
If you make it, they will come ..... wanting more ...
Funny, Funny, Who's got a Funny?
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I've done the dish rag thing (and have another on the needles now), but a new set of twins inspired me...uhm, gave me the excuse to do these. All roads of inquiry about them lead back to my blog.
Mitered Seaming question
I have these four "super" squares ready to be seamed into a baby blanket, but I'm unsure of what seaming technique to use. I used mattress stitch to turn the sixteen original squares into super squares, but these seams are top seams ( vvvvvvv ) to ( vvvvvvv) instead of side seams. Can anyone help? I tried to decipher what to do from the pictures in the book, but I failed. I guess I could use fake grafting, but I was hoping to do something invisible. (I did read through the "No Sew" miter entry before posting this, but those don't seem like the answer) Any ideas or URLs for help would be appreciated. Thanks!
10/25 Update: Seams complete, picture to follow once the border is done. Thanks for all of your helpful suggestions!
Bobble Dishcloth & Barbara Walker
I really enjoyed knitting the ball band washcloth, as I know many of us have. In the MDK book, it mentions Barbara Walker. I went to my local library and checked out her Mosaic Knitting book because I had read somewhere that the slip stitch knitting is what mosaic knitting was all about. Here's my first attempt at mosaic knitting -a snow flake!
After knitting this snow flake, I can tell you that mosaic knitting is slip stitching on steroids. :)
Try it, you'll like it!
Ballbands, of course
I've had the book for awhile now, but all I've managed to make are some ballbands. I've made several of these and given them all away, everyone seems to love them. There are many more projects I want to try, and I do have some louet linen yarn waiting to beome a handtowel.
These ballbands are sugar n cream in "buttercream" and " ecru."
Just in time for cold weather!
MDK BallBand Dish Towel
Monday, October 23, 2006
Burping Blanket Done!
Washrag Gift for In-Laws
They wrapped up quite nicely.
I used Lily Sugar 'n' Cream, because I have a hard time finding Peaches 'n' Creme in Indiana.
More pictures are on my web site.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
This is my first hexagonal washcloth - I started it earlier but it was my first DPN project so I put it down - last week, I frogged that & started from scratch again & it went by pretty well. I put markers for each section & I think that lessons the intimidation factor of the pattern - you know immediately if you messed up. It's made from Sugar n' Creme in I believe Midnight Magic I found at Meijer.
For people who've made these - how did you attach the crochet hook? My cast-on is not at a bobble, it's in the middle of a section and I feel like the hook should be on a bobble.
Hobby Lobby to the rescue!
It's on sale again this week $0.99 for Sugar & Cream! Happy Knitting All!
I'll keep you posted!
Moss Grid #1
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Need help with Ann's Dishcloth
I am trying to knit Ann's Dishcloth as posted on www.bruxknit's.motime.com It is made up of alternating squares of embossed heart blocks and moss stitch.
Row 15 ends the first set of blocks and the pattern then shows rows 16, 17 and 18. Then the pattern reads "continue in this way, alternating blocks of moss stitch and embossed hearts for a total of 60 rows." This is where I get in trouble...if I follow the pattern, as written, I am not alternating the squares and I'm having a heckava time trying to figure out what to do next.
Can anyone help me with this....without making me feel like an idiot???????
Knitting through a Giant Ethanol Fire
I am a home today managing a mobile kitchen for a train derailment via telephone and radio. Well I had some chance to work on a scarf for Knitting for Charity. By the way I am looking for some pattern for hats in super bulky.
I would like a couple just to knit a few. I am also looking for some old copy write free paterns to put in a booklet for Knitting for Charity in Pittsbrurgh.
Well I am getting alot of knitting done today.
Oh and visit my site to see the winner of my first Lance Lawson Sweepstakes at my blog http://zeeppoville.blogspot.com
Be safe out there and keep you stick on the ice
Hope for us blocking-challenged types
Anyway, I've come up with a blocking technique that I hope other miter-heads will find useful. With the help of 10-squares-per-inch graph paper and a spray bottle, I've turned my ironing board into a blocking board.
A real blocking board is probably in my future, but until then, this works a treat.
I'm still trying to decide what to make next...I want to do it all!
See more on my blog.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Slowly, but surely...
It's so much fun to see everybody's projects. Give yourselves a big round of applause for all your great work!
Small Felted Box and AWOL Ballbands
I also made a pair of Ballbands using Sugar 'n Cream in Hot Blue and Hot Green. I had planned to put them in the matching box and give them to my daughter but she took them home before I got a picture. Guess that means she likes them!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Log Cabin Help!
Add a few more Ball Bands to the collection
Here are three more Ball bands I have made, these are going to be stocking stuffers fore various family members. The Orange and Black is for Oregon State, not Halloween. It's one of my "manly" dischloths and is for my brother.
I FINALLY tackled this pattern! The first time I started it I CO too few stitches (that's what you get for talking while CO!), the 2nd I messed up on the eyelet round (again, that's what you get for talking !) The 3rd time I used stitch markers after every 25 stitches & VOILA! Success!
I think I like the solids better than the variagated but it does photograph nicely!