Monday, September 22, 2008

I need some fat babies

Ok, maybe the title of this post is not as witty as I'd hoped, but really, the point of this post is that babies are SMALL. Yet if you try and buy baby yarn, it comes in LARGE quantities. I started knitting a Top Down Bonnet with Anime Character (minus the Anime Character) and it is going to use about 20 yards out of the 5 million yards that came in the ball of yarn. So, once again, I have all this extra baby yarn! Well, now I have blue, white and yellow so I'm ready for anything. Except girls.

Anyways, this bonnet has been a learning experience. Although it is small, it has lots of techniques in it. So far, I have learned to do a figure 8 cast on (which took 5 tries, but looks great in the end!) and am knitting it using the magic loop (too lazy to go out and buy dp when i already had circular). I will also have to learn how to make an i-cord (which I assume will be easy) and maybe even (gasp!) to crochet! I'm almost finished though, this was a nice quick and staisfying project and I hope it fits the baby it's made for. Wouldn't it be ironic if the baby was too fat?

Done the back and front for hey teach, starting the sleeves when the bonnet is finished. I am going to shorten up the sleeves to make them more cappy. Still waiting for my RYC yarn delivery, it is on back order. I have an urge to make socks again. And herringbone mittens. And wrist warmers. All for gifts. To myself.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More Projects

I finished the gloves, they are quite nice, but far too small for their intended recipient. So they have gone into the box of miscellaneous finished goods. I'm sure I'll think of someone to give them to, Christmas is coming up after all. (Oh god, I can't believe I'm saying that, it's only September) Also ordered more RYC yarn for more gloves. I think they will make good gifts.

Blocked the shrug, it worked a little bit but I think I ruined the stretch on the ribbing. It hangs a little nicer now, still not too pleased though. Maybe I'll try wearing it to see how it ends up hanging. I could also try washing the whole thing and wet blocking it. Hmm.

Got my knitpicks bright green yarn! Started hey teach - I think it looks kind of old lady-ish in muted colours, but in the bright colours its quite funky so I'm giving it a try. It looks like it will be a pretty quick knit. Finally, big needles!

Other than that, looking forward to halloween ... and dressing up the puppy!! It's the only time of the year I am allowed to put clothes on him. Although, I'm trying to work some winter booties in since the snow will be cold on his paws ... :)