Friday, December 31, 2010

A bit of colour to end the year...

The hat I knit for our young friend, Jasmine.  She's six and she requested bright pink. I think this will fit the bill.

The Baby Surprise Jacket I'm almost finished, and the sweet hand-painted alpaca buttons I found at The Wool Station yesterday to go with it.

And the very pink yarn I've just wound for some Very Pink Socks I'm going to work on next. I'm planning a picot edge at the top, and I haven't decided on the rest yet. I got the yarn on sale from KnitPicks.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ending the long silence!

Here are a couple of knitting-related projects from the last few weeks.  I made this zippered boxy knitting bag following the tutorial found here. The instructions were very good, but I found some parts of the project challenging. Every so often I choose to sew something because I want the finished product, but I really don't enjoy the process much. That's why I'm a knitter and not a sew-er!

This is the matching drawstring project bag:

I followed the instructions found here. This was a fairly simple project, even for straight-line sew-ers like me! I'm likely to make some more of these.  It is also fully lined (even reversible), which I really like the look of. I think I will try some interfacing on the bottom on a future one, and I might change the placement of the hole for the drawstring.

I made this hat as a Christmas present.  I used the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret pattern but had to change the number of stitches to suit the yarn better.

In other knitting news, I've whipped up a Baby Surprise sweater in the last few days but forgot to take a picture of it in daylight - I'll post it soon. I'm also about two thirds of the way through the second green sock in the pair I started in November. There is no rush on these ones, and they're a men's size 11, so progress is a bit slow. I've also finished a couple of hats, but one didn't get photographed before it was gifted. I'll post a photo of the other one.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Photo Catch-up

Here is my finished Leaf Lace shawl.  It has taken a while to get enough light to photograph it in.  I have been wearing it a lot already - I'm really happy with it.  The beads worked out well.

I've also finished the socks for my young friend, Taylor.  He requested this yarn, and they've knit up very quickly - in about 10 days, actually. I'll get them in the mail to him today.