Just had to get a little knitting done...So I promised I'd post before we leave for our trip, and I always keep my promises! Of course, I don't have much time to blog because I'm trying to get everyone packed and ready to go, so this is a pictures-only post for the most part. Karabella can update, right???
Ok, here's what I've got:
Baby blanket for my friend Vicki's baby shower - of course, since Vicki and I met in preschool and have been friends for 30 some years now, baby is really my niece/nephew-to-be. Hope she/he likes the blanky!
And here's a tighter shot. It's from the Suss Hollywood Style book. I substituted the green cotton for a fuzzy green, and of course I didn't check gauge or anything (or block, really) so, it's not square like the book suggests, though it's not actually so out of alignment as it looks in the picture. But whatever...that's ok...signature Pashyknit style :)
And here's the in-progress baby sweater, also for niece/nephew-to-be. It's from the Rowan Pipsqueaks book, and it's my first foray into size 2 clothing knitting. Jury's still out on that. I'm still working on the sleeves, and it's going to have to be finished and assembled on the drive down tomorrow. With some luck, it will get done.
I'm going to try to knit some booties with a little star design on top from the Zoe Mellor book in the same gray/white Cashsoft. Not certain that will get done by Saturday, but you never know...
And then here a few other odds & ends, just to prove I have been busy:
Circular shruggy capelet thing from a pattern I got at Stitches, knit in Schaeffer Miss Priss (I think):
This is the completed experimental sweater from the Yarn Girls book, which I attempted to knit mostly in the round. Done in Velvet Grapes from Handpaintedyarn.com. The color difference in the middle is not nearly as obvious in person. It really doesn't look bad, I don't think. Or maybe it does...that's never really stopped me I guess :)
This is the back of a sweater I've started for little red. Making it out of super cheap Patons yarn that he picked out, and it was moving along quickly (until I got waylaid by gifts and hats and stuff).
This is the back of a sweater I started for me from one of the Rowan books (too lazy to go figure out which one). I think the pattern is called Nan, and it's made from Chunky Print (Pit). Evidently I am fond of making backs of sweaters.
And here's a little experiment that I was working on in Katia Ethnic, which is similar to Biggy Print. It's a French Girl pattern, vesty thing. It's coming out weird, and I'm not sure what to do with it, so I put it in a drawer.
Here's a little hat I made for skiing last month out of Blue Sky organic cotton. It has a little hole at the top for my ponytail! Love it!
Oh and here....is the little sweater coat for Aisabella, complete with Trouble the model:
This was made with Crystal Palace Musique, using a free pattern from their website strawintogold.com. As it took several more balls of yarn than they called for, I had to adjust the pattern by leaving off the button band and doing a crochet border with tie instead. I actually like how it came out (not the most cooperative model, of course).
Ok, that's it from me for now. I will try harder to be a better poster from now on! I'm off to LA to pick up TONS of yarn for us ---- can't wait!!!!!!!