Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!! Weekend Update!

Happy Easter!! Just a quick weekend knitting update! Its been all about the Log Cabin....

First, Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays. I gave dad a pair for Christmas, and he loved them so much, he wanted another pair. Another EXACT pair. Same yarn and everything (Cascade Pastaza). I've been dreading making the exact same thing, but once I got started, I remembered enjoying knitting socks on a size 6 needle! I'm just about to turn the heel on the first sock.

But I've been a bit distracted by this Log Log Cabin Blanket in Socks That Rock heavyweight (as inspired by Cara and Mason-Dixon Knitting). I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I LOVE this yarn! It is soooooo soft. I love how the colors are looking together, too.

Here's an up-close look. Purty! And, silly knit-blogger me was so excited when Cara posted a "Have fun!" comment on my last post. Her work is amazing!

And, a not-log cabin knitting project. Can we say MMMMMMalabrigo? A fun pattern from Imagiknit (one of my favorite stores!) that I saw on display at Stitches West. So of course, I had to get some Malabrigo for it!

I think the drop stitches will look a bit nicer once its blocked.

Wow, lots of weekend knitting, right? Well, that's because yesterday we drove up to Sacramento (love a two hour car ride if I don't have to drive!) to visit my little nephew!! He was born on Monday (two weeks early!)! Here's some pics of the little guy!

Don't worry, he woke up plenty throughout the day. I just loved these pictures!! I'm a biased Auntie, I know. But isn't he adorable?!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Zonda said...

What a little cutie pie!!! All that hair! Dad's socks look great! Very nice! Neat scarf too!

The blanket is looking awesome! I love the heavyweight is hard to explain the texture, it is soft, but...well I love it..need to get more *cough, cough*..need to stay away ;)

Discoknits said...

aaaaaaawwwwwww, what a sweet baby, I love the piccy of him sleeping with his hand under his head :-) Welcome to the world, little one.

Your blanket is AMAZING. I LOVE the colours, OMG. And the scarf is so pretty too. And you did all that in only 4 hours of driving?! Wow, you're a fast knitter. :-)

Nikki said...

Cute baby!

I like the scarf. I've been looking around for quick patterns to knit gifts for my homestay family (there are 5 members), so let us know when you finish how much yarn you used.

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Well, I did knit while baby was not all was done in 4 hours disco! And the sock I've been working on for awhile....

Emma said...

The blanket is going to be amazing. Looks like a lot of fun too--those gorgeous colors and squishy yarn!