Ok, well...I'm certainly not keeping up my end in cyberspace, but at least I have been knitting. Here is a brief rundown of finished and nearing-finished stuff. Let's call this my Spring Quartly Post.
Here is the hat I made tonight for a gift for Aise's teacher, who is due any day now. It is the Five Cable Baby Hat. Totally quick and easy, and totally cute. It is going with this cute little outfit from Naartjie:
I also did this little blankie out of some crazy yarn (Sirdar Sparkle?) that catches your fingers the whole time you knit with it. BUT, it knits up such a soft, thick and fluffy little baby blankie. I wasn't sure about it from the get-go, what with the funky yarn and all (and then I went balls-out and crochet-edged it with another funky fur yarn), but it actually came out really fun, I think. No fancy stitches or heirloom yarn, but it sure is a snuggly little thing that will be pretty hard for baby to thrash!
Now on to the Belly Button Hat from a pattern I got at one of my fave kind-of-local stores, Knitique in Elk Grove. This one is knit out of one skein of Lorna's Angel- I think the color is Neon, and I wish I had another skein to make some matching booties. Can't find it anywhere :(
So, then I got married to knitting baby stuff out of angora, and moved on to Anny Blatt Super Angora, which is a big enough ball to make hat AND booties (the belly button hat again, and the little booties from Holiday Knits). Here is the proof:
These are so soft, I just can't bring myself to give them away or even put them down. I freaking love angora yarn, and especially this yarn. Might have to pop out baby 3 just so I can keep this ensemb.
And then switching away from angora, I made the Bouquet Hat from Itty Bitty Baby Hats, and am working on a pair of booties to match from 50 Bootees to Knit - so far, 1 down:
Top view of the hat - I'm still making flowers and attaching them...slowwwwwly:
And finally, sweet little ankle-strap flower booties (made from Knit Picks Shine Sport) from Debbie Bliss Quick Baby Knits:
Sadly, this - as the other set - is not so much a set of booties, but more like just one. I seem to have an issue with making one, getting bored and wanting to move onto something else, and not making the second. Ah well, there are worse things, aren't there?
Perhaps for quarter 2 I will work on some non-baby items. I am quite intrigued with the lovely blanket that KB is working on...hmmmmmmmmmm....
Ok KB, Rowan et. al...I'll be back in town round 'bout July!!