Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006

I'm moving

Please re-route to here. I decided to change blog names. Happy Knitting!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

It ain't easy being green

Well, hubby tried on the sweater sleeve, oops, I mean sock. Ribbing worked well, otherwise the sock would probably bag up in the calf and help his man-eating ski boots out in their quest. Bye bye 42 rows of sock on size 3's, hello new rows on size 2's. I'm thinking I need to change my name to "The Froggy Knitter" since almost every project I do ends up getting frogged to one point or another.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Man-eating Ski Boots

My husband came home on Sunday after taking our older son to ski lessons complaining that his calves hurt. After taking a look, I saw that his ski boots were starting to munch away the skin on his calves. So I asked him if he wanted to go to REI or someplace like that for higher socks, or have me attempt to make him custom socks. After some hemming and hawing, he finally decides to award me the task of making him socks. So, I get the yarn, sticks, and figure out what pattern to use (Pippy Longstockings from SNB 1). Now I have a sock that looks like a freaking sweater sleeve! If you think I'm joking, the needle shown is an 8".
Going to have hubby try on sock, then make final determination of whether I need to frog, or continue. Did I mention that this is my first pair of socks?

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

January-Kitty Hat

I didn't want to do a New Year's themed hat, and Baby Baker's parents were fostering kitties for the MEOW program for a few years and own 3 kitties of their own, so I figured Baby needed a kitty of their own. Hat pattern is from Vogue Knitting-On-The-Go book Baby Knits Two. Yarn is Kathmandu Aran from Queensland Collection and hat was done on 5's. Kitty face is absolutely cute and can now be seen without being totally washed out, thanks to Baby Baker's daddy who is also a decent photographer.


October: Patrick's Pumpkin pattern from Fiber Trends. Had to modify the smallest sized pattern to make it fit a 4-month-old. Done in Cascade 220 on size 6's. Fun-looking hat, but it would have to be a VERY special baby to make me make this hat again.


Here is the hat for August. The pattern is from Ann Norling, the yarn is Flash (cotton), and I did this on size 5's to shrink down the size for a two-month-old. The buttons I found at JoAnn ETC.

Baby Baker Hats

Okay, I haven't been posting a lot of projects because mainly all of my projects are hats that I have been making for my yet-to-be-determined niece or nephew due in mid-June. They have decided not to find out right now, so everything I have been making is unisex. See the following posts for the pics, patterns, and yarns used for the hats. The game plan is to have one hat for each month of the baby's first year. May sound kind of nutty, but then, I'm a nutty sort of gal.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I picked up this thick/thin boucle yarn at a New Year's Day sale at Acorn Street Yarn Shop. It looks pretty unassuming in the ball, and I even dug through the skein to see if it had color changes, but I didn't see any. So I started to knit with it, and quickly found out that thick/think yarn does not make a good bias knit scarf. I ditched the bias idea and just went with simple garter stitch to show the yarn's uniqueness. After a couple of inches, I found, to my happy surprise, that the yarn does have color change, as seen in the photo. I like cool little surprises like this.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Feeling Fuzzy

Apparently my towel closet does double-duty as a cat perch. No wonder the towels have been seeming fuzzier lately.

Influenced Scrabble

This is what happens to a perfectly good scrabble board when you're playing late on New Year's Eve. This wasn't planned or staged, but next year, I'm checking everyone's tile holder.