My knitting mojo went on holiday for a while but it has now returned. lots to show off, but where to begin?
There are babies being born around me so I have been busy making itty bitty things. It's been a while since I knit baby pants, and I had quite forgotten how cute they look with their disproportionately long rises and short legs.
I love the flecks against the bright blue. the blue is actually brighter in sunlight than the picture shows and contrasts nicely against the red cord. I think the flecks are great for grubby babies!
This is what I am currently working on:
When done, it's going to be a little baby pullover with a crossover front. There should be plenty of room for the baby's big head as the crossover front stretches a bit. I think it will be cute worn over a plain skivvy or all-in-one.
Oh and how about this little hat that I made on the fly? My nephew is now the owner of it. Isn't he a cutie?!
It was an easy hat, crocheted from the top down. I made a circle and then continued downwards without increases. When the hat was long enough, I added on the earflaps. The cords were added in the last round of crochet and then the hat was bound off. Only 2 ends to sew in, one at the top and one at the bottom. I used most of a 50g ball of yarn. Easy-peasy, as Alex would say.
All these little projects and nothing big? Not true at all. this "little" project has been keeping me busy:
I don't have a photo of it being worn because it is not for me. I took it on as a project from the "work for yarn" group on Ravelry. The idea is pretty simple, really. You knit in exchange for yarn. Kerry
was offering up an assortment of yarn that I knew I wanted to try and some other that I knew would come in handy with all the babies popping out around me, so I struck up a deal with her. The pattern is the 'Plain and simple pullover' by Veera Välimäki. I have wanted to make one for myself for a while, but I have always been unsure that it will look good in real life. So this was the perfect opportunity for me to try the pattern out. I have not decided that I will make myself one, but I will cheat. Instead of 4ply fingering weight yarn, I will use an 8ply or DK weight yarn. It will be thicker and warmer, and not be as drape-y but I think it will work out. Less knitting too! the endless stocking stitch rounds were driving me balmy!
That's all for now. In a few days, if work and other things don't get in the way, I might have a completed baby pullover to show off.
This year, I signed up for the travelling tea box exchange again. The idea is that someone starts with a box filled with an assortment of teas and yarns (since we're all knitters or crocheters in this exchange) and the box is sent from person to person. Each recipient has the chance to take out some tea and some yarn and replenish the box with other teas and yarns. By the time the box has done the rounds and makes it back to the originator, it will most likely have completely different teas and yarns.
I am the 8th person to receive the box. I saw it just before it set off on its voyage, and the assortment of yarn and teas has already changed significantly.
Do you see the cute little crocheted frog there? Her name is Kee-mun. She's the box mascot. So far, Kee-mun has been travelling in my handbag. She's visited my gorgeous newest nephew:
She's had lunch with us:
Is that fried chicken you see? Sure is! We found a little Korean eatery beside the "downstairs" Asian store on Victoria Ave in Chatswood that serves really really good fried chicken. The cheese and egg roll we ordered was a little odd, but Chris liked it. Imagine an egg omelette rolled up into a log smothered in melted cheese and drizzled with tomato sauce and mayonnaise. Yes, odd. The chicken was good, though. really really good. It was pricey, at about $20-$25 per serve, but the serving size is huge.
Kee-mun will be coming with us to the park this afternoon. if we're lucky I'll get some photos!