Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Knitting again

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.

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