Monday, January 29, 2007

Do I just have a small head?

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So, I went and knit my own version of Calorimetry, shown above complete with kitty for scale (ha ha). I checked the gauge and everything, and I'm even knitting a bit smaller than the recommended gauge...and it's still too big for my head. Well, I can wear it if I use one of the button holes that's really high up, but that leaves on flap kinda dangling.

This was mostly an attempt to stash bust, and I suppose it was good for that...except I can't decided if I can even wear it or not!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

How about this?

In my quest for something to make out of all that Misson Falls cotton that I frogged, I came upon Soleil, from an old issue of knitty.

Honest opinion now. Think it would work?

Monday, January 22, 2007

Baby Boom!

On my way home from work today, I ran into Jensen at Toronto General Hospital. Turns out that he and his wife are expecting their first baby! Viv is currently 18 weeks pregnant, and they will be moving into a house in less than a month from now.

With news of another baby, that's yet another opportunity for a knitted baby item. But I don't really know what to make! I mean, I just finished that sweater for Janice's baby so I don't really feel like making another sweater. But a blanket just seems so daunting. Any ideas? Booties? Hat? Toys? Maybe this is my chance to get in on the amigurumi chrochet craze. Who knows really.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

FOS: Baby Sweater

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Here's the skinny on it:
Material: 1 1/3 skeins Patons Classic Wool Merino in Peacock (NOTE: I made the sweater for a 16 month old)
Needles: KnitPicks Options (metal) in size 9 and 6, and corresponding dpns
Pattern: Baby Sweater by Knitting Plain and Simple

Hooray! Baby sweater finished! I'm not sure if I'm loving the roll neck and sleeves though. I think if I were to make the sweater again, I'd do it with a crew neck. On the whole, this was a very fun sweater to make up because it involves NO SEAMING! Hooray!! Though as you can tell from the picture, I've been lazy so far and haven't taken care of all the ends. I'm seriously considering decorating the sweater with something though. It looks way too boring just like that. But since we have no idea if it's going to be a boy or a girl, I'm debating what decoration to put on. I'm probably going to go with animals since that's pretty gender neutral.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Went and did it...ribbit, ribbit

Well, I sat down and decided to go and rip out the yarn that I had used to make Kyoto.

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And there is all all it's glory. What was once lovingly (and sometimes not so lovingly) knit up into a sleeve, back, two front panels, and obi-style sash has been reduced to it's former, unknit state.

Le suis trés triste...mais c'est la vie!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Scarf complete!

Decided to be lazy, and not get another ball of that organic cotton. You know when you just want a project to be finished? yeah...that's how I felt.

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Here are the details:
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton (3 skeins)
Needles: Size 8 rosewood circulars by Lantern Moon (their Destiny line)
Pattern: Leaf Pattern Scarf by o-wool

My impressions:
The organic cotton is just...^__^ I really like it. It knits up soft and fluffy, and oh so nice to run against your cheek. At the same time, it's not slippery and sits well on the needles. The pattern itself isn't difficult; it didn't take long before I wasn't looking at the pattern anymore. However, I feel like the scarf is a little bit wide. I think if I were to do this pattern again, I'd remove one of the lace pattern repeats from it. But other than that, I give the pattern a thumbs up. Oh, and Lantern Moon circulars are REALLY nice. Expensive, but beautiful to work with.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

FOs and WIPs

After a long hiatus from posting photos, I decided it was time to get off my butt and take some photos. So here we go. Let's start with something that I managed to finish.

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These are the 'Manly Mitts' from some issue of Knitty, which I can't remember. I quite like how they turned out, even if green isn't my fave colour.

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This is a baby sweater that I'm making for Janice. I sized it for a 1 year old cuz I figure that she'll be getting a ton of newborn stuff right off the bat from everyone else. I think if I were to make this sweater again, I'd add something else to it. Especially since it's just a single colour too. Maybe I can embelish it with crochet animal faces, or flowers or something later.

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And this is the infamous scarf that I wanted to extend. Adrienne knows what the problem with it is...but can the rest of you see it? Truth be told, it doesn't look too bad when you look at it from far away. But I'll even give you a close up...maybe you can figure out what large boo-boo I made.
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See it? see it?

Actually, I'm hoping you don't (ha ha!)