Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lotus Blossom, at last!

I started knitting the Lotus Blossom Shawl from Fiddlesticks Knitting last August, when I went home to Toronto for a little vacation. I knit most the shawl there, then came back to Boston and finished the rest of the knitting in pretty short order, leaving only the bind-off to do. Of course, since the bind-off involved scary bobbles, I put off finishing it until earlier this month, and of course it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Only took a couple of hours or so!

Here is a shot of the stalks (top) and blossoms (bottom):

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And a view of a bobble:

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And a poorly modeled shot of the shawl being worn:

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This was a very enjoyable project, the yarn was lovely to work with (Fiddlesticks Country Silk in the Autumn colourway), and the pattern was incredibly clear and well-written. I would definitely recommend both!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Baby stuff

So here's the stuff that I sent off to Janice and Harold last week. I hope it makes it in time for the baby shower!

Child's Placket Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Made in the 6-12 month size. The yarn is Laines du Nord's Giunco, lovely soft superwash merino. I really liked the fact that there was very little seaming to do for this sweater (just some grafting in the underarms), but also disliked having to do the sleeves on dpns. Can't win, huh? =)

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And a closeup of the little ladybug button:

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I also threw in some of these baby bibs from Mason-Dixon Knitting. Sorry for the very poor quality of the photo!

Mason Dixon baby bibs

Monday, May 14, 2007

More baby knitting

So much for stash busting. I ended up buying some new yarn at Lettuce Knit.

Some Dream in Color superwash merino. The photos I took are pretty bad, and don't do justice to the lovely colour of the yarn.

And here's that peachy one knit up into yet another baby sweater.

Counting the days to Janice's baby shower, and I'm thinking that I might need a little more to give her than just the sweater I made (o.O) What to do?! I need to think of something fast!!