Saturday, January 27, 2007

yes, some knitting going on

I have been working on this baby blanket, a UFO I found in the basket. It's a custom designed pattern by a friend and I'm almost done! Of course using acrylic Lt Peach Caron Simply Soft, it's the best thing to be working on in this COLD weather we are experiencing here. It keeps my legs & lap warm now that is so long. The other night it got down to 6 degrees! Oh and yes we have snow to go along with it!
and I did start the 2nd Cabled Baby Jacket from, here it is!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Baby Blanket info

To those interested in the knit cream colored baby blanket in the previous post, it's a pattern from Nomis, book #63 Reversible Very Easy to Knit Baby Blankets For Crib Cradle & Carriage

The pattern can be found on page 5
Textured Plaid Blanket

the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle. the small size( 21" x 32" ) cast on 89sts, for the larger size ( 25 1/4" x 37 1/4") you cast on 107

Thursday, January 04, 2007

SweaterBabe's Baby Jacket is done!

Here is SweaterBabe's newest pattern Beautiful Cabled Baby Jacket. I used Bernat Satin a 4 ply and I made the 18 month size. The close-up picture is the true color of the yarn. my camera is crazy with the color shots lately....

It's an easy pattern to knit, top down and a unique way of leaving the body stitches on the circular needle while you knit the sleeves using the same needle!

The cables are on the front only, the back of the jacket is plain stockinette stitch and it goes quickly. I finished knitting this on the 2nd and just sewed the buttons on this morning. I would like to make another using an ombre yarn I have Caron Wintuk color is summer breeze.

I took another picture showing the jacket on my model, of course my doll has such short arms, the sleeves are way too long!!

Oh, the knit blanket in the background was a UFO I made myself finish yesterday, another red heart TLC ( a worsted weight acrylic) I believe I got the pattern from a knit baby blanket book American School of Needlework.

You can see the wrinkles in it from being stashed away in a knitting bag all this time.
Knitting in 2007, so far so good!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cabled Baby Jacket progress

I started this project on Dec 28th and am amazed how fast it's knitting up! Of course it's worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles no wonder! I am using Bernat Satin, color sea shell , a soft rose shade. I found 5 balls in my stash but it should only take 2 to complete the jacket. I had that yarn set aside for a baby blanket but I forgot which pattern!! Did you ever do that, forgot what you bought yarn for?

One thing I think is interesting is the way you knit the sleeves, leaving all the other stitches on the circular needle, no stitch holders are required! I know they look skinny in the picture but I haven't seamed them up yet. I'm headed out for a 2.5 mile walk and then back to knitting....