Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Here is the pattern from Designs by Jeannine
#41 her Leaf Pattern Sweater Set, oh what fun to knit! And the pattern is written for preemie, newborn or 3-6 months. Preemie requires fingering or baby yarn, newborn- sport weight , 3-6 months is worsted weight.
Which is what I made using Red Heart TLC Lustre from the stash, the shade is true in the first 2 top photos, a nice bright lavendar shade. To me it looks like the color of lilacs!
Top down with all garter stitch except for lacey leaf. And there is an option to make the bonnet (which I made with crochet ties) or a skull cap. I will have to see if I have a bootie pattern that would compliment the set.
I am working on some petal dishcloths in between, I'll get a picture of those and post soon.
Time to put the sneakers on and go for a walk!
Monday, April 23, 2007
This is a new pattern from Cabin Fever 615 Homecoming Layette
Only took a few days to knit and I really enjoyed the knitting!
Yarn is Patons Astra in a pretty peach using size 5 needles, the construction is top-down- knitting the sleeves before you finish the patterned body section. Of course I had to do-it-my-way and use straight needles for the sleeves, no double pointed for me! The hat comes with the pattern but it's not very visable either on their website or on the actual pattern. I was surprised the lacey pattern wasn't used on the hat but the garter stitch rolled up brim compliments the sweater, don't cha think?
I have another sweater and hat almost done, this one is from Designs by Jeannine. I hope to post a pic tomorrow.
My finger is healing nicely and I'm staying away from sharp objects!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
click on the photos for a close up view
Thursday, April 12, 2007
And I managed to knit even more bunnies last week. they just seemed to multiply daily!
I came up with the idea to make a chocolate knitted bunny, see below.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
This is the right angles dishcloth found here http://www.geocities.com/blossomknitwear/rightanglesdishcloth.html
I used the new Sugar n Cream Twist in Rose Twist
I think mine came out sloppy, I will have to try this one again.
AND I got this in the mail today!
Nashua Handknits Bloom spring summer 2007, new book, beautiful designs!
I ordered the book from yarnandfiber.com, only $13.50 and free shipping! arrived in 3 days, awesome service! You know us knitters we are impatient when we are waiting for yarn or patterns! Ha!
14 patterns for newborns and small babies , they range from 0-3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months . There are yoke down designs and some are bottom up and of course front, back, sleeves versions too.
They are all just darling, can't wait to start one!