Thursday, February 28, 2008


Hats are lots of fun to knit. Seamless and quick. The first will end up being a gift to a one-year old sometime in the future (it fits Carolina, but too boyish for my little girl). I originally knit it for my nephew Danny, just turned 2, but I thought it was a little small with not enough room to grow. (I used pattern "Kim's Hats" from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and yarn Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted)

So here's the next hat, a size bigger. Too small for Tim (nearly 3), but fits Danny just fine. This is my first attempt at fair isle. Really pretty fun and not hard. (I used pattern Madison's Hats, but with a ribbed brim rather than rolled. I think the rolled brim looks kind of girly; made with the same yarn as above). There is one more hat on the needles, it will be the same fair isle (I think), but a little bigger for Timmy.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Teddy bear

It's been too long since the last post...I've been in kind of a funk the last little while. Not exactly a creative funk because the ideas are still swimming around my head, but the follow-through just isn't there. Anyway, here is a loveable bear that I made after I made the booties with the same yarn. I can't even tell you for sure what pattern I used and the yarn is Norwegian. I know that he was not knitted flat. That would require way too much "finishing" for me and I really like my items to be more complete when I'm done my knitting. I'm happiest with no seams at all. So he was knit on double pointed needles (not sure why he is a "he" when he's purple with a fuschia sweater). The sweater was knit with manos del uruguay yarn and the pattern came from my head. It was also knit completely in the round, from the neck down, I believe. More knitting to come...I've been on a hat kick and have my first fair isle project to show for it.
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