Sunday, November 16, 2008

How lazy am I? Sheesh

I finished this Wednesday and was too lazy to post about it. The yarn is just too floppy for a beret. It is very soft but not amazing for a floppy hat. The pattern was easy as pie. I'll make it probably again but with something with a bit more body. Hey, I used up some of that lilac yarn, so that was the whole point of it anyway.

Now I'm waiting on the green yarn to show up from Knitpicks (Webs was out of stock of what I ordered, boo) and I'll knit a bit on my sweater today. Made peanut butter bomb cookies, hope that people show up to eat them!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Preemie Hat

As I said, the mom is in the hospital trying to stop contractions. I did end up deciding against the booties as this might be a bit more useful for her little girl. I wish I had thought to cast on with the MC to match the sweater, but oh well. It is a really easy and really super fast pattern, I might turn out a bunch of these for donations (in a washable yarn of course). It could use some better blocking, but I was impatient.

And since I don't need an extra post for this one, here is the progress on my sweater:

I have just the body to do, which isn't that bad. However, I started a beret for the mommy out of that pale lilac that the sweater and hat is made out of. I can see myself using the eggplant color, but really I should use the other for a gift, and not everything needs to be for baby!

Ribbed Baby Sweater

This is a great little sweater to make. I do feel bad that I made it in hand wash only yarn, but it is SO soft. This Elann Baby Silk is just so nice to work with. It only took 2 days and it was a really fast knit. I ended up doing the bind off in the MC since I didn't want to open up a new ball just to bind of. All in all, 3 balls of this yummy yarn. I hope she likes it! I kept the bunny buttons for myself ;)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Why was I panicking again?

Er, I cast on Wednesday night for the sweater and bound off Friday night. Yup. Why do I forget that baby items are really tiny? Unfortunately the mom has been in the hospital with premature labour. Ack. Poor woman. She's not due until January 1st so they are keeping her drugged up for as long as they can.

Today I had to venture out for a button. I got a few options and I'll sew one on when it is dry. I have a feeling it is going to take awhile to dry.

As for the booties, I don't know anymore. I'm considering a hat instead. I guess you'll find out when I'm finished because I can't seem to blog processes anymore ;)

I had to buy yarn for the Irish babies, and damn that was hard. Since I was out I stopped in the LYS and held my breath and even had help. Couldn't find something just right. A few HOURS of shopping online I finally got some Rowan 4ply Cotton that should work. Well, I hope so!

Pics as soon as the sweater dries. It is Alpaca and cold downstairs. Could take awhile.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Babies wait for no knitter

So I got an email this morning that at work we are having a baby shower for the baby who I have decided on purple for. On the 21st! ACK! I finally started knitting again on my sweater and I'm on the body home stretch. I planned to be done by Sunday. Not so much anymore.

I have to put it down and cast on for the little one! Kinda sucks but hey, babies have their own timeline. The lady who sits beside me cr*chets and made a blanket and little mary janes! I was planning mary janes too. I think I'll start the sweater and see if I can finish that. Then add the booties if I can get to them. Time to bust this stuff out.

Patterns I'm using:
Ribbed Baby Jacket
Baby Mary Jane

Casting on tonight? Damn, I hope I can get through all of this. We find out the twins sex either today or tomorrow. Personally, I hope they are girls, that way I can bust out a quick and easy girly set of sweaters ;)