Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Is this thing on?

Hellooooo? Fellow blog members? Are you not knitting? Or just not posting?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Frosty the Snowman

Originally uploaded by daniknits
The first holiday gift is finished. This little dude is from Jean Greenhowe's Christmas Special. I love him. I also love that I didn't buy a scrap of yarn to make him. He's made of leftover Plymouth Encore and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. Knit on size 2 needles, in the round where possible.

I cannot wrap my mind around why, for the love of all things knitted, this was designed to be knit flat. Every.little.stinking.piece. As is every project in this book. Oh, joy.

Anyway, I believe Frosty will going to live with my husband's grandma. One down, and much more knitting to go.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fuzzy Cardigan and Booties

I made these for my good friend who is expecting baby #3 (a boy) this month. It started with a hat that I began a loooong time ago, knit at a completely incorrect gauge, which will make for a very warm hat...perfect for a Minnesota winter baby! I love the feel of this yarn so I decided I needed to knit a matching sweater, which then led to matching booties and now I'm thinking about a little blanket! Baby stuff is so much fun! I love how fast the little pieces knit up! I've already given her the hat, but I'll be sure to update with a pic of the whole deal, including baby, when he arrives.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Food and Feet

Pez is right. Knitting all this play food is strangely satisfying and very addictive. All the pattern I've done so far have been free, including the strawberry form Pez. This first set, plus a cupcake and some cookies or donuts, are going to be a birthday gift for my friend's daughter. I'm going to load it all into a little picnic basket with a little checkerboard napkin for a tablecloth. If my children are any indication she'll love it.

In between the compulsive fruit knitting, I did manage to finish my Charade socks. I used US size 2 needles and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Vera.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Pezzy you're famous...

Look at your strawberries on Lime & Violet's Daily Chum! Yay for you :)