Monday, February 15, 2010

Hello again!

I'm still here! There has just been lots of excitement around here these past few months. We hosted Thanksgiving in our new home, followed closely by Christmas, then January flew by, and now we're already in February. The excitement continues though, because Jack and I are getting married! So you may eventually get sick of all the wedding crafts that I post here (or I will be too busy to post much at all).

As usual, there was still lots of knitting. I'm going to try to catch up a little, but the details on these may be scarce since I knit them awhile ago.

First up, a sweater for my cousin's baby girl:

Pattern: Eloise Eyelet Cardigan (a free Lion Brand pattern, Ravelry link)

I think I just used the recommended needles and I used all of one skein of heather raspberry Lion Brand Wool-Ease and finished up the yoke in some cream Wool-Ease. Both were kicking around my stash and this was a great way to use it up. It's a very cute pattern, but sometimes it specifies to keep the first and last few stitches in seed stitch and sometimes it doesn't, so be careful with that--if you have the picture and you're not a complete beginner then you can figure it out but keep an eye out for it.

I believe in my last post I promised you a picture of my Tiny Little Shoes from Ysolda's Whimsical Little Knits. I love this booklet and her second one, Whimsical Little Knits 2. The patterns are wonderful and most only use up a little bit of yarn. This pair is made with some leftover sock yarn, which I love and think is a great way to use it. It would be really cute to make a pair for a new mom and use the leftovers to make these for the baby.

More to come soon, including a video to help you work through the cuff on my sock pattern (which is now available for download here through the Interweave Knits store!).

1 comment:

Katherine Welsh said...

Aww, that sweater is adorable!