Monday, December 14, 2015

More Knitting!

Knit, knit, knit, rip, rip, rip....if I just did each project once, I'd be much more prolific.  Oh well, it's the process, right?

So here's the scoop since last month.  I made a pair of baby socks in Seahawks colors for Baby B, who now has been officially revealed as a boy.  Apparently he will be a big boy, though, so I think bigger socks will be on the needles soon.  There are other things I want to make for him (and something I've finished) but I won't post them here until they're done and delivered. Don't want to spoil any surprise (not that his parents read my blog, but you never know.)

I'm making another baby present for a mom-to-be I know here in the desert.  I found some Cascade 128 Superwash  in pinks (she's having a girl) and am making a basketweave pattern for a blanket.  The yarn shop only had four skeins, so I need to hurry and figure out whether I have enough or if I'll need another skein.  This has to be done by the shower date of Jan. 2.  It's quite a bit farther than the photo shows.

I just finished a cowl today that I've been working on and off for awhile.  It's cashmere and so light and soft.  The pattern was very interesting to make and might be a fun one to do again in another yarn.  It's called Foolproof. The colors are a bit darker than they look here.  Darn sunny day in December!

In my last post I mentioned the mystery shawl I was knitting.  Well, after waiting for some yarn to rescue me when I ran out during clue 1, I finished it.  I knit shawls but usually don't wear them....this one sits very nicely on the shoulders and I just might get some use out of it.  It's a Westknits design but not quite as crazy as some of his.  I kind of like it!

I didn't show you the last sweater I finished.  It's called Reine and is a really nice design.  I didn't put the buttons on since I liked it open just fine.  Here's a photo of me wearing it with the Princess at Thanksgiving.  I made it out of a really nice sport weight yarn from The Plucky Knitter.

That's it for now.  I really want to do some spinning but just haven't had the time.  When I get caught up on the baby things, that's the first thing I'll do.  I bought some cool new bobbins for one of my wheels from Akerworks.  He makes them on a 3D printer and the colors are so much fun.  I haven't even had a chance to try them out but they're supposed to be awesome.

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