Monday, April 30, 2007

April UFO Resurrection

No photos today... You wouldn't see much of a difference. Except that I have COMPLETED (!) the back of Fay. I have started the front and have done the bottom lace detail, the waist decreases and am increasing from the waist shaping. I'm enjoying this pattern and Rowan 4-ply Soft is great to knit with. Unfortunatly, I still have more than half of the front and two entire full-length sleeves.

Jarrett is still on the side lines....

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Baby Knits Planning

I'm happy to say that my little sister had her second baby at the beginning of this month. Her first boy and he is such a cutie! So I'm planning some baby knits for my little nephew Owen. I won't be out to see them until August at the earliest so I've got lots of time and he's got some growing to do too. Anything I'll make him will be for a size 12 months anyway so he will have room to grow. I have a feeling he'll fit a 12 month size before his first birthday.

I bought this Debbie Bliss Book when I first learned to knit in 1994. It has a lot of cute patterns and I'm SO glad I hung on to it after all this time.

This is the yarn I'm thinking of using. The Grey should be quite familliar to those who have visited my blog before. It's Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK in "Mouse". I'm quite confident that I'll have lots left over from Jason's cardigan. The other one is the same yarn in "Drizzle". Love it! I bought this yarn for myself and would like to make something fitted similar to Salina. I could totally do another Salina. So I may have enough of this left over to do a little something for Owen.

This is the pattern I've wanted to knit ever since I bought this book. In fact, this is the pattern that I bought the book for. The book really has a lot of neat patterns and covers a larger range of sizes... 1 yr to 10 yrs. You don't find a lot of patterns for 7 to 10 year olds.

So what do you think? Mouse or Drizzle? Liz? How about Mouse?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Old to Me, New to You!

Here's a sock that I made last year. I can't remember when I started it... probably in the summer. I finished it in September I think. This sock does have a mate I just haven't taken a picture of the pair.

The yarn is Lorna's Laces "Mixed Berries" and I love it. Reminds me of the Super Man colours.

They are a bit roomy for my liking but they are very comfortable and warm... I usually put them on after a long day at work after comming off City Transit and walking home. I need to warm my feet up.

Update on Jarrett....
The first sleeve is too baggy. The second sleeve I fear may be too tight but I believe in my heart that it can be blocked out. My verdict is to rip out both and knit them cuff up and flat as the pattern told me to. But they are going to have to wait while I digest this change of mind. Jason is happy that the sleeves will match and that they will both fit so he is giving me my time away from this project without mentioning Jarrett... for a while.