January 12, 2008

Baby Hat and Baby Picture Too

First a new pic of J, in which he happens to be wearing his new longies. Now I need to make him some shirts that actually fit! The 0-3 mo. ones are a bit short, and a little snug around the waist. He's definitely longer than either of his siblings were at his age.

Good friends of our from church had a baby girl on Christmas day. I made this hat yesterday to give to them. I used two repeats of horseshoe lace to give a nice scallop to the edge. I used Wendy Velvet Touch, about 60-70 yds (only half the ball). I love this yarn for baby things! It is nylon, so totally washable, and it is a ladder-like chenille, so super soft, but no worming!

No More Him-Drum Mitten Swap 2 Questionaire

How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I taught myself to knit in college, so 11 years.

Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Advanced

What are your favorite colors? Any you dislike? I'm partial to jewel tones (purples, blues, greens) black, grey. I don't really care much for orange, yellow, or bubble gum pink.

Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns? I like Latvian mittens, but don't have any favorites.

Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child? Me! No one else knits fir me, and the kids have some plain ones (they grow too fast for stranded ones!)

What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger? 7"

What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point? 7 1/2"

What other things do you enjoy knitting? Anything! Lately I've been knitting stranded sweaters, baby things, hats, socks, and lace.

What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum) I prefer metal, either circs or dpns.

What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make? Something with my handspun. And the EZ Baby Surprise.

What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? Socks that Rock or Kidsilk Haze.

What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook? All of the above!

Besides yarn, do you collect anything? Matryoshka or anything Russian.

What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to? I love chocolate, but don't have much that I dislike!

Do you have any kids? Pets? No pets, 3 kids: DD - 3.5, DS1 - 1.5, DS2 - 1 month.

What is your favorite part of Winter? Snow, since we don't see enough of it!

What is your least favorite part of Winter? People who can't drive in the snow since we don't see enough of it!

January 07, 2008

A few FOs

I knit this pair of mittens for B during our travels for Christmas. B picked out the colors, Araucania Nature Wool. I used the Grand Plan Mitten Pattern from Interweave Knits Fall 2000. I also made a cabled pair in cream for my sister, but forgot to take a picture before we left!Here are a pair of longies for J. The cream is leftover Paton's Classic Wool, and the multi is leftover Lion Wool. He's growing like a weed, so I need to work on some more!