Thursday, July 24, 2008

Heaven is...

When I say "Hey Crystal? I love you!!"

"I love you too mom!"

"Hey Oliver? I love you!"



Monday, May 26, 2008

Rainbow Sophie

A couple of weeks ago we were discussing on Knitty the subject of knitted toys. I ran across Sophie a sweet little girlie bunny. Well I have been wanting to knit Oliver a toy, and the pink bunny wouldn't work. So I decided to make a boyish Sophie.


Pattern: Sophie

Yarn: I used the yarn from my Funky Sock Monkey kit, Fire on the Mountain and Sherbert, both STR heavyweight.

Needles: Because I wanted a bigger bunny than the original pattern called for, I used size 6 needles instead of 2's.

Notes: Like I said I upped the yarn size and the needle size. Other than that I followed the pattern exactly.


I love this bunny. I don't think it turned out too girly, and it is the perfect size I envisioned.


Adored the pattern, extremely easy to follow and I can't wait to make the next patterns in her collection, the elephant and the polar bear!!

Here is the Ravelry Link: Sophie


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tweedy Mr. Greenjeans

Well, she's done. After languishing for 3 months with only a sleeve and a button band to do, I got a push from my knitty friends and finished it. It is a GORGEOUS sweater, with the perfect yarn. I will definitely be using the Kathmandu again, it is so soft and beautiful.

Here is a pic:


What? Oh you noticed that isn't me?? Yeah, that is because the sweater doesn't fit me. Again. Third time is NOT a charm to me apparently. Want proof?

Why I didn't keep it for myself

See that? Too short in the waist. Too big in the boobs.

Now, I know the pattern has issues with being too big in the chest area already. But I also stopped nursing my son, and lost 12 lbs since I started making this sweater. The combo is a sweater that just doesn't fit me. Dammit.

However, look at how good it looks on my mom who is 3 inches shorter then me:


She also has big boobs, which helps. Takes the sting out of it a little bit. Plus her birthday is coming up, and I didn't know what I was going to get her, so I guess that dilemma is solved.

Back of Greenjeans

It really does look so much better on her. That picture of me up there? it was the most flattering I could find. It really isn't a great sweater for me. It would be fab if it had a smaller chest and longer waist. Will there EVER be a sweater that I will make that I can wear? (sob.)

Pattern: Mr. Greenjeans

Yarn: Queensland collection Kathmandu Aran

Needles: KP Harmony DPN's and my Denises

Notes: I got the buttons from Joann's. I lenthened the sleeves by decreasing down to 48 stitches (the sleeves actually fit my arms well) and then knitting 3 inches before starting the cabling. Also added 4 buttons instead of just one. Definitely a fun knit, but I am a slow sweater knitter because I always have so many WIPS at a time.

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Little baby socks and a BSJ!

I have been really bad at blogging lately. I blame Ravelry. It is much easier to just upload all the info, fill out the forms and voila you are done. I have decided to try to blog all my projects too though, just for my own personal satisfation. :)

So I am on a baby sock making kick. I have a friend due in May, so I made her a Baby Surprise Jacket and had enough yarn left over from the December shipment of the Rockin Sock Club to make some little socks to match:

Yarn: STR lightweight in Bella Coola from Dec. RSC shipment
Needles: Jacket, size 5 bryspun, socks size 3 KP harmony circulars

Baby Set

Sara's Baby Sweater

The socks are the Little Sky Socks from "New Pathways for Sock knitters" by Cat Bordhi. Super cute and easy to knit!

Little Sky Socks

Then I also made some Little Coreolis socks for another friend in STR lightweight in the colorway Sherbert:


This is much closer to the true color:

Coreolis socks

(um yeah, I really need to bleach my grout apparently)

I have also made 2 more pairs of baby socks and another pair of Saartje's booties, but haven't uploaded the pictures yet.