Saturday, June 26, 2010

soon to be seen...

Happy Birthday Hannah Banana! Todays the day, tomorrows the party, we'll see what she thinks of her new Fancy Image shrug! Here's some old pics of previous Hannah projects-that is one well-knit-attired little girl!

Also, you can see a picture of baby Hannah wearing the cape and booties at the same time, right here!

Monday, June 21, 2010

sewing projects since yesterday....

Like I said, sewing is so much more instantly gratifying!! Here is the messenger bag I made for a friend of mine using Kyoto fabric from JoAnns and a Koi print batik from Ruby Street Quiltworks shop. The bag is very simple, a notebook sized rectangle (more or less) with some gathered pockets on the interior.
And of course, the Olivia Jr. blanket, for her to wrap up her babydoll, also named Olivia (one year olds don't have to be creative, just cute)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Here's Rhapsody, posing in her newest tanktop. This was probably one of the easiest projects I have ever knit without a pattern, because the feather and fan stitch is now burned into memory and the strap lace was a simple yo, k2tog that alternated every other row. Maybe I will post the pattern, if I can get it off Rhapsody long enough to count stitches...

And then there is the slippers, which just fit perfectly but Corinne suggested that the next pair I make should probably have more of an edge, maybe a couple more rows around the heels before I bind off the back section.

There's the pattern and the yarn that I am using for the Shrug (by the way)!
I am right now binding off for the Oregon Ducks hat, and the Little Girls Shrug is drying (I am still not quite as adept at blocking as I would like to be). Taking a short break from knitting for awhile, to get some sewing projects done. I am slowly but surely mastering my new-ish machine, and just made a mini version of the Olivia blanket for Oly's doll. Maybe fifteen minutes start to finish? Sewing is definitely more gratifying to me in terms of time, but I still prefer knitting for those extra special projects.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Recently, I have been...

attending many work related trainings that provide for ample time to knit! On June 7th, I knit a pair of the house slippers from Knit2Together. On June 8, I worked one half of the Baby Surprise Jacket from Elizabeth Zimmerman. Yesterday, I finished one Cropped Baby Shrug during a morning training as a gift for my niece Hannah, and then went directly to Fancy Image Yarn in Shelton as soon as I got off work and bought another skein of her incomparable DK yarn in the Oregon Ducks colorway. During a meeting this afternoon where my client and I waited around for another case manager I had time to cast on and knit about 15 rounds on a hat using that yarn. All these months I have been lamenting my lack of knitting time while working (I know, boo hoo, some people have jobs where you can never knit) and I get an inundation of time to finish lots of fun new project.
As soon as I can download some pics, I will. (including some more of Rhapsody in her new tank top and me in my cropped cardigan-which now needs to be downsized due to the recent weight loss most apparent in my bosom)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rhapsody's Tanktop

Yeah, so this one is pretty darn cute. take a look at the flickr badge!