Sunday, April 26, 2009

Will I get noticed?

if I wear this sweater? Do you think its so bright that it will attract unwanted attention? Its that handspun/koolaid dyed stuff that I did during the tour de year?!! what?? Where is the time going?

Anyways the pattern is 'Leisl' by Ysolda Teague, and I really like how easy it is and how easy it is to modify to suit your shape and desires.

I also finished the handspun mittens - now that the weather has warmed up and mittens aren't really needed anymore.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Munchkin Sweater

This sweater is for Max - my little munchkin. I'll try to get a photo him wearing it too. I suspect it will be big on him, cuz he is only a little bitty thing. This is knit out of Berrocco Peruvia in a deep rich chocolate colour. Its my first time using it and I do like it. Good thing too, because I have enough for two more adult sized sweaters. The pattern is from 'Last Minute Knitted Gifts'. I've knit more things from this pattern book than any other book that I have in my ever growing knitting library.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

More Slippers

I crocheted these adorable slippers for Morgan for Easter. They are from the same design as last pair, and they are from the same yarn as my symmetric cardi - Valley Yarns Northampton. I think this will be my go to worsted weight yarn. The colours are great and the price is right.

I just cannot get over how cute they are. Seriously. Gorgeous!

In spinning news, I've spun up some corriedale that I've had in my stash for a while. Its from Etsy seller RoaringBravado and its called Frozen treats. Its funny because pastels are totally not my colours but I really like this, and I had to cast on right away.

I ended up with about 180 yards of DK weight yarn and I immediately thought that they had to become mittens. I'm not really going by a pattern or anything. I'm just basing it on a pair of mittens that Amy was given for Christmas a couple of years ago.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

But Wait!

I forgot to show off my new sweater. I finished this at the end of March. I've worn it already to rave reviews. Well, some people liked it. I like it. Its a great transitional piece that is good for this time of year.

Too Friggin' Cute

That's what these booties are. And fast too. Wow, I finished one in one dinner hour whilst watching Days of Our Lives. Yeah, I watch the soaps, so sue me. I call it mind candy.

I'm already crocheting a second pair for Morgan. Of course these will be much bigger because, hello! That boy is growing like a weed. Need proof? Here he is. Trying to grab Grampa Mclean's beer.

The pattern is from I highly recommend this pattern. You can use just about any worsted weight yarn from your stash. I messed up my soles initially because I wasn't reading the pattern correctly. My fault, not the designer's.

Its been a while since I've crocheted anything. It feels good to be doing it again. I think I'll put down the knitting needles for a bit.