April 26, 2013
Now that I think about it, I have finished some things in 2013. I made a couple hats for Stash & Burn’s Use it Or Lose It challenge.
Pattern: Top down bonnet by Adrian Bizilia (ravelry)
Yarn: S.R. Kertzer Down to Earth Cotton
Pattern: Quynn by Woolly Wormhead (ravelry) modified to have 8 extra stitches.
Yarn: alpaca, bought @ Shepherd’s Harvest festival
January 7, 2013
I did finish a lot of things in 2012, I just didn’t have time to post about them. So I’ll be doing some wrap-up / catch up posts this week.
I finished this just in time for Isaac to wear for Thanksgiving and birthday celebrations. The first few times I made him wear it he would yell “Ow! Owwie!” One time I gave in and took it off him because he would not settle down. No, he is not allergic to wool. It think it just hurts him to look nice – he cries when I put on his cotton toddler vest that I made him, an acrylic vest his grandma made him, the sailor shirt I made him, and store-bought button down shirts. Tshirts do not cause “owwies” though. Sigh. I’ve made him wear this sweater many times now and he has finally stopped crying about it.
Above, all dressed up to go to the Walker Art Museum. Below, dressed up to see Santa at his day care holiday program. Santa (mom) gave him lacing cards, woohoo!
Pattern: Rune sweater (ravelry), size 2T
Yarn: Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Balance
January 5, 2013
This year will be different. See – I’ve already finished something!
Needles: US4 addi clicks
Pattern: Hitchhiker (ravelry)
The pattern is easy and makes a nice long scarf. The yarn is beautiful and there was a lot of it – over 500 yards I think – so it took a while to finish. Almost two years, actually, which is too long even for a gigantic ball of yarn. I’ve organized my yarn and fabric closet and noticed a lot of other projects that have been languishing for far too long. 2013 will be the year they are finished. I have plans.
September 26, 2012
It’s hat weather again in Minnesota. Isaac is sporting his new fall hat, which is super cute. It fits him well – snug enough to stay on and cover his ears, but not too snug that it bothers him. The yarn is soft and warm enough for fall, but not for winter. I’ll have to knit the kiddo a warmer hat, probably in alpaca or merino, for winter.
He’s already worn the hat a few times, sometimes for stretches of more than an hour. He’s even asked to wear it – a total 180 from this summer when he took his hat off every chance he got.
Pattern: Quynn by Woolly Wormhead (ravelry)
Yarn: Be Sweet Bambino Taffy
Needles: US7 DPN
Size: to fit 20″ noggin
August 13, 2012
For the 2012 Ravellenic games I worked on a well stocked pantry to go with Isaac’s little wooden toy kitchen. And a couple Doctor Who toys, plus a hedgehog. Am I the only one who was surprised that Doctor Who wasn’t in the opening ceremony for the Olympics?
2. Little Lulu
March 21, 2012
Although I didn’t post during the winter, I was busy making stuff. I knit a few winter things for Isaac . Sadly (?) it looks like winter might already be over, so he may not have many more opportunities to wear them.
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Jeans
Modifications: I cast on 44 stitches. Row 1: sl1, k5, pm, k7, pm, k18, pm, k7, pm, k6
Yarn: Malabrigo cotton
I know I made some modifications to the pattern, but I forgot to take notes. I think this will fit him again in the fall. Maybe.
Yarn: S. R. Kertzer Down to Earth Cotton
Again, I made some modifications and I forgot to write them down. This will definitely not fit again in the fall. I might have to make a larger one.
For next winter, I’m planning some hats with earflaps and ties, more vests, and at least one cardigan.
July 10, 2011
Pattern: Dolly by Jess Hutchison (ravelry)
Yarn: Cascade 220
June 8, 2011
I found a pattern for a hooded jacket for Isaac, and I bought yarn to make it last fall. I should’ve bought one more ball of yarn… I did not have enough to finish the hood. So Isaac got a pea coat instead of a hooded jacket. I also should’ve started the jacket sooner… I finished it in late May and the little guy wore it once. I’m packing it away for the fall, hopefully it will still fit in September.
Pattern: Lino’s coat (ravelry)
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Bulky
May 31, 2011
I think we can safely put away our winter hats in Minneapolis. Finally.
There’s one hat that I made for Isaac that’s getting packed away in the attic. It fit him perfectly this winter, but I’m sure it will be much too small next winter:
Pattern: Penguin Pal Hat (ravelry)
Yarn: Single ply wool
There are a couple other hats I made that will (hopefully) fit this fall.
Pattern: helix hat, from Peggy Lexau’s colorwork class at the Yarnery
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK
Pattern: Heirloom hat from the Purl Bee
Yarn: sock yarn mill ends
May 1, 2011
I finished making Isaac a little vest, it probably won’t fit him until summer or fall. My grandma made me a pink vest with the same owl pattern near the hem, only those owls had googly eyes.
Pattern: Owl Baby Vest (ravelry)
Yarn: S. R. Kertzer Down to Earth Cotton
Needles: US3 and US4 circs
I recently mailed off this box pouch for a friend’s birthday. It’s made from a really nice cotton (with owls!) imported from Japan and linen. It has a layer of cotton quilt batting plus some iron-on interfacing to help it keep its shape. Sewing the corners was tricky with quilt batting because it would stretch and shift a little, next time I think I will use an iron-on fleece interfacing instead of quilt batting.
Pattern: Fully lined box pouch