Saturday, January 24, 2004

Finally finished a project that had been tossed aside in disgust months ago. I was using Patons Pixie Yarn in Gelati, which is a lot like Sirdar Snowflake, only cheaper. This yarn knits up into the softest, fluffiest fabric you can imagine, perfect for baby projects, but is a NIGHTMARE to unravel. I found a dropped stitch in one sleeve after casting off, and I SHOULD have just mended it, but I tried to unravel. After hours of pain, I tossed it aside and forgot about it. I pulled it out last night and managed to fix it, plus make a matching hat! I used this pattern:
And here is the finished result:

I think it would make a great gift (once I add the buttons) but after all the work I think I might keep it. I don't think I will want to work with Pixie yarn again, and it's so soft so I might just keep this set.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Here are before and after shots of my fuzzy feet:

They fit my feet very well, though you can see the cuffs didn't felt at all. I used a different wool for the cuffs, and I guess it just doesn't felt up like the other stuff. The green colour is courtesy of koolaid dying before I knit them up. I need to add some puff paint for traction on the bottom, and these will do nicely for me to wear in the hospital.

I also made some broadripple BABY socks with the leftover cascade yarn to match my socks. Now mom and babe can match!

And finally, a pair of baby ballet slippers from a Debbie Bliss book. These don't look practical, but they sure are cute.

Friday, January 16, 2004

I finished knitting up my fuzzy feet, and I will hopefully felt them this weekend. I'm still working on the second pair of broadripple socks, after MANY repeat trys the colour is still pooling funny, so I just ignored it and it's not that bad actually. I wish I hadn't wasted so much time reknitting now! I did see this colourway has only 3 colours while the one I used the first time has 4, that might account for a lot of the colour pooling.

I am not getting as much knitting as I expected done. I'm trying to lie on the couch with my feet up to help with swelling and blood pressure in pregnancy, and it's not the best position for knitting. Still, I'm getting some done - hopefully the socks will be done for mom's birthday on sunday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

I started on a pair of Fuzzy Feet fr myself last night. I died most of the wool green and left a little cream for the cuffs. I got some cute dog slippers for christmas, but they don't fit and I need something to wear in the hospital, so I figured I should make some. It's fun knitting on great big needles for a change, instead of the 3mm for socks!

I'm still working on the broadripple socks for my mom. The colour pooled funny when I started knitting up from the heel though, so I ripped a bit to try again.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

I've actually been knitting quite a bit, but haven't had a chance to snap phots to share. I made a blue baby hat and mitts set, purple sandal baby booties, broadripple baby socks to match the ones I made myself, and started a hooded baby sweater in microspun. Yesterday I bought more cascade fixation, I'm planning to make a pair of Broadripple socks for my mom next.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Broadripple Socks are done! These worked up pretty fast, though I have had a lot of knitting time lately. They are SO comfy, and fit me perfectly. The pattern said they'd come out a women's medium, but I have large feet and they fit me well. I think I was nervous about stretching the yarn as I knit so I did them kind of loosely. Here's a photo of my finished socks:
I have enough yarn left over to make a pair of baby socks, if not two. Matching mom and baby socks - how cute would that be? I might try and make them match the pattern a bit too if I can....

I think I might make a pair for my mom for her birthday, if I can find more veregated fixation yarn. The main yarn shop near me didn't seem to have 2 balls of any of the other veregated shades. I'm hoping to head out to where there are two more shops on monday, maybe one of them carry it.....