Wednesday, June 30, 2004

I'm trying to finish up a pair of blossom hats for my cousin, she just had a baby and has an almost 2 year old, so I thought matching hats would be a cute gift. They're quick to knit up, thank goodness. I have one mostly done (needs the embellishment and weaving in) and the second is about 1/3 done. If I don't get it done before we leave on the trip I can knit while mom drives us up there, it is a day and a half of driving so I should be able to finish.

No entries for a couple weeks but hopefully photos to show when I return!

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Knitting away on baby stuff still. I'm working on some blossom hats for a cousin I'm visiting next week. I'm also planning my travelling knitting. There will be a good amount of driving on this trip (by my mom, I'll be free to knit) and while visiting lots of people will want to hold Teagan so I will have free hands. I'm thinking of bringing a blossom hat to work on for Teagan and a pair of socks. Socks are great travelling projects: lots to knit on them, easy, mindless knitting for the most part, and very portable.

Monday, June 14, 2004

I found an online version of the Ann Norling style fruit caps, and gave it a try yesterday. This was my first attempt at fair isle, to do the leaves, and I found it hard to keep the tension right. I also made the hat too deep (it's rolled up extra to fit Teagan in the photo) and I didn't add the seeds yet.

Here is a photo of the inside, to show the stranding:

I actually prefer the apple hat I made before. It comes out neater at the top and is easier to make, so I might stick with them for now.

Monday, June 07, 2004

I've managed to misplace my Debbie Bliss Baby Knits book, and I was hoping to look in it for a sweater pattern. I want to do a baby cardigan with a collar, I just finished a raglan one with no collar, this time I want something different. Only problem is all the Debbie Bliss patterns seem to call for thin DK yarn, and I tend to have worsted weight to work with. Ah well, if I can't find the book it doesn't matter, does it?

I finished this apple hat the other day:

I'm pretty happy with it, I think I'll try to make a larger one for Teagan. they are fairly quick to make and I think they'd make a nice unisex baby gift.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Knit Out Time!

There is a knit out at Willow's Beach here in Victoria Next weekend, and I'm looking forward to going. Apparently last year saw a turnout of around 100, so it should be neat seeing that many knitters all together.