Thursday, January 27, 2005

Finished the pixie hat. Hopefully my sister likes it :) I started a cabled baby hat using the Basic Cable pattern from Stitch n Bitch Nation. I like how it's turning out, and if there is enough wool left I might make mitts to match.

I have found something I REALLY want to make. Problem is it's a crochet pattern. I don't really crochet, and have never made anything from a pattern. I think I might just have to learn. The pattern is HERE and the photo doesn't really do it justice, I saw another photo in baby colours and it was gorgeous. We'll see how I do......

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Working on another of those pointed pixie hats for my neice to wear - my sister liked the one Teagan was wearing and asked how much I'd charge for one. I didn't go into how you really can't charge enough for your knitting to make it worth while, I just said I'd make her one.

I also came accross a GOREGOUS sweater today, that I'd really like to make. Check it out HERE. It's written in one size - smaller than me - and meant for a yarn I don't think I can get locally, so I'm not sure if I'll try it, but it is pretty!

Monday, January 10, 2005

SOOOOO happy to be done with Christmas knitting and all the stress that it brings. I've said it befere, though I REALLY mean it this time, I will not leave it all to the last minute this year!

So I wanted to make my daughter a hat, she doesn't have many hats knit by me, which is a crime considering how much I knit, but I didn't want to make some boring old plain thing. I came accross a pattern for a pointed pixie hat, and I'm pretty pleased with the result:

I got the pattern HERE and it is SO easy - no increases or decreases, just knits and purls.

I also started on WAVY from the current issue of It looks like it won't be too hard, but keeping track of the pattern row will be key. I don't yet own a single knit scarf - another crime in my opinion - so it was time to knit something for ME! I had some pretty medium blue woolease from an abandoned christmas project (my sister's loss will be my gain) and I think it will make an excellent scarf.