Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Playing Catch-Up--lots of pics

Pattern: Ladybugz longies, size large
Yarn: WOTA, Cherry Blossom and Blue Bonnet
Hook: G
Made for one of my Etsy customers

Pattern: my own sleepy sack pattern
Yarn: WOTA in Iron Ore (left); Lion Brand Fishermen's wool (right)
Hook: G
Made to stock at Hop Scotch

Pattern: Ladybugz longies, size extra large
Yarn: The Shearer's Yarn, dark maroon and sheeps' grey
Hook: H
Made to stock on Etsy

Pattern: Ladybugz longies, size medium
Yarn: The Shearer's Yarn, sheeps' grey
Hook: H
Made to stock on Etsy

Pattern: Rita's Rump Pocket
two layers of matching flannel, stuffer of terry cloth and matching flannel
Made as a shower gift for an online friend

Pattern: Rita's Rump Pocket
two layers of contrasting quilter's flannel
Made to stock at Hop Scotch

Pattern: Fattycakes, size medium
outer flannel, inner Alova suedecloth
side Aplix closure
Made for T's diaper stash

Pattern: my own, size small
Yarn: WOTA, not sure of the name of the purple colorway; cuffs and ribbing are done in Bare
Hook: F
Made as part of my pattern development process

Monday, January 14, 2008

Some Knits for Moi!

Pattern: just a simple mistake rib
Yarn: Purewool 1 Ply, colibri II colorway
Needles: size 8 bamboo straights for scarf, size 7 16" Knitpicks circs for the headband

I looove them. Super soft and comfy to wear.

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Curly Purly Longies

After ages of sitting in my UFO pile, T's nighttime longies are finally finished. This is his final pair of woolies for this winter.

The lighting really stinks today, so the color looks all washed out. The second picture is a little more true to the color IRL.

Pattern: Curly Purly soaker, size large, morphed into longies
Yarn: Peace Fleece, Patience Blue
Needles: 16" circs in sizes 3, 5, 7

I am again just so enamored of the way PF blooms and softens after washing and lanolizing. I love this yarn!

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Chemo Caps

I made some chemo caps for a dear friend who is battling breast cancer. They're all made from worsted weight acrylic, since she says she doesn't like wool.

Knit caps from this pattern. I substituted baby cable rib for regular rib in the brown cap. I love the way it turned out!

Loom knit caps using using the second largest Knifty Knitter loom. These aren't terribly stylish, but they're supposed to be especially comfortable for sleeping in for chemo patients with tender heads. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. It's nice and silky.

Crocheted caps from this pattern.

I hope she likes them!


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

More Crochet Woolies

Somebody stop me! I can't seem to stop crocheting woolies! This pair is for T, and they will round out his daytime longies stash for this winter.

Pattern: Ladybugz Honeysuckle shorties
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino, denim and gray (not sure what gray colorway is called--the ballband was gone)
Hook: F
Gauge: 4spi
Mods: smaller gauge, wider crotch gusset, longies instead of shorties

I need to get making some more longies or my Etsy shop. I just got some great yarn from The Shearer's Yarn to make some longies for sale. Can't wait to dig into it!

Never fear, I have a long knitting to-do list now too, and I'm starting to get back into the swing of things:

1. Chemo caps for my dear friend who is fighting breast cancer
2. A shawl/wrap for said friend
3. DH's stocking cap and gaiter (belated Christmas present)
4. T's 2nd birthday sweater
5. (but they probably shouldn't be last in line . . .) T's nighttime longies, which I already have a good start on

So I hope to have some knitted FOs to share soon!

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