Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Spotty Blog

Not really knitting -- Had a crisis of faith regarding the colour for Baby J's sweater . . .

Then got sucked into my spinning wheel. (I'd've written, but it's just that boring.)

And now I am traveling again -- anyone know a proper yarn shop in Sydney?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Squares Six Through Nine

Square Six -- Twisted and Crossed Ribbing:

Seven -- Garter and Rib Pattern:

Eight -- Rose Fabric:

The pattern is a little hard to see, so here's a closer view:

Nine -- Horizontal Chain:

I don't think I like mosaic knitting . . .


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Birthdays Coming Soon

I think I told you, but maybe I didn't, that a lot of the knitting from last summer went to one Baby J, who was newly minted in early October of last year.

Which means that the one-year babiversary is coming quick, and J's parents have decided to have a celebration. Which means gifts.

Long ago I started a patchworky blanket of cotton garter squares (Rowan handknit cotton dk -- someone was getting rid of their collection on eBay some two years ago) for J.

It is finally done, but I'm ambivalent.

A quarter of the time I think it is really cute. And the rest of the time it seems just *awful.* Too much orange, not enough blue, shouldn't have made multicolor blocks, shouldn't have sewn it up with whipstitch, shouldn't have seamed with contrasting colours, &tc.

But here it is:

Because of the ambivalence, I've started something else for J:

A Dale of Norway cardigan from the No. 8101 reissue "Favorite Baby Designs." (Also including Rutelilje, as seen on the Yarn Harlot!) There are at least three designs I'm itching to make in this booklet. (No, I haven't finished the hoodie yet. I was concentrating on that (one sleeve half done!) before I realized J's day was coming up and the hoodie would be *way* too small in the 9 month size I am making.)

With any luck, it will be done in plenty of time. (Then, need to see about something for Mum -- her day is also rapidly approaching.)

Ever notice how lovely the sunset can be when viewed through fair-isle coloured glasses?


Monday, September 17, 2007

Some Catching Up

That "Rosebud" baby hat (from the "itty-bitty hats" book) I started back in January. Never again! Too many ends to deal with!

And a "jacket with seed stitch bands" from Debbie Bliss's "baby knits for beginners":

Perfect buttons!

More later . . .

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Square Five

Diagonal Ribbing:


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Square Four

Lattice with Seed Stitch:


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Square Three