Friday, January 27, 2006

Knitting Olympics

It's official - I'm now an Olympian. No, not the athletic kind ... or the ancient god kind. I'm going to be a knitting Olympian. Hurray!

I've signed up to make a baby sweater by Silver Creek . Now, to get my swatch done before the Olympic fire is lit!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Picture of my Jayne Hat

As promised, here's a picture (yes, I'm a big ol' spaz!) of my newly-completed Cunning Jayne Cobb hat.

(You KNOW you want one. Don't ya???)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

NYC hat

When Eric and I were in NYC last June, I stopped by Purl Soho. While we were there, I fell in love with the Manos del Uruguay cotton yarn. I bought 2 skeins of it (pink and green) and planned to make the cute baby hats in the Last-Minute Knitted Gifts book that I have. I gave the pink hat and matching booties as a shower present to my co-worker whose baby was born in October. Today, I received a picture of her little girl modeling the hat I made.

PS: I have been assured that, despite the look in her face, the baby acutally doesn't see wearing the hat as a form of torture. It is more along the lines of something she simply has to endure to humor the rest of us! :)

Friday, January 06, 2006

Suede Basketweave Scarf

My most recent project is a basketweave scarf made with a deep purple colored yarn (Suede by Lion Brand). I'm making it for a friend of ours whose birthday is on Saturday. She doesn't want us to make a big deal about her b-day, but we still want to give her something to open. Because she is officially my Eric's friend (from college) and a fairly new friend to me, I figured the least E could do was pick out the yarn from my stash. I started out making mittens, but the first one just wasn't very nice looking. It looked more like a beginner's project, not the work of someone who has been knitting for 6+ years. SO, I frogged the mitten and decided to make a scarf. I was watching TV while figuring out a pattern and I found myself doing a 4-stitch, 6-row basketweave pattern that looks quite nifty with the yarn's texture and color. Yippee!! I'm hoping to add a little more length to the scarf tonight and will wrap it up in an adorable Chinese Food take-out container gift box thingy.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Happy New Year!

Well, 2006 has been rung in and it is already getting busy. Of course, it isn't so busy that my knitting needles have been stagnant. We spent the long weekend in Kennewick with my siblings-in-law and their families, which meant lots of relaxation.

Completed Projects: I put soles on felted slippers that I made for my brother-in-law. I also replaced the soles on my husband's felted slipper; he had a run-in with a puddle left by our puppy ... OOPS! I finished up my SIL's sweater from It was her b-day present (in August), but I couldn't finish it without her being present so I could make the straps the right length. I also FINALLY put the pompom on my Jayne Cobb hat and I love how it turned out. Now, we need a cold snap so I can wear it without melting!

New Project: I started my DH's next sweater, which is the Ridgeway Lite from Cabin Fever ( ). I'm quite happy with the progress that I've made on it and like how it is turning out.