Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Day Another...

Here are the finished baby booties.

I finally finished the Creativity Basket. I used scrap yarn, and it is filled with more scrap yarn, so its not really holding its shape. I might add some plastic canvas as lining, but probably not.

I also finished a Boy Beanie for my brother. I used Lionbrand Wool-ease Thick & Quick and a size K hook.

I also finished the Ribbed-for-Her-Pleasure scarf. I used one skein of TLC Essentials. The whole skein, so no left over scraps. I have another skein of the same yarn that I might use to make a hat. When I get to the part for knitting in the round.

And here is what I have done so far on the Li'l Monkey Blanket. I have to do 4 more squares.

On a sadder note, I had another death in the family this weekend, so I will be away again for a week or so. Two deaths in one month...

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Okay, here is the progression on my 2x2 rib scarf. You can't really tell from the picture, but it is a little more than 4 inches long now. I am going to the beach next week for 6 days, so I am going to list the projects that I plan on taking. This scarf is one of them, though I don't plan on finishing it there. I get bored, so I have to have other projects going on.
This is the baby booties I was talking about in my last post. The pattern is by Candi Jensen and is in the August/September 06 issue of Crochet Today. I'm not done with that bootie yet, I still have to do the instep and the tongue. It seems kind of big, but the pattern says it is for 3-6 months. I didn't notice that until after I started, but I am going to finish them anyway. I am using Baby Bee Lambkins Baby Boucle' in Baby Blue. I got it from Hobby Lobby, I've only ever seen it there.
I also bought yarn to do this cardigan from the same issue of Crochet Today. You might notice that I am doing lots of patterns from this magazine. I have a lot of patterns and in order to make any of them, I have to narrow my focus, so I am working the patterns from this magazine that I like. It will be my first actual garment. I bought Red Heart Soft Yarn, as featured in the pattern, because like I said it will be my first garment, and the yarn was relatively inexpensive, so if I mess up, it won't cost me much. The color is Chocolate. I'm not putting the ribbon around the edges. I've been crocheting for a little over a year now, but I've made lots of stuff and am pretty confident that I can do this. Wish me luck. Also for my pregnant friend, I am going to make the Li'l Monkey baby blanket and hat from Stitch 'N Bitch: the Happy Hooker, but not in the colors featured in the book. I decided to use baby blue instead of red, the off white is the same yarn in the pattern, and I couldn't find the Bernat Softee Chunky Twists in the recommended yarn, so I went one lighter. I think it will be cute.

And last but not least I am bringing 4 different color yarns to make some boy beanies from the Happy Hooker. My boyfriend's 3 brothers want one, my brother wants one, and I want one. I probably won't be able to post again until I get back, but hopefully I will have lots of FO's to post. Have a good week.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I haven't posted in a while because there was a death in the family and I was sad. So, I've been trying to knit now. I did this swatch in 2x2 rib.

Since I finished the swatch, I have actually started the Ribbed-for-her-pleasure scarf from Stitch-N-Bitch Nation. I also started a pair of baby booties for my friend who is having a baby. I'll post a picture when I finish. Okay, another photo of my dog.