Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another UFO is Finished! The Hooded Baby Blanket


I finally got this hooded baby blanket done! A couple of years ago, I had made a hooded baby towel for a friend from church when she was pregnant. It was knitted with a baby cotton.

Well, the "baby" is about 18 mons. old now and the mom told me that her daughter really loves her towel/blanket & that she just loves to to be cuddled it with her head covered. Well, of course, the baby has out-grown the original and the mom had asked me last spring about making a bigger one.

This was an easy project, but I think that it was too easy, because I become bored with it rather quickly. Either that or I have become hopeless addicted & fascinated with knitting socks. Sock knitters....who know what I mean. So, anyway, this blanket was almost done & then, my dog decided to lay on it & put a big snag in it! So.....I had to frog it & put it back in. (Sigh...and people with cats think that they suffer with their knitting.) I knitted & I knitted. This is all garter stitch.....not one of my favorite things to do, I get this from my Mom. (Thanks, mom.) The blanket sat and sat in a basket. I had completely forgotten about it until I had read about Knitting By the Ocean's blog about her all garter stitch sweater. I also would suffer a pang of guilt every time I would see this mom & child in church and think to myself, "you better quit knitting those darn socks & finish that blanket!" But, what do they say?, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

The weather has gotten a bit nippy around here, so I thought that I had better get busy & finish it. Now, I could kick myself, (if my cerebral palsy wouldn't hinder me in doing so. LOL!) it took me 1 evening of knitting to finish! I few rows for the blanket & then the hood!

I used Donna's Diagonal Knit Hooded Towel pattern, but I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn & I knitted the blanket until I had 205 sts, then I started the decreases. Then, I picked up 6 sts on the edge & knitted the hood until I had 75 sts, then I BO. I also used my Denise (pink) set US size 9 needles. It looks huge, so I hope that my friend & her toddler like it.

Shhh....what's that I hear? It's my socks...they're calling me, actually beckoning me, "Come here...knit me..knit me."

Another UFO is Finished! The Hooded Baby Blanket


I finally got this hooded baby blanket done! A couple of years ago, I had made a hooded baby towel for a friend from church when she was pregnant. It was knitted with a baby cotton.

Well, the "baby" is about 18 mons. old now and the mom told me that her daughter really loves her towel/blanket & that she just loves to to be cuddled it with her head covered. Well, of course, the baby has out-grown the original and the mom had asked me last spring about making a bigger one.

This was an easy project, but I think that it was too easy, because I become bored with it rather quickly. Either that or I have become hopeless addicted & fascinated with knitting socks. Sock knitters....who know what I mean. So, anyway, this blanket was almost done & then, my dog decided to lay on it & put a big snag in it! So.....I had to frog it & put it back in. (Sigh...and people with cats think that they suffer with their knitting.) I knitted & I knitted. This is all garter stitch.....not one of my favorite things to do, I get this from my Mom. (Thanks, mom.) The blanket sat and sat in a basket. I had completely forgotten about it until I had read about Knitting By the Ocean's blog about her all garter stitch sweater. I also would suffer a pang of guilt every time I would see this mom & child in church and think to myself, "you better quit knitting those darn socks & finish that blanket!" But, what do they say?, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

The weather has gotten a bit nippy around here, so I thought that I had better get busy & finish it. Now, I could kick myself, (if my cerebral palsy wouldn't hinder me in doing so. LOL!) it took me 1 evening of knitting to finish! I few rows for the blanket & then the hood!

I used Donna's Diagonal Knit Hooded Towel pattern, but I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn & I knitted the blanket until I had 205 sts, then I started the decreases. Then, I picked up 6 sts on the edge & knitted the hood until I had 75 sts, then I BO. I also used my Denise (pink) set US size 9 needles. It looks huge, so I hope that my friend & her toddler like it.

Shhh....what's that I hear? It's my socks...they're calling me, actually beckoning me, "Come here...knit me..knit me."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Take 2-The Pink Bamboo Yarn Sock



Almost as soon as I got done with the Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Socks, (please see previous post.) I CO for another sock. It's call the Herringbone Lace Sock from Ann Budd's book: Getting Started Knitting Socks. Well, the original pattern called for US size 5 DPN & sport weight yarn. I wanted to knit these socks with a fine sock yarn and I had used guidelines in the book for substituting different weights & needles. I decided to use my Knit Picks US 1 & CO 60 sts for the pattern. It's a fun & fairly easy pattern and I was rather pleased at the progress that I was making.

Well, this will teach me to be so self-assured. It's a tad too tight. I don't know why I had waited so long before trying it on. Really....there wasn't an excuse. That's the sweet thing about knitting on 2-Cirs....really easy to try on. Sigh....

So.....I dug out the other skein of the Bamboo yarn & size 3 Knit Picks and started over.......


And...yes, I've tried this on. It's more comfortable.

Happy Knitting!

Take 2-The Pink Bamboo Yarn Sock





Almost as soon as I got done with the Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Socks, (please see previous post.) I CO for another sock. It's call the Herringbone Lace Sock from Ann Budd's book: Getting Started Knitting Socks. Well, the original pattern called for US size 5 DPN & sport weight yarn. I wanted to knit these socks with a fine sock yarn and I had used guidelines in the book for substituting different weights & needles. I decided to use my Knit Picks US 1 & CO 60 sts for the pattern. It's a fun & fairly easy pattern and I was rather pleased at the progress that I was making.

Well, this will teach me to be so self-assured. It's a tad too tight. I don't know why I had waited so long before trying it on. Really....there wasn't an excuse. That's the sweet thing about knitting on 2-Cirs....really easy to try on. Sigh....

So.....I dug out the other skein of the Bamboo yarn & size 3 Knit Picks and started over.......


And...yes, I've tried this on. It's more comfortable.

Happy Knitting!


2 Baby Girl Sweaters Finished