Sunday, December 28, 2008

In Over My Head?

i think it is very possible that i am in over my head with this new project.  it's going to be a present so i can't go into details, just incase certain people read this blog.  i hope i can get some help on tuesday when heather gets back in town!  this is definitely going to be taking up a lot of my knitting/sewing time in the months to come...
sewing the quilt

Monday, December 22, 2008

Single Sock Syndrome

i finished one of my "long go with the flow socks" (for myself!) but now i think i am suffering from single sock syndrome.  
long go with the flow

i am looking for anything i can possibly do besides start the second one! 
i made a hurricane hat for a friend:
hurricane hat

not bad for a sunday morning watching political tv in bed recovering from a little bout of mastitis
and a scarf for a homesick friend in germany (i hope to get a better picture of him wearing it...)
matt's iro scarf

i even started fixing up one of the huge sweaters i made last year that never fit quite right, so you know i have to be desperate!
but i think i would really love wearing them - so i think i will cast on for the second one tonight!

i really want this blog to be just about knitting and sewing - but just look at what e did for the first time today!  we are too excited over at the little blue house!
ellie walking

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Presents = All Done!

all of the presents are finally done!
the last hold out was my mom's needle holder:
needle case closed
and open:
needle case for mom
the fabrics are all from brooklyn general.  i was able to make it last sunday when b took h to soccer and e actually took a nap!

i also managed to make a february "girlie" sweater for one of my favorite 3 year olds!  i think she looks very adorable!  the yarn is mirasol's miski and i used size 8 needles.  a specified that she wanted blue buttons, i thought they should be sparkley - they are also from brooklyn general. i modified the stitch count from ez's original and you can get all the details on ravelry.
abby's february
abby's sweater's buttons

since i finished all these projects, i decided it was time to make something for myself.  i should have started the february lady sweater, but i went with a pair of socks.  not that into knitting them so it may take awhile.  they are going to be extra long go with the flow socks from interweave.  i'm doing a contrast ribbing, heel and toe.  the yarn is some really yummy fibre company canopy fingering weight.  actually, talking about them makes me like them more - i guess i should be knitting and not typing!  sorry about the picture, it is sleeting outside - so an indoor flash picture will have to do.
go with the flow
here is a picture of e in her thanksgiving apple dress - i don't think she could be any cuter :)
apple dress

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Study In Koolhaas

these are my third, fourth and fifth koolhaas hat.  i love this hat and it knits up so quickly, making a great holiday present, but i think i am done with this pattern for a little.  finished b's 10 minutes before he had to take h to soccer this morning. which was great since it is freezing here and he had no hats!!!!
i used malabrigo worsted for all of them.  you can get all of the information on ravelry.

koolhaas study
koolhaas 3,4,5

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Holiday Socks

it is december 4th and i am very pleased to announce that i am almost done with all my holiday presents!  this could mean that there are no 2am frantically knitting nights ahead of me.  i am just too excited for words!  here are some of my recent finished objects:

fruit loops
daisy's fruit loops - i really hope she loves them.
yarn - noro kureyon sock, needles - size 2.  the pattern is the fruit loop socks from knitty's summer 2008 issue. any more info can be found here.

gayla's socks
gayla's socks
yarn - claudia's handpainted fingering weight. - i am loving this yarn, now to get brooklyn general to start carrying it so i don't need to go to long island to get it.  although it is good to have a reason to visit my mom's lys.  needles - size 1.  the pattern is go with the flow from interweave.  any extra details can be found on ravelry.

another koolhaas down, two more to go.

since i foolishly forgot to take a picture of e in her thanksgiving dress, i'll leave you with these pictures of her in her smockette this morning!

smockette front
smockette back