Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's Been Awhile

i know i haven't posted in quite awhile - not sure how many readers i have, but i am sorry!  the good news is i haven't had time to post because i have been finishing up a ton of projects.

the most exciting one is the "mystery surprise baby project."  it is all done and !ta da! here it is - the very first quilt i have ever made!  it is for my sister's new baby, born yesterday afternoon.  she is so adorable and i am so happy i was able to be there to be one of the first to greet her!  i hope she loves it and uses it her whole life - now i just have to make one for her sister and e!
quilt 7
quilt 8
quilt 5
the pattern is from a kaffe fasset book and the fabrics are either from brooklyn general or  i do have more information on it that i am too lazy to look up right now - so please let me know if you are interested.  there are a lot more pictures so as soon as i find the time to figure out how to make a flickr photoset - i will.

i also had the chance to finish up b's adult tomten - i know the pictures aren't of a finished object but i just bought the buttons yesterday and haven't had a chance to sew them on and take any pictures because i was at the hospital all day!  
adult tomten 1
i absolutely hated working with the yarn - rowan scottish tweed aran - a lot of breaking... but i think it looks great and b loves it.  all the info is on ravelry and i will post some pictures as soon as i get the chance. 

a few weeks ago, h got bit by a dog - not that bad but required stitches and was a pretty sad day.  during all the running around to different doctors - pediatricians and plastic surgeons - we lost his favorite alligator scarf so i whipped up this dragon scarf for him in 2 days.  he was very sad so i needed to get it done right away!
dragon scarf

in other knitting news - it is my mother's 60th birthday this june and since she is the one who taught me to knit i wanted to make her something really special.  i decided on making ez's pi are square shawl.  my mother is always cold and i thought she could use a shawl that actually stays on.  i ordered some 100% cashmere lace weight from colourmart - and i cannot say enough good things about the yarn or the customer service!! truly excellent!
i am a little further along than the picture shows and will take some more pictures when i finish this section.  i am using 4 different lace patterns and have decided to carry them over to the front sections instead of leaving those in garter stitch.  i think it will come out very pretty and i hope she really loves it.

i know this is a pretty long post so i will leave you with these pictures of e in a new shirt i made for her last night.  the pattern is from a japanese pattern book that i can't tell you the name of because it is all in japanese! the fabric is from brooklyn general.
back of little shirt


Mary McK- said...

congratulations on becoming an Aunt two times over!

The quilt turned out beautifully!

Melly Testa said...

Great job on the quilt Lauren. Your project deadlines are quite impressive.