Wednesday, November 30, 2011

End of November Update

I am having a hard time believing this is the last day of November.  Yipes!  That means December is tomorrow.  Where does the time go?  We had a quiet, but nice family Thanksgiving.  We took lots of pictures, but this is one of my favorites of Darius.  Some day he will not be too happy about being the object of what all the adults thought was cute/funny, but for now....    Darius says that next year he is wearing sweat pants on Thanksgiving.

I finished another prayer shawl.  This one is knitted with Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in "pizazz pink".  I love this pattern and find it very relaxing to knit.  The color was fun to knit, too.  I will turn this in tomorrow evening at Prayer Shawl Knitting.  This make four for 2011.

I also knitted up 4 pairs of little thumbless mittens for Darius.  The first pair was my trial pair and they were perfect so they went home with him before I remembered to take a picture.  They were light blue.  Then, I made 3 more pairs.  I realized that my gauge was little off so went down a needle size for the red ones and the olive green ones, but they all will fit his little hands this winter.  I used a Spud and Chloe free pattern. 

I'll leave this post with another picture of the world's cutest grandson.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

One FO and Another Baby Afghan

Yesterday I finished a little vest for grandson, Darius.  Searched through my button stash and found some cute dinosaur buttons to finish it off.   The pattern is from Jill Eaton's book, Minnies quick knits for babies and toddlers.  I made the Newborn size and it used less than one skein of Bernat Softee Chunky in color "Fern". 
Before he was born, I knitted a baby afghan in colors to go with Darius' room at his house.   As I was thinking about this, I decided Darius needs an afghan at Grandma's house, too.  I started a simple diagonal baby afghan from a Knitting Made Easy leaflet published by Coats and Clark.  The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but I am using two strands of sport weight.  I am using Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Baby Sport in white and pee wee prints.  Here is a close up of the Pee Wee Print and also a bit of the afghan.