Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Two FO's and More Cuteness

Darius has a new hat.  I used the same pattern for his earlier hats (Very Basic Baby Beanie), but this time added one inch to the length.  This past Friday, I brought the hat to his house and tried it on him.  He was less than excited about his new hat, but it will keep his head warm during these cold winter months.   Here is Darius modeling the hat.   (Seriously, Grandma, we are in the house and I am busy playing in my excersaucer.)
I also finished a scarf for me.  Details in an earlier blog post. 

Enough knitting.  Time to end with a little more cuteness, provided by Darius.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

First Post of 2012 - Knitting Content & Cuteness

As promised, the first post of 2012 has some knitting content.  I have several projects on the needles.  I enjoy knitting for a Prayer Shawl Ministry so I always have a prayer shawl on the needles.  The current one, I'm sorry to say, has not progressed very much.  I do enjoy knitting this pattern, Ribbon-Trimmed Shawl, from THE PRAYER SHAWL COMPANION.  I make them without the ribbons.  If you were to scroll through some of my blog posts in past years, you would see several finished prayer shawls using this pattern.   Also, in this photo, is a scarf I am knitting using two strands of Caron's Simply Soft (Autumn Red) and a size 11 needle.  The pattern is found here:  http://knittingbunny.blogspot.com/2006/02.spring_10.html

I have a hat for Darius on the needles.  I hope to finish the hat this week and get it to him.  He is still wearing the hats I knitted for him when he was born and they fit his head around, but the ribbing cannot be turned up any more.  They still work, but a nice new gray hat is in order.  I am still using the Very Basic Baby Beanie pattern found on this website:  http://www.twistedknitter.com/ 

I am also knitting a scarf for myself with some DK weight hand dyed superwash wool by String Theory of Blue Hill, Maine.  http://www.stringtheoryyarn.com/  The color is "Ruby Slipper".  I bought this yarn a couple of years ago at the Michigan Fiber Fest in Allegan, MI.  The pattern I am using is the cover pattern of the Winter 2011 KNIT SIMPLE magazine.  The pattern is written for a shawl/wrap.  I cast on less stitches to make a scarf.  I love how this is working up and am anxious to have it around my neck.

Yesterday, I spent the day with Darius.  He is such a happy baby and so much fun to be around.  He loves his Jumperoo.