Crafty talk and yarn pr0n January 22, 2008Posted by jeninmaine in bebeh-to-be, kidlet, knitting.
Tags: araucania, awesomeness, baby, bebeh-to-be, Brittany, gift, kidlet, ranco, Ravelry, socks that rock, wool, xmas, yarn
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I have been slowly picking away at the Hobbit hole that is my craft room the past couple of days – I see this as nesting, essentially. It also means I’ve been slowly unearthing all sorts of things I forgot I owned, which is great as I was so sure I would need to go out and buy them.
Like small dpns, for instance. I mean, I’d still love two sets of every 5″ Brittany dpn sizes 1-6, but I was able to find alternatives that will tide me over until such a happy day will come to pass. A few years back I bought a bunch of lots of knitting needles from eBay and had them all squirreled away upstairs so I was pleasantly surprised to find 7″ dpns in 0, 1, and 4 that I didn’t know I had. I also discovered two different packages for 5″ size 3 Brittanys with just one needle in them. I don’t know what happened to the other eight. Oh well, I’ll just tuck them away in case I break one.
I also found a full set of Brittany cable needles! I keep losing the darned things so being able to compile the stragglers into a full set was very satisfying.
I did a swap on Ravelry recently and my swapee DalaiMama sent me the most coolest package, she is made of awesome:
– Cheeky Monkey card
– big pink lips bath gel
– Hello Kitty “biscuits with chocolate creme” (already consumed)
– funny pin reading “I childproofed my house but they still get in”
– Orange gummy candy (she hit that one on the head, I LOVE THESE THINGS)
– cake tissues
– crazy cymbal-crashing chicken candy tube (my son has already laid claim to the toy once I eat the candy)
– Socks That Rock! I’ve never had a skein of Socks That Rock! It just so happens that DalaiMama hates earthy colors and I love them so this worked out quite, quite well.
Yarn: Socks That Rock by Blue Moon Fiber Arts
– at the bottom edge you can see where my baby belly wanted to get in the picture too.
I haven’t sent my package out to her yet (hangs head) but I am nearly ready to do it! For some perspective on just how absent-minded I am, here’s a photo from Monday 1/21 of kidlet helping me send out xmas cards.
Um, yeah. Better late than never?
Tonight I went to the craft store to get some boring stuff like buttons and rattail cord. Yawn. I was using a gift certificate I got from xmas, however, so I decided to actually buy a skein of yarn at full price just because I liked it. I know! I literally almost NEVER buy anything full price, I always wait for sales or only delve into clearance/oddball yarn.
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Multy, Color 310, (sock weight, 376 yards, 75% wool, 25% polyamide)
I am not at all sure what to do with it, but then again I have a huge yarn stash that can attest to my tendency to get glassy-eyed when I see bright colors.
Oh yeah, and I finished a hat using two strands and size 8 needles to go with those booties but I’m not sure I like it so I’m going to knit another one using one strand and smaller needles, but a larger size in the hopes it’ll fit better. One hat will end up going to my coworker, the other I’ll keep for the bebeh-to-be. Photos soon.
In knitting news January 21, 2008Posted by jeninmaine in bebeh-to-be, knitting.
Tags: baby, bebeh-to-be, bootees, booties, gift, koigu, kpppm, pixie hat, saartje, wool, yarn
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In knitting news, I finished the main part of that Pixie Hat and have only the strap to finish and attach. It doesn’t look all that exciting, I think it’ll be cuter on an actual baby. Anyway, here it is all seamed up:
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM Color 204
Pattern: Crystal Palace Yarns Pixie Hat
The only other thing I’ve managed to complete is a pair of baby booties for my coworker’s baby – she was born in November so I made these in what I think is a 6-month size so hopefully they’ll fit.
Yarn: Hand-dyed sock yarn from now-defunct Etsy seller :(
Pattern: Saartje’s Bootees (pdf)