Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Finisher...

I have some finished objects to show! I'm not as quick as some, but I don't think I'm doing half badly, either. The baby sweater and blanket for my dear friend that I'm meeting for lunch today. This will likely be her only child, so enough fussing cannot be done. The sweater was a free pattern that I got from knittingonthenet. I actually had the proper yarn in my stash, which was Bernat Softee Baby yarn, sportweight. It has a wonderful softness.

The baby blanket is made from 1930's reproduction fabrics, a simple one-patch pattern, pink with a little purple thrown in here and there, since her favorite color is purple. My friend Arleta has been knitting her a baby blanket in a cute spiral pattern of purple and white. Go see it. It's great. The back of my blanket is made of 100% cotton flannel, very soft, and I machine-quilted the whole thing to make it extra durable. The machine quilting is a very simple back and forth wave, which I think lends itself very nicely to the simple one-patch pattern.
















The scarf I knitted from the pattern from the IrishHikingScarfKnitalong. It's made of Plymouth Encore Yarn, 2 skeins. I went up a needle size to make it wider, because the cable pattern really pulled it in. Now it's really warm! My brother loves it, which is fortunate, since I had him in mind when I started it. Another Christmas gift off the list! I'm making another one in blue, but I need more yarn. This pattern definitely takes two skeins, and I always assume a scarf will only take one. I'm learning. A scarf is not a hat, Carrie, a scarf is not a hat....















Well, that's all I have for now! More things coming, I'm sure... but today I'm off to start the consumerism. Actually, I'm being very good this year, and am not going to crazy. Really, I'm not... I think I'll freeze my credit card in a block of ice after I am "done" buying, so I have to behave. That last-minute Christmas frenzy always pulls me in. Not. This. Year.

4 comments:

AR said...

Man, I'd better get busy knitting!

Great work on all of it!

Kat said...

I love love love the quilt. I've always wanted to learn how to do that. And the baby sweater is too cute!

Don't be too scared of knuckle-cracking! I think I could have done something different to it, as I woke up with the broken finger (I sleepwalk sometimes, for instance). I actually often accidentally hurt myself and have no explanation for it. In high school, I twisted and displaced my tailbone (we're talking upwards of six months of intense pain), and I still have no idea what I could have done to do that!

Anyway, thank you for the well-wishes. I'm totally adding you to my bloglines. Love your blog!

Kat with a K said...

They all look great! I love the stripes on the scarf.

g-girl said...

Hmm...I thought I had already commented here! I love the quilt! It is gorgeous and your friend just might shed a few tears when she gets it. :) The sweater is really cute too! I think I'm about to start a pattern similar to that. :) I was eyeballing the bernat softee yesterday too but went with something else. :)