Introducing my latest finished object. Emmett, 7 lbs 8 oz, arrived a little over two weeks ago!
I have a couple of finished objects to share with you. I’ll start with the oldest first.
I started this hat, Toorie, in September 2012 and finally finished it in mid October 2012. The only thing I had to do for it to be “finished” was the pom poms. I used a lovely yarn, Viola Silky DK, but I lost the label and can’t remember the colorway.
Next up is Cobb, also knit in Viola Silky DK, colorway North Sea. I loved this pattern. I would knit this again, but I think I would do it in a less drapey yarn and do the less slouchy version.
The New Year has been treating me well so far. Before Christmas the hubby and I did a “maternity” photo shoot. The photos turned out great. Here are a few:
Pregnancy has been treating me well so far. I only have a few minor complaints so I’m considering myself lucky. I will be 28 weeks as of tomorrow and it seems like time is flying.
As for knitting: I cast on a baby blanket for my little guy…the Baby Fred Blanket. I’m using Juniper Moon Farm Yearling in colorway Kiwi for the main blanket and Sky Blue for the edging. I ran out of yarn for the body so I had to put it down while I waited for more yarn to arrive.
While waiting for the Yearling to arrive, I cast on for Esther Socks, a gorgeous pair of socks. And I also cast on for Haruna Bobble Hat. If the weather and light would cooperate, I will be taking photos as soon as I can.
I don’t make regular New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure why I feel like knitting resolutions are better, probably because I’m more likely to achieve them, lol! Here is what I hope to achieve this year:
1. Stash bust. I try this one every year, but the lure of new yarn is always too great!
2. Use my library. I have so many knitting books (I hoard them like I hoard yarn) but I rarely use the patterns. This year I want to use more of these before buying patterns – not to say I won’t buy patterns, but at least use my books and free patterns.
3. Redesign blog. I feel like my blog is a bit stale.
4. Try new techniques. It doesn’t how simple these may be, they will be counted.
I would add blog more often to this list, but that is not likely to happen given the new arrival I’m expecting in April.
I am home today because of the hurricane. Work is closed, the trains have shut down (so even if work was open, getting to work would be an issue) and I am hunkered down. It has been raining non-stop since last night, and the wind is finally kicking in and it’s only supposed to get worse. I am preparing for the power to go out, but hoping it doesn’t. I decided to take this unexpected day off to do some knitting…well so far I haven’t actually done any knitting, but I have blocked two finished objects – Allegheny (finally!) and Circumnavigate. And I’m about to cast on for Springtime Bandit using some NFC Studio Worsted I have in my stash. Now if I have tomorrow off (fingers crossed!) I could make some decent progress on that.
And just so I have a photo in this post – this is me at a close to 4 months along:
So it seems like Fall is here now…the last couple of days it has been cold, cloudy, and rainy. I woke up the other morning to the pitter patter of rain on the roof. I can’t wait to finish my Circumnavigate. I (unrealistically, of course) thought that I could finish it this weekend since I have today off as well, but the rounds are really long…234 stitches, and even though it’s going faster than when I first started, I still have 25 rounds to go!
And I wish that I had more time to knit, but really all I want to do these days is sleep..probably because of this:
I see some baby knits in my future.
So I wrote this post a while back, but for some reason I didn’t bother to actually post it!
During Mad May over on the Madelinetosh forum on Ravelry, I decided to knit this cute little shawlette. I have been coveting this pattern for a while and bought the pattern ages ago! What stopped me what those pesky wrap and turns, which I hate. But I think I’ve got the hang of them, sort of. I did make a mistake with some of them so they do show on the right side of the shawlette, but I’m not too worried about that.
It was a quick knit, about two weeks…I used Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Candlewick colorway. It was soft before a soak and blocking, but it is even more so now after I soaked it…heavenly.
This is so soft and I’m happy that the weather has started to turn cool in the mornings so I can wear this.
PS: Allegheny is finished…just been lazy about blocking it.