Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gifts ready to ship!

Katie had her baby girl the other day and I think I've made enough items for her to send them on their way. I made another of the "jacquard" hats, two washcloths, and a simple hat from Crochet from the Heart by Kristin Spurkland.

Shorah Y'all!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Little Boy's Hat

Finished the second hat in a 24-month size for Katie's little boy. I finished it off with four rows of 1x1 ribbing and a crochet bind off. This is the same pattern as the yellow and pink ruffled hat but without the ruffle.

Shorah Y'all!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ruffled Hat & Completed Yarn Quest

I finished the hat I started while waiting for my car's A/C to be fixed. It's adorable and the Bernat Baby Jacquard is so soft!

Ravelry Project Page

I picked up some gorgeous yarn while completing the local Yarn Quest. At Three Wishes Fiber Arts in West Jordan, I picked up three skeins of ONline Linie 12 Clip for $4.99 each, in pink, green, and yellow. At The Needlepoint Joint in Ogden I picked up two skeins of the Tahki Cotton Classic in a light green that I've been trying to find. At the Needlepoint Joint, I also found a book I'd been thinking about getting, "50 Baby Booties to Knit" by Zoe Mellor. I'lll probably do at least one of them in the Bernat Berries & Cream Baby Jacquard to match the hat above. I also saw a cute little knitted dress in the window there and bought the pattern. It is called "Spring Flowers" by Fiber Trends. At the Black Sheep Wool Company in SLC, I found a Dale of Norway pattern book with some adorable knit patterns for babies.

My sister Jessica came with me on the quest as did my dog, Kaylee. She was oohed and aahed over at each store and even piddled on the carpet at Three Wishes since she'd smelled the owner's male dog scent in the store.

When we walked into the store, I saw they had several looms on the left with a wall of yarn for weaving. I told them that they were officially my second favorite store because of the weaving supplies they had. "What would it take to make us your favorite store?" one of the ladies asked. I laughed and said they couldn't as The Unraveled Sheep was my favorite.

All of the stores in the quest were wonderful places, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, and all had crochet sections which I appreciated.

Now, I can only cross my fingers that we win one of the wonderful prizes from the quest!!!!

Shorah Y'all!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Another beanie and some booties

I'm almost finished with the second Fair Isle Beanie for Katie's forthcoming baby. I purchased some additional yarn in white so I could follow the original pattern more closely and it's adorable! I just need to weave in the ends (which is one of my least favorite tasks).

I also made some booties following a free Bernat pattern:

Ravelry Project Page

I stopped by the Firestone in Draper today to get the AC in my car looked at as it wasn't working - hot air is not a good thing in 90+ heat. I had to wait a bit (2 hours) so I walked over to Michaels in the same parking lot and bought some Bernat Baby Jacquards yarn and needles. The yarn had a cute baby hat on the label so I worked on that while waiting on my car. I'm almost finished with the top of the hat and about to start on the main part of it. I'll post pics when I'm finished with it. I'm making one for a 3 month old in pink and one for an 18-24 month old in blue. They'll go to Katie for her newborn girl and little boy.

Shorah Y'all!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Baby Beanies!

The local yarn stores are having a yarn quest this week and on Saturday I made it to
The Wool Cabin in Salt Lake City, Unraveled Sheep in Sandy, and Heindselman's in Provo. At the Wook Cabin, they had some adorable knitted baby beanies and the pattern was free with purchase of the Cotton Classic yarns in the pattern. My cousin Katie is having a baby soon and I knew these would be perfect!

I finished one of them, a Fair Isle Baby Beanie although I modified it slightly as I had only gotten three colors but it was my third finished knitting project and my first attempt at a small Intarsia project.

So, here's the finished hat and I'm working on a second one with a band of seed stitches.

Shorah Y'all!