Finished Objects, really!
I feel like I've just been posting about my recent yarn acquisitions. Ok, there where a few that I didn't post about, and a few more from the past few days. Like from web's here, purchases from Periwinkle sheep here, lovely hand spun from my friend MandaJ here, from Stitch your Art out here, and from Mom here. All I can say is, August was a serious yarn acquisition month for me! But I have been knitting really! Between running around getting the kids ready for school, spending time with Mike while he is on break, and all that fun stuff. In the past two weeks I've finished
(from left to right) Corra's Cascade fixation footies,(she was SOO excited when she learned they where for her. I told her they where for me. But they fit her feet *so* much better!) Dad's Christmas socks re-knit. Boy these did not like to be unraveled and knit again! These better fit Dad's feet now, because I don't want to knit them again! And my Gypsy Cotton socks. I love the cotton socks for summer. Right now its so cold and damp here I could probably wear my wool socks! I've also just finished a bunch of hats. You might recognize the yarn from the first picture from webs.
It all started out innocently enough. During my last visit up to my parents, I took the kids to webs because I had to get my hands on some of the Noro closeouts. (Especially the Cash Iroha!) I had just learned that one of Mike's cousins had a new baby and I wanted to knit him and his brother a hat. And of course that meant that my kids had to get hats too. So I let them pick out some yarn. I've been knitting these up for the past 4 days. Here's the stat's
Pattern: Based on Children's cotton hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I omitted the eyelets and the I-cord bow, and followed the rest of the pattern.Size: The green hat with the blue and yellow stripe is baby sized for Mike's cousin's new baby, the blue hat is for his brother, Orange hat is Bryce's, red and raspberry is Allysa's, raspberry and light blue is Corra's, yellow green and light blue is for charity. I used just over one ball for each of the larger hats.
Yarn: Valley Yarn's sugarloaf 52% fine merino wool and 48% Acrylic Microfiber. I used one ball in the following colors:
20298 yellow, 29012 red, 25223 orange, 21340 green, 26037 raspberry, and two balls of 34168 light blue
Needle's: 5 size 9 clover double pointed needles
Time: 3 hours
My thoughts: I *really* enjoyed knitting with the Sugarloaf and might even knit sweaters for my kids out of it. Hopefully it will wash well and not ball up! The hats went super fast, I can say now. I'm so sick of knitting hats! How about a pick of the hats in use? I can hardely get Corra to take her hat off! She loves it.
Now I'm working on a bit of secret knitting.. hmm.. wonder what it could be?
Gotta go! Errands to run, laundry to do, and Mike's bag to pack! Have a great day!