magical knitting basket! Look it spit out a baby borelo
I finished the second baby borelo Wednesday night for (follow me here) Mike's cousin who just had a baby boy. I'm hoping to knit a hat to send a long with it. But to be honest. I'm kinda getting sick of knitting for others! I want something for me!
Pattern: Baby Borelo from One Skein
Yarn: Inca Cotton 100% Organic Cotton Ecru
Needles: US 8 & 9 knit pick options
Time: Sunday Feb. 11 finished Wednesday Feb. 14
Notes: I have no idea how I managed to knit this so fast, it might have been because I didn't have to keep looking at the directions to find out what was coming next. This time I remembered to knit the ribbing on the size 9 and it lays down much better. One hank of the Inca cotton (325 yards) was enough to make 2 sweaters and has enough left over to make a baby hat. I can see why Cynthia of Stitch your art out loves this yarn so much!
I'm hoping if I leave the left over Inca cotton and the mission falls cotton together with the needles they will copulate and make a baby hat... think I have a chance?
I took these pictures of Kailey yesterday and I just have to share
Would you believe me if I told you that I haven't really been knitting since I last posted, ummm a week ago? I know its hard to believe. Lately I've been feeling, well. blah. Yeah, blah. Not really interested in knitting, or blogging, or reading blogs. What is wrong with me? I think "nesting" has started to set in. Because I've been cleaning. Holy crap have I been cleaning. (I've also been Christmas shopping, almost done. Few more things for Mike and the stocking stuffers. And I'm done. My mail man is going to h.a.t.e. me these next two weeks! Ok, there is also the things to finish crafting... anyway) I have *finally* found the guest bed, my bedroom is clean, and I've cleaned off my craft table. *gasps*
I think my lack of knitting excitement might have something to due with what is currently on my needles
Irish hiking scarf in red worsted weight wool. heh. boring.
first toe up socks, heh. Not interested anymore.
Seriously people what is wrong with me? Why am I not excited about knitting my first toe up socks? Learning the Norwegian purl, figuring out continental knitting (I'm an English knitter) Is it because these socks have been on the needles so long I've lost interested? Or because the colorway isn't doing anything for me anymore? eh. There isn't anything I *really* want to cast on either. Even better one of my neighbors said to me today:
"My, your getting big."
No.shit. Could you pllllleeeasse tell me something I don't know? 35 weeks, I should freaking hope I look pregnant. *gr*
ps. I haven't checked my email in a while, I'm very, very scared. ; ) oh, yeah two days left in the contest! Mike and I are enjoying reading all your suggestions, thank you!!
Home... I'm finally home!! Ok, last night I got home , put the kids to bed and promptly fell there myself. I ended up staying an extra day too drive Dad home. He is doing much better now than he was Friday afternoon, or even Saturday morning. Mom has been witting about his recovery on her blog, here. The Dr. was able to remove all the cancer, Dad is uncomfortable and grumpy. Mom has a looooong week ahead of her! Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my Dad. I can't tell you how much it means to me! Mike also came home for a bit to get his extra set of trailer keys. Why? Because he broke the other set off in the door of the trailer. yup.
Since I wasn't home on Saturday and I couldn't get the wireless at the hotel to work. I wasn't able to post my finished mittens!
I finished the red ones Friday morning while I was waiting for Mom at the hotel. Started the yellow ones the same morning while waiting at the hospital and finished the pair Sunday morning at my parents house. Here's the stats:
Pattern: this pattern from Sandy's Needle Nook (pdf)
yarn: acrylic that I have inherited from mom
needles: size 4 bamboo dpns
size: yellow and multi color- medium child
red and green- small child
notes: Super quick knit! 2 days for each mitten. One the second yellow I ran out of muli colored for the cuff, and had to get a bit creative. You can see it better in the next picture. I also picked up more stitches around where I started the thumb so there where no holes, I decreased them down on the first row.
I really surprised myself during these past two weeks, I really didn't think I would be able to knit this much
6 hats, 3 pairs of mittens, and a blanket square. I'm so surprised I was able to accomplish this much! Now I just have to tag them, and mail them off. Damn, I have to say I am *very* proud of myself. ; ) Sometime tonight, I'm going to cast on an Irish Hiking scarf for the red scarf project (or else it will never get done). Then baby knitting, maybe some Christmas knitting.
PS Don't forget about the name that baby contest, open till December 14
Ya might wanna put your shades on baby, or even advert your eyes. Cause these mittens are freaking BRIGHT!!
ahahahaha!!! They are REALLY bright! And I used Red Heart!
mahhaahahaa how about THAT! Here are the specs:
Pattern: Bev's the mitts (scroll down to simple mittens)
yarn: acrylic that I have inherited from mom
needles: size 8 straights
note: Took me about 2 hours for each mitt, these are also my first mittens eva! I am hoping that some color loven kid gets these, cause damn they are umm... colorful. I don't care for the seam on the inside of the mitten. So my next mittens are, you guessed it, in the round!
I'm using this pattern (pdf) from Sandy's needle hook. Don't let the picture fool you, I'm ready to knit the thumb on the second mitten. Mind you I would probably be DONE with the second mitten already if yesterday afternoon I decided that this mitten needed TWO thumb gussets, could count and remember what the hell I just did! oy!
I'm leaving today for Boston, my Dad's surgery is tomorow. I'll try to post, but we'll see what actually happens. My brain is all over the place right now, and I'm super cranky. gotta love the pregnatude ; ) hmmm... maybe I should finish packing...
I have so much to share! We've been so busy this week, which we usually are when Mike is home on break. First off, I wanna say Thank you to Eva my tea-swap pal, the postal service was taking there dear sweet time with my package which arrived today!