Friday, July 24, 2009

Back in the Saddle...

Somewhat! A new day dawns and I've started over on The Big Guys hat, started another pair of Mitts for Miss J, and got these done:

Okay, technically this is still a "maybe" for me since it does bias to one side a bit. Knitting or crocheting anything LENGTHWISE does this to me every single time. It doesn't matter how careful I try to be when working the beginning and ending rows, I guess my tension is just all over the place - so my projects tend to "tilt".

Pattern: Acacia Scarf
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Eco in the Ocean Colorway
Size I hook. (Crochet)
This took just a bit more than one skein. I may add fringe later so I'm glad I have the extra skein around. This might still go to my Mom one day, or something similar. She's like me in that we tend to run "WARM" most of the time, so simple "airy" scarves are definitely more our thing.

I also went back to what's been a "happy knit" for me (you gotta feel the love ya know?):

Pattern: Simply Simone by Elizabeth A. Cote (Coteknits on Ravelry).
Yarn: Bernat Baby Softee & Bernat Jacquards in Pink.
Size 5 & 6 needles (I needed to go up a size due to my tight knitting).
What can I say? These are just too cute! When Elizabeth asked me to Test Knit these for her I jumped at it because A) I love knitting preemie hats and B) I can always use more for The Yarn Bowl Challenge. Her pattern is just adorable and so easy to knit up. I just love these.

Pattern: Simple Simon
Yarn: Bernat Baby Softee & Bernat Jacquards in Blues
Size 6 needle
These are the medium and large sizes. Cute. Just. too. dang. Cute.

Tomorrow is knitting meeting day. I'm going to take The Big Guy's Hat to work on, it's simple ribbing so hopefully I can't screw that up too bad while I'm gabbing instead of paying attention to what I'm doing.

Happy Knitting!


knittinwolf said...

Been missing you!!!! That scarf is gorgeous...what a great color too!

Those preemie hats are just too dang that thingy on the top. I'll have to try that pattern sometime.

I'm still working on my shawl, monkey socks are still hybernating in my purse, crocheting washcloths, knitting a washcloth, started a scarf and spinning for the Tour de Fleece. Plus been making soap for the etsy store. My right hand has been giving me lots of problems so I can do only a little bit here and there which is driving me bananas because I'm doing something for someone who's birthday is the 2nd. I've been in tears because I don't want it to be late but have been in so much pain. If it happens to be a little late I hope she forgives'll be worth it!:)

Hoping your fibro is doing better...hugs

Dawn said...

Oh No Dawn!!! Please Don't hurt yourself!!! You've got toooooo many important things you HAVE to work on!! (Soaps! Soaps!)

I need you around! Stop the pain NOW!!!!! REST!!!!! That's an order!! ;O)

knittinwolf said...

Hi Hon!

Please forgive me that I'm gonna be a bit late on your special birthday prezzie...Hopefully not too late just a few days...its just taking me a lot (A LOT) longer than I thought it would and I even started over a month ago! Sure hope you love it when you get it...I just feel horrible about it being late...I hate being late!

Love ya

Anna said...

Those are great finished knits. Love the colors. I think I really should start knitting again. I think it's time...I've been missing it.

Diary of an Eccentric

Nat Red Knits said...

You put me to shame with all of your finished knits! The scarf is beautiful and the hats are adorable!


Anna said...

It's your birthday? Well have a happy one! ((HUGS))