Sunday, January 15, 2006

Hey what's up?

I just realized that I haven't blogged in half a month. Eeep! Thing is, I kept on meaning to take pictures but never really got around to do it until now, so...

But here they are! First, my last finished object of 2005, a hat for my boyfriend. I made it with Noro Kureyon (colour 51) and this pattern after seeing a post on atforumz (thanks Maureen!).

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And I've made two things in 2006. First is the Basic cables hat from Stitch N' Bitch Nation. It was my first time making cables. I was actually hoping to use the yarn to make Veronik Avery's short row hat from the latest Interweave Knits, but it didn't work very well with the pattern. I also made a very basic garter stitch scarf with chunky yarn to go with the hat.

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As to what I'm working now, well...

Other than the two projects (socks + a bag) that I already had on the needles, I casted on for the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch N' Bitch. It's for a pregnant friend, and since the baby is due in June, I have plenty of time. I'm using some Patons Decor yarn that I had in the stash. I'm not too crazy about the colour (I loved it in the skein, but I found out it has too much brown), but I think it'll look nice enough as a blanket. We don't know if the baby's going to be a boy or a girl and I think the colours are neutral enough.

I also decided on a sweater. Hopefully, it'll be a success and I will end up actually wearing it. I chose Mariah, from Knitty. I love the pattern but it's quite a difficult one for me. I'm only on the sleeves (I'm making both at the same time) and I can already tell it's going to take me forever to finish. Oh well. I'm using Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes for the first time. In Cranberry. It's lovely.

5 comments:

Kristen said...

I LOVE it Caroline!

This is I'm Leaving from the forumz and my blog is ThisHoKnits.

I really need to get my ass in gear and post.

But I LOVE your knits.

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Good work girlie

pleutim said...

That is an awesome hat pattern. I made two at Christmas. So quick and easy and I love the way the decreases don't mess up the ribbing.

nadine said...

Love your new touques! i hope you're wearing the bright one.

nadine said...

i just went to Knitty & looked at the Mariah pattern. i LOVE that sweater ! it's going to look fabulous on you. Great choice. (now go & knit!)

Anonymous said...

I wanna bang you so hard, yumm! you make me harden!