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.


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!