Sunday, October 14, 2007

Weekly WIP Report

As promised, I finished the leg of the second Marina Piccola sock. I even turned the heel.

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I'm now confident that I'll finish it before the end of the month for SAM4. Woohoo! So I allowed myself to cast on for my boyfriend's scarf.

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Very simple: CO 48 stitches. Knit in 2X2 rib until you're out of yarn/the scarf is long enough/you're sick of knitting it. I love everything about the yarn (Misti Alpaca). It's soft and the colours are great. The scarf is great for bus/metro knitting too.

So, according to my poll, two posts down, most of you think it's ok to knit baby stuff for your future baby even if you're not pregnant. I'll be honest, I would have knit baby stuff even if the results of the poll had been the opposite. I was just curious. Kate-the-enabler (who, I think, is blogless) commented: "You could always mentally label it 'for me, or for someone else deserving who comes along' - then it's not officially yours" and that's what I had in mind. Knitting baby things = presents for future babies, whether they are mine or not ;)

I'll leave you with a few cute baby patterns that I want to knit:

The Alphabet Blanket (link goes to a Ravelry page - sorry). The pattern is from The Baby Knits book by Debbie Bliss.

The Pea Pod baby set by Kate Gilbert.

A cardigan for Merry, by annypurls (the pattern is free but you will need the Winter 2006 issue of Interweave Knits for the cable chart).

Haiku by Kristi Porter

Feel free to share your favourites!


Kate-the (blogless)-enabler said...

Perhaps a knit-along for the Cardi for Merry is in's adorable, and you're the third person I know that wants to do it. I bet there are more out there... Glad you posted the Haiku one - it's also adorable.

Knitting Mama said...

Love the socks! They are coming out nice.

I have a lot of baby knits I still want to do and the kid is already here! OOPS! Maybe for the next one??

Tara said...

Baby knits are fun and easy, but beware, the older babies tend to rebel >:[ The socks are also looking great (and I LOVE your blockers!).