FO Friday: Babies Need To Be Kept Warm

I actually finished this project last week but didn’t get photos in time for the FO Friday, so you’re seeing it this week!  The friend of a friend welcomed a baby into the family recently and a blanket was in order. 

pink v pink

I knit up this cute square one using Plymouth Encore in two colors switching them up at random intervals and doing an inch and a bit of garter endging before the bind off.  After blocking, the drape of the blanket was much drapier and the softness much softer.

I may have had a slight moment of panic whence "this is a baby girl right?" was asked in my direction. It was.

Bonus?  The yarn is machine washable.  Because its for a baby.  You gotta do that.

Share what you finished this week (or last…or recently) over on Tami’s Blog!

WIP Wednesday: Still Truckin’

Happy Wednesday!  Remember that sweaterI’ve been working on in between projects for ages?  It’s still coming along, I promise. 

Pieces

I know that the big day is only…what….3 or 4 days away and this thing is not done yet. BUT.  It will be.  I promise.  I’ve only got most of the last sleeve to do, then sew it all together.  And add a neckband.  And maybe block it.  It can be done, right?  It will be done. 

Sorry for the dark photos, morning's here haven't lit up yet!

Anybody else cramming away on Christmas gifts still?  Check out Tami’s blog to share yours and read more!

FO Friday: Today It’s Rich Milk Chocolate

I realize I discussed Bittersweet yesterday, but today it’s about the plain milk chocolate.  When not being mixed into baked (coughshouldbebakedcough) goods, milk chocolate is at it’s best.

Today’s FO is a plain and simple pair of cozy chocolate colored socks (Raveled Here) knit as a custom order for a friend’s Christmas present to her sister.

Smooth and Rich

I knit them on size US 2 needles with Sirdar Snuggly and used about a ball and a half to make both socks.  Next time I shall make them toe-up so that I can get the most use out of the skeins and longer socks, but ultimately, I am quite pleased with how these turned out.

Perfectly Simple and Satisfying

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WIP Wednesday: Christmas Is Just Around The Corner

Welcome to another WIP Wednesday!  I’ve got quite a few projects on needles right now, courtesy of the changing weather, coming holidays and personal desires 🙂

This past weekend I started knitting my nephew’s Christmas stocking.  I told my brother last year that I claimed a monopoly on his stocking and this year he’ll get his very own hopefully-heirloom-to-be.  My Great Aunt handmade all of the stockings in my family and I wanted to be sure to continue the tradition.

Red and Green and White

It’s a pretty quick knit and picking out the new motifs is fun every time I come to one 🙂  I’m not following a pattern but just picking motifs from here and there that I like and putting them into the basic stocking shape.

I’m knitting it out of Plymouth Encore Worsted so that, if necessary, the stocking can be washed and will hopefully be more durable and moth-resistant.

Does your family have any traditions or heirlooms?

Check out Tami’s blog to see more WIPs and share your own!

WIP Wednesday: Not Those Again

Happy Wednesday!  This WIP Wednesday is brought to you by the same people who always bring you WIP Wednesdays, and all the details can be found on Tami’s Blog.

This week, I don’t want to share the clown pants again, suffice it to say that I didn’t like the way I shaped the waist area the first time.  You know what that means?

Yup.

Frogged and restarted.

Don’t you I hate it when you I keep knitting knitting even though you I know that there is a mistake but you I don’t want to rip back and fix it? Hoping the knitting fairies will fix it overnight for you me?

So, I’m not sharing those today.  What do I share instead?  My other major WIP is Sooper Seekrit at the moment, so I can’t share that either…

I suppose I could tell you a leetle about what’s going on in my life right now, life is always a work in progress, wouldn’t you say?

The semester ends in two and a half weeks, then finals and commencement.  I graduate in less than a month.  That means I join the real world.  That means I have to find a ‘real’ job. That means I have to pack up my cozy little room in my cozy little house and uproot my life and resettle somewhere else.

At least I have the place picked out: Lakewood (Denver for those who don’t know the area well), Colorado.  I have the house picked out (lease signed yesterday), I have the roommates.  I need the job.  Still working on that part…

But that’s my WIP for today!  The job-hunt.

And that’s a fair amount of my personal life that ya’ll haven’t seen before.

What are you working on today?

WIP Wednesday: More Clown Vomit

Happy Wednesday!  You all know what Wednesday means, more WIP!  Check out Tami’s blog for all of the details 😀

My WIP this week is a continuation of last week, the clown vomit pants have grown some, I split for the legs last week and although I didn’t get much knitting done over the fun and busy weekend, class has provided a fair amount of knitting time.

they don't look *quite* as wonky as this picture makes them look...

I’m doing the legs at the same time to better ensure an equal length.  This sometimes makes me feel like no progress is being made, but if I consider how long a single leg would be if it were doubled, I feel better about my progress.

I’m slightly concerned about the length of the crotch of the pants…they grew faster than I had anticipated…but we’ll just see how they work out with the wearer and how he feels about them.

In other news, I’m on my way to Atlanta for Stitches South today!  I’ve got some posts for the rest of the week, and will be taking tons of pictures this weekend to share next week!  I hope you all have as much fun these next few days as I’m sure I will be having 😀