So last time I wrote, I promised photos of finishes, right? Ok, here we go…and this post is so picture heavy, God help anyone with dial-up. Dial-up would really, really suck right now.
I made 2 prayer shawls. They look very similar, don’t they? That’s because they’re for a very dear family friend whose first prayer shawl got damaged during a chemo session, and while still usable, I immediately cast on a second one so she could have a snag-free backup. She loves them and they brought her much comfort, which is why I do this. My husband called them Pink Batman because of the shape and the fact that Batman would beat the crap outta cancer. 🙂 The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash, and they had the PERFECT shade of pink. I swear it couldn’t have been more perfect for her if she’d dyed it herself. 🙂 Sorry about the crappy color quality, I was lazy and used my phone’s camera on these. As to the pattern, I just cast on 5 and gradually increased with yo’s at the middle spine and edges, btw, then shaped it.
I also made a shawl for me, but then had a dilemma: I didn’t actually like it once I’d finished it. Let me explain: I actually LOVE it, but not on me. I love the color, I love the shape and look of the pattern….but then I put it around my shoulders and looked in the mirror and was all “meh.” I guess every knitter faces this at some point. Luckily, it looks nice on my mom, so she got a free surprise shawl one day when she was visiting. Bonus! 🙂 The colors on my phone stink, so here’s a link to my Ravelry project page, which shows the true gorgeous color better.
Baby Sweaters! A lot of people are having babies, it seems. My needles and I can’t keep up – I love making wee little baby things for everyone, and wish there was enough time in the world. If you had a baby and didn’t get something from me, I’m sorry! I can’t knit fast enough! 🙂 Anyway, I did manage to make 2 sweaters this year:
Heh, noticed after the fact that a book by Sandiee Peters that I enjoyed very much was in the shot of Julia’s sweater (as that was the book I was reading at the time). I left it, it gives the shot interest. Anyway, the pattern is Mason Dixon’s Baby Kimono, and I love it, but I never want to do one again, at least not for awhile. I get bored once I do something a few times.
I also made some baby washcloths for a co-worker’s new adopted baby, but don’t have photos of those coz I’ve done them before, same colors, even. I did a Grandmother’s Favorite out of Crystal Palace cotton chenille, and then used up the leftover yarn by doing a reversed mitre square. And I then I did another Mason Dixon Baby Bib O’ Love for another friend. No pics of that, either. I’ve done so many of those I guess I stopped taking pictures.
I made a cowl out of my handspun! Thanks to my coworker Iolanda for inspiring me on this one! It was a simple free pattern, but I lost it and can’t remember the name. If I do, I’ll update here (or if she sees this and remembers off the top of her head maybe she can comment if she likes!)
I also finally made some more yarn! This is the Falkland BFL in Halloween colors that I bought at Rhinebeck 2010. LOVE IT. Maybe I’ll make a cowl out of that, too.
There are more hexipuffs, too, but you don’t really need to see those every time I make a finishes-post, do you? There will be a million of them, and that would get old. 🙂
There will be more finishes soon. I am 2/3 of the way done with some socks, and just dug out an entrelec headband/ear-warmer thing that I’d started and abandoned something like 2 years ago. I’ve started running, though, and my ears are gonna need to be warm soon, so I might as well finish the darn thing. Only I would start running when it gets cold out. I hate being cold! But I am liking the running.
Hope everyone enjoys the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, if you’re in the US! And if you’re not, well, have a good couple of weeks, til next time! 🙂