Friday, May 31, 2013

FO Friday

I'm still here! I'm still knitting!

I have a few small FOs to share this week. May has been a busy month and I can't believe it's just about over.

This hat is made from some of the yarn I had left over from my Ampersand Socks. It will be for sale in the Newborn Prop Co-Op BigCartel shop soon!


This hat is also for the Newborn Prop Co-Op and is my own design made from my own handspun, hand-dyed yarn.

Finally, here is my Zuzu's Petals, which I made over Memorial Day weekend in a skein of Plymouth Kudo. It still needs to be blocked, but I'm pleased with how quickly it worked up and how pretty it turned out.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I don't have too much of anything exciting on the needles these days, but I do have a few new WIPs since the last time I updated.

I have a pair of socks in progress. I knitted the first one while at the American Music Therapy Association's Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in early April. It's exciting in that I dyed this yarn myself and it's turning out beautifully. Here's the first sock; the second one is only just past the ribbing, so not much to look at.

I'm also working on another bear for the Mother Bear Project. This one hit a snag when I knitted the first leg on sideways (whoops), so it's in time-out for a little while.

I have also finally started on my Paper Dolls sweater! I don't have a picture of it yet, but I'm working on it in Valley Yarns Huntington.  I bought the yarn when I got to make a pilgrimage to WEBS last summer. Pardon the extra-lousy photos; these are from before I got my new camera.

Sea Gull - Main body
Navy - Dolls

Bluestone - Details

Monday, May 6, 2013

MOM Monday

Just when you thought I was never coming back to the blog...

It's been a crazy couple of weeks as TMG and I moved and are working on getting settled in our new house. On top of that, I had my busiest week of the year at work, and on top of that, TMG and I were both sick all weekend. I'm feeling a bit better today, but took a sick day to play catch-up.

All that being said, I have been doing some knitting. I'm still working on the pieces of the Knitivity Scene from Fiona Goble's book for my mom. As Mother's Day is coming up this weekend, I thought it would be nice to give her a little something for her set, so I made up this little sheep:


The brown yarn is actually recycled 100% lambswool from a sweater I got at a thrift store. The black yarn is Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton. Both of these are closer to a sport weight than to a DK, but gauge isn't terribly important. It can be a lamb!