Monday, January 28, 2008

some finished things

As you may have noticed, I haven't felt much like posting recently. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I don't feel much like writing. Instead, I will present some finished things.

Finished thing 1: Huge Triangle Shawl

These photos aren't the greatest, but you get the idea.
Pattern: Huge Triangle Shawl from Greetings from Knit Cafe
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers (don't have the color band with me)

It was a slow project but I really enjoyed knitting it and I love wearing it. I've been trailing it around the house with me, and I will be sad to see it shipped to Aunt Grace. I know she'll enjoy it though, and I can't wait to make one for myself.

Also finished, baby yoda sweater and little tiny hat.

The sweater is based on this pattern, and was an extraordinarily quick knit.

The yarn is some beautiful variegated stuff I got out of the sale rack at Depth of Field. It's James C. Brett Marble, and it's incredibly soft. I made a few pattern changes while I was knitting, but didn't write them down and couldn't repeat them.

I really like the color and the way the sweater fits together. I realize that it's sort of a boy-ish sweater, but if the little one turns out to be a girl, it'll be just fine with me. I know we're supposed to dress little girls in pink all the time, but grey and brown
suit me just fine, so I think my potential daughter will like them too.

Last, but not least, is a tiny little hat. I didn't follow a pattern for this, just cast on and knit until I was done. I had some trouble with gauge, and first ended up with a hat to fit me, but after some adjustments, I got it right. I was working on size 2 metal needles, and I had an impossible time dropping stitches. Though I've done a number of socks on these needles before, this yarn was particularly soft and slippery, so it was a little more difficult. It turned out great, though, and I hope it fits the baby.

Speaking of baby, he or she is apparently the weight of a pineapple this week. Things are still good, but I'm tired, and getting tired of being tired. Monday mornings are always hard, but today I'm really dragging. Hopefully things will pick up by tomorrow!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Oh, I understand the tired-at-the-end part, but in case you haven't heard it lately: you look great! Love the big baby belly. Your knits are beautiful too!