Cropped Cardigan with Leaf Ties (a.k.a. "Leaf")

Thursday, December 27, 2007

What's golden

A good friend of mine just had an adorable little baby boy. Well, perhaps little is not the right word--he came in at over 8 pounds! Anyway this little not-Totoro bonnet (made with Karabella Aurora 8 yarn and modeled by a ball of Cascade 220) is earmarked for him. I'd made another similar bonnet earlier in the year, but I think the colors may be too girly for the parents' tastes. Hopefully this one is neither too girly nor too bold--I just didn't feel like going for the pastels this time.

In other news, I finished Cozy...This one's for me, and actually has gotten some use. I love these wraps that can be scrunched up into a scarf without too much trouble (Clapotis, Cozy, Midwest Moonlight...). Maybe it's the fact that I use finer-gauge yarn than is called for, but either way, it makes them more versatile, at least during the colder months.

These days, I'm working on the Lotus Blossom Tank (now a free pattern on the Knitting Daily website), which will I guess be my first real garment. I'm not counting Tempting, which didn't have much to it in terms of construction. I swatched with the bamboo and everything, but ended up having to frog and reduce the number of repeats slightly because my gauge changed on the actual project. I'm a little nervous, though--I think I can deal if it's too large in the lacy area, but I hope it doesn't end up too small. Ah, well, I guess I can always bequeath it to a petite friend!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Still beating...

I haven't posted in a few months, but despite my failure to tend my little corner of the internet, I'm still here and still knitting. To the left is a washcloth that I made for a swap on Ravelry. It was a Wes Anderson-themed swap, and that there is supposed to, er, call to mind the jaguar shark. Work with me here.

I did make a couple of other things--a scarf (Liesel) that I have pictured elsewhere, a mix CD (of course), and a small handmade journal that I'm really pretty pleased with.

More knitting (hopefully) to follow.