Monday, September 19, 2011

wonderful wallaby

this was fast and fun. I used Peaches and Cream 100% cotton- about $3 per skein. wanted something boy-ish and demin-ish and this was the ticket. same yarn used to make dish cloths, comes in great colors and so is inexpensive. this cost me about $15 to make! made some modifications to the pattern by trimming pocket and hood with seed stitch and knit the hood flat and grafted seam with kitchener stitch so there is no visible seam. knit in one piece from the bottom-up with raglan sleeve decreases, there was no finish work involved. recipient mom my workmate Shauntel was thrilled with this tiny little thing. my only gripe is how the pattern is written- more like a story than an actual knitting pattern, from baby to XXL adult. entire pattern could have been written on one page, but is written like a knitting tale over 20 pages. annoying. that being said, it is still a great pattern. might need to make one for myself....

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On the needles

  • Central Park Hoodie
  • Fingerless Mitts
  • Toe-up Peppermint Stripe Socks
  • Chihuahua sweater

Books on the shelf

  • Knitting for Peace by Betty Christiansen
  • Stephanie Peearl-McPhee Casts Off- The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Kniting
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • Hypocrite In A pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gillman

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