Monday, July 13, 2009

Yay For Pictures!!

I finally found the time to unload the pics from my camera and get them uploaded into a post for everyone...

First off is the finished pair of Spring Forward socks done in Sunshine Yarns' May Flowers colorway:

Originally, I started these for the Sunshine Yarns Spring KAL in April, but then life happened and they took a bit longer than expected. I love the way that they turned out, though, and have worn them a couple of times already and they're super comfy. I was worried that I had made the second one too big width-wise, but once they're on, you can't tell at all. I'm definitely investing in more of Dani's sock yarn, though. She's got awesome colors and the yarns that I already have are super squishy and delicious!!

Next are the finished March Socks (only a couple of months late...)

I love the colors in these, but the yarn is pilling really badly along the sole and heels of the socks. I'm sure that If I would just invest in a lint shaver it would help tremendously, but there are just so many more important things to buy right now. (Like that yummy new sock yarn that Athena's just got in last week... I promise that it looks exactly like a lilac bush and really needs to come home with me soon.) ^_^

Finally, Connor's Baby Blanket is still in the works:

I do have the last ball of yarn for it, though, and only have a few rows left to go on it so I should be binding-off tonight. I'll take pics of the finished (and blocked) product later this week. Also, I'm super close to finishing the Elephant for Connor's older brother, I just need to get more yarn... Who knew that one elephant would take over a skein of Red Heart?! I'm thinking that I'll just start on a Panda Bear for Connor's other brother at knitting tomorrow, though. Hopefully, I won't run out of yarn while I'm making that...

Monday, July 6, 2009


Pretty much every person that I know is having a baby right now. So, I decided that I should start making some baby stuff and have started by making the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Debbie Stoller's Stitch & Bitch. This is going to be for Tina's new baby, Connor, who was born a couple of weeks ago. So far I'm really liking mindless knitting aspect of it, because it's going really fast and I don't really need to pay attention to it. (Which was great because we watched Scarface last night so I got about 3 hours of knitting done while watching.)

Connor's Baby Blanket

I have finished the socks for the Sunshine Yarns Spring KAL (finally), and my tension was much looser on the second sock so it's a bit bigger than the first one. I'm now trying to decided if I'll just keep it as is or if I'm going to pull it out and start over. Either way, I've learned why I really need to keep working on a pair of socks and not just let them sit for a few months before finishing them.

Also, I did find my camera. It was being sneaky and hiding behind my computer monitor... -_-