Wednesday, August 25, 2010

baby blanket in progress

i finally got the last two colors for my moderne log cabin baby blanket! i'm really liking these colors together, i wasn't expecting them to contrast so much but i think it works well.

this blanket is for a baby who is due december might seem like a ways away but i know it will be here before my knitting and i know it!

on a side note, this sunday i'm taking a much needed break from the city and i'm going to nebraska from the 29th-6th! i'm going to my knitting group on the 1st and i can't wait. :) i haven't joined another group since that one, nothing compares! i love going back and seeing those lovely ladies.

ok, must go knit!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FO: muriwai bathmat

pattern: muriwai bathmat

yarn: lion brand cotton ease & sugar'n cream

needle: sz. 10.5

started: august 3, 2010

finished: august 10, 2010

i really like how this turned out! this one is going to my mom, but i think i'm going to make myself one also. i really like the effect of using two different colored yarns, it also keeps the knitting interesting. :)

this was my first time doing picot edging...i think it's a nice touch!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

matt turned 30

my good friend matt turned 30, so we karaoked our brains out. it was so much fun ($454 worth of fun to be exact!) here are some highlights compliments of my friend newsy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

birthday bathmat?

tonight i cast-on for the muriwai bathmat (i'm on a major casting-on kick) and i'm debating whether or not to give it to my mom as part of her birthday gift next month. i feel like a bathmat might not be a very personal birthday gift....but its handknit! from the heart! i don't know, what do you think?
the bathmat is knit holding two strands together, and instead of doing one solid color...

i'm going to do these two, to give it a little pizazz! i really like the speckles of color in the cream yarn...

i guess if i don't finish it by september 17 though, that will make it easy for me to decide if i should gift it or not! :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

FO: edi cowl

pattern: edi cowl

yarn: lion brand thick & quick in snapdragon

needle: sz. 15

started: july 27, 2010

finished: july 31, 2010

so, this didn't turn out quite as i planned. i still really like it, but it doesn't really fit over my shoulders, i think i'm built like a linebacker. i really love the color, and how chunky it is....even though when i have it on it kind of feels like a neck brace and i feel a little claustrophobic. but i think it looks pretty cool, so it's totally worth it! ;) hehe

while taking these pics i got an order from someone who wants one! weeeeeeeeeee

ps. hi newsy! hehehehehe