This is for my niece/nephew, Allison, who is due to be born in September. (My bro has been talking to the baby, calling it Allison, for a while now. He says he's calling the baby Allison, even if it's a boy.)
How could I let little Allison wear pastel baby clothes?
The pattern is from Ravelry. Jessy, the designer, did a great job with the pattern.
At the beginning of winter, my daughter (who gets most of my knitted items anyway) expressed a desire to have millions of scarves. "Scarves are my thing." She said.
Lucky for her, I like to knit scarves. I knitted probably a dozen for her. Fluffy fun fur scarves, lacey mohair scarves, beaded scarves, a beautiful Noro scarf, and more.
Anyway, I wanted to do something different, so I made a braided scarf. For some reason, that photo doesn't want to upload. So this one is the one I made for myself.
Yeah, I know. I got a little weird when the camera started going. Don't judge me.
I posted pix of my daughter's scarf, and also one I made for a coworker on my blog. There's a pattern of sorts, as well, if you'd like to check it out. It's kind of an any yarn sort of pattern, so the possibilities are endless.
Yes, I am one of those crazy old ladies who talk to their cats. (Maybe not that old, I guess.)
Anyway, GabGab said she would like a new sweater. Well, she might have said something like "Leave me alone, you psycho! I'm trying to sleep!" But, you know. Whatever. I can't resist putting clothing on a cat.
The pattern is from Lion Brand. It's actually a dog sweater (Puppy Love), but don't tell her that. I used about 2 balls of Bold Black.
Actually, I made 2, but here is the second one. The one that looks most like the original. It's a double strand of stash yarn. I made the smaller size for this one (though I did add about 3/4 of an inch so it would cover my ears).
If you're interested in my first attempt at this hat, check out my blog http://knit4freedom.blogspot.com/. I wouldn't call it a failure. It's pretty. And warm. I wore it out today in the 17 degree (!!!) weather.
Because they always say they don't want anything "too fancy" but you want to make something that shows you care enough to hand knit something for them. But they want something practical that they can use and you want to give them something they will use, and not just toss on the top shelf of the closet...
Anyway, that was the little argument going on in my head as I tried to come up with some manly Christmas knits. This is the hat I did for my friend Jon. I will be giving it to him tonight, so we'll see if he likes it.
It's a pretty simple K2P2 ribbed beanie, mostly LB WoolEase Chunky. I posted a pattern on my blog, if you're interested, but it's pretty straight forward.