My future sister-in-law asked me to make a baby sweater for her friend using deep pink and mocha, and she drew a mock up for me. This is what I ended up with:
I based the sweater on a pattern in Knit Simple, with modifications, and I got the flower pattern from http://onmymind.blogdrive.com/archive/81.html. It was quick and easy. I used cotton yarn for the sweater and Lion Suede for the flower. Nothing to fabulous, but a nice break from the frustrating butterfly that I was hoping to have done by now.
**the color is a little off...darn my stupid camera!**
Here's my ballet tee, knit for my niece. I got cheap yarn on ebay, and I had so much left over, that I made another one for my other niece and one for myself. Not to flattering on me, but oh so cute on Ayla:
I absolutely love the color, it's such a nice green for the summer.
As soon as warm weather hit, I finished this sweater for my nephew. Luckily, it's pretty big so he will be able to wear it this fall. He's your typical boy, he loves things with wheels, so this went over pretty well...
Close up of the car
Mugging for the camera with help from his twin sister and their aunt
I used the pattern from Knit It, but I changed it a bit...I used different colors, made the edges different. It was a quick knit after a very long involved project, so I enjoyed it.
I really liked this shrug in the picture in the magazine, but I'm not as thin as I once was, and I think I made it a little too small. But, its super warm, and I'm sure it will be hanging out in my office for when I'm freezing my butt off! Is it me or do all offices have to be below zero at all times? But I digress. The pattern was printed in the magazine wrong, and I had to find the real directions on the internet, but then I still had to figure some things out on my own. Who knew a simple shrug could be so much work?!? Anyway, enough of my rambling and on to the pics (poor quality because my boyfriend couldn't be bothered to get off the couch and take a good one):
After wanting to make this for a very long time, and trying very hard to find the right yarn, here it is...
I guess I got a little lazy on the yarn overs, some of them are a little weird. I wish I would have made it longer, but I was afraid I would run out of yarn. I like it, but I'm not thrilled...(I think I like it better on the ironing board!) Maybe I'll try a better yarn next time. The yarn I used isn't very stretchy and kind of rough, but I bought it cheap on eBay so I guess that's what I get!
ps. Sorry about the crappy picture...my lazy boyfriend wouldn't get off the couch to take a decent one!
The first one I made for myself, using Nashua Creative Focus Chunky. According to the guy at my yarn store, it most closely resembles Rowan Polar. I still haven't gotten around to blocking it, even though I've worn it three times! It's very warm, even though it doesn't seem like it should be. I get compliments from women, and men say, "where's the rest of your sweater?" The second one I made for a friend at work. I used a much fluffier yarn, and I had to make it bigger as her boobs are twice the size of mine, but I'm happy with how they both turned out! I'm planning on making another one in red, and this time I might try to do the raglan increases with a little cable twist.
Ever since my boyfriend and I got together he has been begging and begging me to knit him some pants...and I have resisted. I don't want to waste precious knitting time making him pants! I made the mistake of telling him once that it wouldn't be hard, and I had a pattern idea in my head. He bought the yarn, and of course he picked red and blue chenille (making the pants weigh about ten pounds!). I knit them in the round from the bottom up, increasing as I went and splitting at the crotch. I made two legs exactly the same, and then seamed up the crotch. I folded and sewed down an inch at the top to make a space for a drawstring...and here is the finally product...I think they are hideous, but Gabe loved them the minute he put them on, and then demanded I make him another pair...this time with front access.
I hope I got this figured out...I'm not exactly computer savvy.