Saturday, October 23, 2010

A New Baby

We have a new baby in the family. Is there anything better? Or sweeter?
Baby Gryffin (baby G), born Monday, 10/18/10, weighs in at 7 lbs, 5 oz., 19 3/4 inches long.

They came home from the hospital yesterday, and I stopped by for a few minutes to kiss and snuggle him. Here he is wrapped in his Koigu Big Bad Baby Blanket, made especially for him by his favorite great-aunt.

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." -Carl Sandburg


This is for Barbara in Maine . . .Wollmeise Pistazie WD lace-garn and Pistazie (regular skein) in twin.

All taken outside in natural light. Hope you like them.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another pair of socks finished. I believe this is pair #21 for the year. This is Malabrigo sock yarn in Tizano Red. The pattern is Kalajoki; they are knitted on 2.25 mm needles. I truly enjoyed knitting with this yarn. I did find it a little on the thin side, so I cast on 68 stitches instead of my usual 64. These are going to the STA Lobster Bash for the silent raffle.

Also going to the raffle is this scarf, knitted in Yarntini Chunky, Merlot colorway. The pattern is Stream, knitted on size 10.5 needles.

I got some Wollmeise goodies in the mail yesterday fromt The Loopy Ewe. It is their lace-garn. Talk about yardage . . . over 1700 per skein. I've never knitted with it, but I hear it is wonderful. I need to find the perfect pattern for it, as I have more coming soon. The first one is Campari Piccolo.
Next is Orient . . .

Altogether now . . .
Have a great week.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I know I haven't been blogging very often lately, but, you know, school started, which means football started. And football includes high school (STA), college (LSU), and professional (Saints). So life got pretty busy, and the blogging went by the wayside. And to be perfectly honest, if I have a little time, I'd rather knit than blog. So for now, I've decided to at least keep a record of my FO's. There has been yarn coming in (tons of it), but I have not been photoing it.
My first pic is actually a WIP. As I said in my previous post, I am trying my hand at stranded knitting. This is my second attempt. It's a little hat in Wollmeise colors. I don't have the pattern name or yarn colors in front of me, and I don't feel like looking it up. I'll post that info when it is finished. My tension is getting better. Practice, practice.....

My first FO is a pair of socks in plain stockinette pattern. The yarn is Opal H3 - Blind Venus, knit on 2.25 mm needles. Love, love, love this yarn. These will go to a friend for her birthday.

Next FO is a baby blanket for a friend's baby that was born about a month ago. The yarn is Numma Numma Doppio in Frosting colorway, held double on size 9 needles. The pattern is Harvest Moon, which I am not a big fan of. I don't know what it was, but I had to MAKE myself finish this project. I never could get into a rhythm with it, but it came out very pretty.

The bottom 2 pics are one with and one without a flash.

I am finishing up a scarf and another pair of socks probably by this weekend, and I have started another baby blanket, so hopefully I'll post again soon.

Happy Knitting