Monday, June 24, 2013

Finished Camp Loopy project

Finally got outside today to take photos of my finished Camp Loopy project. I knit the Wedgewood shawl by Jen of Knitting Like Crazy. This is the third shawl I've knit from her book Sock-Yarn Shawls (but I think this makes 6 of her shawl patterns in total and her faux cable sock pattern twice). I already have the yarn to make a fourth. This was my first time knitting with Lorna's Laces yarn and it was pretty enjoyable. 

Close-up. I love these colours, however I wish there had been more green in the yarn. I picked the yarn to match my winter coat.

The shawl turned out long (as it's supposed to) and I will probably wear it more as a scarf than a shawl.

All wrapped around.

Wrapped around only once. This is probably how I'll wear it with a coat. 

My photographer became my model. I think it looks better on her but it's mine, all mine.

Looks great spread out on her back. 

Still need to wind my yarn for the July project. Being way more ambitious and planning on knitting a short sleeve top. I might be crazy but it's knit from the top down and in the round so I think I can finish it in time.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Camp Loopy Update

Finished knitting the first Camp Loopy project this weekend. I changed my mind from the scarf to a shawl after knitting a few rows. The yarn and pattern just didn't work well together. Still need to block it and then I'll take more pictures of it. Already have my yarn for July's project. Hope to get that wound this week and I already have the pattern picked out as well.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Gifts

There's been lots of gift making and giving going on around here. Above is a cardigan I made for my daughter for her 11th birthday earlier this month. It has 3/4 length sleeves and is 3/4 length. She's worn it a couple times but I have yet to get a picture of her in it yet. It's a little stiffer than I would have liked. I hope it relaxes a bit the more I wash and dry it. I think that is what I get for using cheaper yarn but I have trouble justifying expensive yarn for kid knits.

I am using up some baby sport yarn I had in my stash to crochet a quick baby blanket for one of our midwives. She is expecting her first child at the end month. She wasn't at the birth of our youngest son, but she was the midwife who caught our older son, so I wanted to do something for her. I'm trying to have this finished by next Thursday which is our last midwife appointment (which means our baby will be 6 weeks old - hard to believe.)

Picked out floss to make initial embroideries for 3 of my nieces this summer. Need to get these finished and in the mail soon.

We've also been on the receiving end of gifts. A close family friend made this hat for the baby. She made it 6 month size so it will be perfect for this fall/ winter.

My sister made this pillow for my daughter's birthday. 

Here is the other side. I think I like this side best. Thanks Sarah.

My amazing SIL made this quilt for the baby. I'm jealous of her paper-piecing skills and am so happy to have this. She had made the center block but wasn't sure what to do with it. I strongly suggested that a then yet-to-be-born nephew would like it so she used it for his baby quilt. And I love that she used Terrain fabric for the final border. I plan to hang this on the wall once he's done using it. 

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