Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baby Sox Rock!

I LOVE knitting baby socks. They are so quick, I knit each sock in an evening.  While I love parts of making socks it can get a little boring when working the leg or the foot. This totally eliminates the boring parts.  The ribbing goes right into the heel (my favorite part) then 9 rows for the foot and then the toe decreases. I used Wildfoote by Brown Sheep and a size 2 needle.  I have plenty of yarn left to make a couple more pair. These will be going to Pine Ridge Reservation since I can't use wool for the hospital I work with here.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Blankies

 I got these fleece blankets at Walmart for $4 each.  They already had the blanket stitch edging so all I had to do was crochet a border on. I couldn't resist making little monkey hats to go with the monkey blankets, which are pastel green, the picture doesn't show the color well.  For the pink polka dot blanket I made the striped sweater using the colors of the dots. 




Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Now that Christmas is over I can share some of the gifts that I made. First is a tea cosy I knit for my Uncle. I used Cascade 220 Paints which is a superwash wool. I used a darker variegated yarn so if it got tea dripped on it it would not show. The pattern is called “A Cup of Christmas Tea” that I purchased at Ravelry. I had to learn to do an I-Cord cast on and an I-Cord bind off. They were pretty easy and give the edges a real finished look.


The next gift I knit was the “3 A.M. Cable Hat” that I made for my cousin. I used Cascade 220 in a blue/black twisted colorway.




Then there are these adorable wine bottle toppers I knit to put on the wine I was bringing to parties.They were a big hit and I plan on making more next year. They were made with regular Red Heart.

Blanket Drive

It's time for Bella's Babies annual blanket drive. Check out the "Winter is Coming" post at our website.