Wednesday, July 20, 2011

On My Needles: July 2011

Multiple projects are flying on and off my needles this month.

First, Off My Needles:

One lovely pink baby hat, ready and waiting to welcome baby Clare. I found this free pattern on Ravelry: Baby's First Hat by Abigail Goss.  I really wanted something lacy and sweet and this did the job perfectly.  It was an easy pattern to follow and so quick to work up! I had it completed in one day.

Two Vanilla wool soakers, sizes large and medium.  I have really come to love using these as pajama bottoms... they really work wonders over cloth diapers (even the kind with PUL) because they absorb any leaks and leave my little one (and her bed) nice and dry in the morning. These were made with two strands of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool and are extra thick.

On My Needles:

Back on my needles is my sweater.  The Hey Teach from Knitty. I am ready to start the armhole shaping, and am enjoying the lace pattern since I have had more practice with lace since last working on this project. I am hoping to have this finished up for early Fall weather.

My mother pulled this interesting neck scarf pattern from one of her recent Martha Stewart Living magazines. There is nothing like a little mindless garter stitch for car rides.

Lastly, I am test-knitting another pattern for The Witty Knitter this one is a Union Suit sized 6 months to hopefully fit my new little babe this winter. It looks quite small to me now... maybe I don't remember how small little ones really are. I love Megan Grewal's top-down and seamless designs and can see this piece being adorable as both the warm winter union suit and as a short sleeved summer romper.

In the Works:

A Leaflet sweater designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and featured in Knitty is next on my list.  I have ordered yarn from my favorite LYS (local yarn store) to start this perfect for Texas weather knit. I am looking forward to trying out some Berroco Peruvia in Chipotle on this one - oh, how I love the color brown!

1 comment:

  1. I'm wondering if wool soakers would work for Dominic. I have to admit that our diaper covers are complete duds. Daniel wants to go back to disposables...but I'm determined to try to make cloth diapering work. Lovely, lovely projects Stephanie. I love that yellow sweater and Clare's hat is very sweet.


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