Wow! I can't believe I'm actually posting something on my blog. A fellow raveler sent me a message asking about something I made in 2007. That led me to the blog to see what notes I'd made and I ended up reading my posts that really were like diary entries. Since I've always wanted to keep a diary but was never good at keeping one, and at one point I was fairly consistent about the blog, I thought I should start again. This is however probably my 3rd or 4th restart attempt, but maybe it will stick this time.
I even have knitting to share. Over the past few months, I've been trying to complete some abandoned projects and I actually managed to at least finish the knitting on a few. Most are baby items but now I don't have anyone that will fit them. The great thing about babies though is that they keep being born, I'll just be ahead of the game.
I also started and completed some new projects. So I can post those as well. This will help me organize my knitting once again.
Yarn: Dalegarn Baby Ull
Made for one of the best little girls in the world, the lovely Emilia. The best thing about this project is that Emilia loved it so much that now she wants to learn to knit. There's nothing like making something for someone who really loves it and to inspire an 8 year old to learn to knit is a bonus.
If the one above is number 6 or 7, this one must be number 7 or 8. Another Placket Neck sweater, obviously I love this pattern. This one is made in Encore Colorspun. I love the colors and I think it will look lovely on a little girl.
Pattern Name: Baby Sophisticate
This is a very popular pattern on Ravelry and I thought it was so cute. I bought some great buttons for it but finishing is not my strongest characteristic. Some baby boy will be wearing it this winter.
Yarn: I can't remember. I bought it in Miami and though I'd never heard of it before, I really loved the feel and look of it.
Pattern Name: Baby Alpaca Shawl
Yarn: Mirasol Cotanani
I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it and I loved the finished product. The only problem is that although the label says it is not machine washable, I believed what someone posted on Ravelry about the yarn and machine washed and dried it. I don't think the washing was the issue, but the dryer is not a friend of this yarn. Pilling and fuzz forever. I've since washed it again and laid it flat to dry. There is still too much pilling and I don't feel comfortable giving it as a gift. I'm just finishing another on in a different yarn for gift giving.
Well I guess this is what happens when you don't post anything for months and months. There is too much to report. Hopefully future posts will be more concise and interesting to read.
Until then....happy knitting.