Sunday, January 13, 2008

caps for nova

during all the holiday knitting i made nova a darling little hat. it was totally inspired by lotte-- so sweet and fair, i knew i had to make one. she looks that-much-more-elf-like in her red snowsuit, but she hates sitting around in it. so it really wasn't worth all the fuss for a simple photo.

specs: Sweet Baby Cap, size US 1 and 2 needles, a wee bit of shetland jumper weight yarn in two shades.

earlier, in the fall, i made her a baby heart hat because... well, when you know a sweet baby they need sweet baby heart hats, right. now i have photographs (because we were having a little photo session).

the pattern is from Piecework, march/april 1999. but it was adapted from a pattern in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop.
I used two different color-grown shades of organic cotton and size US 6 needles.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

so, it's 2008

apparently, it's all the rage in the New Year to have blog post. it's high time i posted one of my own. mostly i have picture to show this time. enjoy.
with knitting and a good fire on christmas night.

a lovely bloom
i created a workspace all my own.
a hat for nova-- i'll have to get a shot of her wearing it, adorable.
the shawl continues to grow.
a new sweater for tom. we call The Old Man Sweater. this picture was take prematurely. i had to pull it back to where you see that other yarn running through ( i had thought i might need to do it, and i didn't want to pick up all those stitches. i never pulled the yarn holder out when i started to join the arms to the torso). turns out i made the torso too short and the sleeves too small. now, i have the length proper and 1 new sleeve made, with the second on needles.

the woolest mittens ever
very wooley thrummed mittens: a christmas gift to my mother.

the end. happy stitching in 2008.

in the next post: my new quilt project and what was the search for the perfect image transfer to fabric.