It has been a loooonnnngggg time since I have posted. It isn't that I haven't been knitting... I have been knitting quite a lot, actually. The problem is what I have been knitting has sort of prevented me from posting. You see, we are waiting for two little children to join our family, and so I have been preoccupied with knitting stuff for them. However, I haven't wanted to post any of the stuff on here in case everything doesn't work out. I guess that I just don't want to jinx anything... you know? Anyway, I am being brave here and will post what I have been working on for the past month or so.
First, the hats!
Here is a beautiful princess anne elise inspired hat that I knit from my own handspun roving that I got from the arts at eagle's find's etsy store. I love the way it turned out, and I hope my new little girl toddler will love it too! :)
Also, I have to show off one of the singles that went into this 2 ply since I am pretty happy with how it looks. I feel like I am sort of getting the hang of this spinning thing.
Ok, now here is the second hat which I also made from my own handspun (from my 2nd try ever at the spinning wheel). This one is for my baby boy. I think that it is wonderful, and hopefully he will too! :) I tried numerous different patterns with this wool, and in the end just made up my own. It is just a basic rectangle sewn up the side with some tassles on the top so that he can have danglies just like his big sister.
Now, the sweaters!
The first one is still in the working stage. It is Angela Hahn's Sherwood, available at knitty. This is a gorgeous pattern! Although it looks complicated, it is very well written and easy to follow when you take a deep breath. I am making it out of a very soft acryllic. I don't care... I liked the colour and it is nice to work with.
The girl's sweater is a sweater-dress, from the pattern "Patrice" in Berroco's free pattern section. It is so cute, and knit up super fast on 4.5mm needles. I still have to make the i-cord for around the waist.
Finally, the blankies!
These little blankets are made out of unknown content (read: acryllic, most certainly) tactile yarns. They are so cozy and cuddly. The green one will be for my son and the multicoloured one for my daughter. They are crocheted with big needles to make them fly into existance at nearly the speed of light.
Now, all I need is the kids home with me...