Babies on the brain

September 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Before anyone gets excited, no – I’m NOT pregnant.  Just had to throw that out there before I get started on this post.

Its been a summer of odds & ends crafting it seems.  I focused on small projects to carry around with me as its been a rather hot & dry summer season here in the usually rainy west coast. To finish up with some leftover yarn from the items I made for my co-worker Dayna (see previous blog post), I made her a cool braided i-cord headband:

headband

Apologies for the craptacular photo, its hard to take pictures in my apartment now that the lighting has changed with the season.  I used up 13.75 yards of the same Agave Oracle yarn from my previous blog post.  Basically, I made 3 i-cords on 3.75mm DPNs and knitted for about 9 inches long before casting-off, and then braided them (including the tails) together to make a headband.  Pretty cool, huh?  Totally a design of my own!

Another quickie project that I managed to do over a day and a half is a really sweet baby hat for my co-worker Paula who is having her first child.  Here it is in all its tri-peaked glory as it blocks over a balloon.

hat

Project name: Newborn Tri-corn hat
Project pattern: Baby Tri-Peak (external link for everyone)
Yarn: Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool, worsted weight, in colour #1898 (or kind of a dark raspberry jam colour)
Yardage: 60 yards for stashdown!
Needles: 4.5mm 16″ circular needle, 4.5 DPNs, and a tapestry needle

Here’s another photo with natural light to show colour & bonus smile of the baby-mama in question:

paula with hat

 

And now that we are half-way through September, I’m looking forward at the upcoming cold (and inevitable damp) months and that means Christmas knitting. 

While I know that most folks may run screaming from their computer screens at the mere mention of the C-word (as I shall call Christmas henceforth), as a knitter of intermediate speed with chronic pain, I need to be able to plan out my C-word knitting projects to have them completed in time.  The plan for this year (because I’m nuts) is to knit 3 sweaters (or to be specific, 2 sweaters and 1 cardigan) for my three nephews.  Luckily, I will not have to mail out any packages containing these sweaters, so I have right up until December 22 to work on things!  Also lucky for me is that these 3 boys are all under the age of 4, so that should make things go a bit faster…

The current sweater that I’m working on is for one of my nephews (for the sake of keeping things under wraps until the C-day comes around, I won’t identify whose getting what until afterwards) in a lovely green colour that should wash & wear well.  Here’s what this sweater looked like about a week & a half ago:

twisted tree in progress

That’s the sweater with 4 completed pattern repeats of twisted cable stitches running down the side “seams” of this sweater.   As of this posting, I’m on repeat #9.  So, almost ready to divide for the sleeves!  Exciting times, but I still have 2 full other baby sweaters to make – hence my blog post title.  Onwards!

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