Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rock Star Sweater

Note from Heather:  My cousin requested a newborn sized Aurora Borealis colors sweater.  This is what I made her.  Her husband plays the base in a band and I couldn't do traditional pastel colors.  She had already knitted 3 newborn sweaters and I need space for the guitar.  So the little guy is due at the end of December and he should be rocking this sweater next fall.

Cocoon for Megan's baby

Note from Heather:  I have a cousin due with a baby boy at the end of December.  She wanted a bright blue cocoon.  The photo doesn't show it but this Homespun yarn is bright blue.  I followed the directions and was able to knit the cocoon with 1 skein!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sock Monkey hats

Note from Heather:  I made the hat with the earflaps for my nephew.  I was thrilled when he texted me and asked if I could make him something.  He gave me 3 weeks notice before Halloween that he'd like it for his costume but that he'd understand if I couldn't get it done in time.  I was on a mission and sent it to him well ahead of time.  I then made a hat for Shad's uncle as I didn't want him to get jealous.  He was thrilled to get it and he wears it in public!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Porter's hat

Note from Heather:  The main portion of Porter's hat is Malabrigo.  The stripes were thrown in as the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran scraps were sitting on the fireplace in the room that I was knitting in.  They were a great addition.  He gets lots of compliments on his hat.  The only problem is it is hard to find.  I sometimes want to make him a bright orange version.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mittens for Me

Note from Heather:  I made myself something!  I had only 1 skein of the striped yarn as that is all the store had.  And it was $16 a skein!  I used leftover Cashmerion Aran for the wrists and I'm glad I did otherwise I wouldn't have had enough yarn for the thumbs.  I did have to use some of the Cashmerino Aran for the thumbs.  This is Janet's Warmest Mitten pattern.  This also happened to be the 50th completed project for 2010.  My goal was achieved!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Brown Sweater for a Baby

Note from Heather:  I saw Sara knitting this pattern and I wanted to try it.  I bought undyed English wool and it worked great for the sweater.  I gave it to my cousin for her baby.  I knitted a 3-6 month size.  Her baby looks to be peanut sized so I'm hoping he'll be using it before winter ends.

Ethan's Cocoon

Note from Heather:  My cousin wanted a green cocoon so her baby could be a pea in the pod.  She was excited to use it.  She put it in her hospital bag.  She said it was useful.  The nurses swaddled Ethan to warm him up and my cousin slipped him right in the cocoon.  My cousin said she then had a parade of nurses in her room to check out the cocoon.  It was made from Lion Brand Thick and Quick so it should be snuggly warm.