I'm pretty proud of this vest. It stretched my abilities. I had to do two things I never had before: buttonholes & edgings. It turned out pretty cute! It's size 0-3 months. Yarn is Bernat Softee Baby, but it didn't turn out all that soft. I don't know why.
The pattern is from the fantastic book Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Just backstitching left. Which might take me until Christmas 2007 now that Baby E has arrived! The hardest part, as I'm sure you could guess, was the tree. But I'm a lot better at reading those bloody charts than I was when I was 16, so I barely had to take out any stitches at all during this project.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
This is a little potholder I whipped up. I finished it today as well. It is double-thick, which is nice, but it came out much smaller than I wanted. (You can tell how small it is by comparing it to the lip balm in the picture.) It was really easy though, so it won't take long to make a larger one. This is done in Sugar 'n' Cream, color Faded Denim.
This is the blanket I intend to use when the baby is blessed. I loooove it. I just finished it today. You can't really tell from the picture but it has a nice texture, without being bobbly or anything.
And did I bother to check my gauge? Of course not! So it is about 5 inches short each way. Oops. Ha ha And I didn't even use 15 oz, though the pattern called for 24. Though if it had been any bigger, I don't know how the edging would have worked because it's a bit tight with the blanket being 5 inches smaller. The body was worked on the diagonal. A first for me, and I enjoyed it. This pattern came from the 2005 Simply Creative Crochet magazine and I used Softee baby yarn.