FO: Baby Girl Gear

DetailsPatterns: Baby Jumper (off-site) and Toes-ty (off-site) baby socksYarn: Malabrigo chunky, 1.5 skeins in dusty pink; Lorna’s Laces bulky, .25 skein in natural.Needles: Size 9 US dpns and 20″ circularMods: The jumper pattern called for much bulkier yarn and size 17 US needles. I cast on the number of stitches for size 3 to [...]

Holding Pattern

I seem to have been going about this the wrong way. Literally. And that’s why my neckwarmer in progress looks like this:

My design sketches show a row of buttons on the left, front but it did not fully dawn on me until this morning that I’d been approaching the knitted realization of the sketches [...]

Cotton is for…

…every item I’ve made since this summer apparently. Not complaining about the outcomes. I mean, the Moderne in Mission Falls 1824 cotton will always be close to my heart. I enjoyed how, what was to be a hooded baby blanket, turned into an impromptu traveling cap and neck warmer for a good friend. In fact, [...]

Mile 24

The Chicago Marathon was held this past weekend. This fall tradition brought over 45,000 runners of all skill levels right past my home. See, I happen to live along the last leg of the 26.2 mile course. You reach my pad, the race is almost over!

Relevance? I’m simply trying to draw a parallel between [...]

FO: Natalia’s Moderne Baby Blanket

How right you are! Ripping is much better than the substandard item gifting. Despite the brief setback, I actually finished my crochet version of Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Moderne Baby Blanket a few days ago. I’ve been busy (which I’ll explain momentarily) so no blogging. First, the blanket.

The LayoutThe Results

Materials11 skeins of Mission Falls 1824 [...]

Speed

I was just cruising along on the Moderne baby blanket, absolutely determined to hit the finish line this weekend. Sometimes, in a rush to complete a project, you consciously or unconsciously overlook things that are less than quality. “Oh, I can block that into shape. It won’t be a problem.” You know what they say [...]

Momma Sez…

I had a head–>desk moment when I realized that I should have asked the mother-to-be what she wanted with regard to stitch lines or no stitch lines. She agrees with the majority of your comments: no color block delineation, if you please. And so it is. The blanket looks much better in real life, but [...]

Baby Blanket, Stat!

I hadn’t seen Natalia for months. In fact, up until a week ago, I didn’t even know she was pregnant. And not just a little either, as evidenced by this photo taken during the World Wide Knit In Public event in downtown Chicago.

The young squire is due to make his appearance in July. That’s [...]

Just So Random

You know how we casually toss off the phrase, “stuff happens?” Today’s post is all about small things and random encounters as I skip across the Web.

The first “small things” belong to my neighbor’s newborn baby boy. Even though it took approximately 3 weeks off and on to knit the earflap hat with matching [...]

Pretty In Pink

Way back in October ’06, I knit a beautiful dusty pink Debbie Bliss jumper for a baby who, at 2 weeks old, was still a mite small for it. The months have flown by and I’d sort of forgotten about the sweater and matching socks. Apparently, baby Olivia’s mom didn’t. That’s why she recently sent [...]