Wow what a busy month January turned out to be! Yet I don’t feel as though I have accomplished much.
My month was consumed with knitting my Color Craving Shawl by Stephan West. But it is finished; it is finally finished!! WOOHOO!!! 😀 I have to say for a garter stitch shawl it is definitely a challenge!
I opted for the picot edge bind off.
I love that Stephen gives you 3 different bind off options! I chose the picot bind off. I think the results are smashing, however if I had known it was going to take me 3 days of knitting time to finish the bind off alone I may have chosen more wisely. 😉 Eh, who am I kidding? The finished results are well worth the extra time and effort. 😀
Finished shawl measures 68″ long and 36 1/2″ at it widest point before blocking!
Besides knitting the shawl I have crocheted 10 preemie hats for Precious Preemie Project
. I am planning on Whipping up a few more this week before mailing them off. I am looking for small projects to work on before the Ravellentics start on Friday February 7. 🙂
Wow, I am seriously ashamed of myself for my lack of posting the last 3 months. It has been so long since I posted I am not even sure where to begin! So today I am going to talk about the progress I made on the WIPs I had in progress back in *gulp* April.
For those of you who remember, I was in the midst of a ton of baby knitting for my sisters baby shower this spring. I finished the Baby Pears the Blanket Buddy by Julie L. Anderson.
His ears a little off but I think it adds character. 🙂
I made him out of Knit Picks CotLin yarn, which is 70% cotton and 30% linen. He is 100% machine washable which I think is a must for baby toys. I thought the pattern was such a fun easy knit, but sewing on the ears was a huge challenge!
I am not sure about anyone else but I am always very nervous about gifting hand knits to people. However I had nothing to fear because my sister loved the gifts. 🙂
My beautiful sister opening one of her gifts from me. 🙂
Since this picture was taken in April my nephew has been born. As a matter of fact he is almost 2 months old already! I was lucky enough to have been asked to make him a photo prop costume by my sister for his first professional pictures.
My adorable baby nephew in his turtle costume.
My sister asked me to make a turtle cape by Eliabeth Spivey. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Green and Lion Brand tweed stripes in the Tundra colorway. The yarn was held double so it crocheted super quick.
I should be all caught up on projects that I was posting about way back in March and April now. I am going to make every effort to post at least weekly for the remainder of the year. 🙂
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