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Color Craving is Finished!

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!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have to say for a garter stitch shawl it is definitely a challenge!

scrunched up shawl

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Eh, who am I kidding? The finished results are well worth the extra time and effort.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Streached out shawl

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 โ€จ . 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Where Do I Begin?

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, Iย  was in the midst of a ton of baby knitting for my sisters baby shower this spring.ย  I finished the Baby Pears the Blanket Buddy by Julie L. Anderson.

 

Elliot the Elephant

His ears a little off but I think it adds character. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yay! She Like it!

My beautiful sister opening one of her gifts from me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Can he get any any cuter?!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sheepish Sophisticate

As April blows in so does the urgency of finishing up the baby knits I started in February. My sister’s baby shower is this coming Saturday.ย  It didn’t hit me exactly how close it was until I sat down Easter night to relax and I pulled out my new In Threes project that I cast on the night before.

I quickly put aside the cardigan and went to get the Baby Sophisticate Sweater that I knit several weeks ago.ย  The only thing I had left to finish on it was to sew on the buttons and add the legs to the sheep applique.ย  I ordered the buttons from Etsy. The name of the shop is Forbeadin’ Treasures, there is a lot of cute buttons to check out.

Sheepy buttons

I used the same technique to sew on the buttons as I did for the Hungry Caterpillar In Threes Cardigan.

For the legs of the sheep applique I used the duplicate stitch, which is a new technique for me. I can’t say that I am absolutely thrilled with the way the duplicate stitch came out. Yet at the same time I don’t hate the results either. I am sure that, like most things, the more I use the technique the better the results will be.

Sheepish Sophisticate

From a distance the misshapen duplicate stitch is hardly noticeable. ๐Ÿ™‚

I paired the sweater with a pair of longies, that I had made after I first found out that my sister was expecting. As well as a pair of lamb booties that I recently finished up the seaming on.

Sheepish Outfit

I think the set goes really well together. :-D.

I am hoping to sew together the elephant blanket in the next day or two. I am a little disappointed that I didn’t get to all the projects I had planned to make for the shower, but I at the same time I am thrilled with the ones that I did get to. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

In Threes Finished

This morning I finished up the In Threes Cardigan that was working on. Just in time too, this afternoon was my niece’s 2nd birthday.

In Threes

Yay, it’s all done! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am always a little nervous when it comes to attaching buttons. I am afraid that they will fall off or sag and not look the way I envisioned. So when I put the buttons on this cardigan I decided to used the grosgrain and button tutorials that the Knitmore Girls made.

Back side of button band

The backside of the button band with grosgrain ribbon and backing buttons.

I have watched these videos a few times over the past couple of months, then watched them again while sewing the buttons on. I have to say that I found the videos to be very helpful. I managed to get the buttons to line up perfectly with the buttonholes and the ribbon on the back of the button band provides excellent stabilization so the buttons don’t sag on the knitting.

In Threes

I couldn’t be happier with the finished results.

I am also very pleased with how great the sweater fit my niece.

It's hard to get a toddler to stand still for a picture!

My niece happily wearing her new sweater. ๐Ÿ˜€