Monday, August 18, 2014

This week I am knitting a cardigan for a toddler using Rowan All Season Cotton.

Knitting on circular needles to sidestep seams in the body, I am now on skein two with three (maybe four) left to go.

Working on the sleeves...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

autumn afghan

This week I finished an autumn-colored afghan using leftover wool/acrylic blends, mostly Lamb's Pride worsted. The pattern, which is actually a mitered squares throw by Jean Adel, is from Precious Knit Blankies for Baby (a Leisure Arts publication). The pattern didn't have a border, so I added one in coffee-bean worsted.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cabled Afghan

cabled afghan01

I wanted a warm, heavy afghan for the foot of my bed. This free Lion Brand pattern (Sutter’s Mill Throw) is perfect. I knitted 16 skeins of Lambs Pride Bulky oatmeal-colored wool and am extremely pleased with the outcome.


Last week I made a stuffed Babar using a Sara Elizabeth Kellner knitting pattern that is available free on Ravelry and also on her website  In addition to a red robe and gold crown, this Kellner pattern includes a green suit for Babar. I enjoyed this project, and trust he will be a good reading buddy to someone for many years to come.
Babar1 feet caps head & trunk head 2
robe & crown King Babar 2
I recently knitted a lightweight sweater using Plymouth Yarn Company’s Encore, a 75% acrylic/25% wool blend worsted weight. This is a nice pattern that I will use again. It’s the Spartan Pullover by Kristin Nicholas, published in the Fall 2006 edition of Interweave Knits.

Spartan Pullover by Kristin Nicholas. Pattern published in Interweave Knits - Fall 2006 ( sweater ready for shipping.
Completed sweater
Spartan Pullover pattern by Kristin Nicholas.
Blocking stage
Blocking stage.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Photos of a recent project I knitted using leftover yarn. This Patchwork Pillow Cover pattern by Ruth Cross is featured in her Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest.